The role of Academia and Industry to inspire the next STEM generation: IUPAP satellite event at BSBF 2024

Trieste Convention Centre, Hall 27 (BSBF 2024 main venue)

Trieste Convention Centre, Hall 27

BSBF 2024 main venue

Porto Vecchio, Trieste

A satellite event of BSBF, Tuesday 1st of October 9h15-14h, will address  “The role of Academia and Industry to inspire the next STEM generation”, with the aim to explore and valorise the potential of the impact of research-industry collaboration to the development of a sustainable society. These subjects have been proven to work as a motivation not only for future employees in STEM related careers, but also for future company leaders and other society stakeholders. Raising the interest of youth for sciences is a concern not only for IUPAP, one of the leading bodies in the International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development, but also for the whole scientific and high-tech industrial community.   

The satellite event will include a round table panel discussion with representatives of Big Science research infrastructures and tech industries, who will showcase their contribution to society (thanks to their collaboration with academia / research) and their engagement to inspire next STEM generation, starting at high school level. 

The event will end with the award ceremony of the best high school students, who participated at the flagship activity of IUPAP in connecting physics, industry and education: the BSBF pre-event for high schools, organized in Trieste on 18th of March, following the successful project “Youth at STEM for Sustainable Future” (Youth@STEM4SF).

  • Barbora Bruant Gulejova
  • Cyrus Walther
Dr. Barbora Bruant Gulejova
    • 9:15 AM 9:30 AM
      Welcome and registration 15m
    • 9:30 AM 9:45 AM
      Opening address 15m
    • 9:45 AM 10:00 AM
      Introduction to IUPAP, its working group "Physics and Industry" and its educational activities "Youth@STEM4SF" 15m
      Speaker: Christophe Rossel (IUPAP WG "Physics and Industry" chair)
    • 10:00 AM 10:20 AM
      Big Science research infrastructures' point of view 20m

      Talk on "Big Science research infrastructures: Technology Transfer to society and future workforce needs"

      Speaker: Representative of ICTP (TBC)
    • 10:20 AM 10:40 AM
      Industry's point of view 20m

      Talk: “Industry: why to invest in the education of future STEM employees?”

      Speaker: Dr Cristina Mattone (CAEN)
    • 10:40 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee break 20m
    • 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Round table discussion "Role of industry and academia to inspire youth for sciences." 1h

      Panel discussion with 4 - 5 representatives of Big Science research infrastructures, industries, the 'Industry Liaison Officers' (ILO) community and the educational authorities (TBC)

      Speaker: Moderator: Barbora Bruant Gulejova (Universitaet Bern (CH) / IUPAP WG Physics and Industry)
    • 12:00 PM 12:30 PM
      Award ceremony 30m
      • BSBF pre-event for high schools "Youth@STEM4SF" report 10m
        Speaker: Barbora Bruant Gulejova (Youth@STEM4SF founder)
      • Winning students presentations 15m

        3 talks of 5 minutes

      • Award ceremony by regional authority 5m
        Speaker: Alessia Rosolen (TBC) (Regional councillor for work, training, education, university, research and family)
    • 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch reception 1h