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Technology for the Bottom Billion Workshop
Fri 10 June 2016, 09:30 – 17:30 BST
Cambridge is a global leader in science and technology, and advances pioneered in Cambridge have impacted significantly on the lives of the world’s poorest and most marginalised people. To date, however, this impact has not been uniformly positive. Most of the benefits of cutting edge science are enjoyed by the world’s wealthiest 10%, while the bottom 50% bear the brunt of the externalities that new technologies so often generate.
This workshop brings together people who are working to change this situation by evolving innovative technological responses to challenges faced by people who live on less than $2 per day.
Presentations will be made by University of Cambridge academics and students, practitioners from NGOs and civil society organisations, social entrepreneurs running their own ventures and entrepreneurs working on social innovation initiatives in large corporations.
Join us for an exciting day of presentations from NGOs, social enterprises and academics. Attendance is free and lunch will be provided, but please do register as places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
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Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH)
Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building
7 West Road