Dr Martin Valenti Keynote lecture (Festival of Research 2019)
“What are the opportunities for universities in a rapidly changing and unstable global economy? Can research direct the transition to low carbon circular economy that delivers inclusive growth and prosperity for all?”
This keynote aims to reflect and prompt ideas for the future direction of research and how connected people can influence global issues. Covering the importance of establishing productive partnerships to collaborate and disrupt bigger and bolder outcomes for society, the lecture will be set against the concept of “Earth Overshoot Day” (EOD) which is the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.
The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion including researchers from the University and invited external guests.