"Real change requires re-thinking the fundamentals!"
Innovation is recognized today as a powerful tool for social, economic and even cultural growth and evolution. Yet, often, only innovations that emerge from capital intensive technical industries are considered 'innovations', including by high level global innovation and development indices. This leaves a large number of smaller, yet highly innovative persons, associations, foundations and industries out of the socio-political, legal, and economic discussions that lead to the formulation of laws and policies that govern the 21st century global market place.
In order to facilitate and nurture harmonious, multi-cultural, sustainable and democratic living in the 21st century global village, a renewed discussion on 'Ethics in Innovation' becomes necessary - not only is it necessary to consider what constitutes an 'Ethical Innovation', but also whether the very definition of 'innovation' today is based on ethical and culturally sensitive determinants.
With the aim of expanding the dialogue pertaining to ‘ethics’, ‘innovations’ and ‘ethics in innovation’, the World Youth Forum for Ethics in Innovation (WYF 2017), organized jointly by the World Forum for Ethics in Business and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition (MPI), seeks to bring students and young professionals from the world over to one platform to discuss these issues with global leaders, thinkers, innovators and academics.
The WYF 2017 and the linked Ethics in Innovation (EII) Conference will take place in Munich from 23-27 June 2017. Funds are needed to fly in student-participants and to accommodate them during this time in Munich. We request all those who would like to support the participation of voices from far corners of the Earth, to contribute and donate generously.
More details about the WYF 2017 and the EII conference, its goals, aims and objectives, and selection criteria are available here: www.wfeb.org
A more detailed concept note linked to the WYF and EII conference is available here.
What are the benefits for the donor?
Giving the chance to the younger generation to build a more diverse, ethical and innovative world;
Participating in a global cause;
Creating strong young leaders ;
Bringing human values and business together;
Facilitating global dialogue and fostering cooperation among the private sector, the academic world, government agencies, international organizations and the media;
Promoting the sharing of innovative experiences and practices across individuals, companies and regions;
Fostering corporate social responsibility into current business practices and education.
Thank you for considering this opportunity.
More information: http://wfeb.org/ethics-in-innovation-youth/