Curiosity Driven Research as Foundation for New Resource Recovery Processes

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Invited lecture

Innovation is seen as crucial for developing green and sustainable circular societies, with a fully integrated water sector. Unfortunately, such innovation often takes place slowly. This is partly due to the water sector itself, where basic structure and design remains unchanged over some 3000 years. It is also due to a disconnection between engineering and science communities. Environmental engineers too often start with already known concepts. Scientists, meanwhile, have too limited an interest in demand by markets or users. To stimulate innovation in the water sector, we need to promote curiosity-driven scientific research, embedded in an engineering context. Both science and engineering have a role to play.
Period6 Nov 2023
Held atUniversity of Macau, China
Degree of RecognitionInternational