Innovation Retarders

We all love to see ourselves as innovators, always on the cutting edge of developments, technological, social… it does not matter. We want to see us first. Unfortunately, very often it is just the opposite! Why is this! I hosted two panels…

Vinay Gupta, What is your approach on innovation What does it mean to you

There are three sources of innovation in the world: basic research, applied research, and transdisciplinary research. Basic research makes the impossible possible. Applied research makes the possible actual. Transdisciplinary research, my speciality,…

Bridging the Global Technology Gap

UNTIL is a quite unique organization as Dianne Dain explains. She is currently the head of partnerships for UN Technology Innovation Labs as the organization is fully spelled out. She was a founding patron of the Prince’s Trust, Women Supporting…

The Impact of Brexit on foreign investments in the UK car industry and the probability of damage claims

Brexit is a precedent of which the consequences are not yet entirely clear. It is the first time in history that a Member State leaves the EU, and therefore also the largest Free Trade network in the world. It is certain that this will have…

Diplomatic world Global art forum

DANIELLE VAN ZADELHOFF PERFECTION We live in a time zone where we challenge science every day, we create virtual worlds, and we also master new technologies in DNA research. We are able to come close to the deepest origins of humankind. We…

Brussels “Manneken Pis” celebrates children’s rights

Manneken Pis, located between the tourist shops and restaurants at the corner of Rue de l’Étuve and Rue du Chêne, is one of Brussels most prominent emblems. Manneken Pis (which simply translates into “peeing boy”) is a tiny public fountain…

Help Launch the Global Mercy

A GLOBAL INJUSTICE THE NEED FOR SAFE SURGERY IS STAGGERING Up to one third of human disease in developing countries is amenable to surgery. Yet, The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery identifies that more than 17 million people die each year…

RESEARCH TO FIND THE SECRET OF PANCREATIC CANCER

Professor Ilse Roman Is there anything you lacked in your education to be a good researcher? I learned most from working in a competitive and ambitious environment and this is something that I had not experienced yet when I was at University…

Dr. Nouradin Messadoudi avid advocate in raising awareness for pancreatic cancer

Who is or was your role model? I don’t have one particular role model. I had different mentors and from these different mentors I like some of their capacities, characters. When you train you will see that you copy certain aspects from different…

Perception shifts at the 60th ITM Colloquium Antwerp

I had preconceived ideas of what to expect at the 60th Colloquium of the Institute of Tropical Medicine themed “Connecting the Dots – One Planet, One Health, One Future” in Antwerp (9-10 October). I was ready for stately speeches from…