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Meet Sophia The Robot

Meet Sophia The Robot

This event is a two-day event; you get the chance to meet Sophia the Robot and her developer Dr David Hanson who will through our KFAS Links talk about robotics and AI and how it contributes to space voyages and explorations.

Date 24 October 2019
Time 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Venue IMAX theatre at the Scientific Center

Workshops Aiming at Building the Capacity of Non-Governmental Organizations

Workshops Aiming at Building the Capacity of Non-Governmental Organizations

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS), have partnered for a project which aims to strengthen the capacity of non-governmental organizations in Kuwait for a sustainable and sound management of the environment and natural resources. The objective of the project is to enhance the capacities of Kuwait’s non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to be effective in advocating and contributing to the national efforts to protect the environment based on science and partnership building, which intend to impact the NGOs capacities to meet the environmental challenges facing Kuwait.

Date 23 October 2019
Time 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
Venue KFAS HQ

KFAS Inspo

KFAS Inspo

As part of KFAS Inspo, this talk will focus on local teams work on Space and satellite projects and the efforts currently made to reach the long term goal of starting a Space Program for Kuwait.

This talk will feature Dr. Bassam AlFeeli and Dr. Yaser Abdulraheem, who are both part of a different team working on launching Kuwait's first CubeSat. Dr. Bassam is currently working with his team under the project name of "Orbital Space" which is funded by the private sector.

Date 16 October 2019
Time 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre

Money Talks: Investing in Innovation

Money Talks: Investing in Innovation

Join us for this talk to learn more about how financing and supporting new innovations is crucial for success in new dynamic business environments.

Date 15 October 2019
Time 19:00 to 20:00
Venue KFAS, HQ

Happiness in the city: Redesigning Urban Living International Symposium

Happiness in the city: Redesigning Urban Living International Symposium

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), the UK Department of International Trade (DIT), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the College of Architecture at Kuwait University are delighted to bring this exclusive event to Kuwait City.

Date 14 October 2019
Time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.
Venue Regency Hotel - Al Bidea, 25 Al Ta'awen Street Salmiya, Kuwait

Entrepreneur Experiences from Around the World

Entrepreneur Experiences from Around the World

This talk will be by Alisee De Tonnac who is the founder of Seedstar World Competition, she will be giving a talk at KFAS about the experiences she has learnt from entrepreneurs all around the world.

Date 14 October 2019
Time 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue KFAS Auditorium

Banking in the Digital Age

Banking in the Digital Age

Join us for a FinTech talk with Prof. Maldonado on how the simultaneous maturity of emerging technologies and new digital players have impacted the banking industry in the past few years through the provision of financial services amidst a constantly changing landscape.

Date 24 September 2019
Time 19:00 to 20:00
Venue KFAS, HQ

FinTech

FinTech

FinTech is transforming financial services ranging from payments to insurance services.

Date 22 September 2019
Time 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Venue KFAS Auditorium

Climate Change Vulnerabilities and Opportunities

Climate Change Vulnerabilities and Opportunities

Climate Change poses a serious and sustained threat to global development. Oil producing countries in the region face risks from the planned climate change measures that may carry potential impacts to their economic welfare and prosperity. This talk will provide an overview on potential climate change impacts, the adaptations and generating discussions on areas relevant to Kuwait in means of opportunities in Kuwait’s development and economic growth plans.

Date 16 September 2019
Time 07:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.
Venue KFAS - Auditorium

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

The fourth industrial revolution merges the digital, virtual, and physical with essential new trends that can help Kuwait build a sustainable and competent private sector.

Date 03 September 2019
Time 19:00 to 20:00
Venue KFAS Auditorium

Beyond Scarcity: Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa

Beyond Scarcity: Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa

This talk will discuss the MENA Development report focusing on water security in the Middle East and North Africa.

Date 18 June 2019
Time 19:00 to 20:30
Venue KFAS, Sharq

Business Model Innovation

Business Model Innovation

A key area of opportunity for firms to create and capture value from innovation is considered to be the potential to transform how a business operates, the firm’s business model.

Date 24 April 2019
Time 19:00 to 20:00
Venue KFAS, HQ

Moon Village: Participation Of Emerging Space Countries - Kuwait

Moon Village: Participation Of Emerging Space Countries - Kuwait

Building on the success of Space Generation [Kuwait] in March 2018, and the success of the Moon Village workshops organized in Europe in 2017 by the Space Generation Advisory Council, the idea of the Space Generation Moon Village – [Kuwait] has emerged. This workshop aims to spread the idea that the access to space is getting easier, and the moon can provide potential benefits for countries such as Kuwait. The theme of the workshop is “Challenges and Opportunities for Kuwait to Participate on Colonizing the Moon”.

Date 13 April 2019
Time 10:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m.
Venue KFAS - Auditorium

DigiGirlz

DigiGirlz

DigiGirlz, a Microsoft digital skills program, gives middle and high school girls opportunities to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops.

Date 10 April 2019
Time 08:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Venue Gulf University for Science and Technology - GUST

Dare to do mighty things: Hitting the road on Mars

Dare to do mighty things: Hitting the road on Mars

A lecture about NASA's "Journey to Mars" from the early rovers to the current rover on Mars, the Curiosity Rover. Landing Curiosity on Mars can teach lessons both about space exploration and other life challenges.

Date 31 March 2019
Time 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Venue KFAS - Auditorium

Next Generation Brine Desalination and Management Seminar

Next Generation Brine Desalination and Management Seminar

In this seminar, Professor J Han and his team from MIT in collaboration with Professor Bader Al-Anzi from Kuwait University will share their findings of a multi-pronged investigation to derive novel solutions.

Date 27 March 2019
Time 08:30 to 12:00
Venue KFAS HQ Auditorium, Sharq

Developing Leaders for a Dynamic World

Developing Leaders for a Dynamic World

In this session, Dr. Henshaw will discuss the impact of rapid change and disruption on people and organizations.

Date 11 March 2019
Time 19:00 to 20:00
Venue KFAS, Sharq

Understanding the Changing Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Understanding the Changing Water-Energy-Food Nexus

The Nexus final workshop is a one-day event which explores some of the key results from a one-year Kuwait Programme, LSE Middle East Centre research project in collaboration with LSE Grantham Research Institute.

Date 06 March 2019
Time 09:00 to 13:00
Venue KFAS HQ

Navigating Change

Navigating Change

The talk will explore why change is so difficult in organisations and why the majority of change initiatives fail.

Date 12 February 2019
Time 19:00 to 20:00
Venue KFAS - Sharq

Diabetes: From Research to Policy Interventions

Diabetes: From Research to Policy Interventions

The event seeks to present the finding of two international collaborative research projects focused on diabetes and healthy nutrition in Kuwait to a local audience of experts and policy-makers.

Date 31 January 2019
Time 09:00 to 14:00
Venue Dasman Diabetes Institute Auditorium

Science, Technology, and the Future: Are We Ready?

Science, Technology, and the Future: Are We Ready?

The increasing ubiquity and impact of science and technology on our careers, businesses, lives, and societies owes its origins to multiple developments.

Date 28 January 2019
Time 19:00 to 20:00
Venue KFAS - Sharq

Innovation or Extinction

Innovation or Extinction

Scientific research in the Arab World: realities, challenges, and perspectives

Date 10 December 2018
Time 08:30 to 12:30
Venue Kuwait University - Dean's Hall Building

The Innovation Navigator

The Innovation Navigator

Join us for a talk by Prof. Sebastian Fixson and Prof. Tucker Marion on how to leverage the perfect storm of digitalization and collaborative culture.

Date 27 November 2018
Time 7.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Venue KFAS - Sharq

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence: Present and Future

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence: Present and Future

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence: Present and Future Symposium
Nov 19 - 21, 2018, Kuwait University, Khaldiya

Date 19 November 2018
Time 8.30 AM to 9.00 PM
Venue Kuwait University, Khaldiya

AI and the Future of Work

AI and the Future of Work

Join us for a talk with Ikhlaq Sidhu, a world class expert in “real-life” technology, innovation and leadership.

Date 05 November 2018
Time 7.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Venue KFAS - Sharq

Arab American Frontiers of Science, Engineering & Medicine

Arab American Frontiers of Science, Engineering & Medicine

Based on the success of the long standing NAS-organized Kavli Frontiers of Science aimed at promoting inter-disciplinary collaboration among young scientists and researchers, NASEM first started the Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine program in 2011.

Date 04 November 2018
Time 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM
Venue KFAS-Sharq

How the Brain Gets in the Way of Strategic Decision Making

How the Brain Gets in the Way of Strategic Decision Making

The talk is a part of the KFAS speaker series that aims to promote science, technology, and innovation in Kuwait.

Date 09 October 2018
Time 7.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Venue KFAS - Sharq

KFAS Symposium on the Applications of Blockchain Technology

KFAS Symposium on the Applications of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology is an emerging technology and expected to have a major impact in our lives, the societies we live in, and the way we do business.

Date 01 October 2018
Time 7.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Venue KFAS - Sharq

Rethinking Governance and Funding of High-Quality News

Rethinking Governance and Funding of High-Quality News

The talk is a part of the KFAS speaker series that aims to promote science, technology, and innovation in Kuwait.

Date 25 September 2018
Time 7.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Venue KFAS - Sharq

The Disruptive Innovation Opportunity

The Disruptive Innovation Opportunity

The talk is a part of the KFAS speaker series that aims to promote science, technology, and innovation in Kuwait.

Date 24 September 2018
Time 7.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Venue KFAS - Sharq

Black Swan Startups

Black Swan Startups

The talk is a part of the KFAS speaker series that aims to promote science, technology, and innovation in Kuwait.

Date 09 May 2018
Time 7.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Venue KFAS - Sharq

Second Kuwait-IMEC Symposium

Second Kuwait-IMEC Symposium

It is broadly recognized that the transition towards a sustainable energy system will occur through the massive deployment of strongly distributed generation like wind and solar as well as storage to deal with the intermittent character of these sources.

Date 17 April 2018
Time 2.00 PM to 3.00 PM
Venue KFAS

Data and Judgement in Management

Data and Judgement in Management

The talk is a part of the KFAS speaker series that aims to promote science, technology, and innovation in Kuwait.

Date 09 April 2018
Time 7.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Venue KFAS - Sharq

Health in Africa - A Continent in Transition

Health in Africa - A Continent in Transition

Professor Marsh, a Laureate of the 2015 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development, will talk about his research and experiences of delivering healthcare in Africa.

Date 03 April 2018
Time 7.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Venue KFAS Headquarters - Sharq

Right Brain, Left Brain... How to be a Genius

Right Brain, Left Brain... How to be a Genius

Part of the KFAS speaker series that aims to promote science, technology, and innovation in Kuwait, the talk will explore how to think creatively by connecting your intelligence (left brain) with your imagination (right brain).

Date 12 March 2018
Time 7.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Venue Auditorium - KFAS HQ

Our Seas International Symposium

Our Seas International Symposium

The heritage and future of the GCC is entwined with its proximity to the sea. Most of the GCC capitals and major cities are located on maritime trade route. The modern urban development and key oil sector installations are hugging the low coastal line. Furthermore, desalination is the major source of water for the entire region.

Date 18 November 2017
Time 06.30 PM to 04.30 PM
Venue Kuwait

Women leaders in Science, Technology, and Engineering

Women leaders in Science, Technology, and Engineering

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS), will host the International Conference on Women Leaders in Science, Technology and Engineering (WLSTE+10) in the State of Kuwait on 23-25 October, 2017. The conference will be held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. It will mark the 10th anniversary of WLSTE 2007, presenting us with an opportunity to celebrate accomplished women role models; sharing success stories and strategies to inspire the next generation of women and maximize the potential of a STEM education. It is envisioned that the collective insights emerging from these discussions will motivate sustainable solutions; expand networking platforms and mobilize international mentoring programs for women in STEM.

Date 23 October 2017
Time 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Venue The Arab Organizations Headquarters Building-Kuwait

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