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SOCRATIC: Social ITovation

The aim of the Social ITovation event is to bridge people from different backgrounds and explore how IT can help deliver social innovations that can have a global impact. The event will feature social entrepreneurs, non-governmental organizations, companies that are working towards social innovation, academics, students, and social groups facing challenges.


Realfagbygget, NTNU
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While the world faces many social issues such as environmental pollution, education and well-being for all, conflicts and war, global warming, and depletion of energy resources, combined initiatives to tackle these issues are not often undertaken. Information technology has both the power to connect various social groups to resolve these issues, as well as to help drive solutions. Welcome to discuss how we all can make a difference.

NTNU organizes this seminar connected to the ÈU-project «SOCRATIC» in Horizon 2020. The main goal of the project is to provide citizens and organizations a collaborative space where they can identify innovative solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN.


  • 17:30 – 18:30 Registration with snacks and drinks.
  • 18:30 – 18:45 Welcome.
    Letizia Jaccheri, Professor, Head of Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU
    LARM-Quartet at Kulturskolen; Anna Kolby Sonstad and Ragna Rian (violin), Mirian Schrøder (viola) and Live Smidt (cello) is performing "Claude Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 Second Movement‬"
  • 18:45 – 19:00 Two social entrepreneurs tell their short story.
    ISFIT, Kristine Bjartnes, President, Lars Fløeide
  • 19:00 – 19: 30 "Cibervoluntarios: The Power of Connected Citizen to Improve the World"
    Yolanda Rueda Fernandez; CEO Cibervolotarios Foundation
  • 19:30 – 20:00 Social Challenges: Past, Present and the Dream
  • 20:00 – 20:30 "Big Data for Social Good: Fighting dengue fever and helping cyclone refugees"
    Kenth Engø-Monsen, Senior Data Scientist, Telenor
  • 20:30 – 21:00 Social Challenges: Past, Present and the Dream
  • 21:00 – 22:00
    Gathering for enhanced social innovation. Drinks and snacks.
Yolanda Rueda: Founder of Cibervoluntarios Foundation
Keynote Speaker Yolanda Rueda: Founder of Cibervoluntarios Foundation that claims is one of the key 50 organizations that are changing the world.

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