Festival of Ideas
TWA Be Inspired is set to change conversations around knowledge, ideas and innovation through its annual, on-ground Festival of Ideas. From the lab to the stage, experts, change-makers and innovators give unique insights into the direction of today’s world while making scientific knowledge and communication relatable and accessible to all.
Produced by Teamwork Arts in partnership with the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister, Government of India; the United Nations India Office and Science Gallery Bengaluru
Paradigm Shift in Healthcare - The Shape of Things to Come.
Presented by Indegene
Session description: The future of healthcare involves addressing incoming viruses, environmental impacts, lifestyle diseases,.... addiction, overused antibiotics, and stubborn bacteria. Can big pharma, innovative diagnostic tools, technology platforms, AI-enabled surgery, and patient-centric treatment lead to the paradigm shift the world needs?Read more
Life-everlasting: Finding the Maze of the Mind
Session description: Sanitation, education, and medicines that include vaccines and antibiotics, have increased human.... life and reduced early and mid-life mortality. Research needs to now focus on mental health as we age, and deal with Alzhmerier’s, dementia and more. How can we track the maze of the mind as our bodies age?Read more
Vaccines for the future
Session description: Vaccines have helped fight diseases for 200+ years. Childhood vaccines reduced illness.... and death in developed countries, and flu vaccines are common worldwide. However, some diseases still lack effective vaccines and there are large swathes of regions without proper vaccination infrastructure. Can new research address these challenges?Read more
Enabling Innovation, Incubating Dreams
Presented by Indegene
Session description: As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, rapid advancements in AI, machine.... learning, and innovation are causing a paradigm shift. Can policy-makers, innovators and dreamers together reinvent our stories of change?Read more
EdTech & Its Impact: Evidence Based Solutions to Transform Education
Presented by Central Square Foundation
Session description: India's EdTech landscape involves diverse stakeholders. EdTech Tulna, an evidence-driven evaluation index.... developed by IITB researchers and supported by Central Square Foundation, evaluates products based on Content Quality, Pedagogical Alignment, and Technology & Design. Can EdTech evaluation really transform the learning and teaching experience?Read more
Know thy Ocean: Unmapped, unknown, the secrets of the deep may be our final frontier
Session description: On March 4, 2023, more than 100 countries reached a historic treaty.... to protect the high seas after more than 15 years of largely abortive talks. How will this legally-binding milestone announced by the United Nations, conserve and ensure the sustainable use of ocean biodiversity, protect our oceans and their flora and fauna from climate change and overfishing?Read more
Beam me up Scotty! Charting our way into no-man’s land
Session description: Gaganyaan is India's upcoming crewed orbital spacecraft mission, set for 2024. In.... its maiden crewed mission, ISRO’s largely autonomous 5.3 metric ton-capsule will orbit the Earth at a 400-km altitude for up to seven days with a two or three-person crew on board. How will this mission navigate the myriad challenges of outer space?Read more
Will AI ‘Out-Perform’ Humans?
Session description: For years, creativity has been considered one of the last bastions of.... humanity. The reality, however, is changing rapidly. Advances in artificial intelligence, the transformation wrought by ChatGPT and machine learning are undergoing a paradigm shift. Where is the final frontier where machines take over our minds completely?Read more