2020 World Young Scientist Summit to Open in Wenzhou, China


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WENZHOU, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 14, 2020–

2020 World Young Scientist Summit( http://www.wyss.org.cn )will be held in Wenzhou City of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China with the aim of gathering talents from around the world to create a better future. Leading Chinese and international scientists will communicate opinions both offline and online on innovation-related topics.

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With the theme of “The future of technology depends on the youth,” this year’s Summit has a vision to fuel the development of the community of shared future for mankind. A series of “cross-border integration” special activities will be held that focus on UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, the Belt and Road Initiative, the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta, the fight against the pandemic, and youth and the future.

Moreover, the Summit will gather young talents from various industries, venture capital firms, and art circles to communicate ideas on science and technology topics. Top scientists setting the trends, young scientists getting thoroughly involved, private entrepreneurs seeking partners, and outstanding artists displaying their creativity to jointly cope with global challenges and build a more extensive platform for exchange and higher-level technology innovations.

As the Russian physiologist and Nobel laureate Ivan Petrovich Pavlov said, “The future of science has to depend on the diligent and humble young generation.” The Summit expects to encourage exchanges on science and technology, promote innovation cooperation among the youth, power the economic and social development with technological innovations, and create a better future for mankind.

The Summit provides a platform for science giants to put on “roadshows” for high-end projects, for business

Velodyne Lidar Announces World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology Agenda


Free Virtual Event Promotes How AVs and ADAS Advance Safety and Safe Communities

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today announced the agenda for the third annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology (WSS) that will address vehicle autonomy and advanced driver assistance systems on roadways and in communities. The summit aims to foster greater understanding about how autonomous technologies and automated safety systems can improve vehicle navigation and build smarter transportation infrastructure. By networking and sharing various points of view, Velodyne seeks to accelerate safety solutions for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and truck and vehicle occupants.

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Velodyne Lidar announced the agenda for the World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology that will address vehicle autonomy and advanced driver assistance systems on roadways and in communities. (Photo: Velodyne Lidar, Inc.)

The free 2020 World Safety Summit brings together industry, government, journalism and academia leaders on the agenda and takes place on October 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT. The summit is being held as a virtual event and is open to the public. To see the agenda and register, please go to: 2020 World Safety Summit.

The summit keynote speakers are leaders and visionaries on the path to automated and fully autonomous safety. They are: Mark Rosekind, Ph.D., Chief Safety Innovation Officer, Zoox, Oliver Cameron, Co-Founder & CEO, Voyage and Nicole Nason, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.

The summit agenda features five panel sessions with experts from organizations that include Audi of America, Aurora, AutonomouStuff, J.D. Power, MIT AgeLab, PAVE, Princeton University, U.S. Senate, Velodyne, Zoox and more. The sessions will explore critical topics such as examining advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) capabilities, sponsored by PAVE Coalition, and media perspectives on the mobility landscape, sponsored by SAE International. Additional sessions will

REI Receives Most Innovative Hardware Award at Bus Technology Summit


OMAHA, Neb. —  REI, an Omaha-based engineering and manufacturing company, announces its win for ‘Most Innovative Hardware’ during School Transportation News magazine’s recent Bus Technology Summit. REI’s hardware was recognized out of 24 sponsoring companies at the virtual event which featured advancements in school bus safety and operations. The award was received after a vote conducted from the 1,250 industry professionals in attendance.

“Our success is reliant on innovation and quality,” says Scott Hays, president of REI. “We are extremely proud to be recognized for our dedication to hardware advancements for school bus safety and their impact on saving lives. Hardware design is truly a collaborative effort here. Every REI surveillance camera, stop-arm solution and accessory is supported by teams in engineering, production, operations, sales and customer service. This recognition honors their hard work and perseverance.”

Among REI’s roster of award-winning hardware: wide-angle HD surveillance cameras, HD stop-arm solutions, IP surveillance cameras, 3D 360˚ camera observation systems, multi-channel DVRs, Wi-Fi routers, radios, PA systems, and accessories like GPS antennas, harnesses and an event marker.

Surveillance cameras are the foundation of REI hardware. Designed to capture high-definition interior and exterior views, they show what is happening in and around buses to enhance student, driver and community safety. On buses, transportation officials may obtain interior views of the entire aisle, down into bus seats, and window lines on both sides of the aisle. Exterior views include those of stop-arm violations, and three-dimensional 360˚ looks around buses to assist with turns, lane changes and maneuvering in difficult situations. Views and audio are recorded and stored on one of REI’s high-definition DVRs, providing crystal-clear footage of activities affecting safety.

Drew Batten, REI sales manager, adds, “To be honored by the school bus industry is something we truly value. REI takes great pride in helping

2nd OIC Summit on Science and Technology will be held in December


2nd OIC Summit on Science and Technology will be held in December

ISLAMABAD, Oct 11 (APP): The next Science and Technology (S&T) Summit of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) would be held online in early December due to the continuing pandemic situation and organized by the Government of the United Arab Emirates.

This was revealed by the Assistant Secretary General (S&T) of the OIC, Ambassador Askar Mussinov while addressing the Steering Committee for Implementation of the OIC Science and Technology Agenda comprising the Heads of 12 OIC organs in an online meeting organized by COMSTECH.

He stated that the Summit would provide an opportunity for the member States to reaffirm their national commitments towards cooperation in science and technology and for strengthening actions at the science-policy interface.

The Coordinator General of COMSTECH, Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, shared with the members that the 1st Summit was held in 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, and had approved a vision and broad plans for a ten-year agenda of scientific and technological development of the OIC member states.

This Agenda, known as the STI Agenda 2026, has been developed further by COMSTECH as a series of action programs and initiatives for major priority areas such as food security, health and medicine, skilled manpower development, and frontier areas of science and technology etc.

COMSTECH has been coordinating the efforts of all partners in the OIC for implementing various programs in these priority areas.

Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary appreciated the role of OIC institutions in implementation of the STI Agenda 2026 and requested the institutions to forward their suggestions and achievements made in science, technology and innovation of the OIC countries in the past three years.

These suggestions could form the basis of the concept paper and working documents of the upcoming Summit, he added.



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GeekWire Summit Preview: A glimpse of the future of tech, health, education, jobs and more


Our signature technology conference, the GeekWire Summit, kicks off next week. Now in its ninth year, this annual event is known for offering a glimpse of the future through the eyes of leaders in technology, science and business, and in these challenging and uncertain times, this annual tradition has never been more important.

You may have seen the news that Bill Gates has joined the lineup for an hour-long interview on Oct. 15. But the Microsoft co-founder and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair is just one element of a larger lineup. In this post and special episode of the GeekWire Podcast, my colleague John Cook and I offer a sneak preview of what’s in store.

The GeekWire Summit will be held virtually over three weeks, from Oct. 13 to 29, with sessions taking place twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from late morning to early afternoon. The full content can be accessed live and on-demand, exclusive to event attendees. Our event platform will offer attendees a chance to connect, network, and engage in the conversation.

Register here, listen below, and continue reading for highlights from the agenda. 

Tuesday, October 13: First day of the virtual Summit

Regence Health Tech Stage: The Race to a COVID-19 Vaccine

So much of what’s going to happen over the next year-and-a-half hinges on the timing, quality, and distribution of COVID 19 vaccines. That’s why we are excited to kick off the Summit with this panel.

Other GeekWire Summit sessions including the future of education, the future of travel, and the future of business, will be affected by the vaccine rollout. We will speak with leading experts in viral diseases about the progress being made toward a COVID-19 vaccine.

Panelists include:

Dr. Deb Fuller, professor of microbiology at the University of Washington and