Opening academic year Wageningen University


It is with great honor that I may announce, that I am invited as one of the speakers at the opening of the academic year at Wageningen University, Monday September 7, 2015. 14:30. You are welcome to hear our thoughts about the coming year.

We cannot imagine progress and wellbeing anymore without technology and objects designed
and made by humans. A fascinating new category of design is emerging, combining engineering
with ecology, biology, genetics and chemistry and insights from the social sciences.
We have invited innovative designer and artist Daan Roosegaarde to show us how his work
can inspire Wageningen UR (and vice versa!) to explore the potential of nature to improve
the quality of life. We hope that you will join us to experience his disruptive thinking at the
opening of the Academic Year 2015 on 7 September in our building Orion on the Campus.

14.30 Welcoming reception and registration

15.30 Disruptive thinking
Prof. dr ir Louise O. Fresco
Daan Roosegaarde, Creative director of the social design lab Studio Roosegaarde
Response by three Wageningen UR scientists
Mansholt-Business Award for Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Official opening of the Academic Year by prof. dr ir Arthur P. J. Mol

17.00 Reception

Orion, Bronland 1, 6708 WH Wageningen