7th BIENNIAL SCIENCE
& TECHNOLOGY
CONFERENCE CONFERENCE

Harnessing the Power of Research and Innovation to Drive Economic Resilience

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About Event

7th Biennial Science and
Technology Conference

The SRC Biennial Science and Technology Conference is the SRC’s flagship event in recognition of Science and Technology Month. The event brings together key research and innovation stakeholders from Jamaica and the world. This year’s theme “Harnessing the Power of Research and Innovation to Drive Economic Resilience” is inspired by the Jamaica Vision 2030 national outcome 11- A technology-enabled society.

Who should participate

The face-to-face and virtual Conference provides opportunities for networking, learning, and initiating new collaborations to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is also a space to celebrate and recognize the impact achieved by researchers and innovators from the public and private sectors.

Welcome

Messages from the Chairman & Executive Director

Board Chairman- Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr

Welcome to the 7th staging of the SRC Biennial Science and Technology Conference, where we bring together the best and the brightest scientists – researchers and applied practitioners to share the latest and greatest developments and discoveries. This is not a Conference for the sake of having a conference, and the presentations aren’t just esoteric research. Everything you will see and hear is geared towards practical applications designed to help businesses and grow the country in a real and obvious manner. Hard-working scientists and focused organizations are ready to share their work, and now, as we emerge from the scourges of the pandemic, and as Jamaica appears poised for unprecedented growth and development, together let us harness the power of Science together to sustain this progress using our home grown talents and skills.

We are thrilled to be hosting the 2022 staging of the SRC Conference both in-person and virtually. With the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, the relevance, and role of  Science, Technology, and Innovation to our survival became even more apparent.  This 7th Biennial Conference pulls together a diverse field of leaders and practitioners in government, academics, business, industry, as well as the public and private sectors. We aim to highlight the synergies and role of different stakeholders in harnessing the power of research and innovation to drive economic resilience.  As Jamaica celebrates 60 years of independence, the importance of partnerships and innovation to re-ignite our nation for greatness cannot be understated. Throughout the two and half days of discussions, we will highlight successes, share experiences and explore the potential of innovative partnerships and novel collaboration as we imagine Jamaica as the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.

I wish you all well and look forward to sharing throughout the event and beyond.

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Executive Director- Dr. Charah T. Watson

Event

Conference Schedule

Two and half days of insightful and riveting presentations and discussions on Science, Technology, and Innovation.

Opening Event

8.00 AM - 9.30 AM

Registration and Opening Ceremony

Speaker

1st Scientific Session

9.30 AM - 10.30 AM

Distinguished ST&I Lecture

Speaker

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Dr Parris Lyew Ayee Jr

Chair & Speaker

2nd Scientific Session

11.00 PM - 12.30 PM

S&T Policy and Investment for Economic Development

3RD Scientific Session

01.15 PM - 03.10 PM

Innovation Boosting Health and Wellness for a Resilient World

4th Scientific Session

03.15 PM - 04.45 PM

Scientific Session: RESilient (Restore, Enrich, Sustain) Agriculture & Climate Change: Safeguarding the food security of our nation

5th Scientific Session

06.00 PM - 7.30 PM

Panel Discussion Topic:
NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH RESEARCH AND INNOVATION; HOW CAN WE FUND IT?

Speaker

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Mr. Zak Mars

Panellist

6th Scientific Session

9.00 AM - 11.00 AM

Renewable Energy & Resource Use Efficiency

7th Scientific Session

11.00 AM - 12.20 PM

Student Panel Discussion on ST&I – How they see it

Speaker

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Dr. Charah T. Watson

Chair & Speaker

8th Scientific Session

01:15 PM - 03:15 PM

Young Scientists/Technologists Driving Innovations (Nominees for the SRC Young Scientist/Technologist Award)

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9th Scientific Session

03.20 PM - 05.00 PM

Digital Accessibility, Connectivity and Improved Efficiencies Generated By The Pandemic

10th Scientific Session

9.00 AM - 11.00 AM

ST&I At The Core Of Business For Success And Resilience (Success Stories Of Science-Based Businesses In Jamaica)

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

NATIONAL INNOVATION AWARDS AND SCIENCE MEDAL LUNCHEON

Speakers

Our Amazing Speakers

Honourable Daryl Vaz

MP- Minister of Science, Energy & Technology

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Mr. Hugh Graham

Opposition Spokesperson on S&T

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Dr Olive-Jean Burrowes

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Dr Wayne Henry

Director General Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ)

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Professor Rupika Delgoda-Clarke

Director, Natural Products Institute, UWI, Mona.

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Dr Natwaine Gardner

Principal Director, Science Portfolio, Ministry of Science Energy and Technology (MSET)

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Dr. David McBean

Position

Executive Director, Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM)

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Dr. the Honorable Robert levy

OJ Chairman, Jamaica Broilers Group Ltd, Chairman, National Foundation for Development of Science & Technology

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Lilyclaire Bellamy

Executive Director, JIPO

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Awardees

SRC Young Scientist Awardees

The Scientific Research Council in enhancing its role in the development of the Jamaican economy through the application of science and technology (S& T) initiated SRC Young Scientist/Technologist Award. The Award is presented to an early career scientist/technologist under the age 40 conducting research in the current theme for National Conference on Science and Technology.

Event Venue

In-person @ The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel Or online via YouTube

Partners & Sponsor

Our Official Partners and Sponsors

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Join us in person or online November 15-17, 2022

The conference aims to bring all stakeholders together to engage is solutions-oriented discussion around science and technology influencing national development.

Support Us

Interested in supporting the initiatives of the SRC?

The SRC has several programs and activities geared toward the popularization of Science and Technology. We are always looking to partner with individuals and companies to progress the agenda of science and technology for national development.

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