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Future Week at Lunds University – 18–24 October 2021

Planning for this autumn’s Future Week is in full swing. This year’s theme is “Breakthroughs” in all of their conceivable forms. Which programme items would you like to propose for this year’s event, which will take place between 18 and 24 October?

What breakthroughs are needed in research and across society for us to tackle the future in the most effective way? What breakthroughs are we expecting to happen soon? And at what point during the creative process can we talk about breakthroughs?

Breaking through, shifting the boundaries and expanding fields of knowledge are all parts of every researcher’s dream. Breakthroughs can be sudden and dramatic, even leading to a change in world view. They can also take the form of such slow processes that we only realise they fundamentally changed society when we look back in hindsight.

A breakthrough can also have a downside; did it lead to unexpected consequences? For example, was the breakthrough invention of the combustion engine a success or a catastrophe? What is needed to overcome the obstacles required for a breakthrough to happen? And when does a failed breakthrough become a breakdown?

Do you have an event you would like to hold during Future Week? If so, contact project manager Charlotta Sokulski Bateld: charlotta [dot] sokulski_bateld [at] kommunikation [dot] lu [dot] se

Read more about Future week 2021 (in Swedish)