Leading scientists and urban planning experts will gather at BASF’s Creator Space™ Science Symposium on November 10 and 11, 2015, in Shanghai, China to share the latest insights into the area of sustainable urban living. The symposium is part of the worldwide Creator Space™ program for the 150th anniversary year of BASF. The chemical giant is on a mission to connect people and ideas in six locations worldwide with the Creator Space™ tour, a yearlong event series that began in January, aiming to address challenges in the areas of energy, food and water, and urban living.
By 2050, more than 70 percent of the world population will live in cities, which will create a pressing need for new solutions for daily life. The Creator Space Science Symposium will feature discussions on innovative ideas to improve the quality of water and housing, enable urban mobility and in general ensure our quality of life, with the participation of more than 200 leading scientists from various disciplines, including Nobel Prize winner Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Lehn.
“The overall urbanization rate in Asia Pacific is increasing rapidly and expected to reach 50% in 2026. In our Creator Space Science Symposium in Shanghai, we will bring together scientists from around the world. Together we will discuss intelligent and affordable solutions that take into account the regional economic, environmental and social needs,” said Dr. Martin Brudermüller, Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer at BASF SE.
Key topics include accessibility to clean drinking water for a growing urban population, energy-efficient cars that have a lower impact on the environment, and smart materials for healthy living and comfortable housing in confined spaces.
This will be the third of three global science symposia BASF is holding in 2015 – the first, which took place in March in Ludwigshafen, Germany, focused on smart energy; the second addressed sustainable food solutions in Chicago, USA in June. The symposia represent special highlights in the series of co-creation activities during the anniversary year. Through co-creation, the company connects people and ideas around the globe with the aim of jointly developing new solutions to global challenges.
Join BASF and industry experts from around the world in sharing, debating and innovating toward tangible solutions to key economic, environmental and societal challenges at the Symposium in Shanghai, and on the Creator Space online portal.