A Background to the IEEE Summit

About the Conference

The IEEE Summit on sustainability — Vision for 2050 will address the need for technological advancement to ensure a sustainable society by 2050. The Summit is held in a crucial year for the transition to a sustainable society as the European Commission is laying the foundation for what will be the European Green Deal. Through interactive sessions with top decision-makers from policy, industry, and academia, policy recommendations will be formulated on how to achieve a sustainable 2050. The conference will open the floor for public discussion with influential members and allow people to weigh in on the policies that will shape the vision for 2050. Such a future should retain comfort for the end-user, be affordable and should retain economic welfare in the regions participating. The decisions that will be made in the next coming years are crucial to achieving a sustainable future for 2050. The IEEE Summit on Sustainability – Vision for 2050 is organized by IEEE (world largest engineering association) and KU Leuven (most innovative university in Europe) and will be held at the Royal Academy for Belgium for Science and the Arts in Brussels Belgium.

About IEEE

IEEE, with more than 423,000 members in 160 countries, is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. It publishes 200 prestigious journals, organizes more than 1,900 conferences in 103 countries annually, has led the development of over 1,250 active standards, and supports science and engineering education at all levels.

IEEE has members in every European country and over 200 European organizational units. The IEEE European Public Policy Committee provides opportunities for engineers and scientists from across the continent to share their expertise in the development of sound technology policies.

About KU Leuven

Founded in 1425, KU Leuven has been a center of learning for almost six centuries. Today, it is Belgium’s highest-ranked university as well as one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. KU Leuven is a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). The university offers a wide variety of internationally-oriented programmes. These programmes are supported by high-quality interdisciplinary research conducted at both the university and its internationally acclaimed hospitals. Boasting an outstanding central location in the heart of Europe, KU Leuven offers truly international experience, high-quality education, world-class research, and cutting-edge innovation.

KU Leuven ranks among the best 50 universities worldwide, and listed as the most innovative university in Europe!