We are living in a complex world: the challenges are global and bigger and the changes becoming faster and faster. This situation forces us to change a paradigm with which we have lived for centuries: only the strongest will survive…
This belief has been useful for humanity for years but we are sure that it will not be enough for the future. In the past, competition was the key to success but right now, we need another superpower: the capacity to collaborate with others.
So we need engineers, economists, artists, politicians, teachers…who collaborate with each others but especially, we need scientists who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with companies and colleagues to solve huge problems … and enjoy doing it.
Here we have valued examples of joint collaborating work between scientific individuals and groups to solve increasingly complex problems. Alfons Cornella, in his book “The solution begins with CO“, talks about a radical example of scientific collaboration in the Atlas Experiment where “more than 3,000 scientists in many different specialties contributing to solve the most complex questions about the structure of matter at the CERN in Geneva. It is this convergence of disciplines that helps science to advance”.
However, we know that it’s necessary to develop new skills and we are looking forward to sharing them in this Programme.