Building a bridge between technology and our elders was the main challenge that was set to be achieved at the EELISA seminar “Design Thinking: Technology for elderly people” organized by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi (Turkey) and Universitatea Politehnica din București (Romania), last 16th and 17th March, 2023.
Celebrated in Bucharest, this event aimed at EELISA Universities Master’s and Bachelor’s students had the purpose of sharing and discussing the main concepts of “Design” as a tool for social and economic development as well as creating a space to come up with new ideas to achieve a greater integration of the elderly in society while highlighting their value in society.
Òscar O. Santos-Sopena, organizer of the seminar, leads us through the workshops, presentations and a final hackathon that took place throughout these 2 days in this event guided by top researchers and teachers from three EELISA Communities: Egalitarian Societies: Opportunities for Everyone; Industrial Design for Human; and Tech Diplomacy & International Cooperation through the use Design Thinking and Social Innovation.
Òscar O. Santos-Sopena, Ph.D
“Design Thinking: Technology for elderly people” workshop organizer
Associate Director of Student Affairs, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at ETSIDI, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
More about Òscar
Dr. Santos-Sopena holds a Ph.D. in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture – Comparative and Cultural Studies from University of Maryland – College Park, and a Certificate in Arts Administration from New York University (NYU).
Òscar organizes internacional and educational programs, coordinates cultural events, and designs communication, social media and digital marketing strategies to promote several international students services and arts management initiatives.