Conference 2018

Theme – Science, Technology & Innovation (ST&I) in Business: Facilitating Trade and Global Competitiveness

Keynote Address: Distinguished Science, Technology & Innovation Lecture

Strengthening the Growth Agenda: Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Supporting Socioeconomic Development
Dr. Aunkh H. Chabalala, Director of IK-based Technology Innovation,
Department of Science & Technology, South Africa


Investment in Research & Development Across the Region

S & T Policy Directives Across the Region
Dr. Aisha Jones, Biotech R&D Institute, Jamaica

Applied or Basic Research: Innovations Supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
Dr. Charah Watson, Scientific Research Council

Science & Technology, With and For Society

Responses to Natural Disasters in the Caribbean
Dr. Barbara Disaster Risk Reduction Centre, UWI

Driving Consumer Confidence: A Standard Led Approach
Ms. Julia Bonner-Douett, Bureau of Standards, Jamaica

Preserving Memories: A Checklist for Safeguarding Your Documentary Valuables
Dr. Stanley Griffin, The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona

The Blue Economy: Prospects, Challenges and Opportunities for Jamaica
Ms. Chauntelle Green, UWI Marine Lab


Science Solving Solving Global Challenges

Millennium Development Goals Towards Human Development
Mr. Richard Kelly, United Nations Development Programme

The Role Entrepreneur Accelerators Play in Facilitating Global Trade
Mr. Dmitri Dawkins, Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship

Innovations in Food Processing: The Grace Kennedy Model
Ms. Alleya Zinck, GraceKennedy Limited

Science Education: Meeting 21ST Century Demands

Science Education Initiatives Across the Caribbean: The UNESCO Experience
Mrs. Petal Punalall-Jetoo, United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Improving Innovation Capacity and Scientific Skills Among Students: The INVOCAB Project Highlights
Ms. Kerry-Ann Curtis, Scientific Research Council

Training Future Entrepreneurs: Merging Science Education and Business
Dr. Derrick Deslandes, College of Agriculture, Science and Education, Jamaica

Emerging Technologies In Health – What does it mean for Jamaica?

New Approaches to Disease Management & Prevention
Prof. Marvin Reid, UWI, Mona

Nano-particles and their role in Medicine, Engineering and Agriculture
Dr. Kamilah Hylton, The University of Technology, Jamaica

E-Medicine in Jamaica: First Class Healthcare Access at Your Fingertips
Dr. Kino Francis, The University Hospital of the West Indies

Young Scientists Driving Innovation

Using Irradiation Technology to Improve Disease Resistance in Plants
Dr. Ryan Francis, Scientific Research Council

Development of Natural Products for the Treatment and Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Dr. Shadae Foster, UWI, Mona

The Commercial Importance & Relevance of Bioinformatics
Dr. Cheryl Stewart, UWI, Montego Bay Campus

The Role of Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibitors in Diabetes Management
Dr. Sophia Bryan, UWI, Mona