The Technology, Knowledge & Society Research Network is thankful for the contributions and support of the following organizations.

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

2019 Conference Partner

Founded in 1961, ELISAVA was the first School of Design to be established in Spain. For this reason, the methodological guidelines it has developed have been adopted as a model by other schools.

ELISAVA promotes knowledge, research, development, and innovation in all the fields revolving around design, engineering, and communication. This is achieved by means of an academic training that prepares the students to meet professional challenges at an international level, promoting the relationship of our community with the business sector, as well as with institutions and nowadays society. In this way, the School ensures the student’s viability to transform themselves and grow in a global and changing environment.

ELISAVA wants to become a university centre with the status of international model, contributing to the transformation of human environment and the creation of new realities; combining the development of design, engineering and communication with creativity and quality.


2019 Conference Partner

DESIS Lab ELISAVA are change agents. We explore the relationship between design and social change and our goal is open the mind-set both in education in design-led social innovation practices and in research.

Desis Lab ELISAVA works as the hub of the Municipality and Government of Catalonia, foundations, associations, universities, schools and museums, both at local and international level.

It operates in the framework of the Desis Network, participating in large scale research programs, clusters and projects addressed to effect social change at the urban scale.

The Desis Network consists of more than 30 design labs based in design universities around the world orienting their teaching and research activities towards social innovation and sustainability.

International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (iiiM)

Network Partner

The International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (iiiM) is a not-for-profit that subsumes the Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development established in 2004 as part of the Action Plan of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2001). It brings together clusters of research and capacity building institutions along with arts, museums, heritage and environmental agencies across the world. The criteria for participation includes demonstrated commitment to the ICOM Code of Ethics (2004); ICOM Cultural Diversity Charter (2010); and the Soft and Hard Law Instruments of UNESCO.

Networking all over the world and with active engagement through social media, the iiiM platform enhances constructive exchanges across research networks and promotes state of the art online research, learning, and teaching systems. A strategic partner with the prestigious Common Ground Publishing, iiiM is driven by UN Sustainable Development Goals as defined in Transforming Our World - the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Past Partners

The International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society has had the pleasure of working with the following organizations:

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