Irene Ng sent the following reminder of an upcoming grand challenges conference in the UK in September. The US National Academy of Engineering has identified 14 engineering grand challenges, perhaps this conference can identify a related set of service innovation grand challenges.
The Grand Challenge in Service at the University of Cambridge
21-26 September 2010, Cambridge, UK
A week of events bringing together leading academics, industrialists, policy makers to address the evolving challenges facing service education, research, practice and policy.
We are pleased to invite you and your colleagues to the Grand Challenge week to be held in Cambridge on 21 – 26 September 2010. The Grand Challenge is a week of events around the latest in service research focussing on cross-function and sector service practices. It consists of a series of meetings and industry engagements and is aimed principally at an audience of industrialists, policy makers and researchers.
Details of the week can be seen at: