TWAS/BioVisionAlexandria.NXT (BVA.NXT) initiative was launched during BioVisionAlexandria 2008, where the Bibliotheca Alexandrina hosted 99 young scientists from 27 developing countries to discuss the problems these scientists face when conducting research in their respective countries.
TWAS/BVA.NXT 2012 was the third BioVisionAlexandira.NXT organized in Alexandria. The Event held under the theme: “Scientific Innovation in the Developing World: from Theory to Practice”. TWAS/BVA.NXT 2012 intended to explore scientific innovation in the developing world, and highlight its importance for sustainable development. It also identified innovative solutions to overcome different problems in developing countries.
The Event held on 21 and 22 April 2012, and the TWAS/BVA.NXT 2012 participants offered the opportunity to meet other young scientists and professionals in the field of innovation from different parts of the world. This allowed them to share their views regarding the status, obstacles and future of innovative research in developing countries. They also had the chance to discuss different problems regarding funding sources, marketing of ideas, and intellectual property rights. 100 outstanding young scientists have been chosen to attend the Event and the best 10 had the opportunity to present their innovative ideas and their impact on the development of societies. Furthermore, the young scientists were invited to participate in BioVisionAlexandria Conference program.
Priority was given to the best innovative research, and to research papers that met the needs of the society.
Criteria of Application
1. Applicants should not be older than 35 years of age (by the first of January 2012).
2. Applicants should be Masters and PhD students or Postdoctoral scholars working in the field of life sciences.
3. Applicants should have innovative research papers.
Financial support to air tickets was ONLY available for accepted participants who were natives and residents of developing countries by The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), and International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
TWAS/BVA.NXT 2012 Publications
TWAS/BioVisionAlexandria.NXT 2012 Booklet
TWAS/BVA.NXT 2012 Report
TWAS/BioVisionAlexandria.NXT 2012 Report