“Differ(ent) kinds of energy”
Every year, the Tech@WorkplacePride programme organises an event from a different city in the Netherlands. This year’s Tech@WPP -hybrid- event is back in Brainport Eindhoven, on the campus of the Eindhoven University of Technology.
The guiding theme of this 2021 edition is sustainability and energy transition, and the importance of diversity for this mission. We will have talks by leading scientists and industry staff about developments on sustainability and energy, suited for a lay audience, mixed with stories/reflections on diversity. There will be both LGBTIQ+ and non-LGBTIQ+ speakers.
To ensure a sustainable energy transition in the coming years, it is necessary for organisations to be more innovative, build better strategies, and make courageous choices. Having employees representing diverse communities helps to better understand the environmental impact of the company’s operations, building more trust among the public, increasing cultural intelligence, and developing better strategies. Diverse companies are more innovative and more likely to outperform homogenous teams.
This Tech@WorkplacePride event works on the basis of three important objectives:
The Dutch Research Council (NWO), a major funder of scientific research in the Netherlands, and its institute DIFFER that conducts leading fundamental research in the fields of fusion energy and solar fuels, together with Workplace Pride the proud organisers and hosts of this year’s event.