International Conference

Dates :
April 15th Friday & 16th April Saturday, 2016
Venue :
IIT Madras Research Park
Who can participate?
Universities, Development organizations, social entrepreneurs, students, incubators

| Schedule

  • Day 1
    April 15

    Day 1

    April 2016

    • 09:30-10:30 am: Registration
    • 10:30-11:30 am: Keynote Speaker
    • 11:30-12:00 pm: Tea Break
    • 12:00-13:00 pm: Masterclass - Curriculum
    • 13:00-14:00 pm: Lunch
    • 14:00-15:00 pm: Masterclass - Technology
    • 15:00-16:00 pm: Workshop - Incubation
    • 16:00-16:45 pm: Networking
    • 16:45-17:30 pm: Debate - Social Entrepreneurship
    • 19:30 pm: Dinner

    UKISEEN Conference, IIT Madras - Day 1 - Curriculum Session

    UKISEEN Conference, IIT Madras - Day 1 - Debate Session

  • Day 2
    April 16

    Day 2

    April 2016

    • 09:30-10:30 am: Workshop - Skills
    • 09:30-10:30 am: Workshop - Design Thinking
    • 10:30-11:00 am: Tea Break
    • 11:00-12:00 pm: Student Session/Panel discussioin
    • 11:00-11:30 am: Launch of Online platform
    • 11:30-12:30 pm: Valedictory Session
    • 12:30-14:00 pm: Lunch
    • 14:00-18:00 pm: Visits to social enterprises

    UKISEEN Conference, IIT Madras - Day 2 - Skills Session

    UKISEEN Conference, IIT Madras - Day 2 -Session on Students Perspectives

Conference Photos

Dr Pathik Pathak

  • United Kingdom
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  • University of Southampton

Dr Pathik Pathak is Faculty and University Director of Social Enterprise at the University of Southampton and Founding Director of its Social Impact Lab. Dr Pathak launched the UK's first all-campus Social Enterprise module, as well as producing the Spark India social enterprise camp in collaboration with IIM- Ahmedabad, which was a finalist in the Guardian Higher Education Awards (2015) and for which he was personally recognised with the Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) award (2014) and a Times Higher Education Award nomination. As a result of his pioneering work in social entrepreneurship education, Dr Pathak is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the Royal Society of Arts and the Young Foundation. He received his PhD from the University of Warwick and in addition to the monograph The Future of Multicultural Britain (2008) and academic articles on social enterprise and citizenship, he writes on social entrepreneurship and higher education for The Guardian and Times of India, among other publications.

Roberto Daniele

  • United Kingdom
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  • Oxford Brookes University

Roberto Daniele is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Marketing at Oxford Brookes University.

Roberto is passionate about building bridges between the hospitality & tourism industries and the rapidly growing field of social entrepreneurship convinced that these sectors are a wildly untapped and rich breeding ground for social entrepreneurs.

He is the founder of the Hospitality & Tourism Social Entrepreneurs Forum, Director of the Tourism Changemakers' Forum CIC and an Executive member of TEFI (Tourism Education Futures Initiatives) with specific responsibilities for promotion of social entrepreneurship in the tourism education curriculum.

Between 2012 and 2016 Roberto developed and was Project Lead for OBSEA (Oxford Brookes Social Entrepreneur Awards) a university wide programme supported by HEFCE/UnLtd developed to find, fund and support social entrepreneurs in the University ecosystem. In 2013 the programme won the prestigious "Oustanding HEI Supporting Social Entrepreneurship Award" at the Lead The Change Conference. In 2014 the programme also won the UnLtd's Lived It Supporter Award – Judges Choice Winners "for an outstanding example of an organisation or individual supporter of young social entrepreneurs. In the same year the programme was shortlisted for the highly prestigious Guardian Education Awards and came second.

In 2014 Roberto started TIPSE (Tourism Innovation Partnership for Social Entrepreneurship) a consortium of leading Universities and Social Enterprises whose mission is to promote social entrepreneurship in both hospitality and tourism academic programs and industry. In 2015 the TIPSE project won the prestigious ATHE "Making the Case Award" sponsored by ABTA.

Aruna Raman

  • India
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  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

Aruna Raman is India Program Director. Acara, an impact entrepreneurship program at the University of Minnesota, that supports student social innovators through experiential learning, incubation, mentoring, and business model development. Aruna manages the India-based programs, builds partnerships with social enterprises, impact investors, nonprofits, corporate and government entities, sets up internships and fellowships, and teaches social innovation, from a hyperlocal problem-solving perspective.

Aruna has more than 16 years of experience in print and new media, corporate and marketing communications, technical documentation, nonprofit program management, and mentoring. She has, in the past, worked with, a pioneering dotcom startup, Wipro, nonprofits in the US and India, and educational institutions. This cross-geographical experience gives her unique insight into multidimensional perspectives to tackling development issues.

She is also a passionate mental health advocate, and writes about her struggles with depression and anxiety in collaboration with the White Swan Foundation. Her volunteer work includes collaborating on a theatre project for the Ananya Trust.

Aruna graduated summa cum laude from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, with a Master of International Development in 2010. In addition, she holds a certificate in social enterprise and impact investing from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California. She has been a mentor with the Mentor Capital Network and the Sustain initiative

In 2014 Roberto started TIPSE (Tourism Innovation Partnership for Social Entrepreneurship) a consortium of leading Universities and Social Enterprises whose mission is to promote social entrepreneurship in both hospitality and tourism academic programs and industry. In 2015 the TIPSE project won the prestigious ATHE “Making the Case Award” sponsored by ABTA.

Josie Francis

  • United Kingdom
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  • University of Southampton

Josie is the programme manager for the Social Impact Lab at the University of Southampton. Prior to her appointment, Josie worked in both the private and voluntary sectors in education, training and venture support roles. Josie is an alumnus of Southampton, having achieved a first class undergraduate degree in History and Master’s degrees in both Jewish History and Social Policy and Social Research.

Dr Renuka Rajaratnam

  • India
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  • DEAN of Academic Research, Stella Maris College, Chennai

Research Interests-
Migration Studies
South Asian Studies
Research and development
Multi and Inter- Disciplinary Research
Social development and rehabilitation

Post doctoral in Socio-Cultural Studies. Topic- The dilemma of global migration: Sociological perspective of Asylum Seekers in Britain. 2005 -8 Manchester Metropolitan University, UK PhD, New procedures in Contemporary British Writing, Madras University and Oxford Brooke's University. UK 1998 - 2001

Research Awards: British Council Charles Wallace Trust for PhD Commonwealth Scholarship for post-doctoral research at Manchester Met University. since 1997- Presented several research papers in many universities ranging from University of Harvard, University of Oxford. Cambridge, university of Bern, Switzerland, Paris, Beijing University and University of Catherage ,Tunisia.