28 March 2024

IDEAS 2024 takes place in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil from 24-27 November 2024. The IDEAS 2024 conference is part of a longstanding collaboration between Linköping University in Sweden and Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC) in Brazil.

Campus de Santo André da UFABC, Brazil.
Campus de Santo André da UFABC, Brazil.

The IDEAS 2024 conference is an arena that brings together the most forward thinkers to help reshape the world by defying their field's boundaries. The conference revolves around three parts: conferences, workshops, and social gatherings.

By understanding how people with inspired ideas can synergistically align, we unlock the potential to create a world where innovation flourishes, design transcends boundaries, entrepreneurship thrives, and sustainability becomes the bedrock of collective well-being.

  • Witness the magic of Technology, understanding its environmental effects and its potential, and risks, for social good.
  • Revolutionize Transportation, pioneering smart, green, and integrated solutions for a seamless future.
  • Immerse yourself in the fusion of Art & Technology, exploring artistic opportunities and co-existence in an ever-evolving world.
  • Challenge conventional thinking in Economy, engaging in circular, post-growth, and degrowth debates for a sustainable world.
  • And many more topics…

The overall impact of the conference design is meant to create an open and inclusive environment that promotes innovation and cross-pollination between people and disciplines.


Step into the realm of limitless possibilities at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Systems (IDEAS). The event is a convergence of cutting-edge ideas, where central themes unite interdisciplinary panels dedicated to innovation, design, entrepreneurship, and sustainable systems. Together, we forge a collective vision, breaking boundaries, and unleashing the power of cross-cutting innovation in captivating topics that will leave you inspired.

Read more about the IDEAS conference 2024.


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Professor Fredrik Heintz.

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