Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique invites industry experts to talk about a chosen topic and provide key insights into their field. The event is open to the public to attend the event online with us!

Welcome to Café Scientifique

The Café Scientifique Chronicle!

The five Café Scientifique events have taken place till now and there are more to come. Among different creative initiatives, Café Scientifique shows great potential in network building, educational and industry partnerships. It is a great opportunity for students to learn the contemporary phenomena in a pioneering manner.

The report presents the synopsis of the ideas explored in five events. The areas of discussion covered:

• The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health and the Workplace

• Rebooting the Economy after COVID-19

• Ports and Airports as Smart Hubs of the Future

• Creativity and Leadership

• AI in Business

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What is Café Scientifique?

Café Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. The Café provides a forum for debating science issues outside the traditional academic context. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable – all spoken in plain English.

Origin of Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique currently exists in more than 60 towns and cities across the World. It was the idea of Duncan Dallas, from Leeds, who was impressed by the Café Philosophique session he saw in France. Café Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context. The British Council has helped popularise Café Scientifique in several countries around the globe. Events tend to be independently run by local organisers in many cities using variations of the “Café Scientifique” or “Science Café” name.

Main organisers of Café Scientifique

Prof. Dr. Kyriakos Kouveliotis

Prof. Dr. Kyriakos Kouveliotis has a PhD in European Integration and International Relations awarded by Newcastle University whereas, he also holds an MA in Diplomacy awarded by Lancaster University UK, a certificate in Linguistics awarded by Bangor University UK and a BA in English Literature and Linguistics awarded by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece. He has also completed two cycles of Post -Doctorate research one on Decision and Policy -Making and one on Conflict Resolution and Crisis Management.

Flavio Andrew do Nascimento Santos/PhDc

Flavio has more than 11 years of professional experience in tourism (3 years in management positions) working with diverse hospitality companies, revenue management, tourism agencies, market research, consulting projects, and university MBA professor.

Latest event!

Cafe Scientifique 17.0 on 21 November 2023

Topic: What I Always Wanted to Know about B2B Marketing
Guest Speaker:
Mr. Hans Gerdes, Leader Business Development at Metall-Chemie GmbH & Co. KG

Flavio Andrew do Nascimento Santos, Lecturer and BSBI Café Scientifique Coordinator

Coming soon!

Cafe Scientifique 16.0: Alternative Proteins as a Multi-Problem Solution and a Unique Opportunity

On Tuesday 19 September, the Berlin School of Business and Innovation proudly hosted Café Scientifique 16.0 centred around the theme, ‘The Future of Food: Alternative Proteins as a Multi-Problem Solution and a Unique Opportunity’. This engaging event featured guest speaker Jens Tuider, Chief Strategy Officer at ProVeg International.

Facilitating the insightful discussion was Flavio Andrew Santos, Lecturer and the Café Scientifique Coordinator at BSBI. Participants embarked on a journey to discover more about alternative proteins and how to address the challenges stemming from evolving dietary habits and food systems. They explored innovative approaches to overcome these challenges, discussed the profound implications for sustainability, and uncovered exciting business prospects in this emerging field.

Past Events

Working in Paris

Café Scientifique 6.0:
Unity and

Watch BSBI’s Dr. Vivek Arunachalam and the Founder and Secretary General of the European Cultural Parliament, Ambassador Karl-Erik Norrman on our 6th episode of Café Scientifique. They discussed how unity and diversity, two seemingly opposing ideologies, can shape the future of the European Union.

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Café Scientifique: Impact of COVID-19 on mental health & the workplace

The topic for the event was The Impact of COVID-19 on mental health and the workplace and BSBI was delighted to welcome four external guest speakers from the health and business areas including: Dr. Giulia Borrielo, Massachusetts General hospital consulting Psychologist, Stefania Gallo, AIRBUS Area manager, Mr. Varotsos Costas, Worldwide known Architect and Sculpto and Mr. Michael Ros, Founder & CEO of Bidroom.

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