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International Conference on Engineering, Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship ( ESTE 2015)

05th Aug 2015 08th Aug 2015
Time: 09:00 AM Venue:

The College of Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is inviting you to its first International Conference on Engineering, Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship ( ESTE 2015) . Please find below the full details of our invitation.


Even though Africa is the continent with the highest growth rate, it faces similar serious human and economic development challenges. These challenges are complex and inter-related often affecting different facets of human life at the same time. The solution requires a new approach involving multi-disciplinary collaboration addressing the issues from a new perspective.

The College of Engineering of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), on behalf of the University is creating this common platform to allow engineering, science, technology and entrepreneurship to present and discuss their research findings and to formulate a common approach to addressing some of the challenges. The college of engineering therefore, is presenting this first International Conference on Engineering Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship.

The theme of the conference is “Promoting Creativity and Innovation through Engineering, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship for development”. The Conference will bring together more than 500 researchers in all fields of engineering, science and technology as well as entrepreneurs from Ghana, and from the diaspora. The College is pleased to invite you to participate in its call for Abstract and Poster Presentation.

The Conference seeks to

  1. Provide a forum for engineers, scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs to present and discuss their work on a common platform
  2. Provide the opportunity for researchers from different disciplines to network and form research teams to address integrated challenges facing Ghana and the continent of Africa.
  3. Provide opportunity for technologies developed in Ghana to be exhibited

    Call for Abstracts/Posters
            Official Website:             
            Official Email:                  /
            Submission of abstract:             1st April- 30th June, 2015
            Acceptance of abstract:             15th April-7th July, 2015
            Submission of full papers:        1st May-31st July, 2015
            Date :                                         5th-8th August, 2015,
            Venue                                        IDL Conference Centre, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

Thematic Areas

The Built Environment
The Conference will explore challenges facing the built environment and how to address this challenge in a sustainable manner. This will include the provision of suitable and affordable housing to address the housing deficit, the provision of affordable, safe and reliable transportation, building liveable towns and cities.  The issues of sanitation and waste management as well as flood control within our cities and towns will also be addressed under this theme.

Agriculture and Food Security
The conference will create a platform for experts to engage in how to mitigate major constraints affecting agricultural productivity and food security. This will include research results for improving soil fertility, reducing post-harvest losses, and improving the processing of food, etc.

Environment, Energy and Human Health
This will explore the issues and technologies as well as the advances to improve and make more efficient conventional energy sources and also renewable energy technologies to contribute towards the addressing the energy deficit. It will also involve contributions towards addressing the issues of the degradation of the environment through human activity such as contamination of soil and water, deforestation and mining and its implications for human health, food security etc.

Entrepreneurship and Cross Cutting issues
The conference is open to developments in other cross cutting areas including issues related to human health, entrepreneurship etc.. The conference will also address the challenges in attracting funding for research as well as commercialization of results of research.

There will be poster exhibition to demonstrate the capabilities of Ghanaian Engineering, Science and Technology Institutions including KNUST and CSIR. Also, Food technologies, Suame Magazine (SMIDO/Artisans), ICT, Engineers, recycle industries, Oil and Gas and exhibition of financial products to support Engineering, Science and Technology.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts. Selected papers of accepted abstracts will be upgraded for publications in a Special Edition of the JUST in October, 2015 upon recommendation by the reviewers. Please visit the official website or contact the following for further information.

The Chairman
Conference Organizing Committee
KNUST, Kumasi
Telephone: 00233-(0) 3220 60317
Mobile: 00233-(0) 508047368 /00233-(0)544387772