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19-20 March, 2018

For the first time in the Middle East, Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) and Singularity University (SU) are partnering to open a window into how a new wave of technology will shake up the world – by bringing tomorrow into today.

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Presented by:

[/split_line_heading][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” bottom_padding=”2%” text_align=”left” el_id=”why”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/2″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][image_with_animation image_url=”2974″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/2″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][image_with_animation image_url=”2237″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” text_align=”left” el_id=”overview”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Under the umbrella of the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2018 (ARC’18) – taking place from 19-20 March at Qatar National Convention Centre – ‘The Future Is Now’ is an amazing opportunity to explore the impact of rapidly-accelerating technologies that are set to shape industries, societies, and every aspect of our lives.

‘The Future Is Now’ will feature the most in-demand speakers from SU – a global community focused on using exponential technologies to solve the world’s greatest challenges – and 20 exceptional global startups whose ideas and products are redefining the possible. By participating, you will gain a unique insight into the game-changing opportunities that these technologies bring within reach, and how to capitalize on them.

We look forward to welcoming you to ‘The Future Is Now’ – your chance to experience technology’s tomorrow, before it even arrives.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” top_padding=”8%” bottom_padding=”6%” text_align=”left” el_id=”why”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1519286748180{padding-right: 10% !important;}”]

To give you a flavor of what to expect from the event, please check out the highlights from one of Singularity University’s Global Summits:

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The Program – March 19, 2018
Qatar National Convention Centre – Main Theater

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– *Theater doors will close at 8.30am” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-circle” tab_id=”1518593563155-7″] [/nectar_icon_list_item][nectar_icon_list_item icon_type=”icon” title=”List Item” id=”1519281528518-0-10″ header=”9.00 am – 10.30 am” text=”- ARC’18 Opening Plenary” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-circle” tab_id=”1518593563155-7″] [/nectar_icon_list_item][nectar_icon_list_item icon_type=”icon” title=”List Item” id=”1496931909709-101397-178b” header=”11.00 am – 12.30 pm” text=”- David Roberts: Leadership in the Age of Exponential Technologies
– Efosa Ojomo: Nations’ Paths to Prosperity” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-circle” tab_id=”1518593563155-7″] [/nectar_icon_list_item][nectar_icon_list_item icon_type=”icon” title=”List Item” id=”1496931909921-101397-178b” header=”2.00 pm – 3.30 pm” text=”- Amin Toufani: Future of Business, Economy and Money
– Ramez Naam: Future of Energy” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-circle” tab_id=”1518593563302-6″] [/nectar_icon_list_item][nectar_icon_list_item icon_type=”icon” title=”List Item” id=”1496931910096-01397-178b” header=”4.00 pm – 5.30 pm” text=”- Andre Wegner: Future of Manufacturing
– Dr Daniel Kraft: Future of Health and Medicine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-circle” tab_id=”1518593563431-5″][/nectar_icon_list_item][/nectar_icon_list][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” top_padding=”8%” bottom_padding=”6%” text_align=”left”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][split_line_heading]

The Program – March 19-20, 2018
Qatar National Convention Centre – Main Theater

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– 20 global startups” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-circle” tab_id=”1518593563155-7″] [/nectar_icon_list_item][/nectar_icon_list][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” top_padding=”8%” text_align=”left” el_id=”speakers”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][split_line_heading]

Our Speakers

[/split_line_heading][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][carousel script=”carouFredSel” easing=”swing”][item id=”1518605777096-0-0″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3004″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”David Roberts” job_position=”Distinguished Faculty” description=”Singularity University, US”][ultimate_modal modal_title=”David Roberts” modal_on=”text” modal_on_align=”left” read_text=”Full Bio” modal_size=”medium” modal_style=”overlay-fade” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#c9d62c” trigger_text_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” trigger_text_font_size=”desktop:16px;”]David Roberts is one of the world’s top experts on technology disruption, innovation, and exponential leadership. His passion is to help improve the lives of a billion people in the world by helping leader’s create new intentions for global good and through technology disruption.

David is a Distinguished Faculty member at Singularity University where he previously served as Vice President and the two-time Director (and alum) of the University’s Graduate Studies Program.

He is an M.I.T. Computer Scientist and Engineer, and majored in Artificial Intelligence and Bio-Computer Engineering where he was also a Distinguished Graduate and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

He is an award winning CEO and serial entrepreneur, and has started ventures with over $100 million dollars of investment from Kleiner Perkins, Vinod Khosla, Cisco, Oracle, Accenture, and In-Q-Tel.

Harvard, Stanford, and Berkeley’s Business schools have all written and taught case studies on David’s leadership, management, and decision-making. He is the founder of Exponential Leadership, an organization dedicated to transforming leadership potential through character, integrity, compassion, courage and happiness.

He started his career as a decorated Special Agent and Air Force Officer. After working as an Investment Banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Goldman Sachs Headquarters he returned to public service for multiple roles in the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government where he served as a senior executive or military officer in multiple national agencies where he led the development of some of the most complex, state-of-the-art systems ever built, to include revolutionary persistent spy satellites, the U.S. Global Drone Program, and fusion centers. He is the recipient of numerous national awards and medals.

David is Chairman at the world’s leading Quantum Computing software company 1QBit and a formal adviser to Made-In-Space, who manufactured the first object in Space with a 3D printer on the International Space Station. He is now seeking investors for a new passenger drone company to revolutionize safe human transport. David angel invests or mentors coachable founders in the space of human longevity, Artificial General Intelligence, and mobile productivity applications.

He has been featured on the cover of the Wall Street Journal, and in USA Today, The New York Times, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, and CNN. His personally led startups have received multiple awards to include Internet World’s Net Rising Stars, Red Herring’s Catch, Top 50 Private Companies in the World, Red Herring Top 100 Private Companies in the World, USA Today’s Tech Reviews Best Picks, Internet Outlook’s Investors Choice Award, Enterprise Outlook Investors Choice, Best of the Web from PC World, and Apple Computer’s Premier Systems Integrator Award.

His fascination with technology began in the fourth grade after building hovercraft (early drone), to carry his younger sister to the bus stop, powered by what was formerly his mother’s vacuum cleaner, and fortunately limited by the length of an electric power cord.[/ultimate_modal][/item][item id=”1518605952247-0-6″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3005″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Efosa Ojomo” job_position=”Research Fellow” description=”Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, US”][ultimate_modal modal_title=”Efosa Ojomo” modal_on=”text” modal_on_align=”left” read_text=”Full Bio” modal_size=”medium” modal_style=”overlay-fade” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#c9d62c” trigger_text_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” trigger_text_font_size=”desktop:16px;”]Focusing his work at the intersection of innovation and economic development, Efosa Ojomo is on a mission to explain the intersection of innovation, business, and how nations become prosperous. He is in charge of the Global Prosperity Practice at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, Ojomo’s work focuses on using disruptive innovation theory to fundamentally change the discourse in the global development community, thus enabling nations to engender their own path to long-term growth and prosperity. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with an Engineering Degree and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.[/ultimate_modal][/item][item id=”1518613367692-0-7″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3020″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Amin Toufani” job_position=”Director of Strategy” description=”Singularity University, US”][ultimate_modal modal_title=”Amin Toufani” modal_on=”text” modal_on_align=”left” read_text=”Full Bio” modal_size=”medium” modal_style=”overlay-fade” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#c9d62c” trigger_text_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” trigger_text_font_size=”desktop:16px;”]Amin is the CEO of T Labs. He was formerly the director of strategy and Vice President of Strategic Relations at Singularity University. He brings a unique set of technological, entrepreneurial and policy perspectives to the dialogue of innovation on campus.

Before Singularity, Amin founded for-profit and social impact organizations in a range of domains including: artificial intelligence, peer to peer lending, bitcoin, human rights, international development, carbon offsetting, and solar energy.

Google Search ranks him as the world’s best guitar player – a title he readily rejects. In addition to his work at Singularity, he is building the World’s first hedge fund for the poor, as well as Reversopedia – a reverse encyclopedia composed of things we know we don’t know.

Amin has a degree in artificial intelligence from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Stanford, and an MPA in economic policy from Harvard. He attended Harvard and Stanford concurrently and graduated an Arjay Miller Scholar.[/ultimate_modal][/item][item id=”1518613370571-0-7″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3021″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Ramez Naam” job_position=”Technologist, Angel Investor, and Author”][ultimate_modal modal_title=”Ramez Naam” modal_on=”text” modal_on_align=”left” read_text=”Full Bio” modal_size=”medium” modal_style=”overlay-fade” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#c9d62c” trigger_text_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” trigger_text_font_size=”desktop:16px;”]Ramez Naam is a computer scientist, futurist, and award-winning author. Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams developing early versions of Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer, and the Bing search engine. His career has focused on bringing advanced collaboration, communication, and information retrieval capabilities to roughly one billion people around the world, and took him to the role of Partner and Director of Program Management within Microsoft, with deep experience leading teams working on cutting edge technologies such as machine learning, search, massive scale services, and artificial intelligence.

Between stints at Microsoft, Ramez founded and ran Apex NanoTechnologies, the world first company devoted entirely to software tools to accelerate molecular design. He holds 19 patents related to search engines, information retrieval, web browsing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Ramez is also the H.G. Wells Award-winning author of four books: The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet (non-fiction), which looks at the environmental and natural resource challenges of climate change, energy, water, and food, and charts a course to meet those challenges by investing in the scientific and technological innovation needed to overcome them, and by changing our policies to encourage both conservation and critical innovations.

He’s a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy at Aurora Illinois. In his leisure, Ramez has climbed mountains, descended into icy crevasses, chased sharks through their native domain, backpacked through remote corners of China, and ridden his bicycle down hundreds of miles of the Vietnam coast. He lives in Seattle, where he writes and speaks full time.[/ultimate_modal][/item][item id=”1518605775932-0-7″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3006″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Andre Wegner” job_position=”Faculty Chair, Digital Manufacturing” description=”Singularity University, US”][ultimate_modal modal_title=”Andre Wegner” modal_on=”text” modal_on_align=”left” read_text=”Full Bio” modal_size=”medium” modal_style=”overlay-fade” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#c9d62c” trigger_text_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” trigger_text_font_size=”desktop:16px;”]Andre Wegner is founder and CEO of Authentise. Andre is a frequent speaker on emerging intellectual property issues in 3D Printing and opportunities of distributed manufacturing at events such as Singularity University, Rapid, Designer of Things, Inside 3D Printing, 3D Print Show, Pacific Crest & WIRED. He has been quoted in publications such as BBC News, MIT Tech Review, Chicago Tribune, and Bloomberg. He is an expert in greenfield value chain creation, leading the development of a $300m low-income gas distribution business for West Africa’s leading Oil and Gas company. Prior to founding Authentise, Andre also managed a venture capital fund in Nigeria and advisory services in India. Andre is a graduate of St. Andrews University (M.A. – UK), ESSEC (M.Sc. – France) and Singularity University (California).[/ultimate_modal][/item][item id=”1518604553-1-5″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3007″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Dr Daniel Kraft” job_position=”Faculty Chair, Medicine & Neuroscience” description=”Singularity University, US”][ultimate_modal modal_title=”Daniel Kraft” modal_on=”text” modal_on_align=”left” read_text=”Full Bio” modal_size=”medium” modal_style=”overlay-fade” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#c9d62c” trigger_text_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” trigger_text_font_size=”desktop:16px;”]Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator. With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has served as Faculty Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience at Singularity University since SU’s inception, and founded and is chair of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare. Following undergraduate degrees from Brown University and medical school at Stanford, Daniel was Board Certified in both Internal Medicine & Pediatrics after completing a Harvard residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital & Boston Children’s Hospital, and fellowships in hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford. He has multiple patents on medical device, immunology and stem cell related patents through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the pediatric bone marrow transplantation service at University of California, San Francisco.

Daniel was selected as a fellow of the inaugural 2016 class of the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship and is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Daniel’s academic research has focused on: stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, stem cell derived immunotherapies for cancer, bioengineering human T-cell differentiation, and humanized animal models. Clinical work focuses on: bone marrow / hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for malignant and non-malignant diseases in adults and children, medical devices to enable stem cell based regenerative medicine, including marrow derived stem cell harvesting, processing and delivery. He also implemented the first text-paging system at Stanford Hospital. Dr. Kraft recently founded IntelliMedicine, focused on enabling connected, data driven, and integrated personalized medicine. He is also the inventor of the MarrowMiner, an FDA approved device for the minimally invasive harvest of bone marrow, and founded RegenMed Systems, a company developing technologies to enable adult stem cell based regenerative therapies. Daniel is an avid pilot and has served in the Massachusetts and California Air National Guard as an officer and flight surgeon with F-15 & F-16 fighter Squadrons. He has conducted research on aerospace medicine that was published with NASA, with whom he was a finalist for astronaut selection.

 

Other professional activities:

– Founder, IntelliMedicine & RegenMed Systems
– Inventor of the FDA approved MarrowMiner
– Adviser to the X PRIZE Foundation (Life Sciences), helped conceive and design the Medical Tricorder XPRIZE, and is Bold Innovator for Cancer XPRIZE.
– Adviser to Rock Health, Qualcomm Life, Nokia and several life sciences and Healthcare-IT startups
– Kauffman Fellow

 

Education:

– Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, Brown University
– Medical Doctor, Stanford University School of Medicine
– Residency: Harvard Combined Residency in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
– Fellowships: Stanford, Hematology/Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplantation[/ultimate_modal][/item][/carousel][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” top_padding=”8%” bottom_padding=”6%” text_align=”left” el_id=”who”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][split_line_heading]

‘The Future Is Now’ is designed for…

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  • Innovation and industry professionals interested in disruptive technologies
  • Researchers, scientists and academics interested in understanding recent trends in technology disruption of industries
  • Decision-makers and policy-makers within corporations and governments who need to understand the future of innovation
  • Member of the non-profit sector and professionals who want to positively impact the lives of as many people as possible
  • Teachers and principals in primary and secondary schools who are shaping children for a future that looks nothing like the past
  • University students who are interested in technologies and are about to make decisions about their future career

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Startup Expo

[/split_line_heading][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1519282057423{padding-right: 10% !important;}”]About 20 startup companies will, alongside ARC’18 exhibitors, showcase their products representing the best exponential ideas on an array of themes: Future of Energy, Future of Health, Future of Money, Future of Manufacturing, Future of Cities/Mobility, Future of Robots, Future of AI, Future of Space, Future of Food/Farming, and Future of Us. These startups will also have the chance to pitch their projects live to ARC’18 attendees on the day.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][carousel script=”carouFredSel” easing=”swing”][item id=”1520253899411-0-6″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3156″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Ayannah” description=”Mikko is the Founder/CEO of Ayannah, an award-winning fintech start up providing affordable and accessible digital financial services to the world’s emerging middle class. Prior to this, Mikko was part of the founding team of Chikka, a mobile instant messaging start up where he helped in expanding to China, India, Japan and the US prior to Chikka’s acquisition by PLDT (NYSE: PHI). Prior to this, he worked as a private equity investment manager in Singapore and an investment banker at JP Morgan in San Francisco. Having begun his career as a community organizer helping build social enterprises in rural Philippines, he remains actively involved in initiatives that support social entrepreneurship and sustainable development. Mikko holds a BSc in Management (with Honors) and a BA in Development Studies (with Honors & Award for Excellence) from the Ateneo de Manila University, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.” social=”Twitter,https://twitter.com/mikko_perez,Linkedin,https://www.linkedin.com/in/mperez5″][/item][item id=”1520253899909-0-7″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3155″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Folia Water” description=”Pioneering. Affordable. Healthy.
With a simple and robust new technology, Folia Water can provide safe drinking water for billions at the cost of less than a penny a day.

Folia Water has created the world’s first consumer goods water filter: Folia Filters™. Our global vision is to reach the 1.8 billion people who consume microbiologically contaminated drinking water as well as the 2 billion people who pay the poverty penalty: overpaying in time, energy, or money to obtain safe drinking water. Lack of clean water is catastrophic for public health: diarrheal illnesses kill more than 500,000 children a year. “][/item][item id=”1520253900444-0-4″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3163″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Health For Development” description=”H4D is a French telemedicine society, created in 2008 by Dr. Franck Baudino, MD.
Drawing on 10 years of experience in telemedicine and the implementation of medical projects, H4D has developed a unique and comprehensive solution designed to meet new challenges in healthcare, the Consult Station.
A patented and certified Class II Medical Device, the Consult Station is a unique proprietary technology that allows the physician to conduct medical consultations remotely. The diversity of measurement instruments on hand in the booth and the dialogue taking place via video conference makes it possible for the physician to provide a reliable and risk-free diagnostic. The Global Telemedicine Solution proposed by H4D assumes responsibility for all aspects needed to implement an efficient medical practice in compliance with the highest ethical and professional standards (an array of well-trained doctors, a custom technical solution, an assembly of medical resources.)” social=”Twitter,https://twitter.com/H4Dev,LinkedIn,https://www.linkedin.com/company/5064303″][/item][item id=”1520253900942-0-10″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3162″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”mClinica” social=”Twitter,https://twitter.com/mclinica,Facebook,https://www.facebook.com/mClinicaHealth,LinkedIn,https://www.linkedin.com/company/mclinica” description=”mClinica is a leading mobile public health technology social enterprise in South East Asia. We are focused on solving the region’s greatest healthcare concerns. mClinica specializes in strengthening pharmacies, the pharmaceutical supply chain, and public health. Our team includes doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and technologists who are experts in public health and data science. Founded in 2012, mClinica now operates across six (6) countries, including, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Thailand.”][/item][item id=”1520253901426-0-0″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3161″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Geek+” description=”Led by Artificial Intelligence (“AI“) and robotic technologies, Geek+ provides one-stop robotic solutions to enhance efficiency for users in the logistics field and warehouse management. Largely perfecting the warehouse’s storage and simplifying steps in order fulfillment, the techniques also bring a labor-free environment in terms of efficient parcel consolidation, effective inventory’s system, accurate correlation of SKUs and optimized management of robots.
With over 50 successful cases and 3000+ units of robots working in some well-known enterprises’ warehouses. Geek+ has already been a leading provider in warehousing and logistic automation solution. In April 2015, Geek+ received USD 1.5 million in Series A financing and raised USD 60 million in Series B in July 2017.
Geek+ is awarded Top 15 of China’s innovation enterprises by Fortune Magazine
To learn more about Geek+ robotics, visit www.geekplusrobotics.com” social=”Facebook,https://www.facebook.com/GeekplusRobotics,Linkedin,https://www.linkedin.com/company/13206185,Youtube,https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClskdEem4fmf7SyriBVO0Sw/videos”][/item][item id=”1520253901909-0-1″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3160″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Solactron” description=”Solactron’s key value proposition is to manufacture low cost, high efficiency solar photovoltaic panels using thin-film CIGS (CuInGaSe2) technology and a revolutionary manufacturing/production process that reduces cycle time to 10 minutes and uses no toxic gases. We call this process “CIGS 2.0” and it is protected by 6 patents (3 issued and 3 pending). The intended use is in industrial and utility grade energy generation projects. The process drastically reduces the cost of PV solutions to the end-user and improves the efficiency of the system compared to existing solutions. Solactron will be positioned to become a leading provider in the world-wide multi-trillion-dollar energy-generation market.”][/item][item id=”1520254420686-0-5″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3159″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Waste For Mobile Energy” description=”Waste4ME is a company that wants to make its social contribution by looking at the waste problem in a rational way. In the current world, the waste is towed over large distances or locally deposited. The valuable materials are waiting to be utilised. For example, at an island extracting energy from non-reusable flows, high removal costs or rising energy prices are avoided. At the same time expensive metals or other minerals can often be recovered from the ashes. The circular economy thus comes a step closer based on healthy economic principles and without denying the economic reality built up over the past century.

Waste4ME has proven technology, WER, available for filling in this opportunity. Waste4ME is attracting investment to let clients take a test drive.

Waste4ME BV is the resulting company of the 7-year investment of Toeps, Quantum Solutions, Wochca and accompanying partners for developing decentralised waste to energy technology. At this moment the product, the WER, is certified, proven in operation and ready to have client’s business cases verified on their own waste. The Dutch Ministry of Defence has for 5 years been supporting and partially financing the development.”][/item][item id=”1520254461462-0-9″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3158″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”OhmniLabs” social=”Facebook,https://facebook.com/ohmnilabs,Linkedin,https://www.linkedin.com/company/ohmnilabs,Twitter,https://twitter.com/ohmnilabs” description=”Founded in 2015 and based in Silicon Valley, CA, OhmniLabs is re-imagining personal robotics. The co-founders, Jared Go, Tingxi Tan and serial entrepreneur Thuc Vu, are robotics experts from Carnegie Mellon and Stanford who believe that personal consumer robots can make a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. They have extensive experience in AI, machine learning, multi-agent systems, industrial design, mechanical & electrical engineering and cloud infrastructure. For more information, please visit https://ohmnilabs.com”][/item][item id=”1520254736872-0-6″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3157″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Infostellar” description=”Infostellar is a space communications technology company developing the world’s only cloud-based satellite antenna sharing platform: StellarStation. By lowering costs and increasing transmission time, Infostellar empowers satellite operators to improve the quality of their service and expand potential business. Founded in 2016, Infostellar is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit https://www.infostellar.net/.” social=”Twitter,https://twitter.com/infostellar_inc,Facebook,https://www.facebook.com/infostellar.inc,LinkedIn,https://www.linkedin.com/company/infostellar “][/item][item id=”1520319123569-0-6″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3168″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”AeroFarms” description=”An environmental champion, AeroFarms® is leading the way to address the challenges associated with industrial agriculture and food security concerns by building, owning, and operating indoor vertical farms that grow safe, healthy, and flavorful food in a sustainable and socially responsible way. Setting a new standard for totally protected agriculture from seed to package, AeroFarms is fundamentally transforming agriculture by disintermediating the supply chain and bringing commercial farming to the consumer. Using 95% less water and a fraction of the land and resources, the company’s farms can generate yields 390x higher per square foot annually compared to conventional field farming. Since 2004, AeroFarms has built 9 farms, including the world’s largest vertical farm, and aims to construct farms in major cities around the world to meet demand.” social=”Twitter,https://twitter.com/AeroFarms,Facebook,https://www.facebook.com/AeroFarms,Instagram,https://www.instagram.com/AeroFarms,LinkedIn,https://www.linkedin.com/company/aerofarms/ “][/item][item id=”1520319421818-0-5″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3167″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”1366 Technologies” description=”1366 Technologies aims to make solar energy the cheapest form of power the world has ever known. The Company’s Direct Wafer® technology replaces a decades-old solar manufacturing process to make a superior class of silicon wafers, the building blocks of solar panels, at a fraction of today’s cost. These wafers deliver high performance and an unbeatable cost advantage to cell and module manufacturers that seek innovative products without having to make significant investments in new equipment and processes. The company is widely considered one of the most innovative in energy and has been recognized as a CERAWeek IHS Markit Energy Technology Pioneer; a Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer; and one of MIT Technology Review’s “50 Smartest Companies in the World.””][/item][item id=”1520319505821-0-6″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3166″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Gilmour Space Technologies” description=”Adam Gilmour is the CEO & Founder of Gilmour Space Technologies, a new space
company that is pioneering low-cost rocket development and launch in Australia
and Singapore.

Gilmour Space began its rocket program in 2015 with a team of just three engineers,
and within 18 months successfully test launched the first privately developed hybrid
rocket using proprietary 3D printed fuel.

With AUD 5 million (USD 3.8 million) in Series A funding led by Sydney-based
Blackbird Ventures, and R&D grants in Singapore, Gilmour Space plans to launch its
first commercial suborbital sounding rocket in 2019, and its orbital vehicle in 2020.

Before starting his career in space, Adam spent two decades at Citigroup, managing
a US$1.2 billion regional sales business dealing in complex financial products for
institutional and corporate clients. An avid space fan with a deep knowledge of
space propulsion systems, his inspiration for change came when Scaled Composites
won the 2004 X-Prize with SpaceShipOne (demonstrating just how affordable
spaceflight could be).

Today, he is leading a growing team of talented engineers on a mission to develop
and deliver truly low-cost access to space.” social=”Facebook,https://www.facebook.com/gilmourspacetech,Twitter,https://twitter.com/GilmourSpace,Linkedin,https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/6583851/admin/updates”][/item][item id=”1520410024943-0-5″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3173″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Avidbots” description=”Avidbots Corp. vision is to bring robots to everyday life to expand human potential. Its first product is the NEO self-driving floor scrubber, which is widely deployed and trusted by the world’s leading facilities and building service contractors. The Avidbots Neo is currently deployed on 4 continents, servicing some of the world’s leading shopping malls, airports, education facilities, healthcare centers, manufacturing sites, and other commercial spaces where it provides increased productivity, cost reduction, and enhanced cleaning service. As a 100% vertically integrated company headquartered in a 40,000 sq ft operations facility in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada, Avidbots offers comprehensive service and support to customers in Canada, the U.S.A., France, Norway, UAE, Singapore, Japan and Australia. For more information, visit www.avidbots.com.” social=”Twitter,https://twitter.com/Avidbots,Linkedin,http://www.linkedin.com/company/avidbots-corp,Youtube,http://www.youtube.com/user/avidbots”][/item][item id=”1520749842685-0-10″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3180″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”UrbanLogiq” description=”Building Better Communities with Data.

 UrbanLogiq is a Vancouver-based technology Startup that uses machine learning analytics to unlock the value of data trapped in government silos to make urban planning faster, cheaper and more efficient.
” social=”Twitter,https://twitter.com/askang,Linkedin,https://www.linkedin.com/in/askang”][/item][item id=”1520836939993-0-10″ tab_id=”1518605601912-7″ title=”Item”][team_member image_url=”3182″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”UrbanLogiq” description=”Viome offers wellness as a service. Viome’s state-of-the-art proprietary technologies offer unprecedented visibility into the ecosystem of our body to create a unique molecular profile. We identify and quantify all the microorganism in the gut but more importantly, we analyze what they are actually doing.

We apply machine learning to this analysis and make personalized nutritional recommendations to balance the biochemistry and ecosystem inside us.” social=”Twitter,https://twitter.com/myviome,Facebook,https://www.facebook.com/myviome,Instagram,https://www.instagram.com/myviome,Website,http://www.viome.com”][/item][/carousel][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” top_padding=”8%” bottom_padding=”6%” text_align=”left” el_id=”singularity”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][split_line_heading]

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