Friday, February 15, 2019
3:45 PM
4:30 PM

How to leverage IP in your strategy?

Business
Deeptech Academy Stage
Panel
  • Charlotta Ljungdahl (Air Liquide)
Thursday, March 14, 2019
10:00 AM
10:45 AM

Accelerating the European Deeptech Ecosystem

Entrepreneurship
Deeptech Academy Stage
Panel
  • Markus Larsson (PARC)
  • Frans Nauta (Climate Launchpad)
  • Nettra Pan (EPFL)
  • Pablo Rodriguez (Alpha )
  • Markus Larsson (PARC)
10:00 AM
11:00 AM

Challenge Finals - Energy

Skypull - Storelectric - Membrasenz - Print-Solar Technologies - EnergyNova - Coreshell
Energy
Challenge Stage
Startup pitching
10:15 AM
10:35 AM

The Future of Mars Exploration

Mars is the next destination for humans, but there are still some big challenges to overcome to get there. One of the most challenging aspects of Mars missions is the safe landing on the surface—from an initial entry speed of 30,000 miles per hour to a soft touchdown. During the descent to the surface, robots and, eventually, people are protected from extreme temperatures and G-forces by complexly engineered systems. On the surface, future explorers must be able to survive radiation and low pressures, with only the limited resources they can bring along. This talk will discuss the motivation for Mars exploration and how engineering challenges are tackled with computational modelling, cutting-edge technologies, and out-of-the-box thinking. Engineering the Red Planet is the key to our future and to understanding our past.
New Space
Main Stage
Keynote
  • Anita Sengupta ( Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX))
10:35 AM
10:55 AM

Why is ion propulsion the next big thing for satellites?

How can we create cheaper, cleaner, smaller propusion systems for the thousands of nanosats cruising over our head? The answer is simple: electricity! Constellations of nanosats are currently cruising above our heards. Those small devices needs propulsion to navigate and fullfill their missions. Yet thrusters are often heavy, toxic and are relying too much on fuel. Accion systems built the next-generation ion thruster and it's as tiny as the nanosats themselves!
New SpaceEnergy
Main Stage
Keynote
  • Louis Perna (Accion Systems)
10:45 AM
11:30 AM

Reverse Picthing: Incubate and Accelerate!

Entrepreneurship
Deeptech Academy Stage
Reverse pitching
  • Benjamin Joffe (Hax)
  • Jun Axup (IndieBio)
11:00 AM
12:00 PM

Challenge Finals - New Materials

Lumendo - VivaVax - ThinAir Water - Dekko Technologies - Aster - Soundskrit - Mantis Composites
New Materials
Challenge Stage
Startup pitching
11:00 AM
11:20 AM

Giving autonomous cars super-human reflexes

Autonomous cars are under intense scrutiny. Engineers know that they have zero room for error. Ethics and trolley problems are now common questions as we imagine (and begin to see) autonomous vehicles roaming around our cities' streets. But what if we could make their inner workings more human-like? What if we could give them reflexes?
New Mobility
Main Stage
Keynote
  • Raul Bravo (Dibotics)
11:20 AM
11:40 AM

Mobility shaping cities and vice-versa?

From the checkerboard plan and right-angled intersections to the sineous small streets of old cities, our vision of our urban environment is inherently linked to our means of transports. As autonomous vehicles and free floating are popping up everywhere, as the slow exodus from the countryside to cities lasts, we are faced with a conundrum. Should we still shape our cities around our transportation or should we try it the other way around?
New Mobility
Main Stage
Keynote
11:45 AM
12:15 PM

Meet the Incubators

Entrepreneurship
Meetup Room
Other
1:00 PM
2:00 PM

Challenge Finals - Food, Agriculture & Environment

Fauna Photonics - Kabadiwalla Connect - Uravu Labs - EarthSense - Spectra Plasmonics - GreenBlu - UV Boosting
Food & AgricultureEnvironment
Challenge Stage
Startup pitching
1:00 PM
1:20 PM

Deeptech, a tool for good?

Hello Tomorrow and Fifty years have something in common: we believe that technology has the potential to solve the big problems of tomorrow. This problem-solving potential has never been greater. So, new world, new solutions, new way of doing business?
Business
Deeptech Academy Stage
Keynote
  • Seth Bannon (Fifty years)
1:10 PM
1:30 PM

Getting intimate with our oceans

Head of Tara Expeditions, Romain Troublé, set sails around the globe's oceans to explore their unique biodiversity and adaptability to climate change. Hop on a journey of discovery!
Environment
Main Stage
Keynote
  • Romain Troublé (Tara Expeditions)
1:20 PM
1:40 PM

Give your science a voice

The accurate translation of cutting edge science and engineering will be increasingly dependent on the ability of experts to contextualize their own knowledge with narrative. Scientists and engineers, doctors and physicists, roboticist and programmers need a deep understanding not only of their own research, but of communication frameworks and digital storytelling practices. Nadja Oertelt, science media storyteller and co-founder of Massive Science, will provide a toolkit for science storytelling that prioritizes trust, truth, community, and impact, useful for researchers, journalists, and entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship
Deeptech Academy Stage
Keynote
  • Nadja Oertelt (Massive Science)
1:30 PM
1:50 PM

Towards a greener gold?

Who knew we had so much gold in our pockets? The yellow metal is an integral element of our electronic devices such as cellphones, laptops and so on. Yet only about 30% of it is recycled nowadays, due to toxic or inneficient methods. Seems quite a waste, doesn't it? That's what Euan Doidge thought as well! So, what if we could do more and truly tap into this urban gold mine?
Environment
Main Stage
Keynote
  • Euan Doidge (Imperial College London)
1:40 PM
2:25 PM

Investor Panel - Biotech - Challenges and opportunities

Business
Deeptech Academy Stage
Panel
  • Irina Haivas (Atomico)
  • Jun Axup (IndieBio)
  • Seth Bannon (Fifty years)
1:50 PM
2:10 PM

How close are we to clean fusion energy?

Fusion energy is often seen as a graal as it would provide a virtually limitless pollution-free source of energy. How close are we to this?
EnergyEnvironment
Main Stage
Keynote
  • Bob Mumgaard (Commonwealth Fusion Systems)
2:00 PM
3:00 PM

Challenge Finals - New Space

Enpulsion - Open Cosmos - Fleet Space technologies - Atomos Nuclear and Space - Asgard Space - Space Pharma
New Space
Challenge Stage
Startup pitching
2:25 PM
2:45 PM

Flying towards fossil-fuel freedom?

Everyone has heard of the Solar Impulse aircraft. It was the first plane to do a round-the-world trip using only solar power. Such a prowess was made possible by innovative new materials, shining the light on clean technologies and their potential.
EnergyNew MaterialsEnvironment
Main Stage
Keynote
  • André Borschberg (Solar Impulse)
2:45 PM
3:05 PM

Biofabrication unlocks the power of nature

What if we unlocked the power of nature to totally change the way we build materials? Designed at DNA level and then grown in a lab, and finally assembled to fit exactly our needs, Modern Meadow's collagen protein paves the way towards a more sustainable world.
New Materials
Main Stage
Keynote
  • Andras Forgacs (Modern Meadow)
2:45 PM
3:30 PM

Build a diverse and inclusive company culture right from the start

It's not because you're small that you can't do it right. A inclusive and diverse company culture takes effort right from the start but also can have great beneficial effects on your scale-up and your business. Let's get the conversation going!
Business
Deeptech Academy Stage
Panel
3:00 PM
4:00 PM

Challenge Finals - Aeronautics

Safety Line - Bound4blue - Hionos - 3Du Engineering Solutions - Protium Innovations - AerinX
Aeronautics
Challenge Stage
Startup pitching
3:05 PM
3:25 PM

Is diamond the next silicon?

Lab-grown diamonds have the potential to radically transform electronics, opening the door for fascinating new applications.
New Materials
Main Stage
Keynote
  • Pascal Gallo (LakeDiamond)
3:30 PM
3:50 PM

What every startup And corporate should know about exits

Founders focus on their products and customers but often forget to focus on their ultimate product, their company, and their most likely customer—corporations. In 2018, Benjamin spoke with 50 experts to understand the nature of exits, and how to prepare well on both sides of the table.
Business
Deeptech Academy Stage
Keynote
  • Benjamin Joffe (Hax)
3:40 PM
4:10 PM

Science Fiction or Fictional Science?

From 1984 to Solar punk, Science Fiction forces us to reflect on the world we live in and the one we're building for tomorrow. During this chat, we will explore questions such as: what is the impact of our collective imagination on science? Does SF has a responsibility towards readers? Should it always warn us of the potential danger of technology?
Main Stage
Fireside Chat
  • Anne Charnock
  • Elsa Sotiriadis (The Biofuturist)
3:50 PM
4:10 PM

Making the case for Deeptech

Business
Deeptech Academy Stage
Keynote
  • Ben Kellogg (BWK Public Relations)
4:00 PM
5:00 PM

Challenge Finals - Mobility

HIVE - NiveauUp - Neteera - Carfit - EtaEM - Atomionics
New Mobility
Challenge Stage
Startup pitching
4:10 PM
4:30 PM

Unlocking the power of our soil

As our planet population grows each year, how can we apply artificial intelligence and microbial genomics to increase our food production while providing value to farmers?
Food & Agriculture
Main Stage
Keynote
  • Diane Wu (Trace Genomics)
4:30 PM
5:15 PM

Pushing the frontiers with Open Data and AI

Business
Deeptech Academy Stage
Panel
  • Renaud Allioux (Earthcube)
  • Pierre-Philippe Mathieu (European Space Agency)
  • Romain Troublé (Tara Expeditions)
Friday, March 15, 2019
9:30 AM
10:00 AM

Pionneering Gene-Editing

George Church is probably the most well-known geneticist of our time. And not just because he once wanted to bring the wholly mammoth back or reverse aging in humans (but it sure helped!). A pionneer in gene-editing in the 90s, he's mostly working on getting more and more people to have their genome sequenced. What's next in this field?
Health
Main Stage
Fireside Chat
  • George Church (Harvard)