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SUMMIT 2021

Co-Designing our
Future with Nature

The opportunities presented by developments in deep tech are opening doors to a whole new era. This will be an era defined by the intersection of biology, material science, and nanotechnology; guided by design principles derived from nature; generative solutions driven by computational advancements; and engineering capable of affecting the physical at the atomic level. This is the era of Nature Co-Design.

Watch live on

10th November, Wednesday

 5.20PM - 6.50PM (GMT+8) 

Also available on-demand after.


 

Passes also grant you access to our

Hello Tomorrow Asia Pacific 

Challenge Finals 2021

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SPEAKERS

Massimo Portincaso

Chairman,

Hello Tomorrow

Aaike van Vugt

CEO,

VSPARTICLE

Maurizio Montalti

Co-Founder & Chairman, Mogu

Shara

Ticku

Co-Founder & CEO, C16 Biosciences

Jens

Klein

CEO,

Origin Bio

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Nature
Co-Design:
A Revolution
in the Making

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Massimo Portincaso

Chairman,

Hello Tomorrow

The fourth industrial revolution, brought in on a wave of advanced technologies and machine learning, is already redefining supply chains and business processes. Much less publicised, yet much more disruptive, is the other side of this fourth industrial era – that of nature co-design. This is where biology, material science, and nanotechnology meet to leverage nature’s design principles and manufacturing capabilities at the atomic level. Nature co-design opens entirely new economic lanes of growth while also addressing the challenges entailed by diminishing finite resources and climate change.

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Solving Global Problems by Revolutionising Material Development

Aaike van Vugt

CEO,

VSPARTICLE

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From our earliest ages, mankind has always strived to improve materials - by combining, manipulating, and creating new ones. To accelerate the transition towards a Zero Carbon Age we now need another material era, with even better materials. Advanced technologies are enabling the reduction of development times from 15-20 years

to just 1-2 years today.

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Intelligent
Bio-Materials for a Regenerative
Future

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Maurizio Montalti

Co-Founder & Chairman, Mogu

The understanding and design of function, relationships, and outcomes is central to turning waste into value, to creating new biological processes that generate alternative materials. In nature, nothing disappears. It simply changes shape. With improvements in computation, sensing, and actuation, biology holds incredible potential to transform our material culture. How can we establish and benefit from new dialogues with different worlds?

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An Alternative to Palm Oil Exists

Shara Ticku

Co-Founder & CEO, C16 Biosciences

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Palm oil is one of the most widely used ingredients in the world, but is shrouded by longstanding controversy over its role in deforestation. A more sustainable alternative to palm oil exists - produced in bioreactors, there's better control over the oil’s properties, and with it a more efficient supply chain and full traceability.

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Biology Would Free Manufacturers from Petrochemicals

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Jens

Klein

CEO,

Origin Bio

Fossil fuels are the foundation of countless everyday products ranging from plastics to detergents. To radically alter the world's petrochemical dependency, new raw materials are being created that can serve as drop-in ingredients for a variety of industries. Bioengineers are working with nature to develop synthetic microorganisms that will directly replace petrochemical ingredients without requiring any other changes to a manufacturing process.

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