– Science-enabled sustainability through the lens of business resilience
– How to deploy sustainability technologies for resilience
– What is a resilient company doing in the next ten years?
– Advising large MNCS on what their sustainability report will look like in 2030
– Exploring space is important for us to realize the fragility of Earth
– Mars is not a fall-back option to Earth; Mars’ environment is terrible for human life
– Private space industry: what is it and why is it interesting?
– Satellites: we cannot think about the global economy without satellites
– AI, autonomy, robotics deployment
– Downmass: idea that we might bring things down from space to earth
manufacturing in space that is so unique because of low gravity environment
– What is occurring in space has a material impact on the earth
– Manufacturing in space, mining asteroids, cancer and vaccine development in ISS
– Decarbonizing Mars will help us decarbonize Earth
– Lessons learned from biology in space that can be transplanted to Earth
– Alzheimer’s research, make organs in space and bring them back to Earth
– Extra-terrestrial innovation
Sophie warns against ignoring technologies being developed for the new space race, as they hold huge potential for changing life on earth. In fact, they may hold the keys to solving some of the challenges we have not been able to solve on earth. Experiments on cancer cells are conducted on the ISS, autonomous robots have just landed on Mars, solar sails offer the promise of ‘free’ energy in space. It’s getting very busy in space, feeling sometimes like a cross between the Gold Rush and a giant laboratory. Sophie’s talk will explore how this bustling living lab might change the world.
– Deep tech: gene sequencing, AI, robotics, quantum computing etc
– Virtual and Augmented Realities
– Data and Analytics
– Digital design and IP
– Blockchain and Bitcoin