Tuesday 12 March

9.00am   WELCOME          

Welcome by Chair – Professor Dame Ann Dowling, Head of the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Welcome Address by Sir John Parker, President, the Royal Academy of Engineering with responses from Professor C. D. Mote, Jr., Officer and President-nominee, US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and Dr Jian Song, Honorary Chairman, Governing Board of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)


  Dr Craig Venter – Founder, the J. Craig Venter Institute

10.10am   Break


Professor Jeffrey Sachs – Director,  the Earth Institute, Columbia University

Allard Castelein – Vice President Environment, Royal Dutch Shell plc

Professor Angela Belcher – Professor of Energy in Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, MIT

John LoughheadExecutive Director, UK Energy Research Centre

Professor Calestous Juma – Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School

12.25pm    Lunch    

1.50pm   HEALTH                                                  

Dr Robert Langer – David H. Koch Institute Professor, MIT

Dr Frances Arnold – Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry, Caltech

Professor Qimin Zhan – Vice President, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences      

Dr Rebecca Richards-Kortum, – Director, Rice 360°: Institute for Global Health    Technology

Professor Ara Darzi – Professor of Surgery, Imperial College London  

3.20pm    Break            

3.45pm     EDUCATION

Professor John Hennessy – President, Stanford University

Professor Dame Ann Dowling Head of the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Dean Kamen – Founder, FIRST

Robert Matheson – Principal, STEM Early College High School

Professor Chris Wise -Co-founder, Expedition Engineering and Professor of Civil Engineering Design, University College London

5.30pm   Reception for all  

Wednesday 13 March

9.00am    Introduction

9.05am    ENRICHING LIFE  

Professor Neil Gershenfeld Director, Centre for Bits and Atoms, MIT

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg – Design Fellow on Synthetic Aesthetics, Stanford University and University of Edinburgh

Professor Helen Storey – Co-founder, Catalytic Clothing, and Professor of Fashion and Science, University of the Arts London (LCF at Centre for Sustainable Fashion)

Eric Brown – Director, Watson Technologies, IBM Research

10.35am    Break     


Dr Mike Lynch – Founder, Invoke Capital

Dr Margaret Anne Craig – Chief Executive Officer, Clyde Biosciences

Dr Regina E. Dugan – Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP), Motorola Mobility

Professor Andy Hopper – President, IET and Head of the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Andrew Simms – Fellow, New Economics Foundation

12.40pm   Lunch


Jo da Silva – Director of International Development, Arup

Professor Robert Mair – Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cambridge

Professor Jianyun Zhang – President, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute

Bran Ferren – Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Applied Minds

Dr Paul Golby – Chair, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Non-executive Director, National Grid

3.30pm   Break


Bill GatesCo-chair and Trustee, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

4.30pm  NEXT STEPS

5.30pm  End



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