Chris, a designer and computer programmer, asks how computers will change your life, and what happens when technology and genetics collide. The answers are complex and we may not want to know them. His talk created more debate in the canteen than almost any other.Read More
Wilson considers the importance of products that change our environment and the way we move within it. Where the car shaped the 20th Century, screens are shaping the 21st Century. But where next?Read More
What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.Read More
The reason a patient knows best is because they are the only one who goes to all the consultations. So Mohammad has come up with a simple program to a patient can access their health records.Read More
Zach makes robots that make things. He is an early pioneer of 3D printers. A technology that will change how we make things. Zach talks about how we love making things. He believes that we all love to make things.Read More
Kickstarter is a platform that has changed how ideas are funded for artists, designers, filmmakers, explorers and the like. Perry Chen talks about how and why it all started. Great talk. Big Idea.Read More
Can our homes and offices be more intelligent? And if they become so, will they save energy? Markus believes they can do both. And his wireless technology can do it.Read More
Can David beat Goliath? Can a car be designed by a community? Can a crowd beat a corporation? Can the time it takes to make a car be halved? Jay thinks they can.Read More
Our world is changing fast. Euan is a master storyteller that turns the complex world of social networking into something we can all understand.Read More
Tom likes to think of the internet as the virtual shed at the bottom of his non-existent garden. From there he tries to delight and disrupts in equal measure.Read More
Andrew Reason is reinventing the washing machine. It uses less energy, less water and costs less to run.
His machine automatically weighs the washing, then dispenses the right amount of water, detergent and fabric softener, cutting down on waste.
Kilo for kilo it uses 30% less electricity for a standard cotton wash compared to a typical A-rated European machine.Read More
Why invent? Art is pleasure, invention’s treasure
Trevor discusses the difficulties he had in getting my Clockwork Radio taken seriously as a product and the obstacles he faced taking it to market, illustrating the problems many inventors have in bringing their ideas to the attention of others and their attempts at commercial success.
But most of all, he encourages and inspires us to think creatively or ‘outside the box.’Read More
John has been involved in a number of social ventures over the last 20 years. He explains how they are always a mixture of love (social purpose) and greed (capital, investment, equity and personal ambition), putting it this way allows John to make it clear that there is an inbuilt conflict at the heart of every such venture.Read More