Face New Challenges of the Globalized World with Singularity University

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Participate in the Global Impact Competition and win a full scholarship worth 25K$ to attend Singularity University Graduate program.

Learn more about Singularity University and its values from the TED talks of its founders, Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil:

http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_diamandis_abundance_is_our_future.html
http://www.ted.com/talks/ray_kurzweil_announces_singularity_university.html

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Face New Challenges of the Globalized World with Singularity University

  1. 1. Graduate Studies ProgramSingularity UniversityFounding Conference
  2. 2. September 2008 Founding ConferenceSU Founding Meeting @ NASA Ames - Sept 2008; 50 leaders from the Bay Area
  3. 3. Larry Page – Go Big Observation - many of our grand challenges are rooted in accelerating factors
  4. 4. FoundersSingularity University was foundedin Sept 2008 by Drs. Ray Kurzweil& Peter Diamandis
  5. 5. Mission Our mission is to assemble, educate and inspire a new generation of leaders who strive to understand and facilitateDisruptiveStress/ the development ofOpportunity exponentially advancing technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges
  6. 6. Educational Programs Graduate Studies Program 10 Weeks •1x per year, 80 Rising Leaders, Focus on Team ProjectsExecutive Programs •Multiplex per year, 60-80 Participants 7 Days •For established Business, policy leaders, entrepreneurs FutureMed •1x per year, 60-80 Participants 5 Days •Focus on Future of Medicine and BiotechFuture Security •1x per year, 60-80 Participants 3-5 Days •Focus on Future of Info and Personal Security Custom •Multiplex per year, XXX ParticipantsPrograms 1 -3 Days •Tailored for specific organization (corporate, government, etc.)
  7. 7. Graduate Studies Program Singularity UniversityGraduate Studies Program NASA Research Park
  8. 8. GSP Academic TracksTechnology Tracks Application Tracks• Artificial Intelligence & Robotics • Energy &• Nanotechnology & Digital Fabrication Environmental Systems• Networks & Computing Systems • Space & Physical• Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Sciences• Medicine & NeuroscienceResource/Mgmt Tracks• Futures Studies & Forecasting• Policy, Law & Ethics• Design• Finance & Economics• Entrepreneurship
  9. 9. Examples of Advisory Faculty & Speakers Other Notable: •Sebastian Thrun, Stanford AI, GoogleX; Founder – Udacity •Saul Griffith, PhD, Eyeglasses, Squid Labs, Instructables.com, Makani Power •Dan Kammen, PhD – Lead Author, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize-winning IPCC report; Faculty, UC Berkeley •Bob Metcalfe, PhD, Founder, 3Com; co- inventor of Ethernet •Chris DiBona, Open Source ProgramVint Cerf Will Wright George Smoot, Dean Kamen Manager, Google Inc. Creator – SimCity, PhD •Larry Smarr, PhD, California Inst. forChief Internet Inventor, Spore; Founder, Telecom & ITEvangelist, Google UC Berkeley; 2006 Founder DEKA Maxis (EA) •Chris deCharms, PhD, Founder Nobel Prize in Omneruon Physics •Tim Ferriss, Author- 4-hour WorkweekSonia Arrison Aubrey de Grey, PhD Tina Seelig Justin Rattner Yvonne Cagel, Craig VenterSenior Fellow, Pacific Chairman & CSO, Exec Dir Stanford CTO, Intel Labs M.D. Founder, CEOResearch Institute SENS Foundation Tech Ventures Astronaut, Colonel- Synthetic Genomics USAF
  10. 10. Track ChairsDan Barry, MD Neil Jacobstein Daniel Kraft, MD Ralph Merkle, PhD Brad Templeton Raymond McCauley(Space; AI, (AI, Robotics) (Medicine) (Nanotechnology) (Computer & (Biotechnology)Robotics) AI CEO, Visiting Stem cell Biology, Inst. for Molecular Networks) CSO-Genomera;NASA astronaut; Scholar Stanford Stanford Manufacturing Chairman EFF Founder -Head of Faculty BioCurious Andrew Hessel Robert Freitas Marc Goodman David S. Rose Gregg Maryniak Jonathan Knowles (Biotechnology) (Nanotechnology) (Policy Law & (Finance) (Energy) (Design) Co-Founder Pink Inst for Molecular Ethics) CEO Gust, Chair Founding Exec. Senior Advisor Army Cooperative Manufacturing Futurist for FBI NY Angels Dir XPrize Found. Autodesk; Apple
  11. 11. Who are the students? GSP Admissions Criteria: • Extraordinary Brilliance • Proven entrepreneurs with proven successes GSP’11 Class Photo • Proven interest in the world’s “grand challenges” • Graduate/post-Grad level • Average age: 30GSP-2010: 80 Students / 35 countries
  12. 12. Student Selection CriteriaThree primary Selection Criteria for students:Top in their field Demonstrated Passionate about academically Entrepreneurs/Leaders Grand Challenges GSP-2010: 80 Students / 35 countries
  13. 13. Innovation Engine10 Week Program phases:
  14. 14. Larry Page – Google “If I were a student, this is where I’d want to be” - Larry Page 24 24
  15. 15. GIC Singularity UniversityGlobal Impact Competition
  16. 16. Change the WorldGIC2012 CEE&SEE summary: 250 000 technology students reached in 6 countries 60+ press appearances (online and print) in 6 countries 50+ project applications from 8 countries $85 000 worth of awards for the 6 finalist from 4 countries 3 acceptances to SU GSP12 from 3 countries (Pl, Hu, Bg)
  17. 17. SU CEE Impact Competition“To win the chance to attend SU and work on projectsto impact a billion people, come up with an idea thatwould impact 1 million people within 3 years... andstart implementing it”. Winner – receives full scholarship to attend SU $25k 2nd Place - $15k to implement project 3rd Place - $10k to implement project 4th Place - $5k to implement project Top 3 finalists will also receive $10k worth 3 of software from Autodesk
  18. 18. The regional SU GIC 2013 covers 10+ countries in CEE&SEE With the help of 50+ SU Ambassadors, SU alumni, and networking partners (Corporations, VCs, Angels, Incubators, R&D centers, Universities, Gov. Institutions, etc.) we could potentially reach 1 million innovators in 10+ countries
  19. 19. Competition finals for CEE&SEE on 14:00 P.M. April 12, 2013 BUDAPEST
  20. 20. More info at www.sucee.eu Csaba Szabó Singularity University Emissary M: +36 20 379 9610 E: csaba.szabo@singularityu.orgNot for Duplication/Distribution | Copyright Salim Ismail | 2009-2011

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