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Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2013


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The Top Ten emerging technologies from the World Economic Forum. Presentation given by Tim Harper at the Buy Yorkshire conference 2013

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2013

  1. 1. Top-10 EmergingTechnologies 2013Tim HarperCientifica / World Economic Forum GAC-ET
  2. 2. Global Agenda Council onEmerging TechnologiesDefinition of Emergingtechnologies•Technologies which arise from new knowledge, or the innovativeapplication of existing knowledge•Those that lead to the rapid development of new capabilities•Those that are projected to have significant systemic and long-lasting economic, social and political impacts•Those that create new opportunities for and challenges toaddressing global issues•Technologies that have the potential to disrupt or create entireindustries
  3. 3. Global Agenda Council onEmerging TechnologiesCouncil Members• Sir David King (Chair): Founding Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford;Senior Science Adviser, UBS; Director, Cambridge Kaspakas; Chancellor, University of Liverpool, UK• Noubar Afeyan (Vice-chair): Senior Lecturer, MIT; Visiting Scholar, Wyss Institute for Biologically InspiredEngineering, Harvard University; CEO, Flagship Ventures• Nayef Al-Rodhan: Senior Member, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford; Director, Geopolitics ofGlobalisation and Transnational Security Programme, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva• Angela Belcher: Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, MIT• Jeffrey Carbeck: Subject Matter Expert, Advanced Materials, Deloitte Consulting; founding Chief TechnologyOfficer, MC10 Inc• Javier Garcia-Martinez: Professor of Chemistry and Director, Nanotechnology Molecular Laboratory, Universityof Alicante, Spain; Co-Founder, Rive Technology• Michael Grätzel: Professor, Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne,Switzerland• Julia Greer: Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Mechanics, California Institute of Technology• Clare Grey: Professor of Chemistry, University of Cambridge and Stony Brook University• Tim Harper: CEO and President, Cientifica Ltd; Technology advisor to European Commission, Austria andSingapore• Hu Zhijian: Secretary-General of the CPC, Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development,Ministry of Science and Technology of the Peoples Republic of China• Mark Lynas: Writer on climate change and environment; Visiting Research Associate, School of Geography andthe Environment, University of Oxford• Kiyoshi Matsuda: Chief Innovation Officer, Corporate Strategy Office, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation• Andrew Maynard: Director, Risk Science Center, University of Michigan• James Wilsdon: Professor of Science and Democracy, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UK
  4. 4. Global Agenda Council onEmerging TechnologiesTop-10 EmergingTechnologies 2013 -Objectives• Identify 10 emerging technological trends that have a realisticpotential of addressing global challenges.• Increase awareness about the transformative power and thepromise of emerging technologies.• By increasing the attention around these technologies, helpsome of them move faster from an R&D phase to beingcommercialised.• Have a positive influence on public perception issues regardingthe unknown technologies’ potential and effects.• By affecting public perception, provide incentives for policy-makers to create regulatory frameworks that will facilitate thescaling of these new technologies.
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