Who should attend
- A corporate or government executive leading transformation or disruption in their organization.
- Owners, executives and innovation leaders of SMEs who want to shape their companies using accelerating technologies.
- Innovators and entrepreneurs who want to shape a positive and bright future.
About the course
The SingularityU Benelux Executive Program is an exclusive and immersive program that is limited to 50 executives and top influencers who want to become the Future Leaders and create the future of their organization in a world driven by exponential growth.
The program will take place in Eindhoven – the Design and Tech capital of the Netherlands. We will combine inspirational speakers, engaging workshops and intriguing site visits. In our unique classroom setting we’ll introduce you to the latest innovations and developments in exponential technologies and challenge you to think about changing the future by exploring moonshot ideas to solve humanity’s biggest challenges.
During the program you will
Begin your journey towards becoming an exponential leader.
With technological developments accelerating quickly, we need to learn how to deal with these changes, how this impacts us as human beings. Gain insights into how to unlock your true potential and embrace a new skillset, toolset and mindset that inspires and empowers both the individual and the organization, to adapt and evolve.
Learn about current and state of the art exponential technologies.
Your view of what the future holds will permanently shift after your exposure to exponential technologies. You’ll start to see how technology can unlock solutions that will change the world and your future.
Understand the power of moonshot thinking and the potential to impact 1 billion people.
The Global Grand Challenges (GGCs) are worldwide problems too big to ignore. To solve these challenges requires the same kind of extraordinary “moonshot” thinking that took humanity to the moon – the belief that we can achieve anything that can be imagined and knowing this can be realized through the application of new technology.
Discover new tools and skills to translate your new knowledge into action.
Tools for integrating these concepts within your organization are at the core of the program: lean startup processes, DIY tools, rapid prototyping, future forecasting and scenario based reasoning, unlocking human potential, and open source approaches to innovation.
Become inspired by examples of how people are using exponential technology to solve global grand challenges.
Domain experts and renowned speakers will share case-studies about businesses that have already set an example that solving the Global Grand Challenges also makes good business sense. Triple bottom line thinking.
Develop a step-by-step action plan to scale your impact.
In a mixture of lectures, workshops, site-visits, informal evening discussions, pitch sessions, and free time in the innovation hub, you will radically shift your perspective on the future and your ability to leverage new technologies in a highly competitive world.
Who will you meet?
You will be part of a cohort of 50 dynamic leaders and changemakers who will deepen your understanding and broaden your perspective of our changing world. Each cohort attracts CEOs, CTOs, R&D leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, regulators, and thought leaders.
Together with our partners we will provide you an immersive experience both during the day program and in the evening.
Maarten Steinbuch (1960) is Distinguished University Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. He received the M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. Degree from Delft University of Technology, in 1984 and 1989 resp. From 1987-1998 he was with Philips Research Labs., Eindhoven as a Member of the Scientifi...
Carlo van de Weijer (1966) has a Master degree in Mechanical Engineer from the University of Technology in Eindhoven and a PhD degree with honors from Technical University in Graz. He started his career in 1990 at TNO Automotive, moved to SiemensVDO in 2001 to head the Eindhoven automotive naviga...
Kris Verburgh is a medical doctor and author researching aging and longevity. He is an expert on the future of medicine and biotechnology. He studies how new technologies will disrupt medicine, health(care) and our lifespans, which trends and paradigm shifts in the medical field are happening, an...
Nell Watson is an engineer, entrepreneur, and futurist thinker who grew up in Northern Ireland. She has a longstanding interest in the philosophy of technology, and how extensions of human capacity drive emerging social trends. Nell lectures globally on Machine Intelligence, AI philosophy, Human-...
Aaike van Vugt has a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology. He is the co-founder of VSParticle, aiming to help research and industry in the production of inorganic nanoparticles with the goal to help researchers in the fundamental development of new produ...
Deborah is a part-time professor of Strategic Design for Technology-based Innovation at the Delft University of Technology, faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. She acts at the crossroads of Technology, Business and Psychology, sharing her deep understanding of how and why new technologies f...
Eva Gladek is the founder and CEO of Metabolic, a consulting, research, and venture building firm focused on tackling global sustainability challenges and advancing a circular economy. Eva founded Metabolic in 2012 with the mission of transitioning the global economy to a fundamentally sustainabl...
Jasper Bloemen, co-founder of GLIMPS. Jasper was trained as bio-engineer and obtained his PhD in global change ecology, before moving to the field of biodesign and biofabrication. When he became a member of the open biolab Reagent and co-founded science education non profit Ekoli, he started to...
Dr. ir. Nadine Bongaerts graduated summa cum laude from her Ph.D. in synthetic biology that she completed at the National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and CRI in Paris. During her thesis research, she developed faster and cheaper methods based on the genetic modification of ...
Parneet Pal is a Harvard-trained physician working at the intersection of lifestyle medicine, technology and behavior change. She is currently the Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs, a San Francisco based company solving for stress, loneliness, burnout and anxiety in the workplace, using the sc...
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