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TEDxBerlinSalon Moon Shot
How do you solve a problem that is bigger than you? Perhaps even larger than life? Take a Moon Shot and come up with an ambitious, innovative and unexpected idea to solve it. Find a ground-breaking solution that might seem crazy at first, and prove your point.
Innovators and entrepreneurs from around the globe have been working on Moon Shot ideas for hundreds of years. They love the challenge of the difficult or seemingly impossible and the potential to have an impact on people’s lives.
So what is the next big thing? What are the radical and exciting technological ideas for the future? And who are the people trying to tackle them? Our world today is shaped by people with new and fresh ideas. Join us at the upcoming TEDxBerlinSalon on September 3rd to meet them.
Daniel Lachmann was born in West Berlin and commuted in his early childhood between the GDR and West Germany, always fascinated by diametrically opposed social orders. After studying economics in Berlin and Chinese as a foreign language in Beijing, he built ventures by himself as well as for corporates – among them a Fortune 500 company. Today he is an entrepreneur and consultant who has never stopped exploring the depths of the Chinese tech scene after he founded his first Chinese startup in Beijing 2011. With the hectoring rise of China as a technological and political world superpower, Daniel considers himself to be on a once-in-a-lifetime-mission: helping European entrepreneurs and large international corporations to unlock their potential for innovation in order to keep a seat at the global economic table. A table that is becoming increasingly tight, even for German companies.
With a university background in physics and Computer Science, Mads Wilson has for the past 20 years worked in the marketing and IT industry, and first hand experienced the possibilities of the technological revolution related to computing power and embedded devices. Since 2013 Mads has been a part of the team of largely self taught rocket scientist in Copenhagen Suborbitals - the world's only amateur organization that is trying to put a human into space. For Mads this goal has been a lifelong dream and the ultimate challenge. Rockets are the most advanced machines there is, and putting a human being aboard one is a task only accomplished by governments with huge budgets. However times are changing, and off the shelf technology can today be utilized by ordinary people to reach space.
Dhairya Dand is an award winning inventor and artist who runs ODD Industries a futurist factory+lab in NYC. His work investigates the human body as a medium for computation, new materials as a tool to embody interactions and design as a vehicle for mindfulness. Past inventions include: bio reactive architecture, elastic computer screens, shape changing gadgets, shoes that tickle and guide, alcohol aware ice cubes, synthetic muscles, programmable hair, emotionally intelligent flowers, sensory apparatus for music learning and educational toys from eWaste, optically invisible fiber-optics among others. Recent exhibitions at the V&A, Tokyo Design Week, MIT Museum, recognized in the 2015 and 2016 Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list, WIRED Innovation Fellow, INK Fellow, FoST Fellow, ELLE’s ‘Names to know in 2015’, VOGUE’s ‘Cool People’ list, Globe’s ‘Top 25 Innovators’ list. Advisory board of the XPRIZE Foundation, member W3C standards committee. Previously a researcher at MIT Media Lab, amateur geologist in Saudi, toy designer in Singapore, sensory researcher in Tokyo, political activist in Bombay, MIT Media Lab alumnus.
More Speakers will be announced soon!
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS OF TEDxBERLINSALON "Moon Shot"!
Partners of TEDxBerlinSalon are companies that believe in "ideas worth spreading" and that are innovating examples for their industry as well as for society. If you want a chance to connect to a world wide network of thinkers and do-ers, a chance to show that you care, that your company supports the biggest and boldest ideas in Germany, please contact Angela (email@example.com) and partner up with us for upcoming TEDxBerlin events.