(Very) Near Future Possibilities: Creating The Breeding Ground For Innovation

Startup Week Bangkok 2019 • Bangkok, Thailand


Jennifer Katanyoutanant

Founder - Made In Asia

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Talk summary

The world is changing at breakneck speed, which means industries must change with it. How can scientists, companies, and society stay ahead of the innovation cycle to grow industries that address our biggest problems?

David Locke, Director of Prize Operations at XPRIZE, an organization that brings about "radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity" through incentivized competition. David is responsible for fostering high-profile competitions that motivate individuals, companies, and organizations across all disciplines to develop innovative ideas and technologies that can help solve the grand challenges of our time.

During this fireside chat, David will discuss some of the latest advancements being explored in Telexistence and Robotic Avatar technologies via the ANA Avatar XPRIZE, commercial space exploration via the Google Lunar XPRIZE as well as other emerging and how competitions work as innovation levers that bring us closer to a better, safer, more sustainable world.

About this talk


Fireside chat


On July 30th, 2019


Startup Week Bangkok 2019 (go to website)


Bangkok, Thailand

Audience size

In front of 100 people