"16 ways to change the world" - How to Academy & Oxford Martin School Conference

Past Event

02 December 2014, 10:30am - 6:30pm


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The How To Academy in partnership with the Oxford Martin School and the Weizmann Institute of Science bring you the “How To change the World” Conference

Meet the men and women who will change the world.

Moderated by Matthew Taylor, the Chief Executive of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), and featuring 16 world class scientists and technologists from the Oxford Martin School, Cambridge University, Imperial College and the Weizmann Institute, with a keynote talk on the Future by Professor Ian Goldin from the Oxford Martin School.


  • The Future: Professor Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School
  • Cyber Security: Professor Sadie Creese, Director, The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre
  • Geoengineering: Tim Kruger, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Geoengineering Programme, Oxford Martin School
  • Nanotechnology: Dr Sonia Trigueros, Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Nanotechnology
  • M:Health: Dr David Clifton, Royal Academy of Engineering University Fellow, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford
  • Hybrid Air Vehicles: Chris Daniels, Head of Partnerships and Communications, Hybrid Air Vehicles
  • 3D Printing: Professor Bill O'Neill, Professor of Laser Engineering, Department of Engineering, Cambridge University
  • Personal Nutrition: Dr Eran Elinav, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Graphene: Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan, Lecturer in Nanomaterials, University of Manchester
  • Invisibility: Dr Ulf Leonhardt, Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Smart Homes: Sebastian Conran, Creative Principal, Sebastian Conran Associates
  • Future of Transport and Energy Storage: Dr Greg Offer, EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College
  • Neurotechnology: Dr Aldo Faisal, Senior Lecturer in Neurotechnology jointly at the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Computing, Imperial College London
  • Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine: Professor Molly Stevens, Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine and the Research Director for Biomedical Material Sciences, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College
  • Urban Energy Systems: Professor Nilay Shah, Director, Centre for Process Systems Engineering (CPSE) and co-director, Urban Energy Systems project, Imperial College London
  • Flying Cars: Martin Bruncko, AeroMobil

Venue: Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS UK

To book a ticket click the link on the right and scroll to the end of the page - Tickets

Tickets are:

  • Early bird price £95 (this promotion has now ended)
  • Standard price £149
    (incl. VAT)
  • Balcony tickets £60