Summit Europe, November 2013

What is Summit Europe?

Singularity University will convene thought leaders and breakthrough companies to explore exponential technologies and their impact on business and policy.

The Singularity University (SU) Summit Europe will bring the best of the SU classroom: showcasing what has changed in the world of exponential technology and what companies have emerged from SU Labs over the last 12 months.

The Summit Europe introduces leaders and policy makers to Singularity University and the themes of accelerating change, to understand how emerging technologies will impact their industry and regulatory environment.

The very first Summit will be held in Budapest, Hungary on November 15-16, 2013.

Find out more here:

Executive Program, Oct 2013

Singularity University’s Executive Program (EP) informs, educates, and prepares executives to recognize the growth opportunities and disruptive influences of exponentially growing technologies and how these key fields can affect their careers, companies, and industries in the years to come. The Executive Program is offered in a 7- day program, and also private, custom designed programs for decision-makers, strategists, CEOs, CTOs, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, and government leaders – anyone thinking about or planning for how future technologies will affect their companies and their industries. Learn more:

GSP Opening Ceremony June 17, 2013

Opening Ceremony

Please join Singularity University in welcoming the new 2013 Global Solutions Program students!

The class of 2013 are some of the best and brightest from around the world and this summer will forever alter the course of their lives. View the current roster of students here, and meet the new class in person June 17th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California!

Tickets will be available at the door.


4:30pm Registration
5:30pm Presentations and Keynote

– Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder, Singularity University
– Peter Diamandis, Co-founder, Singularity University
– Regina Dugan, VP, Motorola

7:30pm Reception & Dinner

Now in its fifth year, Singularity University’s GSP alum now number 280 from 70 countries. View the class here, and help us celebrate the launch of the 2013 Global Solutions Program!

Read the full listing of our Global Impact Competition winners here:

More info about the program:

For 10 weeks this summer, 80 graduate and post-graduate level innovators, researchers, NGO leaders, and entrepreneurs from 36 countries will come to Singularity University (SU) in Silicon Valley to change our world. As participants in the 2013 Global Solutions Program (GSP13), they will be immersed in an unparalleled learning environment focused on identifying and using rapidly accelerating technologies to find solutions focused on humanity’s Grand Challenges: Energy, Food, Water, Environment, Security, Poverty, Global Health, and Education. At the end of the 10-week program, SU student teams will develop 10⁹+ Team Projects with the mission of positively impacting the lives of a billion people in the next 10 years.

Singularity University’s GSP program brings together a diverse group of the most accomplished experts in academics, science, technology, business, and government with the top graduate and post-graduate level innovators, researchers, NGO and entrepreneurial leaders from around the globe. GSP13 begins June 16 and runs through August 26, at Singularity University’s campus at NASA Research Park, Moffett Field, Calif.

Five Years of Impact Alumni Weekend





What: Fifth Anniversary Celebration
Where: Mountain View Computer History Museum
When: August 24, 2013 (Pacific Time)
· 4:00-5:00 PM: Innovation Showcase-GSP13 Team Projects
· 5:00 -8:00 PM: Presentations & Keynotes
· 8:00 – 9:00 PM: 2013 GSP Innovation Showcase
· 9:00 PM: Dinner & Presentation of First Global Grand Challenge Award

The evening program will include a keynote by Founder, Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, presentations and a showcase of Team Projects – exponential technology demonstrations from the 2013 Global Solutions Program (GSP13) Class.

Additionally, SU will launch the first annual Global Grand Challenge Impact Award to honor the person or team who has most significantly contributed to solving Humanity’s Greatest Challenges through the use of exponential technologies. The goal of the award is to inspire youth, technologists, entrepreneurs and investors to support the vision of Singularity University – to improve the lives of a billion people within a decade. Nominees and the winner of the first Global Grand Challenge Impact Award will be announced on the evening of August 24.

Singularity University was established five years ago by Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Founder and Chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation, and Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google and acclaimed futurist, author and inventor, as a new type of post-graduate and executive education – one without grades, degrees or accredited curriculum. Instead, SU offers a unique interdisciplinary, international and intercultural experience that educates and challenges its participants to use transformative, exponential technologies to address humanity’s greatest challenges.

Since 2009, SU has hosted more than 2,000 participants from over 80 countries and now includes an incubator of 22 startup companies, called SU Labs – many transitioning from GSP Team Projects. In addition to the summer GSP program, SU offers Executive Programs and other customized programs throughout the year, including the well acclaimed Exponential Medicine and Summit on the Future of Exponential Technologies. SU programs are led by a world-class faculty of innovative and successful experts in the fields of AI & Robotics, Medicine & Neuroscience, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Nanotechnology, Energy & Environment and Design.

2013 Global Solutions Program (GSP) 10⁹+ Team Projects
The August 24 event will include a showcase of technologies from the GSP class of 2013 – 80 participants from 36 countries. Each summer, SU brings together a diverse group of the most talented experts in science, technology, business, academics with the top graduate and post-graduate level innovators, researchers, and entrepreneurs for an intense 10-week experience that culminates with GSP Team Projects aimed at using rapidly advancing technologies to create solutions for Humanity’s Grand Challenges: energy, water, food, poverty, security, medicine and healthcare and exploration.

GSP13 Team Projects to be on display at the Computer History Museum during the August 24 event include:

· Portable Rapid Detection Test for Malaria
· Rechargeable drones for Agricultural monitoring
· Low cost detection of cancer using microRNA detection
· Low-cost, rapid DNA Stitching
· New platform for Online Education
· Using DVD technology for portable low-cost blood tests
· Organic Silicon from rice husks
· Innovation Lab on wheels
· Real Meat production from DNA

Dates: August 23 – August 24, 2013

Location and Venue
Building 1583C, NASA Research Park, Moffett Field
Computer History Museum, Mountain View

Pricing for SU Alumni and Community
Early Bird until July 31st: Weekend attendance fee of $299
After July 31st: Weekend attendance fee of $350

*NB: These attendance fees do not cover the costs of the weekend. Please consider sponsoring another Alumnus for whom these fees may be prohibitive, or making a contribution to the Singularity University Student Scholarship Fund. Please email us: [email protected]

Weekend Highlights:

  • Reunite with your SU classmates
  • Meet Alumni from all of SU’s programs including GSP’s, EP’s, Exponential Medicine, and industry specific programming
  • Exponential Updates and Breakthroughts from SU Core Faculty
  • New Alumni Network Reveal
  • Overviews of SU’s Exponential Growth via Global Challenge Competitions and Programs, SU Incubator Companies, SU Labs, and the SynBio LaunchPad
  • Lightning Talks from your fellow Alumni
  • Networking events and Mentorship Matching Sessions

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Do I need to pay the whole Alumni Weekend registration fee if I am only coming to the reunion for 1 or 2 days?

Yes. The Alumni Weekend Registration fee does not cover the costs involved for the dedicated venue, food, social activities, and program administration for the weekend. This is a minimum contribution we are asking from all participating alumni.


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Community Launch Week

From 9 AM on August 19 to midday August 22, we will host this SU community event focused on preparing GSP13 projects for launch and creating your own new startups. We are inviting the entire SU community to this event to include all past and present SU partners, faculty, staff, and participants in the GSP, EP and Exponential Medicine programs. Launch Week is a community collaboration to advise, prepare, and contribute to the success of GSP 13 projects and also, help to create your own new projects, all aimed at solving Global Grand Challenges. Price $60 per day including meals. Tickets are first come first serve and may sell out. Event to take place in the SU classroom from 9 AM to 8 PM Monday through Wednesday and from 9 AM to 2 PM on Thursday.