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Day 1

October 14, 2019
Start at 11:00 AM - End at 10:00 PM
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Networking Lunch and Registration
12:30 PM to 12:40 PM
Opening Session
12:40 PM to 01:00 PM
Bernard Charlès Keynote
01:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Keynote: Lisa Randall, "Seeing the Unseen: Simulation and Theory in Science (and Beyond)"

Lisa Randall will discuss the challenges we humans face in imagining scales very different from our own and will show how various fields of science have tackled some of those challenges through extremely careful measurements and through simulations--often in tandem. Then, she will briefly discuss some practical applications of such research.

01:30 PM to 01:35 PM
Science in Life: Better Living Session Opening
01:35 PM to 02:05 PM
Better Living Keynote: Hugh Herr, "The New Era of Extreme Bionics"
02:05 PM to 02:25 PM
Better Living Customer Keynote: Ameet Nathwani, Sanofi
02:25 PM to 02:45 PM
Better Living Agency Keynote: Bakul Patel, FDA
02:45 PM to 03:25 PM
Better Living Customer Panel: Biogen, BioSerenity, CELLINK

Moderated discussion by Life Sciences innovators covering 3D bioprinting, precision medicine, personalized patient continuous care, and innovative therapies in neuroscience. Topics will include managing and mining data, patient-specific bioengineering, and latest advancements and outcomes when science and technology are leveraged.

03:25 PM to 03:45 PM
Partner Presentation: Medidata: Glen de Vries
03:45 PM to 04:00 PM
Better Living Wrap Up
04:00 PM to 04:40 PM
Networking Break
04:40 PM to 04:45 PM
Science in Nature: Sustainable Planet Opening
04:45 PM to 05:15 PM
Sustainable Planet Keynote: Jennifer Wilcox, “A Case for Carbon Dioxide Removal from Air”
05:15 PM to 05:35 PM
Sustainable Planet Customer Keynote: Marcel Wubbolts, Corbion
05:35 PM to 06:05 PM
Sustainable Planet Panel Discussion: SRK, Purdue, and Volvo Group Trucks Technology

Insightful discussion on sustainable innovation covering ideation, production, and 100% recycling of next-gen plastics, plastic products, and new materials. Topics will include product engineering for 100% recyclability, energy consumption and efficiency considerations for applications of new materials including lightweighting, and the role of virtual discovery of sustainable materials with computational quantum chemistry.

06:05 PM to 06:20 PM
Sustainable Planet Wrap Up
06:20 PM to 06:50 PM
Transportation to Evening Event

Transporation will be provided to the evening event as well as to the conference hotel following the event. If you prefer to drive, there is complimentary parking at the Boston Harvard Club as well.

07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Evening Event at Boston Harvard Club

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Day 2

October 15, 2019
Start at 09:00 AM - End at 03:00 PM
09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Networking Breakfast
10:00 AM to 10:10 AM
Science in Engineering: Product Innovation Opening
10:10 AM to 10:40 AM
Product Innovation Keynote: Michio Kaku, "Physics of the Future"
10:40 AM to 11:00 AM
Product Innovation Customer Keynote: Genevieve Berger, Firmenich
11:00 AM to 11:40 AM
Product Innovation Panel: ECCO and Base 11

Leaders from different industries discuss trends in product innovation including consumer-specific customization, advanced materials, collaborative engineering, and generative design including additive manufacturing.  Topics will include virtual discovery and testing to speed product development, the intimate connection between product engineering and manufacturing, and 3D printing as a gateway to new thinking about design. 

11:40 AM to 11:55 AM
Product Innovation Wrap Up
11:55 AM to 12:15 PM
Product Innovation Academic: Neil Gershenfeld, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, "From Bits to Atoms"
12:15 PM to 12:20 PM
Science in the Age of Experience Closing Remarks
12:20 PM to 01:15 PM
Networking Lunch
01:15 PM to 03:00 PM
Lab Tour Visits: Artisan's Asylum, MassRobotics, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, Greentown Labs

Choose the tour you'd like to visit within registration. Roundtrip transportation will be provided. Learn more here