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Innovation with impact: Transforming the world for good

02 Sep 2023
Main Stage Hall 21b
IFA Leaders Summit, Hall 21b, Main Stage

Technology has the power to transform our lives, communities, and the world. In this session we look at the most cutting-edge innovative technologies and approaches solving some of the pressing, and toughest, humanitarian and environmental challenges. Hear from:

  • Dr Sarah Qureshi, the founder of Aero Engine Craft which is developing contrail-free aero-engines for the reduction of global warming and to induce artificial rain during aircraft flight through on-board water recovery from fuel emissions.
  • Dr Chieko Asakawa, the developer of the AI suitcase to help the visually impaired to navigate and manoeuvre safely.
  • Mitchell Feldman from XRAI Glass, a pair of smart glasses powered by augmented reality that convert audio into visuals, turning speech into subtitles in real-time.
  • Roland Damann from MicroBubbles GmbH who are working on a new invention to inject microscopic air bubbles directly and autonomously into stormwater retention ponds, lakes and rivers to remove microplastics.
Nick Kwek, Technology Journalist, Filmmaker and BBC Presenter
Dr Sarah Qureshi, Pilot and Engineer, Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder - Aero Engine Craft Private Limited
Dr Chieko Asakawa, Chief Executive Director, Miraikan (Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation) and IBM Fellow
Mitchell Feldman, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-founder - XRAI Glass
Roland Damann, Managing Director - MicroBubbles GmbH