Ready for the European conference at Emtech Spain?
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) returns to Spain to host the European version of Emtech, the world’s most important conference on emerging technology, which will take place for the second consecutive year in Málaga from November 22-23.
For more than a decade, MIT’s Technology Review has published an annual report detailing the world’s 10 emerging technologies with the most potential, those that will be capable of changing our lives over the next 10 years. And, to showcase them, Emtech is held in Cambridge, Mass. The conference recognizes the scientists who have created those technologies, along with the business owners, entrepreneurs, researchers and investors interested in making that future a reality.
MIT will hold an Emtech conference in Europe for the second time and it will again take place in Málaga, in front of a specialized audience of over 600 people. The Málaga Valley Club—an organization that brings together Spain’s most important technology- and innovation-centric businesses—will also host a meeting of company presidents at the conference.
Together with the Málaga Valley Club, the Spanish edition of MIT’s Technology Review magazine will host a group of world leaders in technological innovation who will tackle issues such as the development of new “Silicon Valleys” around the world, the role of social networks as a means for collaborative action, the challenges facing the world’s energy producers and the role of innovation in medicine. Additionally, they will look at the role of the Internet as a platform in this new economy and what funding options are available to a company following an initial round of investment.
Emtech Spain will feature the participation of personalities such as Juan Pablo Puerta, responsible for the international expansion of Craigslist, the third most visited website in the world; Rahul Puri, director of digital innovation for the Prisa Group; Manuel Cebrián, senior scientist for NCTA in Australia, a pioneer in approaching crowdsourcing as a scientific discipline; Malcolm McCullough, “smart energy” researcher at Oxford University, Rahaf Harfoush, a specialist in social networking and digital strategy, such as the on-line effort mounted for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign; and Hala Fadel, president of MIT Enterprise Forum for the pan-Arab region and an expert in capital investments.
Emtech Spain will also boast two complementary activities of special significance. The TR35 Awards will be presented, recognizing the 10 Spaniards under 35 with the best research and innovation projects. The winners will have the opportunity to present their work to the leaders of the Málaga Vallay Club’s main businesses. MIT Enterprise Forum will also hold an Investment Forum, where some 20 innovators will present their business efforts to a select group of risk capital investors who specialize in clean technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology and information technology, among other fields.
Information about Emtech Spain 2012, as well as ticket sales and attendee registration, is available at the conference’s website.