Good afternoon Energy Futures Network!
We are so pleased that David Lloyd will be leading the October Inspired Conversation on his work in the Use of Disruptive Nanotechnology, Synthetic biology and Innovation.
David Lloyd is CEO of FREDsense Technologies, whose team has developed a ‘Field Ready Electrochemical Detector’ system that includes genetically engineered bacteria that can rapidly detect chemicals or contaminants in water. When deployed, these produce a quantifiable electrical signal. David has worked in projects as diverse as DNA assembly, bio-fuels, environmental remediation, and biosensors. He has also managed complex innovation programs for various groups such as Alberta Innovates and MindFuel, where he developed a high school science-based innovation program that has been adopted to meet science curriculum in classrooms across Alberta. Recently, David Lloyd was nominated for his important contribution to the innovation and technology community as a Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Magazine and is currently a Board Member for the Alberta Women's Science Network and Ars Biotechnica building bioengineering educational programming for kids.
In 2015 and 2016, David participated in Singularity University’s new accelerator program in southern California and is back in Alberta working on building FREDsense’s platform and expanding its market to include the energy, mining, and agriculture sectors as well as municipal effluent analysis and waste management clients.
Singularity University ‘is a benefit corporation that provides educational programs, innovative partnerships and a startup accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs and governments understand cutting-edge technologies, and how to utilize these technologies to positively impact billions of people’.
‘…Singularity University, the technology think tank and incubator, launched a new accelerator program in late 2015 that aims to push technologies out of research facilities and into the real world. “They had a hard time finding support, even in the venture community,” said Pascal Finette, Managing Director of the Accelerator Program, describing difficulties Singularity alumni had in raising funds and garnering resources. This was an impetus for the launch of the accelerator … Companies coming out of the SU Labs Accelerator have the potential to be revolutionary if successful…”
We look forward to being completely Inspired by David’s work and his perspective on how technology can get to market quicker to meet the needs of companies and communities.
When you have a minute, please RSVP or email Liz Gandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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