VSP Opening Event Live Part 2: Singularity University | Yuri van Geest

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hosted by Social Media Week Rotterdam

LantarenVenster Otto Reuchlinweg 996 Rotterdam Zuid-Holland 3072 MD

Singularity University was jointly founded by Dr. Peter H. Diamandis and Dr. Ray Kurzweil. The concept of a new university that could leverage the power of exponential technologies to solve humanity’s grand challenges was proposed by Diamandis to Kurzweil and to International Space University colleagues Dr. Robert D. Richards and Michael Simpson in April 2007. An exploratory meeting was held at NASA Research Park, Moffett Field in November 2007, followed in September 2008 by a Founding meeting also hosted at NASA.

A number of exponentially growing technologies will massively increase human capability and fundamentally reshape our future. This warrants the creation of an academic institution whose students and faculty will study these technologies, with an emphasis on the interactions between different technologies. Our mission is to assemble, educate and inspire a new generation of leaders who strive to understand and utilize exponentially advancing technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.

With the support of a broad range of specialists in academia, business and government, Singularity University creates a global network of like-minded entrepreneurs, technologists and young leaders to participate in crafting a road map to guide the evolution of these disruptive technologies. Singularity University helps create solutions and applications of these technologies for the benefit of humanity through its Graduate Studies and Executive Programs. Singularity University is based at the NASA Research Park campus in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Venue & Location


Otto Reuchlinweg 996
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3072 MD


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VSP Opening Event Live Part 2: Singularity University | Yuri van Geest

Hosted by: Social Media Week Rotterdam
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  • Yuri van Geest

    Yuri van Geest

    Partner & Dutch Ambassador / Singularity University