Visionaries of the Future: Biomimicry at the Cutting Edge of Innovation

organisé par IVY PLUS EUROPEAN LEADERS in partnership with Berkeley Club of France, HEC Alumni International & HEC Health

Swiss Life Banque Privee

Début : 30/03/2017

Fin : 30/03/2017

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    Exceptional Ivy Plus European Leaders Forum 






    Thursday March 30, 2017 – 7:30  pm


    Ivy Plus European Leaders renews with its Cutting Edge Forums 
    with an Exceptional Event on Bio-Inspired Innovation 
    in Technology, Architecture, Science, Energy, Transportation, Biology, Health, Medecine, Robotics, AI, with sought-after TED conference Speakers.


    In partnership with the Berkeley Club of FranceHEC International, we are delighted to convey you to this forward thinking forum on biomimicry.  We have no doubt this event will enchant, stimulate and inspire you, 
    across disciplines.  


    Renowned Academic and entrepreneur affiliated to Polytechnique and Stanford Idriss Aberkane,World Famous Visionary Architect Jacques Rougerie , Head of renowned Oceanographic Institute Paul Ricard Patricia Ricard, and VP of successful start-up Chronocam Geoffrey Burns, will present extraordinary bio-inspired realizations. They will discuss how visionaries, corporations, startups, SMI, foundations, institutions and leading schools emulate nature’s time-tested designs and stategies to solve today’s and tomorrow’s challenging problems. 


    The Talks will be followed by a Cocktail Dinatoire with Champagne in the beautiful salons of Swiss Life Banque Privee overlooking the Place Vendôme





    Idriss Aberkane

    Idriss Aberkane is a much talked about International Consultant, Researcher, Speaker and Professor in Biomimicry, Neuroscience, Technology, the Knowledge Economy and the Blue Economy.  He studied at Ecole Polytechnique, ULM, EHESS, Université de Strasbourg and Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques de Paris. He has doctoral degrees in neuroscience, in comparative literature, and in diplomacy and politics.  He is an affiliate Scholar at Stanford University Kozmetsky Global Collaboratory. Dr. Aberkanehas founded and leads several companies (Scanderia, SASU Aberkhane, Eirin International), authored a book « Libérez votre Cerveau » and many articles. He is also an editorial writer at the magazine Le Point.

    Jacques Rougerie

    Jacques Rougerie is a visionary architect, who draws his inspiration from the sea. He has built underwater habitats, labs, marine research centers and other sub-quatic vessels (Galathée, Hippocampe, Seaspace, Sea Orbiter), He designed the City of Meriens, a floating city, in the form of a manta ray. He is the architect of the Sea Pavillon in Kobe, Japan, Nausicaa National Sea Center in Boulogne sur Mer, Oceanopolis in Brest, the future Museum of Underwater Archeology of Alexandria, the Eco-Museum in Moorea, and many other centers around the world. In addition to his architectural realizations, Jacques Rougerie created The Jacques Rougerie Foundation, which encourages scientific and tech innovation and the Jacques Rougerie competition.  He has studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts, Institut Océanographique de Paris, Université d’Urbanisme de Vincennes and l’Ecole des Arts et Métiers.


    Patricia Ricard

    Patricia Ricard is the President of the Oceanographic Institute Paul Ricard.  The Institute founded by her grand-father is considered « a true model ocean ».  Its work offers solutions founded on nature to meet global challenges.  Patricia Ricard has been working for more than 20 years in the preservation of the environment.  She had developped films and documentaries on science and nature, created festivals and TV programs dedicated to the green economy.  She has been on the Board of leading organizations and institutions, such as the European Institute of Ecology, WWF France, is a consultant for the Ministry of Ecology, the Conseil Economique Social et Environmental, UNESCO, and a key member of the Ocean and Climate Platform.


    Geoffrey Burns  



    Geoffrey Burns is the Vice-President of Chronocam, a paradigm shifting start-up that develops bio-inspired vision sensors which replicate the human eye. Before joining Chronocam, Geoffrey Burns was Principal Engineer at Intel, VP at Silicon Hive.  He has a doctoral degree and a Masters from MIT and a BS from the University of Pennsylvania.  



    Join Us and Be Inspired !




    Venue :  Swiss Life Banque Privée, 7 Place Vendôme, Paris 1er

    Date & Time :  Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 7:30 pm to  11:00 pm

    Participation Price :

    Ivy Plus European Leaders, Berkeley, HEC, IMD, Chicago Booth, IE, MIT: 35 euros

    Non-Members & Guests : 45 euros

    Students : 15 euros

    Chair: Maria Adle, Founding President Ivy Plus European Leaders,

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    Thank you for your support! Warm wishes, Maria Adle


    Ivy Plus European Leaders is a think tank of alumni from leading US and European Universities. Its goal is to create a wide synergy of intelligences and energies across borders to address paradigm changes and international challenges shaping society and the world.   It aims to foster cutting edge thinking on global issues and put the limelight on impactors of the future. 

    Ivy Plus European Leaders (IPEL) has grown from Stanford Club of European Leaders (SCEL), founded in 2010. In January 2014, IPEL expanded to encompass prestigious American universities and European top schools and universities.






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Famed Entrepreneur Idriss Aberkane, Visionary Architect Jacques Rougerie,Head Oceanographic Institute Patricia Ricard present innovative realizations that mimick nature to solve problems across fields


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