Insights in Technology conference 2022

The fourth edition of the conference goes international


30 Nov. 2022

17:45 CET

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The conference features inspiring keynotes, informative breakouts and the opportunity to learn from some of the world's leading researchers, technology innovators, and thought leaders.

About the conference

Addressing pressing global challenges through science, education and technology

The Insights in Technology conference is a unique industry opportunity that brings together the world’s top leaders and experts in computer science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum technologies, advanced materials, and business

The conference presented by Constructor Group and Constructor University will focus on how key tech trends are expected to address the world’s current challenges, including talks about quantum science which has recently achieved significant recognition with the 2022 Nobel Prize in physics. We’ll discuss how quantum technologies are moving out of the lab and into the real world, redefining computing, physics, and business.

For this year’s fourth edition, Insights in Technology 2022 will be held in Bremen, Germany, Schaffhausen, Switzerland and Singapore, from November 2022 to February 2023, offering a unique opportunity to connect with world-renowned science, education and technology experts.

Get ready for an insight-packed multi-stop journey.

Jacobs University Bremen, Campus Ring 128759, Bremen, Germany

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Insights from our panel of experts

Welcoming leading researchers, tech innovators, and thought leaders for a conference to explore notable advances that are transforming the modern world. Learn and network in a community of world-renowned academics, researchers, and business visionaries.


Explore the cutting-edge agenda

Whether examining the creation of new matter at ultra-low temperatures, or the future of computing, the conference examines timely scientific topics with real-world implications. Explore our interdisciplinary program and choose sessions and keynotes based on your schedule and interests.

Chairs and speakers

Serg Bell

Founder & Chairman of the Board of Constructor group, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Constructor University, Founder & CRO of Acronis

Fabio Pammolli

President & Chairman of the Executive Committee of Constructor University, Member of the Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board, Member of the Investment Committee of EFSI at EIB, Chairperson of the Investment Committee Permanent Member (InvestEU)

Konstantin Novoselov

Nobel Prize Winner, Professor of Physics, National University of Singapore


Agenda highlights & speakers


Nov 30, 17:15 - 20:30 CET

17:15 - Opening
  • Yves Flückiger, Rector, UNIGE
  • Bertrand Meyer, Doyen, Constructor Group
  • Alberto Di Meglio, Head of innovation,
  • Information Technology department, CERN
  • Mauro Poggia, President of the Geneva State council
  • Guy Parmelin, Federal councillor

17:45 - 18:45 – Part I - Science and innovation

17:45 – Introduction note by Jean-Marc Triscone (UNIGE)
17:50 – Introduction of Geneva Quantum Center by Alberto Morpurgo (UNIGE)
17:55 – “Future intelligent materials” by Konstantin Novoselov (Nobel prize winner, University of Manchester, National University of Singapore)
18:20 –  “Challenges in quantum communication” by Wolfgang Tittel (UNIGE-SIT)
18:35 –  “When quantum rush will be” by Serg Bell (SIT)

18:50 - 19:15 – Part Il - 'Panel Quantum tech entrepreneurship across the globe'

18:50 – Introduction note by Nicolas Gisin (SIT)
18:55 – Panel discussions with leading quantum entrepreneurs: 
John Jost, Enlightra (CH)
Gregoire Ribordy, IDQ (CH)
Brenno Broer, Pasqal (FR)
Flavia Tomarchio, QDTI (US)
Shai Machnes, Qruise (DE)
Alex Keesling, QuEra (US)
Patrick Maletinsky, Qnami (Swiss)

Nov 28, 09:00 - 19:30 CET

08:30 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:20 Opening plenary session ‘Knowledge through science’ chaired by Natalie Strauss

09:00 – 09:05 Opening by conference host Natalie Strauss
09:05 – 09:25 Keynote Prof. Fabio Pammolli "Constructor University: The way ahead", JUB (Germany)
09:35 – 09:55 Keynote Dr. Serg Bell "New horizon in science and technology by Constructor approach", SIT (Singapore) 

09:55 – 11:30 Focus Plenary Session "Massive Effort in BioTech" chaired by Prof. Klaudia Brix

09:55 – 10:00 Intro by Natalie Strauss and Prof. Klaudia Brix
10:00 – 10:30 Keynote Prof. Rino Rappuoli "The era of digital vaccines", Biotecnopolo di Siena (Italy)
10:30 – 10:45 Invited talk Prof. Sebastian Springer "Immunobiotechnology in vaccination, diagnosis, and therapy", JUB (Germany)
10:45 – 11:15 Keynote Prof. Arben Merkoci "Sustainable and democritized: Nanotech-based diagnostics devices", ICN2 (Spain)
11:15 – 11:30 Invited talk Dr. John Pena "Biomedical diagnostics applications with quantum technology", QDTI (US)

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 – 13:00 Focus plenary session "How Deep is AI" chaired by Prof. Andreas Birk

11:45 – 11:50 Intro by Natalie Strauss and Prof. Andreas Birk
11:50 – 12:20 Keynote Prof. Wolfgang Wahlster "Large neural language model: Super parrots or deep understanding", DFKI (Germany)
12:20 – 12:35 Invited talk Dr. Rafael Wampfler "Digital character AI – Making Einstein alive again", ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
12:35 – 12:50 Invited talk Sergey Markov "Programming language processing (PLP) in the age of the foundation models: How deep neural networks will change the area of software development", SaluteDevices
12:50 – 13:05 Invited talk Prof. Andrey Ustuzhanin "AI-powered science platform Rolos", SIT-NUS (Singapore)

13:05 - 14:40 Lunch break

13:05 - 14:40 Partners’ expo
13:05 - 14:40 AI creativity
13:15 – 13:45 Podium discussion "New business frontiers on campus"
14:00 – 14:30 Podium discussion "What is next in science & education"

14:40 – 15:25 Focus plenary session "Insights" chaired by Maja Feldt

14:40 – 14:55 Insight by Prof. Werner Nau "Going forward with university’s research agenda", JUB (Germany)
14:55 – 15:10 Insight by Dr. Stanislav Protassov "The need for sizable software teams in scientific ventures", Acronis (Singapore)
15:10 – 15:25 Insight by Prof. Jules Coleman "Creating a global network university", NYU (US)

15:25 – 17:00 Focus plenary session "The power of Quantum" chaired by Dr. Flavia Tomarchio

15:25 – 15:30 Intro by Natalie Strauss and Dr. Flavia Tomarchio
15:30 – 16:00 Keynote Prof. Mikhail Lukin "New Frontier of quantum information and quantum computing", Harvard (US) [online]
16:00 – 16:30 Keynote Prof. Renato Renner "Quantum cryptography: The ultimate physical limits of privacy", ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
16:30 – 17:00 Keynote Prof. Tommaso Calarco "Scaling up quantum technologies", Research Centre Juelich (Germany)
17:00 – 17:15 Coffee break

17:15 – 18:25 Focus plenary session "Appetite for Business & Tech Transformation" chaired by Philipp Roesler

17:15 – 17:20 Intro by Natalie Strauss and Dr. Philipp Roesler
17:20 – 17:50 Keynote Prof. Serguei Netessine "Business model innovation and digital disruption", Wharton (US) [online]
17:50 – 18:05 Invited talk Prof. Yuri Levin, SIT Learning (Switzerland)
18:05 – 18:20 Invited talk Dr. Jacob Fierer "Academic technology transfer: Fundamentals and challenges", YEDA (Israel) [online]
18:20 – 18:25 Official closure

18:25 – 19:30 Snacks
18:25 – 19:30 Partners’ expo
18:25 – 19:30 The beauty of science

Feb 22, 18:00 - 20:30 CET

18:00 – 18:05 Opening - Bertrand Meyer
18:05 – 18:50 Introduction talk #1 – Serg Bell
18:50 – 19:10 Introduction talk #2 – Fabio Pammolli
19:10 – 20:00 Keynote of the day - Alain Aspect 
20:00 – 21:00 Networking in the exhibition area

Feb 22, 10:00 - 20:30 CET

10:00 – 10:05 Opening by local Chair - Daria Andreeva-Baumler
10:05 – 10:50 Introduction talk #1 – Serg Bell
10:55 – 11:25 Introduction talk #2 - Fabio Pammolli
11:30 – 12:45 Keynote of the day - Andre Geim
12:45 – 14:00 Networking in the exhibition area - Lunch & Eco-system champion talks
14:00 – 14:30 Invited talk #1 - Anthony Cheetham
14:30 – 15:00 Invited talk #2 - Denis Bandurin
15:00 – 15:30 Invited talk #3
15:30 – 16:30 Round table moderated by Olga Bubnova, editor of Nature Nanotechnology 
16:30 – 17:30 Networking and reception

Relive highlights from Insights in Technology 2021

Nearly 3,000 participants from around the world joined us last year to hear from speakers about what transformative science can do for sustainability and more.


Watch sessions from last year


Advanced materials for quantum technologies

Presented by Konstantin Novoselov, Nobel prize winner, professor of physics, national university of Singapore

Quantum computing: Why and when, yes and no!

Presented by Serg Bell, founder of Constructor group and chairman of the board, founder and chief research officer of Acronis

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