The First Day of Tomorrow

 

On the 18th of April at La cite des sciences et de l’industrie was held a very special event: the biggest tech&science contest in Europe. The organizers‘ vision was to enlight entrepreneurs using science and technology to change the world for good. SoScience was of course a partner of this great initiative and for those who could not be there here are our insights of the day.

A glance at our future

Among the impressive sessions that were held that day, one of the greatest were given by scientists shaping our tomorrow. With the world population growth the pressure on meat demand is a well-known problem. Mark Post was here to present what he thinks could be the answer tomorrow: growing muscle cells in our fridge to create our own steaks. Indeed, articificial meat could meet the needs of the future while reducing serious agricultural waste and energy needs.
Every sector is impacted by tremendous changes and new technologies. Impressive results were presented in the health sector by Patrick Couvreur which showed us how nanotechnologies could help us targeting cancer cells precisely.

Entrepreneurs shaping our lives

The stars of the day were surely the 25 start-ups competing for the grand prize of €100 000. We were proud to see Leka, one of the social enterprise we support, competing in the Hardware track.
To give you an insight at how this scientists are changing the world you can check the work of the grand winner: G-therapeutics, that aims to enable individuals with permanent spinal injuries to walk again.

French Tech Safari

With more than a thousand attendees, it would have been a shame not to show them the innovative ecosystem of Paris. That’s why a French Tech Safari was organized in Paris by the Hello Tomorrow team!
SoScience! held a session on responsible research in the Espace Pierre-Gilles de Gennes where we explained our point of view concerning the future in science.
It is really important for us to support this kind of initiatives because we fiercely believe and advocate for a science with meaning. It is thrilling to see that this event was completely organized by young volunteers, and to us it is not a coincidence: these Y gen scientists are looking for some sense!

 
Nathan Grass