Innovation through Science Hacking

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This promptly changing world is inevitably moving from the knowledge-based economy to the innovation economy. Disruptive innovation requires close collaboration of open-minded engineers, scientists and managers. Rapidly developing movement of Biohacking and in particular DIY biology became a cradle of cutting edge ideas. The concept of Biohacking that seemed bizarre at the beginning is attracting more and more attention with a number of disruptive projects emerging from interdisciplinary teams in the DIY centers in USA and Europe. Bioprinters, Algae for Bioremediation, WetPong – these are just a few projects that were developed in the most famous BioHacking communities. Want to learn more about Biohacking and DIY in Switzerland and meet inspiring and thinking out of the box speakers? Then join us on the 28th of April at the Hackuarium (UniverCité) and you will find out about BioDesign, Octanis and many other highly innovative cross disciplinary projects taking place in the heart of Switzerland.



Where is the event.

This event will take place at UniverCité
5 Ch. du Closel, 1020 Renens

When is the event.

The event wil take place on:
28th of April 2015

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Urs Gaudenz, Gaudi Labs
Urs Gaudenz is microengineer and founder of GaudiLabs. He worked for Swiss high tech companies in the field of micro sensor technology ( and brushless motor control. With his solid background in electronics, mechanics and software he is working in a concurrent style between the disciplines. After several years of experience as a consultant in innovation management he is now engaged as lecturer for product innovation at the Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts. His aim is to evolve towards more balanced collaborative entities in social action, business and technology.



Sachiko Hirosue, Cofounder of
Sachiko has been bringing to life multiple initiatives at the interface of science, art and society. Since moving to Switzerland, she has been active with the Open Source and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Hackteria network, and Hackuarium, as well as co-founded, a transdisciplinary and collaborative research project to define, build, and field-test prototypes to address real world water problems. Get ready to think outside the box and to enter the exciting world of DIY science.


Sam Sulaimanov, Octanis
Mission lead of Octanis 1, a rover that will be sent to Antarctica. After working in the IT industry for several years, he co-founded a business learning many infinitely important lessons along the way. Dreaming of going to space since he was a small boy, he put his entrepreneurial hat aside for a while to study at EPFL where he is now. It is at EPFL where a group of students gathered to found Octanis (, an association for the undertaking of ambitious, challenging and long-term projects, like Octanis 1.  Maybe you’ll see their rover on the moon someday…


Luc Henry, President of Hackuarium
Luc Henry's main interest is the impact of technology on society, in particular in the domain of biotechnology and healthcare. He is a co-founder of Hackuarium and he promotes open and communal approach in science and innovation


Round Table followed by a Networking Apéro


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Where is the event.

This event will take place at UniverCité, 5 Ch. du Closel 1020 Renens

When is the event.

The event wil take place on:
28th of April 2015

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