Tech Foresight 2040 - Intentional Creations

Across our society, technology – amazing though it can be – is being scrutinised ever more closely for its unintended consequences: The harmful effects that no one anticipated, such as plastic pollution in the oceans and the threat that digital technologies pose to our wellbeing and privacy.

Tech Foresight 2040: Intentional Creations, a virtual conference for tech-driven businesses, aims to reframe technology for good and chart out a course for positive technological futures. Drawing on cutting-edge research insights from world-leading academics, we will explore the topic across three different themes: Meta-Motivations, Moral Machines and Malleable Matter.

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How can new low-cost sensor technologies help us address critical challenges in healthcare and sustainability?

Are bioelectronic wearables embedded with graphene the next gamechanger?

How can we empower individuals in businesses to drive business ethics to new levels of integrity?

How are our devices exposing our data, and what might future consumers do to take full ownership?

What might be technology interventions that allow for a better relationship with ambient intelligence?

How can we formalise theories of philosophy and politics within AI?

Can we program materials to respond to and anticipate environmental change?

How might we get past the roadblocks of EVs, batteries, by imagining a more circular future?

Can we get past the roadblocks faced in mass electric vehicle adoption by re-imagining the role of batteries in the future circular economy?

These are a few of the many questions to get unmissable answers to. Join us for three sessions this June to explore how your business can harness the latest in science and technology to create more customer value, and a more resilient and sustainable future. We’ll also be featuring pitches from our innovative start-ups doing work in these thematic spaces. See below for further session details.

Tech Foresight 2040 is curated by Imperial Tech Foresight and powered by Imperial Business Partners. 


11th June – 15:00 – 17.00 BST

11th June – 15:00 – 17.00 BST

How might we use technology and science to promote more ethical and sustainable business?

18th June – 15:00 – 17.00 BST

18th June – 15:00 – 17.00 BST

How might we create more responsible and ethical approaches to technology?

25th June – 10:00 – 12.00 BST

25th June – 10:00 – 12.00 BST

How might advances in material sciences allow us to ignite positive disruption globally?

Watch Professor Nick Jennings (Vice-Provost, Research and Enterprise) introduce Imperial Tech Foresight 2040 – Intentional Creations