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#11 – Will Wright And How To Foster Science Based Innovation

Startup42 Media August 26, 2019 37


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  • fast_forward 00:00:01 – – PART 1
  • fast_forward 00:00:55 – – Intro to Will Wright
  • fast_forward 00:03:50 – – What is meaningful in the time we have
  • fast_forward 00:05:35 – – Too many procedures and too little experimentation
  • fast_forward 00:07:25 – – Creating a bio suit
  • fast_forward 00:10:25 – – iGEM Foundation
  • fast_forward 00:12:40 – – What constraints are there in the sciences?
  • fast_forward 00:15:40 – – Putting Moss on Mars
  • fast_forward 00:18:50 – – Terraforming Mars
  • fast_forward 00:20:50 – – Legal difficulties around Terraforming
  • fast_forward 00:22:15 – – Laws are always historically dependent and might not be relevant now
  • fast_forward 00:24:10 – – How to balance do no harm and help as many people as possible
  • fast_forward 00:27:25 – – The Fear and Doom approach to policy
  • fast_forward 00:29:25 – – PART 2
  • fast_forward 00:30:10 – – How iGEM helps entrepreneurs
  • fast_forward 00:31:20 – – Biggest Challenges for creating a company
  • fast_forward 00:33:10 – – Is it better to self improve or partner with people for the skills you need
  • fast_forward 00:37:40 – – s it easier to learn business skills as scientists than science skills as business men
  • fast_forward 00:42:25 – – The need of feedback from different stakeholders
  • fast_forward 00:45:50 – – The specialization of Biotech
  • fast_forward 00:49:30 – – Who benefits from tax funded research?
  • fast_forward 00:52:50 – – Bio-tech business models are shifting
  • fast_forward 00:54:40 – – Large Corporate Foundations are taking over deep tech investments
  • fast_forward 00:58:00 – – The rise of the need of preventive medicine
  • fast_forward 01:00:45 – – Incentives to follow through with entrepreneurship
  • fast_forward 01:02:00 – – X Prize Model
  • fast_forward 01:06:05 – – PART 3
  • fast_forward 01:07:00 – – Why is it important for people to commercialise science
  • fast_forward 01:08:00 – – The SDGs
  • fast_forward 01:10:25 – – Will’s Keystone Goals
  • fast_forward 01:16:10 – – Goals that Bio-Chemistry won’t solve
  • fast_forward 01:17:50 – – How the SDG where able to energize people better than previous initiative
  • fast_forward 01:20:55 – – Is it worth it to spend resources on going to Mars, even if we have big problems here?
  • fast_forward 01:23:20 – – What should be the policy be around enhancements?
  • fast_forward 01:25:40 – – Neurotropics
  • fast_forward 01:29:40 – – What will the NextDGS include that are not in the current SDGs?
  • fast_forward 01:31:40 – – Who will be the key stakeholders in 2030?
  • fast_forward 01:33:50 – – The move from philanthropic organizations to profit driven organization solving the big problems
  • fast_forward 01:36:55 – – Global problems cannot be solved by local institutions
  • fast_forward 01:41:05 – – How religion will play a role in bringing people together
  • fast_forward 01:43:10 – – Reach out to iGEM

On this episode, we sit down with Will Wright from the iGEM foundation and discuss the challenges that prevent deep science from becoming products and services that help the world. Additionally, we take a look at what iGEM is doing to try and solve this problem. Along the way, we take detours to such topics as terraforming Mars, space law, and the SDG’s.

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