02 July – Digital Talk Series – German Chapter – European Tech Leadership

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EUTEC takes great pleasure to invite you to our German Chapter Digital Breakfast Talk, the second digital version of the “Business meets Technology” series, starting from 8:30am CET on Thursday July 2nd 2020 via Microsoft Teams.

 The new technologies are shaping the future, changing the world, creating a solid foundation for innovation and will be the driving forces for sustainable development in the long run.

Following this interesting discussion, we have invited Dr. Gerhard Dust, CEO of Polycare Research and Technology with us for an inspiring session about entrepreneurs, innovative technology, taking chances at the right time, and following the sustainable development goals of the United Nations – all at the same time. Meanwhile, Mr Erik Schäfer, Member of the Executive Committee of EUTEC will also be with us to share his insights.

 Dr. Gerhard Dust is a true entrepreneur; he had sold out of his company in early 2008 and moved to Florida for a living. When the earthquake in Haiti happened in 2010, he immediately wanted to help and reserved a million dollars for donations. When they went to Haiti to help, he saw how bad the situation was and that they needed buildings above all. No one was developing a solution as regards this problem, so he did it himself: Together with old friends, Gerhard developed a polymeric concrete, out of desert sand and PET plastics, hard as granite and in the form of LEGO bricks. With his solution, houses could be built literally in one day. Once invented, the world opened up for use cases. Join and listen in to this extraordinary story, where life has taken him and what his plans are in Africa.

Mr. Erik Schäfer is Member of the Executive Committee of the EUTEC Chamber and Member of WHU’s Dean’s Advisory Board, summarizes: “In times of increasing geopolitical bipolarity, Europe is stuck in the middle between «America First!» and «Made in China 2025». We have no chance but to bring ourselves (back) into a cutting-edge technological role. Let us combine bright technological and business minds to mutually create an environment for an innovation culture that is the basis to create Europe’s New Technology Leadership!”   

“Business meets Technology” series was originally meant to be established as a monthly breakfast at WHU Campus Düsseldorf, creating a new ecosystem between Business School Alumni from WHU, INSEAD, London School of Economics, Harvard, together with Technology Entrepreneurs from the European Technology Chamber. As long as it needs to be, we will cater it in a digital format.

To recap: the event format with the motto “European Tech Leadership” contains of a short, crisp 18-minute tech talk on an innovative technology topic, followed by subsequent discussion and networking; a total of one hour to start a new day inspired by refreshing impulses.

DATE                   Thursday 2nd of July 2020

TIME                    8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CET

LOCATION         Microsoft Teams, invite link follows registration

SPEAKER           Dr. Gerhard Dust, PolyCare Research Technology GmbH & Co. KG

MODERATOR    Erik Schäfer, Member of the Executive Committee of the EUTEC Chamber

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