Robert Suarez

Singularity Expert: Corporate Innovation, SciFi, Design Thinking

Robert Suarez is a Co-founder and Director of the Forest Venture Lab where he originates, develops, and grows sustainable climate ventures and initiatives in the areas of land stewardship, forest health, carbon sequestration, and the conversion of existing woody biomass to higher-value products and services. After spending two decades working in Design and Innovation for large corporations, startups, and impact partners, Robert knows what truly drives innovative ideas into market - understanding the needs and behaviors of people, systems, and planet, leveraging emerging technologies and applying the right business models to scale new solutions.

Robert has led award-winning design and innovation teams and an executive and director at Planet Home, Singularity University, IDEO, and as a founding member of technology startups in FinTech, Digital Learning, and Action Sports. Robert holds a BFA in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University and an MS in Biomimicry from Arizona State University.