Singularity University Introduces First SingularityU Germany Summit

December 23, 2015

Mountain View, CA and Berlin, Germany (December 23, 2015) – Singularity University (SU), a benefit corporation committed to creating positive global impact through exponential technologies, has announced that it will hold its first Summit in Germany. The SingularityU Germany Summit will take place in Berlin at the Palais am Funkturm on April 20-21, 2016.

Leading figures from the global high-tech industry will come to Berlin for two days to present new trends and developments in the fields of mobility, artificial intelligence, computing, and robotics, with the goal of inspiring and empowering German leaders and influencers to apply these technologies to solve today’s biggest global challenges, such as environmental change and global health.

“Germany is a highly-innovative leader in technological and social achievement that delivers impact and positive change – a perfect host country for a SingularityU Summit,” said Rob Nail, Singularity University CEO & Associate Founder.

“Berlin represents progress and constant change like no other city in Germany,” explained Burkard Kieker, CEO of visit Berlin. “Therefore, Berlin offers an effective platform to launch the SingularityU Germany Summit. Besides being a strong source of inspiration and new ideas, the city offers an influential network of creative pioneers and entrepreneurs.”

500 attendees from across Europe are expected to attend the event. They will explore such questions as: How can technological progress be transformed into a tangible, positive growth for any given industry? What are the responsibilities that global leaders must undertake to solve the biggest challenges of our time? To help answer these crucial questions, the conference program of the SingularityU Germany Summit brings a broad range of internationally renowned speakers to Berlin, including:

  • Rob Nail, Associate Founder & CEO Singularity University
  • Kathryn Myronuk, Chair, Synthesis & Convergence; Chair Emeritus, Finance & Economics, Singularity University
  • Neil Jacobstein, Co-Chair, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Singularity University
  • David Roberts, Chairman, HaloDrop; Singularity University Faculty on Disruptive Innovation Andre Wegner, CEO Authentise, Co-Founder Authentise Services

Stephan Balzer, Singularity University Berlin Chapter Ambassador and organizer of the SingularityU Germany Summit said, “There is no comparable institution within Europe which focuses on the impact of technology on society and the global economy like SU. Therefore, I am proud that this first-ever SingularityU Germany Summit offers Germany’s top leaders the opportunity to discuss and shape our joint future.”

Deloitte and the city of Berlin are partnering with Singularity University to support the SingularityU Germany Summit 2016.

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SingularityU Summits are two-day conferences held around the globe to help local leaders understand how exponential technologies can be used to create positive change and economic growth in their region. Summits become an annual point of connection and inspiration for the local community, a catalyst to accelerate a local culture of innovation, and an opportunity to highlight breakthrough technologies, startups and ideas. SingularityU Summits are attended by the general public, government officials, entrepreneurs, investors, NGOs, impact partners and educators, and may include educational tracks for government and youth.


Singularity University was founded in 2009 by Dr. Peter H. Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil. Singularity University is a benefit corporation that provides educational programs, innovative partnerships, and a startup accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs, and governments understand cutting-edge technologies, and how to utilize these technologies to positively impact billions of people. Its mission is described as follows: “Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.”


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The SingularityU Germany Summit is brought to Berlin by Stephan Balzer, partner and organiser of Curages GmbH (, which was founded in August 2015 in Berlin by Stephan Balzer and Arwed Grenzbach.


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