Singularity University Announces Seventeen New Chapters and One Renewal in Belgium, China, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Spain, Thailand, Venezuela, and U.S.

SingularityU Chapters Now Total 100 in 55 Countries, Facilitating Tech for Good

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – December 19, 2017Singularity Universitya global community with a mission to educate, inspire, and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to help solve humanity's grand challenges, has announced the creation of 17 new community Chapters, and one renewal, bringing the total of SingularityU Chapters worldwide to 100 in 55 countries.

New SingularityU Chapters have been formed in: Bangalore, India; Bangkok, Thailand; Beijing and Shanghai, China; Brussels, Belgium; Cairo, Egypt; Caracas, Venezuela; Chicago, Illinois, U.S.; Chihuahua, Mexico; Islamabad, Pakistan; Leon, Spain; Munich, Germany; Okinawa, Japan; Oslo, Norway; Paris and Toulouse, France; and Tallinn, Estonia. Additionally, the SingularityU Barcelona Chapter in Spain is renewing its license. You can read about these local Chapters in their founders’ own words on Medium.

In 2016, SingularityU Chapters hosted 190 events around the world, attracting more than 13,000 participants focused on employing technological innovation to improve the quality of life in their communities and around the world. Chapter application and review occur quarterly and the SU Q1 Chapter application process remains open in early Q1 for innovators interested in joining the SU mission by establishing a SingularityU Chapter. Visit su.org/chapters/apply to learn when applications are being accepted.

SingularityU Chapters form the foundation of the Global SU community

“SU collaborates with its global ecosystem through Chapters, which are locally organized communities focused on social good and exponential technologies,” said Dharmishta Rood, Singularity University’s Senior Program Director of Community Leadership. “Through events hosted by SingularityU Chapter leadership teams, with individuals of diverse professions including entrepreneurs, policy makers, designers, academics, and business and NGO leaders, SingularityU Chapters assemble experts from around the world who advance the use of technology in a number of sectors including medicine, learning, security, energy and water. Participants in these local communities share SU’s mission to help solve humanity’s greatest challenges through the use of technology.”  

SU welcomes applications for new Chapter submissions every quarter. At least one member of the proposed Chapter leadership team must have participated in an SU activity, such as the SU Executive Program, SU Incubator, and/or SU Ventures, and been inspired to empower innovators in their local communities. Chapter leadership teams represent a diversity of perspectives and experiences, and demonstrate community-building skills that align with overall SingularityU Chapter goals.

New SingularityU Chapters and leadership teams

SingularityU Bangalore

Alexander Mathew, Patrick Martinent

SingularityU Bangkok

Nattaphol Vimolchalao

SingularityU Beijing

Javier Fernández, Si Shen

SingularityU Brussels

Jacques Colle, Johan Cattersel, John Breidenstine, Mercy Njima, Younis Hijazi

SingularityU Cairo

Maie ElZeiny, Haider Ghaleb, Roxane Jurkovskaja, Jean-Christophe Quillet,

SingularityU Caracas

Albermar Domínguez, Carlos Aguiló, Daniel Knobelsdorf

SingularityU Chicago

Alexandra Goodwin, Cierra Luckett, Darryl Palmer, Maryam Palmer, Perrin Reed

SingularityU Chihuahua

Eduardo Trevino

SingularityU Islamabad

Amir Jahangir, Azfar Jahangir, Hasan Saeed, Parisey Tariq, Puruesh Chaudhary, Dr. Saad Liaquat, Dr. Shahid Mahmud, Yusuf Hussain

SingularityU León

Enrique Marumoto, Fran Durán, Misraim Macías

SingularityU Munich

Marc Frey, Oliver Hellriegel, Thorsten Linz

SingularityU Okinawa

Hikari Nonaka, Jovan Rebolledo

SingularityU Oslo

Alexander Hagerup, Anders Haakon Lier, Anita Brede, Fredrik Winther, Isabelle Ringnes, Kristoffer Røil, Tharald Nustad

SingularityU Paris

Christophe Pechoux, Delia Perez-Paya, Frédéric Krebs, Helga Stegmann, Isabel Gomez Garcia di Sori, Olivier Soufflot

SingularityU Shanghai

Dora Ke, Giuseppe Baldini, Jiarong Dong, Olga Yanovskaya, Patrik Sandin, Richard Hsu, Sapphire Tang

SingularityU Tallinn

Siim Saare

SingularityU Toulouse

Capucine Ortoli, Marie Robin, Matthieu Besozzi, Max Bailey, Vicky Nikolov

Renewing SingularityU Chapters and Leadership Teams

SingularityU Barcelona (renewal)

Alicia Bosch, Alex Raventos, Cecilia Tham, Enric Segarra, Inmaculada Ranera, Jordi Mañé, Jordi Serrano, Mar Consul, Rubén Agote

More information about SingularityU Chapters can be found at https://su.org/chapters/.

ABOUT SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY

Singularity University (SU) is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. SU's collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. A certified benefit corporation headquartered at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis with program funding from leading organizations including Google, Deloitte, and UNICEF. To learn more, visit SU.org, join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @SingularityU, and download the SingularityU Hub mobile app.

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