The Future is always about transformation. That is why, at the 4th edition of the Innovations for Tomorrow Conference, we also transform ourselves into Future Summit. A space for conversations about innovation, future trends and technology's impact on society. A gathering of ideas, leaders and innovators for a better Future. A meeting of the wonderers, the action-oriented and the forward-thinkers.

Join us on 28 November at Apollo 111 for the 2019 journey into the Future: We look at how AI, 5G and IoT are transforming industries and business models. What are the implications of the Climate Crisis and solutions for cleaner mobility and cities. How the Future of Work and Education is about computers and hearts. How digital identities of the Future transform relationships, rules and life. And, of course, what living longer means for all of us.


Session 1

13:45-14:00 Opening

14:00-14:30 Digitalizing the workforce - from people to robots / Big Hall

14:30-15:00 Climate Crisis Impact and Solutions / Big Hall

15:00-15:30 Reshaping the current workforce / Big Hall

15:30-16:00 Digital identities. What it means for business, parents and governments / Big Hall

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

Session 2

16:30-17:00 From industries to services: keeping up with automation / Big Hall

16:30-17:00 Towards a clean mobility future? / Room 2

16:30-17:00 Educating for the Future: computer science to leadership and empathy / Room 3

16:30-17:00  Transforming reality: VR, AR, XR / Room 4

17:00-17:30 5G - The promise of new business models and the new Iot / Big Hall

17:00-17:30 Sustainable food systems for 9 billion people / Room 2

17:00-17:30 More AI in education? / Room 3

17:00-17:30 Living longer: drugs, wellbeing and the silver economy / Room 4

Session 3

17:30-18:00 How can businesses grow faster with AI/ Big Hall

17:30-18:00 Cities of the future. Smoked or green?/ Room 2

17:30-18:00 Work & Education in 2030. Who, how and what for? / Room 3

17:30-18:00 Cross and up-skilling. Fake promise? / Room 4

Final Session

19:00-20:00 Future Makers 2019 Story: how to boost entrepreneurship in youth? / Big Hall

20:00-21:00 Future Makers 2019 Awards / Big Hall

21:00-23:00 Future Party Room 2/ Bar


Patrick Nathen


As co-founder and VP Product, Patrick Nathen leads the global product strategy for Lilium, ensuring we put the customer at the very center of all our digital and physical products throughout the passenger experience.

Patrick studied Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University of Munich where he successfully finished his PhD. Prior to that he won the VDI Prize for outstanding academic records and academic engagement in 2010. He was subsequently awarded not only the highly respected Grand Prize, but was also selected as the jury’s choice at the Hello Tomorrow Challenge in Paris in 2016. He has been an alumnus of the German National Academic Foundation since 2009.

Claudia Pavarini

Energy Modeller, International Energy Agency

Ms Claudia Pavarini works at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in the team responsible for the production of the World Energy Outlook, the IEA’s flagship publication, considered the gold standard of energy analysis.

She works on power sector analysis and modelling, with a particular focus on flexibility assets, such as storage, where she leads the analysis. She is also responsible for the power sector modelling of some main world regions and for the analysis on air pollution.

She holds a Master Degree in Energy Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, with a thesis on the development and implementation of a nodal pricing electricity market model for the Italian power sector.

Simon Harris

Investment & Marketing Director, Zap & Go

Following a successful career in advertising and marketing, Simon established in the 1990’s a management consulting boutique based in Cambridge. From this emerged an interest in supporting high-growth technology ventures through Business Angel and Venture Capital investment.

Since 2003 Simon has helped to found, fund and build several high-tech companies with world-class technology and the potential to achieve high exit values for founders and investors. Chief among these is Zap&Go, Oxford-based developer of a new generation of ultra-fast charging batteries. He is now a full time member of their management team, charged both with investment matters and with marketing and communications.