Research Based Industrial Revolution
15th Apr 2023 Time 13:00 - 18:00

About HIC UK 2023:

The theme for 2023 HIC in UK came about with the idea that UK has always been the birth place for invention and discovery in science and technology. These long history of achivements have grown UK by indsutrialization in eighteen hundreds. UK still being the birth place of science and technology there will be chance for futher industrialization using Deep Tech.

Through the Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in UK 2023, we will excavate different types of cutting edge technologies from UK with researchers, frontliners and relevant stakeholders from the world. We will then explore how we can collaborate together to create new project.

Calling for participants

In the Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference, researchers, faculty, and students from academia can join the conference physically, and free of charge. For interested participants outside of academia, please contact us. The conference will be conducted in London, UK.

  • 15th

15th (Sat.)13:00 - 18:00

Time Content
13:00-13:15 Opening remark
13:15-13:30 Key note Presentation
13:30-14:30 Panel session:
Design x Technology: What it brings to our life?
14:30-15:30 Special Session:
What will UK – Japan Ecosystem Connection bring in Post Brexit?
15:30-16:30 Discussion Time
16:30-17:30 Panel session:
Looking at future of Food and Agri Tech from UK
17:30-18:00 Closing Remark + Discussion Time
Panel Session: Design x Technology: What it brings to our life?

In this session we will be looking at how collaboration of design and technology can give new insight to our life style. Until now, product development have been focusing on the functionality and mass production. However there are trends coming up with small lots but wider variety of products base in people’s needs. During the session, we will have members from these area to share their idea on how the future of product development will be.

For detail

Mr. Jakub (Kuba) Kamecki, Vice President, Tangi0 Ltd.
 (Kuba) Kamecki is the vice president of business development and technical sales expert at TG0.  With an MBA and over 10 years of experience developing strategic partnerships and generating new business for major Fortune 500 companies, he brings his extensive expertise to TG0. During his work with customers, Kuba has obtained a deep understanding of the TG0 technology and its applications to revolutionise human-machine interfaces across automotive, metaverse, and consumer electronics industries.  

Mr. Philip Winter, Co-Founder, Nebia Inc.
Philip was the Co-Founder and former CEO of Nebia (founded in 2013), a San Francisco based consumer hardware start-up that designs innovative water saving products. In 2022, Nebia was acquired by Brondell, a home goods company co-founded by renowned entrepreneur Mark Cuban. Nebia’s products are in over 100,000 homes, have saved over 500 million gallons of water, and have saved 27 million kWh of energy. Nebia investors included Tim Cook (CEO, Apple), Eric Schmidt (Former CEO, Google), Joe Gebbia (Co-founder, Airbnb), and Y-Combinator. Prior to founding Nebia in 2013, Philip lived in Mexico City where he worked for Endeavor, a global venture accelerator. He is currently pursuing his M.B.A. at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, working part-time at The Creator Fund (early-stage venture capital) investing in deeptech start-ups and he received a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Kazuki Ooi, Manager, East Japan Railway Company London Office
Born in Tokyo. Graduated Hitotsubashi university with a bachelor in Management. He joined JR East in 2016 and since joining JR East, he has been in charge of promotion strategy planning for commercial facilities, real estate management, and real estate development. Most recently, he was in charge of Takanawa Gateway City project, a transit-oriented development project in Tokyo. And also he is currently responsible for the new business development by connecting UK and Japan.

Moderator: Mr. Shohei Michael Maekawa, President, Leave a Nest United Kingdom Ltd.
Mr. Maekawa is also the Director of Leave a Nest Singapore. He was born in USA and raised in Europe. He studied Zoology for his undergraduate degree and Evolutionary Anthropology for his postgraduate degree, both at University College London. With experience aboard and passion towards advancement of science and technology, he joined Leave a Nest in 2013. He now works in  developing startup platform and helping to connect ecosystem between UK and other countries.

  • Main Hall
Special Session: What will UK - Japan Ecosystem Connection bring in Post Brexit?

In this session, we will be looking at what ecosystem connection between Japan and UK can bring. There will be series of presentation from both UK and Japanese startups with unique technology that might have good synergy with technical needs in both countries During the session there will also be key player from Deep-tech ecosystem players from both countries as a moderators.

For detail

Co-Moderator:Daiki Kumamoto, Director RTH HD Singapore

Born in London, brought up in US / Hong Kong / Tokyo. Graduated Keio SFC with a bachelor in Management.Membership Committee President of AIESEC in Japan, the largest non-for-profit organization in Japan and joined Real Tech Holdings in 2018 as its first fresh graduate.Lead the composition and fundraise of Real Tech Global Fund 1 in 2020 which specifically invests in Deep Tech startups in Southeast Asia region, envisioning to build an ecosystem to for solving deep-issues.

Co-Moderator:Dominic Falcao, Founding Director Deep Science Ventures

Founding Director of Deep Science Ventures. One of the early team members running Imperial College’s accelerator, working with over 1500 founders and 200 companies, with exits including to Spotify, Apple and Google. Founded DSV with Dr Mark Hammond, in order to create a dedicated, systematic environment for deep science venture creation.

  • WOTA
    • WOTA corp is a water tech company that works on the development of IoT, AI and Big Data technologies for autonomous control of small-scale, de-centralized water recycling systems for urban environments.
  • ARK
    • ARK is a startup working on farming of prawns using RAS model. The container based device allows sustainable farming of prawns without being close to the seaside.
  • euglena
    • euglena is one of the Biotech Unicorn from Japan. They have the mass cultivation technology of micro algae “euglena”. euglena is useful for both in food, cosmetics as well as bio fuel production.  Currently euglena works on development of Bio Jet fuel to fly airplane using their fuel
  • Aquature
    • Aquature is a UK cleantech startup producing clean fuels from liquid waste. Our breakthrough BioElectric Refinery directly converts organic waste streams into Hydrogen and CO2: Energy positive and carbon negative. Our technology is uniquely positioned for point source or raw effluent application.
  • New Motion Lab
    • New Motion Lab is startup that have brought innovation to chain and sprocket. Their new design of sprocket will allow more efficient power transformation and it maybe used in wide range of machines that uses sprockets and chain.
  • Rhizocore Technologies
    • Rhizocore grows symbiotic fungi that associate with trees. We produce these fungi in a pelletised form that is easy to apply when trees are planted. Using our mycorrhizal fungal pellets enhances tree growth rates, decreases tree mortality rates, increases a trees tolerance to drought conditions and increases the amount of carbon sequestered by our newly planted woodlands. Our team have been collecting and building an extensive fungal library over the past two years, collecting data on how different strains and species perform under different soil and environmental conditions allowing us to match fungal organisms to the site they will be used on, maximising the timber, carbon and biodiversity benefits for our customers.
Panel session:Looking at future of Food and Agri Tech from UK

In the food and agri tech session we’ll be hearing from 3 innovators and experts in the field with discussions on the problem of future protein production and the development of lower alcohol spirits drinks. The world’s growing population is facing a protein shortage and climate change makes creating novel ways to produce and distribute protein all the more important. While our new generation of consumers want an enjoyable, but less alcoholic and calorific alternative to traditional spirits. You’ll hear from an industry expert and two innovative startups about their solutions, from both a Japanese and a UK perspective.

For detail

Over the past 40 years he have worked in a wide variety of industries and maintained large networks across the UK and globally; he ran UK and international development for the Manufacturing Technologies Association which involved trade missions overseas, opening and running offices in China (Beijing and Shanghai), India (Bangalore), Brazil (Sao Paolo) and Russia (Yekaterinburg) for joint trade, exports and imports of machinery. Most recently, he ran the UK Centre for Commercialising Synthetic Biology (Engineering Biology) at Imperial College London, developing the UK network for biotech in 35+ universities and 800+ companies.

Mr. Yosuke Kurihara, Co-founder/Chief Sustainability Officer, ARK INC. 
Born in 1985 and raised Chigasaki, Japan. Lives in London UK with his wife and 2 daughters. Yo co-founded ARK with Koyo and Sam in 2020. He started his career as a producer and strategic consultant at Dentsu, a creative and marketing agency group in Japan. He joined Uhuru, a DX integrator for sustainability, in 2015 and led data / DX projects for the governments, local administrations, and private firms in UK and Japan as a CEO of its overseas HQ Uhuru United Ltd.. NELIS, Bushcraft camper, Muay Thai beginner, Punk-rock guitarist wannabe.

Mr. Anthony O’Connor, Co-Founder, Children of the Revolution Drinks Company Ltd
Anthony O’Connor is a co-founder of Cut Classics – the world’s first range of Light Spirits. These award-winning drinks deliver the familiar taste and experience of classic gin, vodka and rum spirits but with half the usual alcohol and calorie content. Prior to entering the drinks sector, Anthony spent more than 20 years as a corporate strategy and risk advisor to international businesses and private clients.

Moderator: Mr. Jack Wratten, Director, Leave a Nest United Kingdom Ltd.
Founder of BLOOM.SPACE and The Bloom Incubator, both part of London’s tech and startup ecosystem. 10 years working in enterprise education and support. Scaled CitrusSaturday.org from pilot to 16 countries across Europe and Africa. He is also a UK Director for Leave a Nest. Ex-biochemist at UCL. Strong knowledge of social enterprise and incubating smaller SME’s.