Kosta Grammatis with Fast Lab - Special Date and Time

June 28, 2017, 10:00 PM UTC – June 29, 2017, 1:00 AM UTC

What do Space X, TED Prize, GOOD 100, XPrize Visionineering and Al Jazeera's TechKnow have in common? KOSTA GRAMMATIS of course. One of the great minds of the next generation will help us celebrate the launch rapid prototyping and Carbon 3D at Flywheel in partnership with Wide Eyed Tech and CDI. What better keynote than a designer of a satellite, a bionic eye, and a solution to the digital divide?

About this event

In Kosta's own words:

I explore new ideas rather than follow the established assumptions. I am an individual who embodies the spirit and ethic that 'anything is possible.' My experience travels across disciplines but I tend to focus on invention and technology in service of the greater good.

As an engineer for SpaceX I led the design of a satellite now in orbit, a visiting scientist at the MIT Media labs where I worked on vision systems for the developing world, and co-founder of the bionic eye 'Eyeborg Project' which was named one of TIME Magazine's best Inventions.

I was a finalist for the 2013 TED Prize, a GOOD 100 Honoree, and 1st place XPrize Visioneering awardee. Projects I have had the opportunity to work on have been awarded Vodaphone’s Wireless Innovation Award, RISD Better World by Design Challenge, the MIT Global Challenge, and a Google Innovation Grant.

Today I work to expand Internet access globally as CEO of the non-profit 'A Human Right' which, in collaboration with the United Nations and an array of expert advisors has informed and engaged millions on the pressing issue of the digital divide.

As a correspondent for Al Jazeera I cover science, technology, and its human impact for the TV show TechKnow which appears in millions of homes in over 100 countries. I am an advisor to the Peter Thiel 20 Under 20, and speak regularly for audiences around the world on a range of topics.

My mission is to be a good ancestor, leaving this world a little bit better than how I found it. 

Check out what happened



June 28 – 29, 2017
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


10:00 PMNetworking and Food
11:00 PMFireside Chat
12:00 AMNetworking