SprinD is a front-runner organization in Europe with a completely new approach to breakthrough innovation. I does not rely on peer-review-based identification and selcetion processes. Rather it aims at recruiting forward-looking innovation managers to select research and innovation projects which are both research-intensive and application-oriented. Rafael Laguna will be able to present this apporach, distinguish it from U.S. models like DARPA and talk about the first projects to be funded.

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Rafael Laguna de la Vera

SprinD - Bundesagentur für Sprunginnovationen

In July 2019, tech pioneer, founder and innovator Rafael Laguna de la Vera has been appointed founding director of the Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation SPRIND. Rafael was born in Leipzig. Early in life, he developed a passion for science, technology and music (particularly for the world of analog synthesizers). This has remained essentially the same down to the present day. As an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, research and technology are his theme and motivation, and in his rare spare time it is filters and modulators that set the tone.

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