Monday June 12




BRINK @ London Tech Week 2017

BRINK Institute Joins London Tech Week
JUNE 12th – JUNE 16th | LONDON

BRINK Institute is honoured to participate in London Tech Week (LTW), a week-long festival of innovation and technology from KNect365, London & Partners and Tech London Advocates supported by the Mayor of London.  The festival brings more than 40,000 international technology experts, specialists, enthusiasts and business leaders to London for a week of inspiring events and collaborative networking. 

Brink is pleased to contribute to the LTW program in several distinct ways: 

  • Brink will host the Prince’s Trust VIP & Ambassadors’ Gala Dinner on Monday, June 12th
  • See Brink top tech experts at featured keynote sessions on the TechXLR8 Headline Stage, June 13th
  • Meet Brink Mavericks of Innovation Pioneering NextGen Tech for Extreme Exploration at the New Frontiers VIP Summit, June 16th

Prince’s Trust VIP & Ambassadors’ Gala Dinner
MONDAY, JUNE 12th | 7:00PM | 8 Northumberland Avenue

Brink Institute is proud to be the host of the Prince’s Trust VIP and Ambassadors’ Gala Dinner on Monday, June 12th. A celebration to mark the beginning of London Tech Week, the Gala Dinner brings together LTW Ambassadors and VIPs from the tech sector, for a prestigious three-course dinner in central London.

Supported by the Prince’s Trust, a youth charity focused on helping 13 – 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling to transform their lives; the dinner is an exclusive networking opportunity for the most influential names in tech sponsored by Brink Institute. 

For an Invitation to join Brink Institute at the Prince’s Trust VIP and Ambassadors’ Gala Dinner click here.

Venue:     8 Northumberland Avenue

“The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.”

— SYDNEY HARRIS, Journalist

New Frontiers: The Technology Driving Extreme Exploration
FRIDAY, JUNE 16th | 8:00AM – 6:00PM

Join Brink Institute on Friday, June 16th for a full day VIP Summit, New Frontiers: The Technology Driving Extreme Exploration where we will meet the mavericks of innovation who are inventing the technology that enables them to venture into unknown realms at the extreme edge of our physical, augmented and virtual worlds including the first-ever VR Livestream from the Aquarius Undersea Habitat, 10 fathoms below the ocean’s surface.

In this full day summit, we will explore technological innovations impacting us on a personal, planetary and universal scale:

  • Exploring Intelligence: Human, Augmented, Machine, and Artificial
  • Exploring Human Potential: Hacking Biology and Future Humans
  • Exploring Evolutionary Environments: Aquarius Undersea Habitat VR Livestream
  • Exploring Other Realms: VR/AR, Space and Beyond

Exploring Intelligence: Human, Augmented, Machine, and Artificial
FRIDAY, JUNE 16th | Session 1

Join as we probe the nature of intelligence together with the pioneers who are exploring, researching, creating, building and merging with: human intelligence, intelligence amplification or cognitive augmentation, machine intelligence, and artificial intelligence. In this session, we will explore our understanding of intelligence and how we’re using this knowledge to:

  • Develop technologies to repair, augment, and enhance human intelligence
  • Design and build artificial intelligence
  • Create robotic humanoid genius machines

Meet visionary roboticists and their genius machines, state-of-the-art humanoid robots, designed for applications in research, education, health and medicine, business and entertainment. PANELISTS: TBA #BRINKLTW

Exploring Human Potential: Hacking Biology and Future Humans
FRIDAY, JUNE 16th | Session 2

We can only begin to imagine the potential that new technologies hold to correct, enhance and augment our physiology. We will join experts in human-machine augmentation, biomedicine, medical devices, longevity, anti-aging, and cryonics to showcase the latest science, technology, research, invention, and innovation that will allow us to reach new heights of human achievement in the not-too-distant future.

In this session we will explore:

  • Exoskeletons and applications for corrective and enhanced human mobility
  • Telomeres, and their role in determining human lifespan
  • Longevity sciences and the plan to reach the escape velocity of human mortality
  • Hacking our biology, the promise of personal data and the quantified self
  • Cryonics, from theory to application, the hope of regeneration and reanimation




“Virtual reality is the first step in a grand adventure into the landscape of the imagination.” 

                                  — FRANK BIOCCA, TAEYONG KIM, & MARK R. LEVY, Communication in the Age of Virtual Reality

Pictured: NEEMO 21 aquanauts, clockwise from top: Matthias Maurer (ESA), Marc O Griofa (Teloregen/VEGA/AirDocs), NASA astronaut Megan McArthur, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, Dawn Kernagis (Institute for Human & Machine Cognition), and Noel Du Toit (Naval Postgraduate School). Inside the Aquarius habitat are Florida International University Habitat Technicians Hank Stark (left) and Sean Moore (right). Image Credit: NASA/Karl Shreeves

Exploring Evolutionary Environments: Aquarius Undersea Habitat VR Livestream FRIDAY, JUNE 16th

Enhanced brains and augmented bodies will enable future humans to explore the far reaches of our planet, our galaxy, and virtual realms. Today, bold pioneers are training for travel to extreme environments ranging from asteroids to the moons and surface of Mars. Join Dr. Marc O’Griofa as he takes us on a rare immersive journey in real-time Livestream VR to the Aquarius Reef Base undersea habitat, located 62 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Aquarius is the training facility for the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO).

During 16-day simulated space missions, aquanauts perform rigorous tasks and extensive scientific research both inside and outside the habitat including simulated spacewalks carried out underwater as well as, evaluation of tools and mission operation techniques that can be used in future space missions. The NEEMO 21 Crew (pictured left) carried out objectives including testing a DNA sequencer, a medical telemetry device, and HoloLens operational performance for human spaceflight cargo transfer. The scientific study and research conducted on Aquarius have a direct impact not just on space travel, but on human health and longevity and on the health of our oceans and environment.

Join Dr. O’Groifa as we explore this extraordinary habitat and its role in creating a positive evolutionary impact on our collective future.

SPEAKER: Marc O’Griofa, M.D., Ph.D. | Cofounder Pyxis Institute, NASA NEEMO 21 Aquanaut

VR Headsets will be provided for the Livestream Experience

PLEASE NOTE: Live seats for the VR livestream are limited in number. We will be making the saved session available in VR after the event through the BRINK website and Facebook page. To be notified that the saved version is available, please click the link below and add your email to our notification list.

Exploring Other Realms: VR/AR, Space & Beyond 
FRDIAY, JUNE 16th | Session 4

Meet the leaders in innovative tech that bring us closer to new virtual, augmented and off planet realities. As we incorporate virtual and augmented reality applications into our daily lives our ability to create new environments customised to individual taste and needs is becoming available to the public, while at the same time, the opportunity to experience new, extreme real worlds is closer than ever.

Sharing in the first steps onto a new planet, experiencing first hand the deepest depths of the ocean floor, accessing knowledge in real time as we move through models of human physiology or explore DNA at a cellular level, we now have the ability to live within the worlds imagined by visionaries like Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov while creating our own new worlds to conquer.

During the session we will explore:

  • Applications and technologies democratising the realization of creativity
  • New technologies making the exploration and commercialization of space a reality
  • Synergies between the application of VR/AR and the development of technologies that will extend our reach into the solar system
  • Explore the global impact of multiple real time realities interacting in multi-dimensional space and real time

PANELISTS: Paul Hynek |  Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University; Partner, Avatron Smart Park; Formerly of Giant Studios Additional Speakers TBA #VR4Good #BRINKvr #BRINKLTW