Richard Jefferson, CEO, Cambia -
Date: June 5, 2012Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology, and Society is proud to host Richard Jefferson, CEO of Cambia. Dr. Jefferson has been named by Scientific American to the List of the World's 50 most influential technologists. Dr. Jefferson will be speaking from 5 - 6 p.m. with a short reception to follow from 6 - 6:30 p.m.
About Richard Jefferson
Richard has worked and taught extensively worldwide, supporting the Rockefeller Foundation's biotechnology network for over a decade, and has been an advisor to many UN Agencies and the CGIAR. He has been profiled in media including The Economist, Newsweek, Nature Biotechnology, Science, New Scientist, Wired, and Red Herring. In 2003 Richard was named by Scientific American to the List of the World's 50 most influential technologists. For the last decade Richard has been an Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the Schwab Foundation, for which he is a regular panelist at the Davos meetings of the World Economic Forum. In 2009, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Richard became Professor of Science, Technology & Law at the Queensland University of Technology, and Founding Director of the Initiative for Open Innovation (IOI).
Cambia is an autonomous international non-profit social enterprise that creates new strategies and tools to bring efficiency and equity to life-sciences enabled innovation. For almost two decades Cambia has been inventing, distributing and supporting new enabling biotechnologies for use in systems-based agriculture and life sciences worldwide, which are now used in thousands of labs around the world.