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This event occurred on
October 2, 2013
8:30am - 5:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Zurich, ZH

For the fourth time, the idea conference TEDxZurich took place at the SRF-studios in Zurich today. In 18 minutes or less, professors and lateral thinkers presented their ideas for the future. The topics varied from stock market forecasts thanks to Google and Wikipedia to hand surgery enabling paraplegics using their hands again. Learn more about the speakers and topics by following this link.

TV Studios of SRF / tpc
Fernsehstrasse 1-4
Zurich, ZH, 8052
Event type:
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Nicolas Perony

Nicolas Perony is an engineer turned complex systems scientist, focussing mostly on the study of biological systems. He currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, at the Chair of Systems Design.

Marily Nika

Marily Nika (1985, Greece) is a PhD student at the department of Computing, Imperial College London and a member of the Analysis, Engineering, Simulation & Optimization of Performance group, supervised by Dr. William Knottenbelt.

Jan Fridén

Dr. Jan Fridén is a professor and senior consultant of Hand Surgery at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is in charge of the Swedish National Tetraplegia Hand Surgery Centre and since 2011 Head of the Tetrahand Surgery Service at the Swiss Paraplegic Centre in Nottwil, Switzerland.

Lily Asquith

Lily Asquith is a High Energy Particle Physics research scholar working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN. Lily completed her PhD in 2009 at University College London, on the search for a Higgs boson in association with a pair of top quarks using the ATLAS detector.

Suzy Moat

Dr. Suzy Moat is a computational social scientist. Her research investigates what our behaviour on the Internet might tell us about the decisions we make in the real world, by analysing gigantic data sets created by our everyday use of technology.

Emmanuel Delamarche

Emmanuel Delamarche is a scientist working at the research lab of IBM in Zurich. He studied chemistry (in Toulouse, France) and joined IBM Research, Zurich in 1992 for his Ph.D. in biochemistry with an academic affiliation to the University of Zurich.

Mia Aegerter

Mia Aegerter is a Swiss model, actress, singer and songwriter living in Berlin. She was drawn to the stage at an early age.and has released her fourth album in 2012.

Sean Dromgoole

Sean is a consumer researcher based in London specialising in entertainment. He is the CEO of the largest group of companies specialising in this field and has been active in this field for 15 years. His original discipline was philosophy and he still keeps a copy of Plato on his desk.

Gerd Gigerenzer

Gerd Gigerenzer is director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and director of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy in Berlin. Gigerenzer has trained U.S. federal judges, German physicians, and top managers in decision making and understanding risks and uncertainties.

Miki Adderley

Miki Adderley is an engineer, working full time in a global project construction company for the last 10 years. Most recently she walked on the wings of a biplane in mid-flight, and has started learning how to fly a hot air balloon.

Michael Moor

When Michael Moor started his studies in clinical medicine at the University of Basel, he developed an interest in figuring out what’s useful, important and valuable from a world-at-large perspective. He thus became dedicated to rational altruism.

Judith Simon

Judith Simon is senior researcher at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis) and the University of Vienna (Department of Philosophy).

Rolf Pfeifer

Rolf Pfeifer is currently Deputy Director of the NCCR Robotics, the “National Competence Center for Research in Robotics” in Switzerland. His research interests include embodied intelligence, biorobotics, morphological computation, self-assembly and educational technology.

Marco Gercke

Prof Dr Marco Gercke is a global thinker, writer and expert focussing on Global Security Issues with a special focus on Cybersecurity. He is Director of the Cybercrime Research Institute, an independent global think tank dealing with legal aspects.

Rodrigo Botter Maio

Rodrigo Botter Maio came to Europe in 1987 to study at the “Hochschule für Musik” in Graz, Austria. There he founded the “Jazz Via Brasil Group”. After living in Austria for two years, one year in Rome and nearly two years in Boston, he now lives and works in Zurich.

Ankita Makwana

Bollywood actress Ankita Makwana is of Indian origin and gets her inspiration from different cultures and its people. She is been living between continents India and Europe since the past few years and recently adds the USA to her list of inspirational places.

Ian Livingstone

Ian Livingstone is one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry. He co-founded iconic games company Games Workshop in 1975, launching Dungeons & Dragons in Europe and the Games Workshop retail chain.

Organizing team


Zurich, Switzerland


Zurich, Switzerland
  • Urs Bucher
  • Karin Friedli
  • Dania Gerhardt
    Host & Speakers
  • Kristina Koch
  • Lea Montini
    Location & Catering
  • Markus Popp
    Head of Commitee
  • Hugo Schotman
  • Martin Steiger
    Legal & Finance