September 22, 2023, 1:30 pm6:30 pm

The New Wave of Robotics: Engineering a Sustainable Future

Capgemini Applied Innovation Exchange — 425 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107

Explore new opportunities at the intersection of robotics + sustainability.

The adverse impacts of climate change are happening now, and immediate action is needed to save our planet for future generations. Advancements in robotics hold the potential to pave the way towards a more sustainable future by enabling revolutionary solutions in various emission-intensive sectors, such as agriculture, foodtech, built environment, energy, and more. Join Synapse and Silicon Valley Robotics for a half-day event to explore new opportunities at the intersection of robotics and sustainability. This event will inform and inspire you to push the boundaries of robotics to tackle environmental and societal challenges head-on.

Interested in attending?

Send a quick message to John Robins, our Director of Connected Products Business, and he’ll get back to you with the details.

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What to expect.

Engaging talks by leading entrepreneurs, investors, and product developers, sharing the latest breakthroughs in eco-conscious robotics.
Examples of revolutionary robots designed to decrease emissions, reduce resource and energy use, enable circularity, and more.
Interactive breakout sessions where participants will go in-depth on a specific application of robotics to foster a healthier and more resilient world.

General agenda.


1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

  • Check-in + conversation + refreshments

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM

  • Welcome + introduction
    • John Robins – Director of Connected Business Products, Synapse

2:10 – 2:50 PM

2:50 – 3:00 PM

  • Panel introduction
    • Andra Keay – Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics

3:00 – 4:00 PM

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

  • Break

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Breakout sessions

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Happy hour & product demonstration

Breakout sessions.


4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Breakout session 1: Building robots for tough environments


  • Breakout session 2: Generative AI and Robotics — what’s next?


  • Breakout session 3: Sustainability and circularity for robotics products


  • Breakout session 4: How to take a product from concept to market 


  • Breakout session 5: Overcoming barriers to robotics adoption