Dr Elsa Sotiriadis is a synthetic biologist, bio-futurist and science fiction writer (Elsa Solaris).
Elsa is interested in fixing the world with the science of biohacking.
As a venture capital investor, she helped invest in, build and launch 25 pioneering biotech startups. During her PhD at Imperial College London and HKU, she worked on making DNA nanorobots to kill cancer cells.
Elsa has been featured by Silicon Republic as ‘One of 15 women to follow in biotech‘. She has worked with the BBC on an eco-fiction show and her debut novelette Replicon won an honourable mention at the Writers of the Future competition in Hollywood.
Previously, Elsa Sotiriadis worked in the field of start-up driven innovation and emerging technologies as a management consultant for F500 companies covering areas such as Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
Today, combining her expertise, Elsa is a Bio-Futurist.
What is a Bio-Futurist?
As a Bio-Futurist, Elsa helps others understand how emerging (bio)technologies will change our lives.
She uses her visionary science fiction mindset to accelerate disruptive business innovation.
The Biofuturist’s mission is to help companies use science fiction prototyping to create products that solve tomorrow’s problem.
Bio-Futurist Keynote Speaker:
Elsa is an experienced keynote speaker and innovation consultant on the disruption between biology and technology.
She delivers bespoke presentations and workshops for corporate and public events:
Speaking topics include:
- The Digital Biology Revolution – Dystopia or Utopia?
- Human Augmentation: How we are biohacking our relationship with love, death and our own evolution.
- From Sci-Fi to Reality: How companies can unleash moonshot thinking for disruptive innovation.