Professor/University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Canada)
Award winning Scientist, Professor, Entrepreneur and Speaker, Andrew Pelling has built a career on unapologetic curiosity. Andrew is a Professor at the University of Ottawa, where his research lab brings together scientists, engineers and artists to explore speculative living technologies of the future with low-cost materials and methods. Andrew is also an entrepreneur, having spun out four technology companies from his research lab. Currently, Andrew serves as the co-founder and CSO of Spiderwort, a company developing plant-based biomaterials for repairing and regenerating the human body. He also serves in numerous advisory roles internationally in industry, government and academia.