Codex – World’s Top 50 Innovators 2022, September, London

Codex Event Press Release
Codex Event Press Release

World’s Top 50 Innovators 2022
26-28 September, London
Press Release:Wednesday 21 Sept 2022, LONDON…

One of the most significant technology events of 2022 is nearly upon us. From the 26th to the 28th of September, Codex is thrilled to be hosting the ‘World’s Top 50 Innovators 2022’ at the Wellcome Collection in London.

The World’s Top 50 Innovators series is an inspirational showcase, and testament to the power of science and technology as a force for good in society. We are looking forward to hearing from another 50 innovators whose powerful technologies are sure to be applied to solving some of humanities’ biggest problems and to power growth across the world.

Confirmed speakers and 3 day event schedule:

We are delighted to welcome back senior leaders from NASA, after enthralling audiences at previous T50 events. Nobel Laureate Dr. John Mather, NASA Senior Project Scientist, will discuss how his James Webb Space Telescope will unfold the origins of the universe and look for signs of life in other galaxies. Kylie Lucas from Blue Origin, will give a Codex Talk on how space exploration could help solve some of humanities grand challenges.

Back on Earth, we will be focusing on one of the greatest breakthroughs this century. Ewan Birney, Deputy Director General of EMBL-EBI, will give a Codex Talk on how a collaboration with AlphaFold from Google DeepMind, gave rise to the publishing of over 200 million protein structures, revolutionising future drug discovery and combating disease.

We will also hear from Geoffrey von Maltzahn, Chairman of Tessera Therapeutics how CRISPR gene editing technology can cure diseases at their source. And senior leaders from Carbios, Boston Metal, Reep, Laiier and Levidian, will explain how the latest technologies could help slash carbon emissions, and combat climate change.

The Quantum Computing revolution will be represented by distinguished CEOs, from Oxford Quantum Circuits, Quantum Motion and EeroQ. They will explain why comparing a quantum computer to a classical computer, is a bit like comparing a crack in the wall to the Grand Canyon, and how these machines could produce breakthroughs in new materials, energy, medicines and climate.

A re-modelling of door-to-door personal and aerial transportation will be discussed, by top innovators from Supernal, Storedot and Wayve. They will examine the latest developments in electric vehicles, autonomous cars and autonomous aircraft. Is this the end of traffic jams?

Codex is fortunate to enjoy the support of some of the world’s most famous companies and businesses.

Rakesh Rawal, CEO, Codex said: “We are proud to announce that Blancpain will once again be Official Timekeeper for the World’s Top 50 Innovators 2022. Blancpain is known as the world’s oldest watchmaker and is responsible for every major innovation in mechanical watchmaking for nearly 300 years. Codex’s vision is complimented by the drive from Blancpain to continue looking forward, and the enduring desire to innovate in the production of advanced and sustainable prestigious timepieces.”

This year Blancpain will be providing timepieces as prizes for Best Codex Talk, Top Female Innovator, and Most Impactful Innovation.

By bringing together some of the world’s smartest minds, Codex is providing the perfect opportunity to capture imaginations and inspire those who attend. We also hope that this event will encourage collaboration across different industries, which may in the future lead to even more phenomenal technological advancements.

Attendees at the last World’s Top 50 Innovators hosted at the Royal Society, London in 2019, were blown away by CEO of BioNTech, Dr. Ugur Sahin and his presentation on individualised cancer immunotherapy Dr. Sahin discussed how an RNA-based treatment could be used to generate immunity against a whole host of mutations (the ‘mutanome’) found even in late stages of cancer. No sooner had the sequence of SARS-CoV-2 been published, Dr. Sahin and his team at BioNTech applied this technology to this new pandemic corona virus strain. Their world-first mRNA vaccine to prevent Covid-19 was developed in record time, in partnership with Pfizer.

End notes:

The purpose of the World’s Top 50 Innovators 2022 is to honour great innovators. All innovators will deliver Codex Talks which are engaging, entertaining and elucidating. They give the audience something they can walk away with: valuable insights, actionable information, fresh perspectives, and renewed optimism.

The ‘World’s Top 50 Innovators 2022’ will take place at the Wellcome Collection in London on 26th, 27th and 28th September 2022.

Technology sectors:

Day 1


Artificial Intelligence

Future of Mobility

Day 2


Materials Science

Space Technologies

Day 3

Blockchain Technologies and the Metaverse

Quantum Computing

Technology and the Impact on Society

Confirmed speakers and 3 day event schedule:

World’s Top 50 Innovators 2022

About Codex:

Founded in London in 2005, Codex events have captured the imagination of sophisticated audiences for over 17 years, hosting some of the biggest names in business, science, technology, politics, media and academia. The World’s Top 50 Innovators series is Codex’s flagship event.

The “Codex” name embodies the Renaissance ideal. Each “Codex”, or notebook, forms a testament to the ingenuity of Leonardo da Vinci and his visionary ideas which were centuries ahead of their time.

Codex’s mission is to evoke a similar spirit of enlightenment by inspiring technology leaders and entrepreneurs to apply their collective imaginations to deliver technologies that will continue to transform our lives. Whilst the creativity of Leonardo da Vinci was captured in his notebooks, Codex shares the wisdom of today’s great innovators via Codex Talks and events.

Codex – Honouring great innovators since 2005

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About Blancpain

Founded in 1735 by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in the Swiss Jura, Blancpain is known as the world’s oldest watch brand. Loyal to its tradition of innovation and confirmed by countless horological complications invented over the years, the Maison is constantly pushing the boundaries of watchmaking to take this art to places where it has never been before.

Embodying a long-term vision, this commitment to the revival of mechanical horology is expressed through the passing on of invaluable expertise from one generation to the next, along with regular investments in human resources, production technologies and research & development.

Monday, 26 September 2022 08:00
World’s Top 50 Innovators 2022
The Wellcome Collection

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