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A new fastening technology sparks major change everywhere around us | Gregor Eckhard | TEDxBasel


Does it matter how we assemble the world around us? Gregor Eckhard shares how a new way of joining materials can spark technological breakthroughs in various industries – from how surgeries are done to how lighter cars are built. Impactful innovation very often doesn’t happen where you would expect.

The intro animation was produced as a collaboration between TEDxBasel and the Hochschule Luzern. This animation was created by Loïc Kreyden and Valentine Moser.

Find out more about this event and the other ideas that were shared at www.tedxbasel.com Gregor Eckhard is CEO of MultiMaterial-Welding, a company developing a technology platform for joining lightweight material and multi-material designs. Prior to this, he studied automotive engineering and worked five years for McKinsey & Company on technology and strategy topics with automotive clients. His passion is new technologies and creating a future of sustainable and convenient transportation. In his spare time he loves reading and pursuing his fascination for football.

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“You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” ―Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx