Join the Innovation Agora @ CERAWeek, and experience technology and innovation immersion!

The Innovation Agora @ CERAWeek is returning in 2018, with a new range of Agora Experiences, designed with our partners to engage Agora participants with innovation and disruptive technologies directly – out of the laboratory and into our daily lives.

2018 Agora Experiences

Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience

The future of mobility and the city is here. Join us in a Hololens journey through the modular mobility options of the future – and of today. Ride the Hyperloop, jump into a vertical taxi, drive an e-race car, and more. Brought to the Agora by ABB.

Digital Ecosystem: The Future of Work

Digitization is transforming business performance, but is also transforming the way people work. Automation and mixed reality technologies are shaking up old models. Visit the Emerson Digital Ecosystem to “follow the molecule” from reservoir to downstream processing, and explore the intersection of IoT technologies and people. Brought to the Agora by Emerson.

Formula E race car

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship unites two pioneers at the forefront of electrification and digital technologies for the world's first fully electric international motorsport series. The series is more than just motor racing for single seater electric racing cars. It's a competitive platform to test and develop road-relevant technologies – helping refine the design and functionality of electric vehicle components and speeding up the transition and uptake of clean transportation on a global scale. Brought to the Agora by ABB.

The D2OLab

An interactive environment where executives can test their expertise against industrial machine learning. In this fast-paced simulation, players see how their decisions match up with a digital plant that employs the latest asset performance management technology – from digitalization to optimization.

Covering a year of operation on an offshore oil platform, executives compete head-to-head against the digitally optimized plant. From normal conditions through a number of critical issues, defend the facility against equipment failure, unplanned downtime and loss of production and profits, and see where your skills rank on the AspenTech D2OLab leaderboard. Brought to the Agora by AspenTech.

Energy Innovation Pioneers

Each year, CERAWeek identifies a select few Energy Innovation Pioneers to showcase their technologies in the Innovation Agora, allowing delegates to interact with them and experience their promise to disrupt the energy industry for themselves. This year, we feature technologies facilitating the decentralization and democratization of operational decisions, offering the potential to transform the nature of field operations.

  • FogHorn Systems an edge computing platform that processes, analyzes, and responds to industrial IoT data, right where the devices reside.
  • Water Lens a fast, accurate and repeatable water testing platform that enables anyone to test water from anywhere in the world – even in the Agora!

Swiss chocolate and Houston coffee roasters

We’re proud to bring Greenway Roasters back to the Agora to set up our very own coffee bar, and we’re even happier to have YuMi bring her robotic talents to wrapping individual Swiss chocolates to go with every cup. Brought to you by the Agora partners and ABB.