• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Ric Fulop

Desktop Metal

Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder

Ric Fulop is the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM), a leader in mass production and turnkey additive manufacturing solutions. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, materials science, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make metal 3D printing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Prior to founding Desktop Metal in October 2015, Ric was a General Partner at North Bridge, a VC fund with $3 billion under management, for five years following a fifteen-year career as an entrepreneur. Fulop is the founder of six technology companies, including A123 Systems, Boston's largest IPO in the past decade and one of the world’s largest automotive lithium ion suppliers with revenue exceeding $500M in 2016. At North Bridge, Ric led the software and 3D investing practices and was an early stage investor and board member in Dyn (acquired by Oracle for $600 million), Onshape, MarkForged, Salsify, Lytro and Gridco. Ric is a former Board Member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association and holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School where he was a Sloan Fellow.

Sessions With Ric Fulop

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 04:30pm - 05:10pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 10:30 pm - 07/mar/2023 11:10 pm

    Beyond the Limits: Revolutionizing design and manufacturing and Net Zero

    AI Generative product design and additive manufacturing are undergoing a quiet revolution, with profound implications for energy and the road to net zero. These technologies offer a blueprint for sustainable product design by optimizing supply chains and materials through frugal innovation. How will the convergence of AI Generative, additive manufacturing and new materials transform industrial production and consumption? What are the most exciting innovations and applications on the horizon? Hear from three pioneers on their vision for the future of design and manufacture—and what this means for the energy future.