TK Universe, a conference series under direction of SM2D, provides a space where new technologies can be linked with major global markets in need of a modern approach. TK Universe events will provide a platform for inventive developers to showcase their work and network with business executives and companies in similar fields.
With a special focus on the environment, TK Universe’16: Eco France gathers some of the most forward-thinking entrepreneurs, economists, policymakers, and technologists to debate and share perspectives on clean water and clean energy, especially for micro-communities of 30-300 people, where access to such technology is being re-imagined through innovation and real-world solutions.
Created in 2006, SM2D is an American company based in Austin, Texas. SM2D focuses on aggregating, augmenting, and amplifying innovation,with the main goal of developing and incorporating its clients’ products and technologies into major worldwide markets, such as healthcare, finance, retail, event management, and self-sufficiency.
The US market is very attractive for French innovations, in particular for clean-tech and digital industries. French economic diplomacy (promoting French companies in the US and attracting US investments in France) ranks high among priorities of the General Consulate for France in Houston, which covers a wide territory including Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma and supports the General Consulate for France in New-Orleans for Louisiana.
TK-Self Sufficient aims at supporting the development of self-sufficient homes and villages with a view to preserving natural resources, generating less waste and providing healthier living spaces for inhabitants, as compared to conventional buildings.
The idea of the 1000 Villages Foundation is to meet simple human needs. Its focus points are alternative energy, water, connectivity, healthcare, and education. The goal is to bring alternative energy, clean water, innovative technology, and connectivity to underdeveloped communities in need of self-sufficiency and sustainability.