Addressing humanity's grand challenges
Singularity University was jointly founded in 2008 by X Prize Founadtion founder Dr. Peter H. Diamandis and author, entrepreneur and futurist Dr. Ray Kurzweil, and its corporate sponsors include NASA, Google, Nokia, Autodesk, ePlanet Capital and Genentech.
In the coming decades, a number of exponentially growing technologies will massively increase human capability and fundamentally reshape our future. This warrants the creation of an academic institution whose students and faculty will study these technologies, with an emphasis on the interactions between different technologies. The University's mission is to assemble, educate and inspire a new generation of leaders who strive to understand and utilize exponentially advancing technologies to address humanity's grand challenges.