Rice to host Technology Outlook 2025 event Oct. 12


David Ruth

Rice to host Technology Outlook 2025 event Oct. 12

HOUSTON – (Oct. 5, 2016) – Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative (EEi) will host a symposium and panel discussion framed by DNV GL’s Technology Outlook 2025 from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 12 in Duncan Hall’s McMurtry Auditorium.

DNV GL is an internationally recognized organization providing classification, certification and advisory services to a multitude of global and local business with the purpose of safeguarding life, property and environment. Every five years, DNV GL issues a report looking the decade ahead and the functional scientific changes that will drive transformational emerging technologies in a variety of industries, including shipping, energy, the environment and life sciences, as well as others.

Who: Charles McConnell, executive director of EEi, will offer welcoming remarks and moderate the panel discussion; Hans Groothuis, regional manager for business assurance and life sciences at DNV GL, will discuss life sciences; Paal Johansen, executive vice president and regional manager for maritime Americas at DNV GL, will discuss maritime and global transportation; and Jørg Aarnes, head of strategic foresight at DNV GL, will discuss oil and gas and global energy.

What: Reception, panel discussions providing insight into the technology landscape of the next decade within the selected industries, Q&A and networking opportunity for students with industry leaders.

When: 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 12.

Where: McMurtry Auditorium in Duncan Hall, Rice University, 6100 Main St.

The event, sponsored by EEi, the Norwegian General Consulate and DNV GL, is free and open to the public. RSVP is required. A short video about the event is available here.

Media who want to attend should RSVP to David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at 713-348-6327 or david@rice.edu.

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About Rice University
Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,910 undergraduates and 2,809 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for best quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to

About DNV GL
Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

About David Ruth

David Ruth is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.