As a child, Hahna was inspired by the technology in science fiction books, shows, and comics. She became an engineer because she wanted to make such technology a reality. For her, developing an energy harvesting shoe insert meant creating a device that could be found in an Isaac Asimov book. She also has a lifelong dream of going to space, which grew bigger while designing robots at NASA. As Sole Power CTO, she leads product design and is the only one capable of drawing more than stick figures.
An expert panel will discuss recent successes and continued challenges to scaling up energy breakthroughs into transformative products.