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Future Challenges of Water Sustainability

In February 2017, the World Water-Tech Innovation Summit returned to London for the 6th year, focused on the need for greater collaboration between stakeholders in creating a better approach to future water sustainability. The importance of this year’s meeting could not be underestimated. As the delegates shared their knowledge networks, it was appreciated that [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Emerging Markets, Sustainability|Comments Off on Future Challenges of Water Sustainability

Blockchain Technology soars into Nebula

Once a month in London, a small group of enthusiasts gather at a “Tech meet-up” to talk about the latest technology developments around the world. I was invited to my first event in 2014. The venue was a dimly-lit underground bar in Shoreditch, then an upcoming area. The conversation, eclectic, animated and passionate [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Digital, Economy, Governments, Insights|Comments Off on Blockchain Technology soars into Nebula

Robotics: Arise a Global Superpower

Not so far in the future, there is every possibility that artificial intelligence will overtake human thinking. Robots are on the rise and ready to rumble. The last 20 years have seen significant developments in the robotics industry. Today, robots play chess, drive cars, manufacture and do a lot of other things that [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Digital, Economy, Insights, Technology|Comments Off on Robotics: Arise a Global Superpower

Age of Fintech: Disruption or Innovation

For so long, the established Financial Services industry had exerted enormous power over the global economy that experienced a prolonged period of high economic growth between 2001 and 2007. In that time, risk perceptions declined and financial systems were characterised by abundant liquidity, leading to increased bank lending without so much as to ensure the [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Financial, Fintech, Governments|Comments Off on Age of Fintech: Disruption or Innovation

Revolutionising the Global Food System

Astrong theme emerged from the Future Food Tech Summit in London this week, that the world is in desperate need of innovative and sustainable solutions to increase agricultural output, while reducing inputs, in order to meet the needs of a growing population. At the forefront of these discussions was the consensus that the global food ecosystem is [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Commercial, Enterprise, Technology|Comments Off on Revolutionising the Global Food System

Desert Farm leads Future FoodTech

The Future FoodTech and World Agritech Investment Summits in London this week will unveil some of the leading agricultural innovations over the last few years. The focus will firmly be on post-harvest food industry, which is certainly emerging as the hottest sector for innovation and investment, but which technologies have the potential to deliver truly game-changing solutions? [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Commercial, Enterprise, Technology|Comments Off on Desert Farm leads Future FoodTech

Seawater Technology Solutions for Food Security

According to the World Health Organisation about 20% of the world’s people live in regions that don’t have enough water for their needs. With the global population increasing by 80 million each year, a third of the planet will likely face water shortages by 2025. This looming water crisis is inextricably linked to food production because agriculture [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Commercial, Enterprise, Global, Governments, Sustainability, Technology|Comments Off on Seawater Technology Solutions for Food Security

Next Generation of Sustainable Food Supply

Across the world, there are pioneers who are changing the way we think about food. Some use GPS data to create yield maps that show soil productivity, yield predictions and establish seasonal planting patterns. Others, use mobile phones to share information about weather reports, insurance products, and to access market prices, thereby empowering rural farmers [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Commercial, Emerging Markets, Research, Technology|Comments Off on Next Generation of Sustainable Food Supply

A game changer for Africa’s Megaprojects

The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) megaproject is one of the largest of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, and Kenya’s most ambitious infrastructure megaproject to date. It includes construction of 700 km of standard-gauge track, 33 stations, and dozens of wagons and locomotives. Just like its huge cost pegged at $4.99 billion, so are the expectations [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|Africa, Commercial, Governments, Investments|Comments Off on A game changer for Africa’s Megaprojects

Understanding the Circular Economy

A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times, distinguishing between technical and biological cycles. It’s interesting to note that the concept is taking shape with great interest from Governments, Economists, Investors, Public and Private sector practitioners. But [...]

By | November 1st, 2015|Economy, Global, Research, Sustainability, Technology|Comments Off on Understanding the Circular Economy