New technology is cool. It makes the savvy among us purr and it generates curiosity among the rest. But as much as technology has the power to make the seemingly impossible, possible, scaling it up to generate transformative change on, dare we say, global level is a challenge. How can we maximise the impact of technology for the benefit of everyone in the food system? What is the role of entrepreneurs? And what about Amazon and other giants out there? In an interesting panel led by Caleb Harper from MIT’s Open Agriculture Initiative, crucial topics on technology development, policy and investment were discussed, mixed with sharp questions from the EAT forum audience.
“More entreprenurs need to solve real problems.”
– Niklas Adalberth, Founder, Norrsken Foundation
The panel consisted of:
Niklas Adalberth, Founder, Norrsken Foundation
Dr. Heather Tallis, Global Managing Director and Lead Scientist for Strategy Innovation, The Nature Conservancy
Sean De Cleene, Head of Food Security and Agriculture Initiatives, World Economic Forum