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  • Agritech: How can we adopt automated solutions?

    There have been some truly pioneering advances within agritech over the last ten years, through the development and integration of sensors, digitisation, and artificial intelligence. These advances also bring challenges to overcome, including how different technologies and data can be integrated across the production system.  As part of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit I recently […]

  • World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit 2021 – State of the industry

    I recently attended the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit 2021, where Thomas J Vilsak, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, gave the opening remarks. He stated that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s origins were rooted in science, and he sees that as the path forward for this sector. The Department of Agriculture was formed in 1862 when Abraham Lincoln […]

  • FinTech Alliance: The Investment Landscape Post-Covid

    Following the pandemic, digitisation has accelerated rapidly, and industries have seen changes in just a few months that might otherwise have taken years. The FinTech sector is no different, and the FinTech Alliance held an insightful panel this month on ‘The Investment Landscape Post-Covid’. The panel discussed the areas of focus within FinTech, including the […]

  • The Economics of Cultured Meats

    Jim Mellon, experienced food-tech investor and entrepreneur, has made the prediction that cultured meat will eventually be more affordable than both factory farmed and plant-based meats. This could become a reality within the next five years, according to Mellon. As an investor in the food-tech industry myself, a statement like this is incredibly interesting. Cultured […]

  • The Covid-19 Pandemic, Consumer Habits, and Plant-Based Meats

    I recently attended a fascinating talk from Fiona Lavelle (Queen’s University Belfast) titled “From the pandemic to the pan: A cross-continental overview of changes in consumers cooking and food practices during COVID-19”. She spoke about her research which gives a cross continental overview of changes in consumers cooking and food practices during covid-19. Pre pandemic […]

  • Women Entrepreneurs in AgriTech

    There’s no question that technology is revolutionising farming. Agriculture is now infinitely smarter thanks to the many ‘Agripreneurs’ whose companies offer sensors, robotics, 3D printing, cloud-based computing, and artificial intelligence. Drones and connected machines are more affordable, giving rise to smart devices for farming suppliers and service providers, allowing the exchange of vast amounts of […]

  • Philips: the intersection of health, science, technology and beauty

    I attended the Women of Wearables conference where Raymon uit de Bulten delivered a keynote presentation on Philips and their work at the cross section of healthcare, science, technology and beauty. As an organisation, their guiding aim is to improve 2.5 billion lives per year by 2030 with their products, including 400 million in underserved […]

  • Healthtech: Another Way to Improve Mental Health

    I recently attended the HealthTech 2.0 conference hosted by Women of Wearables Global. A panel discussion I found especially interesting was ‘Tech-Powered Solutions Paving The Way To Better Mental Health’.  The global pandemic has taken a toll on mental health worldwide as it upends everyday life for so many people. Investment into mental healthtech has boomed, reaching £580 […]

  • Women in Food & Agriculture Industry Digital Festival – Farming in Harmony with Nature

    I recently attended the Women in Food & Agriculture Industry Digital Festival. I heard a fascinating talk titled “How can we Decarbonise Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change?” by Patrick Holden. Patrick is the founder of the Sustainable Food Trust and is also a farmer. He spoke of the urgent need to decarbonise agriculture locally and […]

  • Nicole Junkermann and the 2021 Dakar Rally

    Nicole Junkermann of NJF Capital is proud to sponsor her husband Ferdinando Brachetti Peretti as he competes in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

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