Author Archives: Nicole Junkermann

LEAP Conference 2020: The Nutritional Quality of Plant Based Meats

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the recent Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference, hosted by the University of Oxford. There were a number of highly interesting talks and discussions through the course of the conference. I was particularly fascinated by the talk hosted by Roberta Alessandrini on the macro-nutrient profiles of plant-based meat substitutes as compared to… Continue Reading

Future-proof and sustainable healthy diets based on current eating patterns in the Netherlands

Earlier this week I attended the Livestock, Environment and People Conference (LEAP), hosted online as all such events have been in 2020. One session I attended was provided by Marcelo Tyszler, PhD on “Future-proof and sustainable healthy diets based on current eating patterns in the Netherlands.”   Mr. Tyszler looked at the current dietary patterns in the Netherlands, alongside the required environmental… Continue Reading

Public attitudes to lab-grown food and other problems

Public attitudes to lab-grown food and other problems

I recently attended the University of Oxford’s Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference, which included a fascinating panel discussion of attitudes towards lab-grown food, specifically with regard to cultured meat and how the use of such products may be encouraged.  An analysis of Twitter responses discussing cultured meat found a polarisation of views on the matter. On one side, there are the… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Women of Wearables: The Female Entrepreneurs driving Innovation in FemTech

At the Women of Wearables recent conference, I attended a panel discussion on the Rise of Innovation in FemTech. It was fascinating to hear from the entrepreneurs on the panel, from Essity, Natalist, Elidah and Elvie. The work of the panellists empowers women to take control of healthcare issues including: fertility, menopause and pregnancy. The… Continue Reading

Healthtech – A Continuing Area of Growth

I attended the HealthTech 2.0 conference hosted by Women of Wearables Global. At this event, I heard a fascinating panel discussion about investing in healthtech. The digital health market is expected to reach $536 billion by 2025 and 2020 will be the largest funding year ever for the sector. Led by Jenny Thomas, Director of DigitalHealth.London, the panel discussed many interesting questions,… Continue Reading

Healthtech 2.0 – The Future of Femtech

I attended the Health Tech 2.0 conference hosted by Women of Wearables Global. At this event I listened to a very interesting panel discussion on “The role of technology in creating better sexual health”. Moderated by Dominnique Karetsos, co-founder and CEO of The Healthy Pleasure Group, the panel discussed a wide variety of thought-provoking questions… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading