Tag: Healthtech

  • The Halo Effect in Food Selection

    I recently attended the Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference 2020, which included several thought-provoking and varied presentations.   Heidi Zamzow from the London school of economics and political science gave an incredibly engaging presentation on a psychological effect known as the ‘halo’ effect. She opened her talk with “do you think David Attenborough pays his taxes on […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • Food systems transformation- how we deal with food loss and waste – Nicole Junkermann

    Women in Food & Agriculture Industry Digital Festival “Healthy people, healthy planet and healthy economy” I recently attended the Women in Food & Agriculture Industry Digital Festival. I heard from Geeta Sethi, Advisor and Global Lead for Food Systems at the World Bank.  She gave a fascinating talk discussing our food systems and the urgent […]

  • Nicole Junkermann and Brent Hoberman on Owkin

    Nicole Junkermann invests in Owkin UK alongside Brent Hoberman and they are passionate about the healthcare sector’s growing use of biotech.