An Appetite for Innovation
Ingredients for the future of food  Consumers are demanding healthier food and becoming more aware of food waste. Food technology companies are innovating to rise to these challenges.    Some people eat to live, while others live to eat. On one hand, people are enjoying their food too much, to the extent that diet-related conditions such as diabetes and obesity...
Have you Seen the Future of Medicine?
MedTech from European SMEs Tiny sensors, wearable health trackers and health data analysis platforms were among the technologies featured at TechInnovation 2018.  Bill Gates wrote in 2013 that, “I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.” This statement is just as relevant today as it was then, especially in the healthcare sector, where...
A Glimpse into the Future of Farming
Producing food in urban centres  As sensor technology and genetic tools converge, even cities now become hubs of agricultural activity.     With rapid population growth, increasing urbanisation and a shrinking rural labour force, food production methods need to be modernised if society is to feed 9.7 billion mouths by 2050. Technology is a key enabler of productivity in many...
Nuts and bolts—Leveraging Tech for Logistics
How supply chains are benefitting from innovation  The weakest link in a supply chain could cost companies dearly. Here are three TechOffers making logistics more tractable and efficient.   When you take merchandise off the shelf of a supermarket store, has it ever occurred to you how something that may have been produced half a world away ended up in...
Igniting Innovation: Grace Chew of Hydroemission
A whiff of success through open innovation Understanding your core competency and aligning your goals with collaborators are key to open innovation, says Grace Chew, CEO of Hydroemission.  More than just a buzzword, sustainability is now becoming a key differentiator for companies. By taking into account the environmental impact of the products and services they offer, enterprises can appeal to a wider...
Delicious Disruption—Trends in Food Innovation
Spicing up the F&B industry with technology  If you thought whipping up a good meal was just about putting food over a fire, think again. Blockchain, AI and 3D printing are some of the latest trends in food innovation.    Few things in this world unite people as much as food. Different cultures create different cuisines to be consumed by...