EBA Innovation Day in Ukraine
A huge appetite: plans of countries and businesses for innovative development
During the EBA Innovation Day, which took place on April 15, representatives of innovative industries presented their vision of future trends. This event has already become traditional for us, as technological progress is gaining momentum, and it is important to form an active community around innovation which will enable an efficient experience exchange that helps business and society to keep up with times.
“Ukraine has every chance to become the world’s main breadbasket,” – commented Prof. Dr. Louise O. Fresco, President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University and Research. Over the next century, global food demand will grow by 80%, which will allow Ukraine to benefit from food exports. But to break into the leaders, the country needs to invest in the scientific modernization of the agricultural sector. Promising improvements can be made with the help of biotechnology which can bring new varieties of crops resistant to climate change.
Daan Roosegaarde, the Artist and the Founder of Studio Roosegaarde, named four values that the future economy should have in its DNA. They are clean energy, clean water, clean air, and clean space. Mr. Roosegaarde finds inspiration for his innovative projects in nature. According to him, progress is not only about technology but also about emotions and the search for harmony. In the future, the economy must come to a model of development that will take into account the compensation mechanisms for the impact of business on the environment.
We thank the speakers and EBA Ukraine for an exciting event, and we hope that Ukraine will become a hotspot for meaningful innovations to be generated and developed!