As you might know, we look at the world but we operate from the Netherlands. Last week we visited the Accenture Innovation Summit, a yearly event where great innovations are being presented and inspirational talks are being held.
To give you an idea of the companies present, we look at 5 of them in the category 'nutrition'
By the way, the Sustainable Development Goals were everywhere! And that's a good thing.
Theme | FOOD & BEVERAGES | SDG6
Water from air
Sponsh was the winner in the category 'nutrition'. The company produces water from air for irrigation and drinking water.
At low temperatures, the textile of Sponsh absorbs significant amounts of water from air. At high temperatures, the fibers contract and squeeze-out the water like a sponge.
Burgs Foods brings us the healthy and tasty Cricket Burger. There is a lot of pressure on our environment due to
an increasing demand for animal protein. Crickets require much less resources to produce and are high in essential vitamins and nutrients.
Riverfood specialises in aquaponics: a closed loop system where plants are grown with the help of fish and bacteria. All that is needed is feeding the fish – they produce waste which is eaten by the bacteria, and the waste that the bacteria produce is food for the plants. The plants are cleaning the water for the fish. Both the plants and the fish are produced pesticide- and antibiotics free for human consumption.
The Agri-Wallet helps vulnerable people (low income, women, youth) save money earmarked for specific purposes. It is a blockchain-based solution working as an earmarked virtual currency within the ecosystem ensuring funds are used only for a specific purpose.
A bit off topic, but these are too nice to keep from you. These nifty little devices are cloud-connected motors. They are called Smartians and can turn “old” devices like a pick-up player into connected devices. And the design is beautiful too.