Innovation? The connection between technology and life sciences. that’s how it goes

There is no shortage of opportunities entrepreneurial achievements resulting from revolutionary discoveries and promising technologies in the fields healthfrom‘power supplyof climate change andenergy. opportunity for whom? A question that arises from the fact that we are in the presence of marked ones inequalities in access to treatments, medicines, food, the ability to breathe clean air, and having and using sources of energy. To seize the opportunities while responding to these absolute needs that remain unmet in many communities, it is up to theentrepreneurship Working in fields that are so important for the survival of species, to have decision-making processes in line with theEquity capital.

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As the world population ages but is not always healthier, there isto disruptions caused by the pandemic has moved beyond the limits of life sciences and taken to the upper floors digital technologies. In the face of a disgruntled healthcare system, new mindsets and entrepreneurial practices are emergingTimolatand fromthere thought transformation (Illustration 1). From a different perspective, the possibility of Self-sufficiency effectively. By relying on information delivered to the cell phone in their pocket and made available to anyone who needs to share it, a new type of patient appears on the scene – the prosumer, consumer who is also an actor in the process of making their well it’s his. He shares responsibility for looking after his health and is therefore actively involved in the transition to preventionat the personalized care and expected. Carmonitoring and self treatment Health lowers costs.

From analog archiving todigital archiving, the technological leap has enabled creative visionaries to look at the healthcare universe with new eyes. The Cexponential growth in the computing power and the quantum computing insight do the unthinkable possible. Think of them genomics and at silicon solutions highly integrated for the digital broadband transmission of data, voices and videos that They changed the design and accelerated the development of vaccines. For the future, we need to use our imagination to see where this is headed digital health and theartificial intelligence will gradually affect the length of human life, which is caused by the medicine precision personalised. It’s reassuring to see engineering students and their professors working alongside physicians to shape a future of endless discovery. We are collectively connected to share and adopt the acceleration of scientific and technological advances and the business transformations that lead to a better life. Female academics who have drawn entrepreneurial values ​​from their scientific background from which humanity benefits are among the major protagonists of these transformations. From a bird’s eye view, newly created successful businesses become visible:

  • of the gene therapy for suppress some forms of blindness;

  • from tissue engineering to the manufacture of replacement parts for implantation in the human body;

  • from research into microbes for health and nutrition (particularly gastrointestinal bacteria);

  • from cellular and molecular biology studies on scar formation to develop new drugs that prevent scar formation (a major medical problem for people who suffer from burns, undergo major surgery or are victims of traffic accidents);

  • of technologies that dodge the need for medication in treatment of the Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Praise for nutritious food

A frontier use case related to the collaboration component is video consultation: it could allow physicians to interact with patients via video communication solutions that can integrate medical records and everything else needed to carry out this activity.

The poet wrote Wystan Hugh Auden: «A culture is not better than its forests. Civilizations have developed many techniques to get the earth to produce more food – some sustainably, some not. The lesson I have learned is that the health of the earth and water – and the forests that preserve the water – can be the only lasting basis for the survival and success of any civilization ». A journey follows economic progress addressed to the satisfaction of needs of today’s generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In our age of knowledge, before living resources – from the strength of the arms and the resistance of the workhorse to machines and devices – it is the resources of the human intellect that move and transform the processes of production. If we consider that between approx thirtywe will be nni ten Billions of people in the world and we are expected to have to produce at least 70% more food a deep innovation in food production, a production which is currently incompatible with the preservation of the natural heritage.

Scientists teach that the evolution of the human son-in-law follows the arrow of welfare he was born in wellbeing healthy. In short, we would be programmed to enjoy everything that is good for us. Consumers, who are evolving consumption patterns in the name of well-being, are attempting to bridge the gap between what seems good to eat and what is good to eat. Compared to the stomach, it is the head that determines their decisions again. The question about Food it will be profoundly affected, even in emerging and overpopulated countries. Of the China and fromIndia to the Brazila rapidly expanding middle class has put great strain on the global system of natural and agricultural resources. For every 1 percent increase in the country’s urbanization rate, China must add approximately 300 to 400 million square meters of housing, consume approximately 1,800 square kilometers of land, pump 140 million cubic meters of clean water, generate 640 million kilowatts of energy, and discharge 1.14 billion cubic meters of wastewater annually.

We face the arduous task of finding the key to a tangled tangle whose threads are:

  • The increase in grain consumption that the planet’s population must satisfy;

  • Lon demand for energy from renewable sources growing;

  • L’Access to farmland and high quality soil increasingly limited;

  • The reduction ofAccess to water of sufficient quality and quantity;

  • The non-sustainability of currently practices corrural (what we may call “conventional” farming).

Plants with LED light
Plants with LED light

Young people, who see their future well-being at risk, are at the forefront of solving such issues. They are the ones looking for nature-based solutions for you ‘Green growth they act entrepreneurially along the entire line between life sciences and earth sciences. Your companies provide economically sustainable and oriented products, services and jobs ecological future. Swedish economist Thomas Andersson and his colleagues reconstructed entrepreneurial stories that tell how colivenew and restore natural resources sustainable. In Brazil, nature-based entrepreneurship designs “pocket forests“. In São Paulo, a private company funded the establishment of such a forest in front of its main office building on a highly visible boulevard bordering the Pinheiros River (From nature-based solutions to nature-based economy. A draft with the paper for consultation).

Deduction investments and develop entrepreneurial skillsand both in maintaining and restoring biocapacity and in reducing the ecological footprint, it helps to reduce or even eliminate the negative environmental impactAgriculture. Hence less use of fossil fuels, fertilizers, water and land for more sustainable, productive and healthier food production. entrepreneurship and innovations in agricultural technologies They attract educated young people. By founding a company inagricultural technologythey engage in experimentation new crops in the food startup community. In the sharing the opportunities offered by innovations that make our experience as food consumers a qualitative leap, the collaborative dialogue between experts in agriculture and food industry, entrepreneurs of the different supply chains, investors, intellectual leaders and the media contributes a lot.

* Piero Formica is Professor of Knowledge Economy. International Value Institute Senior Research Fellow, Maynooth University, Ireland. Lecturer and Advisor, Cambridge Learning Gateway, Cambridge, UK. At the Contamination Lab of the University of Padua and the Esam Business School in Paris, he carries out laboratory activities to test entrepreneurial idea generation processes

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