Leaders from business, start-ups, academia and research institutions are meeting at the Xynteo Exchange/Norway to advance a new growth model fit for the 21st century. At the heart of the Exchange is a series of Studios, where we will bring leaders together to try to develop commercial solutions to human problems.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that nearly one billion people go to bed hungry every night and 200 million people suffer malnutrition. While gains have been made in agricultural productivity, they have come at the cost of significant pressure on scarce land, water and energy resources. Moreover, agriculture currently accounts for 25% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Our core challenge is this: we must find a way to produce more food for a growing population – but without harming the environment.
In this Studio, hosted by Yara International, we aim to develop commercial, collaborative concepts to help build a responsible food system for a world without hunger.
On day one, we will interrogate the complex nature of real-world problems, and explore how our capabilities could be brought to bear in solutions. On day two, we will identify potential interventions within these problem areas, with the aim of developing early-stage concepts for projects that can deliver both human and commercial value. Finally, we will select the most promising concepts to present in the Marketplace.