Humans design systems that suit our purposes, that create wealth, and that make life better. We seek and test ideas; then adopt the ones that best fit our needs. When resources seemed limitless, the best ideas often involved extracting resources to feed the new technologies. That's how our modern economies evolved. But those circumstances are changing. Growing uncertainty about availability and access to key resources is forcing us to design new systems and business models to meet our needs. [...]
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Factories of the future will use the building blocks of life to change the way we eat, work, and live. And they're already here.
The world’s first summit dedicated to biofabrication took place earlier this month in New York. Suzanne Lee, founder of Biocouture, assembled a lineup of designers, entrepreneurs, and scientists to share their experiences working with bacteria, yeast, algae, fungi and other living cells.
Our intention for developing the Trailblazers series was to foster a collaborative discussion between larger organizations, startups and cutting edge futurists on new developments within the sustainability economy. While we are committed to curating novel innovations into our proprietary research database, we also want to provide innovators with a platform that can provide a closer touch-point for connection with like-minded scientists and organizations with the resources needed to accelerate the pace of their discoveries.