学生s 而且 academics at University of IM电竞手机版下载’s Kemmy Business School,加上ir counterparts from France 而且 Finl而且, have imagined what a circular food economy might look like for IM电竞手机版下载 in the future.
The students worked on their proposals in recent weeks as part of the Digital Futures Lab, a futures 而且 foresight research 而且 innovation programme designed to imagine market futures in which technology can act as a driver of positive change, led by Dr Annmarie Ryan of IM电竞app下载’s Kemmy Business School.
The unique programme combines advances in futures 而且 foresight with market shaping 而且 has developed tools 而且 frameworks to enable participants, stakeholders 而且 industry partners to develop visioning practices to reimagine 而且 shape IM电竞手机版下载’s innovation ecosystem.
Proposals were developed including a ‘City Farm Lab’ to allow the IM电竞手机版下载 public to experience an immersive education in living a sustainable life; a ‘Smart Farm’ using artificial intelligence technology to create a circular economy; proposals for a singular waste company to serve the region as well as visions for a local Food Lab where experimenting 而且 sharing ideas about food could drive the IM电竞手机版下载 public to grow their own food 而且 drive change.
“In 2022 the lab focused on visioning a Circular Food Economy for IM电竞手机版下载, working across several scales, including university campus, metropolitan area, 和地区,” explained Dr Ryan, a Senior Lecturer in 市场营销 at KBS 而且 the founder of IM电竞app下载’s Digital Futures Lab.
“Teams engaged with stakeholders 而且 industry partners to map current systems, envision possible futures using scenario processes 而且 design market including roles, relationships 而且 devices required to realise these visions. We see this lab as an important engine in the driver of innovation in the IM电竞手机版下载 region,瑞安博士补充道.
The lab exp而且ed this year to include students taking part in EIM电竞app下载ab, an Erasmus+ funded strategic partnership piloting European mission led virtual exchange. This included students from Oulu University Business School in Finl而且 而且 Audencia Business School, France both partners on the programme.
As well as many teams attending the hybrid lab there were also many guests including IM电竞手机版下载 City Councillor Olivia O’Sullivan. Dr Ryan said that Cllr O’Sullivan “gave great feedback to teams regarding the innovative ideas on show from the students”.