The continually-growing world populations, the global trend to urbanisation, climate change and pressure on natural resources are key drivers for policies on global food security. Vertical farming is an innovative methodology for vertical cultivation of agricultural products in a small footprint, which can also realize true zero-mile city food supply.Continue reading “Save the Date: Vertical Farming Conference, 24 November 2022”
Jakajima, the global High Tech Conference organizer, announces the 1st edition of the ONLINE Protein Transition Conference with renown speakers from all over the world. The Conference will take place on June 16, 2021.
The way the world eats at present is unsustainable and unhealthy for the environment, animals and ourselves. With a growing world population and a global rise in demand for meat, we need to make a transition to high quality protein-rich alternative food sources, while simultaneously considering human health and environmental sustainability.Continue reading “Press release: International Protein Transition Conference about protein alternative sources for a sustainable future of food production”
A JakajimaTV interview with Jeroen Kelder, co-founder of Infinity Recycling.
Plastic production increased exponentially, from 2.3 million tons in 1950 to 488 million tons today. Production is expected to more than triple by 2050.
A JakajimaTV interview with Karl Vrancken, Research Manager Sustainable Materials, VITO / Professor, University of Antwerp
Europe is at a crossroads for the way it manages plastic, plastic waste, and plastic waste trade. Plastic and plastic waste is traded worldwide.Continue reading “New Roads for plastics”
The Sustainable Materials Series is meant to become a series of conferences / events / workshops / hackathons on plastics.
Plastics play an important role in our economy and daily lives but the way it is currently produced, used and discarded harms the environment. This fast growing volume of plastics has a strong impact on ecosystems, biodiversity and even human health if not handled responsibly.
More and more we realise that the valuable material produced could be brought back into the economy. The need to tackle the potential economic and environmental benefits of a more resource-efficient and circular approach is adamant.
The Sustainable Materials Series, being organised by Jakajima in close collaboration with strategic partner Brightlands Chemelot Campus, will cover specific themes concerning the circular approach.
The series will start with the following promising and ambitious topics:
- From plastic waste 2 plastic, focused on thermo-chemical recycling, www.plasticwaste2plasticconference.com
- Design 4 Sustainability, on design for reuse and recycling, focused on automotive and packaging applications, www.design4sustainabilityconference.com
Jakajima, Matchmaker for Innovators in the high tech industry, organises many events, ranging from 3D Printing to Internet of Things, from Unmanned Cargo Aircraft to Health Tech, from 4D Printing to Photonics and from Vertical Farming to 3D Food Printing. As technology develops itself from atoms to bits and from bits to atoms, traditional boundaries between value chains disappear which lead to new business opportunities. The combination of business, technology, creativity, enthusiasm and humour is our leitmotif.
About Brightlands Chemelot Campus
Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a world-leading innovation location in smart materials and sustainable manufacturing and home to a vibrant and fast-growing open community of groundbreaking companies and knowledge institutes.
It offers state of the art R&D and manufacturing infrastructures, on-campus education and science-oriented business support, venture capital, and business development services.
With its location, ecosystem and easily available expertise and knowledge, Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a unique location for innovative start-ups and corporations, forward-thinking knowledge institutes, daring entrepreneurs, brilliant researchers, talented students and visionary investors.