Blue Unit: revolutionising fish farm data management

The Blue Unit solution to fish farm data stands to revolutionise performance in the aquaculture sector through innovative fish farm data management. Blue Unit’s business...

The importance of protecting energy start-ups during the pandemic

Elena Bou, Innovation Director at EIT InnoEnergy, warns of the consequences of not supporting energy start-ups in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, offering...

The evolution of meteorological research

Dr Stoyka Netcheva, Scientific Officer at World Meteorological Organization’s Global Atmosphere Watch Programme (GAW), explains how meteorological research has evolved and illustrates how GAW...

Innovation is at the heart of building a sustainable ocean economy

Martin Koehring, Head of the World Ocean Initiative at The Economist Group provides insight into the potential of the sustainable ocean economy, from energy...

Why healthy soil is crucial to nature friendly farming

Liz Bowles, Associate Director of Farming and Land Use at Soil Association, discusses the importance of healthy soil in ensuring the sustainability of farming. Soils hold three times as much carbon as the atmosphere and five times as much as...

European industrial hemp: misconceptions of hemp in agriculture

Francesco Mirizzi, Senior Policy Adviser at European Industrial Hemp Association, discusses common misconceptions of hemp in agriculture and the role of hemp in the EU market. The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) equally represents farmers, transformers and traders. They strongly...

The evolution of agricultural technology

Eldert J van Henten, a Professor of Biosystems Engineering at Wageningen University and Research’s Farm Technology Group, speaks to The Innovation Platform about the evolution of agricultural technology – from the hand tools to AI. The evolution of agricultural technology...

Why hemp should be used as a sustainable building material

Graham Durrant provides an overview of the burgeoning hempcrete industry, explaining why hemp should be viewed as a sustainable building material as well as some of the reasons why it is not as widely used as it could be. Hemp...

Working toward a more sustainable dairy sector in Europe

Meet the European Dairy Association, where today’s dairy expertise meets with the vision of tomorrow’s opportunities and challenges for Europe’s sustainable dairy sector. The European Dairy Association (EDA) is proud to present the recently increasing scientific evidence for the essential...

The Floods Directive: adapting to the future risk of flooding

European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment, discusses how flood risk management helps us understand the future risk of flooding and how to adapt to it. Floods endanger lives as well as cause heavy economic losses. They may also have severe...

Virginijus Sinkevičius: How to deliver a sustainable blue economy

European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, speaks to The Innovation Platform about EU efforts to achieve a sustainable blue economy. The European Commission is continuing its work to boost the sustainable blue economy whilst simultaneously protecting...

Building with sustainable hemp for a resilient future

Steve Allin, Founder of the International Hemp Building Association (IHBA), speaks to The Innovation Platform about the challenges of establishing a sustainable hemp building industry, as well as some of the benefits of using hemp as a building material. The...

Organic farming opportunities in Europe

IFOAM EU’s Policy Manager, Eric Gall, spoke to The Innovation Platform about the benefits of organic farming, the European Commission’s Farm to Fork strategy and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). IFOAM EU is the European umbrella organisation for organic farming....

Sustainable Europe: the future of the Common Agriculture Policy

Wolfgang Burtscher, Director General of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development explains some of the key ways in which the future Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) will create a sustainable Europe. IN June 2018, the European Commission...


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