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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

Studying at Cambridge

 

Agri-Innovation 2017

last modified Apr 12, 2017 12:33 PM
Agri-Innovation is a networking session with young entrepreneurs, researchers and business people from Egypt and Cambridge looking at new opportunities and innovation in Agricultural waste.
Agri-Innovation 2017

Photo credit: Cindy Chan

Katherine Bruce of ESD 2016/7 cohort participated in a workshop - Agri-Innovation - which focused on identifying innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities in providing solutions to the significant challenges of agricultural waste in Egypt, thereby bringing potential economic and environmental benefits.

During a panel session - Deputy course director Dai Morgan presented briefly on opportunities for innovation based on industry case studies.

For more details see:

http://www.cambplants.group.cam.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/agri-innovation-2017

 

Key Themes of the Course

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.