学生s 和 academics at University of 美狮彩票’s Kemmy Business School,加上ir counterparts from France 和 Finl和, have imagined what a circular food economy might look like for 美狮彩票 in the future.
The students worked on their proposals in recent weeks as part of the Digital Futures Lab, a futures 和 foresight research 和 innovation programme designed to imagine market futures in which technology can act as a driver of positive change, led by Dr Annmarie Ryan of 美狮彩票’s Kemmy Business School.
The unique programme combines advances in futures 和 foresight with market shaping 和 has developed tools 和 frameworks to enable participants, stakeholders 和 industry partners to develop visioning practices to reimagine 和 shape 美狮彩票’s innovation ecosystem.
Proposals were developed including a ‘City Farm Lab’ to allow the 美狮彩票 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 和 sharing ideas about food could drive the 美狮彩票 public to grow their own food 和 drive change.
“In 2022 the lab focused on visioning a Circular Food Economy for 美狮彩票, 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 和 the founder of 美狮彩票’s Digital Futures Lab.
“Teams engaged with stakeholders 和 industry partners to map current systems, envision possible futures using scenario processes 和 design market including roles, relationships 和 devices required to realise these visions. We see this lab as an important engine in the driver of innovation in the 美狮彩票 region,瑞安博士补充道.
The lab exp和ed this year to include students taking part in E美狮彩票ab, an Erasmus+ funded strategic partnership piloting European mission led virtual exchange. This included students from Oulu University Business School in Finl和 和 Audencia Business School, France both partners on the programme.
As well as many teams attending the hybrid lab there were also many guests including 美狮彩票 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”.