Tag Archives: Environment


Mike spoke at Advancia in Paris on 22 February on challenges facing entrepreneurs, with a particular emphasis on healthcare. Healthcare faces many challenges, but perhaps the greatest is how to deal with the future: the impact on health from climate change, demography, food production, and technology. Email Mike if you want a copy of the slide presentation.

Agricultural Innovation

Mike recently discussed commercialisation of agricultural innovation in Canada. There are real problems in this sector, not just how to feed the future and changing dietary patterns. Agricultural innovation tends to focus on new seed varieties as these can be commercialised, but we also need to look at a whole range of other issues, but research funding for soil science for instance, is small compared to other areas.