Dec. 12, 2020

Tim Noakesmith | Why eating Tortoise could save the planet

Tim Noakesmith | Why eating Tortoise could save the planet

How do we feed 10 billion people by 2050 without destroying the earth in the process? Tim Noakesmith presents a potential solution on curated meat – meat produced from cell samples I laboratories. In this provocative and innovative talk, Tim presents a fresh perspective on how to diminish CO2 emissions from our food system. If you like to see applied science to change our world in big ways, this talk is for you.

Tim is a serial entrepreneur and design professional who was recently recognised in Forbes 30 under 30 list. In 2017 Tim became obsessed with using his human-centred design background to solve the world's most important problems, eventually realising that creating the food systems that will scale to meet an ever-growing population is one of the most important challenges we face as a human race, so he co-founded Vow, a food/biotechnology company focussed on feeding billions of people sustainably.

Before launching Vow Tim was most recently the Global Human-Centred Design Lead for Cochlear, where he was responsible for untangling the complex needs of Cochlear Implant recipients, ensuring their insights were core to the organisation's strategy, all while working within tight regulatory medical-tech frameworks. He has held a number of Senior roles in User Experience Design, Service Design and Product Strategy spanning across a diverse range of industries and technologies.

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