Weather and climate change.
Present global challenges to the sustainable development of mankind, including environmental, climatic, demographic problems and food safety issues, as well as depletion of natural resources, terrorism, new diseases and other threats, generate a broad demand for technological innovation.
What are the global challenges that require immediate cooperation between the scientific community, business and governments around the world? Can innovation be the solution to global problems? How can we encourage innovation in areas where competition and commercial gain do not play a role, for instance, to ensure conservation of biodiversity and safe drinking water resources, remediation of soil and recovery of natural resource potential?
Alan AtKisson Founder, President, AtKisson Group; Co-president, The Balaton Group