27 October 2022
Author: The Future Laboratory
Image: The Future Laboratory
We celebrated our Futures 100 Innovators Awards category shortlist and invited our panel of expert judges to choose an overall winner for 2022/2023 .
We announced that NASA Harvest’s Dr Catherine Nakalembe is the winner of The Future Laboratory’s first ever Futures 100 Innovators Awards.
Dr Nakalembe triumphed over 100 innovators whose work cut across 14 lifestyle sectors – from fashion and beauty to finance, retail, luxury and biotech – and introduced as many game-changing technologies, ideas and innovations to consumers in the US, the EU and Africa.
Nakalembe’s work – which focuses on using satellites and machine learning to future-proof African farming against the impact of drought and climate change – was described by judges from the worlds of design, tech, branding, retail and social media as ‘an idea that delivers long-term generational impact’, the ‘big idea that links technology with the provision of food’, and from Platform13’s founder Leila Fataar, an innovation that is ‘game-changing, societal, environmental, impactful and innovative’.
As we look forward to 2023, we use our Trend Tracker to revisit, revise and re-look at how key trends from 2022 are set to morph and change in the coming year across top performing sectors, including retail and luxury, health and wellness, food and drink, travel and hospitality, and youth and media.
Our Strategy team also focused on the strategic implications we will need to consider if we are to take advantage of these shifts in a purposeful and meaningful way over the coming year.
To conclude the day, we celebrated our return to a physical event and networking with new and old friends with a glass of refreshing Laurent-Perrier champagne.
Thank you to everyone who attended and to those of you who we are yet to meet, we'll keep you posted on our events calendar for 2023, launching very soon.
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