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Foodtech: From Vegan Burgers to Eating Insects

Innovation within the food industry is at an all-time high, fueled by the pressure to find more eco-friendly agricultural practices and the growing popularity of plant-based diets. Companies such as Beyond Meat, Phytophonics and Chirps are supplying services and products with to an ever-growing market of climate and health-conscious consumers, thus changing the traditional landscape of the food […]

General Data Protection Regulations: Effects on EU businesses

General Data Protection Regulations: Effects on EU businesses

On May 3, Dublin hosted the Data Sec 2017 conference against the backdrop of the EU’s upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR). The conference highlighted concerns that Irish businesses won’t be prepared prior to the transition. After all, the GDPR does not merely require organisations to avoid doing harm to individuals in terms of the personal […]

€15 Million from EU for Civic Tech Startups

€15 Million from EU for Civic Tech Startups

This article was cross-posted at the Center for Global Communication Studies, where Kat is also a regular contributor. If we accept the premise that the intersection of technology-fueled transparency, open innovation and civic engagement is increasingly central to making government work for everyone, perhaps it’s time for new models of governance. Governments need to provide services a […]