Today’s talk1. Some background to Forum and TSB2. How did it all start and the journey to here?3. What is Horizons?4. How Horizons is being used?5. How can you use Horizons?
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Who are we?Nicky ConwayPrincipal AdvisorForum for the FutureMike PittsLead Specialist – SustainabilityTSB
Forum for the Future is asustainability non-profitthat works globally withbusiness, governmentand others to solve trickychallenges.who are we?
Technology Strategy BoardThe UK’s innovation agencyHow can we help UK business bring new ideas and technologiesfaster to market?Our Vision:for the UK to be a global leader in innovation and a magnetfor innovative businesses which can apply technologyrapidly, effectively and sustainably to create wealth andenhance quality if life
4000 companiesNetworks have 50,000 members8Technology Strategy BoardOver 60 competitions, committing £250mMore than 2000 years of business experience
Some questions for you1. What are the critical sustainability issues facing yourorganisation?2. How could you turn these into opportunities?3. How could you use Horizons to help your organisation?9
Life expectancy in developing countrieshas risen from 46 to 64 years since the 1960s.Infant mortality rates have halved too.Ageing populationNot just in the developed world:by 2050 nearly 1 in 5 people indeveloping countries will be over 601. Demographic changeUrbanizationBy 2050 2 out of 3 people will live incities
“By 2050, humanity will demand TWICE asmany resources as the planet can supply.Meeting future demand for steel, water,agricultural products and energy wouldrequire roughly $3 trillion averagecapital investment/year.”(McKinsey, Resource Revolution)Competition for land, water and resourcessource of conflict
Every 24 hours we lose 150-200species forever. This is 1000 timesthe natural rate of extinction andcould lead to economic collapse.Source: UN 2010
The average age of aUK farmer is 59......The proportion offarmers under 35halved between 1990and 2005Photo: cstar55/istock
15How do you identify what issustainable and what isn’t?How do you put this intopractice?What does aSustainable Economylook like?
20Shape the strategies of coreTSB programmes and theCatapults
21Affordable energy for all…..stable energy pricesEmpathy between distributedenergy and large centralisedpower plantsLand and marine deployment of energy generationand supply technologies must enablepreservation of the marine and terrestrialenvironmentAlternative energy technologies arevalued by society and drive policy
Non- renewablesHow does this present arisk to the digitaleconomy?Loss of rare materials put up prices for device manufacturersSupply interruptionsGeo-political risks -> wars!How does this present anopportunity to the digitaleconomy?Change from selling products to services – lease not buySell fewer products for same valueIncrease lifespan of a device and reduce degree of waste in useCompete on service not productOpen platforms could encourage more diversity- reduce number of devices- BYOD- Firefox phoneHow is this drivingchanges to the digitaleconomy? What are they?Make more money and sell less stuffIncreasing more efficient use of resources, cards, bedrooms, drivewaysRent a drill(but not big in fact -> its SME’s into one category)How is the work of theCatapult and TSBuniquely placed tocontribute towards theseopportunities and risks?Business models encouraging efficient use of (scarce, non-renewable) resources and materials- Lease models- Everything as a service- Open platforms -> less duplication of devicesDoes this apply to all resources?
Some questions for you1. What are the critical sustainability issues facing yourorganisation?2. How could you turn these into opportunities?3. How could you use Horizons to help your organisation?26
• 1 May: (Delhi): India Partner Roundtable• 7 May: (New York) Breakfast with Bob Willard• 11 June (London): Making the business case for step-change• 15-23 June (Bristol): Big Green Week – a festival of eco, artand entertainment• 18 September (London): System Innovation: your map andcompass to a new mainstreamFor more information or to register for our events please firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our websitewww.forumforthefuture.org/eventsUpcoming events