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Futureye Director joins judging panel for Monash University Global Hunger Hack Weekend

March 03 2016

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“Zero Hunger is the second of the 17 Global Goals set by the UN, with targets to end famine and malnutrition and to provide for a growing population by 2030 and beyond. Throughout the weekend, students will get to experience the fast-tracked process of developing a business to address this goal. I am looking forward to being a part of this event and will be very interested to see how students tackle this issue and what forward-thinking solutions they present in their final pitch.”

Cate Turner, Director of Sustainability Foresight and Innovation for Futureye, will be a guest judge for the #GlobalHungerHack weekend held by the Faculty of Science at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

The #GlobalHungerHack weekend held on the 26th-28th February 2016, combines two of the most powerful agents of change: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and entrepreneurship, which can play a pivotal role to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This weekend is an opportunity to generate ideas and reshape them through feedback from experts before putting them to the test in a final pitch.  The focus will be on developing sustainable start-ups to address one of the world’s most prominent issues: global hunger and food security.

Cate’s role will be as part of a judging panel of experts for the final pitch by Monash University students in the Bachelor of Science Advanced – Global Challenges, as part of their studies.  Cate commented:

“Zero Hunger is the second of the 17 Global Goals set by the UN, with targets to end famine and malnutrition and to provide for a growing population by 2030 and beyond. Throughout the weekend, students will get to experience the fast-tracked process of developing a business to address this goal. I am looking forward to being a part of this event and will be very interested to see how students tackle this issue and what forward-thinking solutions they present in their final pitch.”

Cate is also the co-author of Futureye’s latest paper “The age of the curve hugger” which builds the business case for sustainable innovation following the ratification of the UN Global Goals.  Free copies are available upon request via info@futureye.com.

Tickets to the event can be purchased from: https://www.monash.edu/science/about/events/global-hunger-hack. For further information on Futureye and its suite of services in providing real solutions to real dilemmas, please call +61 (3) 8636 1111, email info@futureye.com or visit www.futureye.com.

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