Waste is rapidly becoming a resource instead of a problem due to the technologies, both available and being developed which use waste to generate electricity, gas, transportable fuels, and other products.
Emissions and Efficiency
With emissions around the world now targeted by the world's government's to limit a global rise in temperature below 2°C, technology development will remain keenly focused on reducing emissions and increasing energy efficiency across all industries.
Agriculture and Food
Growth in world population towards an expected 11 billion by 2100, combined with a rise in living standards around the world, will put massive strain on food production and the scarce resources required for its expansion.
Technologies that make lighter, stronger and more efficient materials reduce cost and reduce energy consumption. Cleaner products and processed materials are at the heart of increasingly prescriptive end-of-life waste and recycling regulations around the world.
Energy generation is the biggest greenhouse gas emitter, while energy security is increasingly becoming a global issue. Cleaner and decentralised generation and storage solutions are increasingly a critical part of our future energy mix.
"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” —Nelson Mandela. Kinetix is located in the centre of Oxford where Education and Technology have the opportunity to deliver disruptive change to the world of learning.
Buildings are responsible for approximately 50% of global energy consumption through ventilation, heating, hot water, lighting and appliances. Addressing significant reductions in consumption is a major energy priority.
Transport accounts for approximately a quarter of global emissions with the further global industrialisation destined to increase its impact. Energy and emissions technology is a core focus of the world's major manufacturing companies.
Managing the world's scarce water resources is vital. We need it for drinking, to produce crops and throughout industry. The efficient use of water and reuse of contaminated water will be increasingly vital to a rapidly expanding global population.
Asset & Wealth Management, Insurance, Banking all face ever-increasing scrutiny from regulators and customers, leading to both cost base inflation and revenue margin compression. Consolidation is a logical consequence. Fintech permeates all aspects of Financial Services. Global investor appetite is proven, underpinned by attractive market fundamentals.
Medical Devices and Diagnostics
Advances in sensors and digital technologies are creating new opportunities to advance patient care and improve development efficiency. Technology advances can also create competitive threats from non-traditional entrants.
The digital economy is the worldwide network of economic activities, commercial transactions and professional interactions that are enabled by information and communications technologies. Digital platforms are recasting the relationships between customers, workers, and employers as the silicon chip’s reach permeates almost everything we do.