Strengthening local food supplies with tech | 16 June 2021 | 1pm

ONLINE EVENT | #TechFest4SocialGood | Part of Digital Leaders Week (14-18 June 2021)

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Summary

Our SBW food networks bring together social businesses across Wales growing or serving food and many organisations supporting them. This event will look at tech solutions to developing local food systems from platform to plate and vertical vegetables. Can technology help us create a healthier Wales and fairer food system? Come and join in the conversation and bring a packed lunch!

Audience

This session is aimed at social enterprises, co-operatives, charities, community groups and voluntary organisations and will explore digital solutions, ideas, innovations, and technologies that could help them work more efficiently and increase their impact.

Chair

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Elizabeth Hudson

Market Development Advisor, Social Business Wales

Speakers

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Lynne Davis

CEO, Open Food Network UK

Lynne Davis has been innovating in agroecological markets and short food supply networks for over a decade. She is CEO of the Open Food Network UK, developing open software and support for regional food hubs and community food businesses. She holds degrees in software engineering and agricultural economics and is chair of the Ecological Land Cooperative.

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Alex Cook

Social Entrepreneur and Multi Award Winning Chef, Swper Box

Food Activist, Multi-Award Winning Chef and Social Entrepreneur. Working with you towards a Healthier, Wealthier and Greener Wales. Wales’ Own Recipe Box Service – Harnessing the Power of Seasonal, Sustainable and Swper Tasty Welsh Produce.

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Luke Tyler

Agri-Tech Manager, Menter Mon

Luke leads Menter Môn’s Agri-tech team, which delivers the Tech Tyfu programme, pioneering vertical farming as a means of rural diversification in North Wales. He has a PhD in plant science, which focused on using fungal biostimulants to improve crop phosphorus uptake in CEA and field environments. He is currently developing the Tech Tyfu Innovation hub for CEA at Menai Science Parc.

 Other events taking place on Day 3:

Trading together online, 16th June 2021 9.30am

What is Tech for Good?

Tech for Good describes a movement and a community of people who care about harnessing technology to effect positive social impact.

It’s about seeking technological solutions to make things better for people, society and the planet and at the heart of this lies the commitment to putting people first. The number of people and organisations thinking and operating in this space is increasing and the type of the activity they engage in is constantly evolving.

Who are we?

The Wales Co-operative Centre is a not-for-profit co-operative organisation that supports people in Wales to improve their lives and livelihoods.

For more than a decade we’ve been helping people to gain fundamental digital skills so that they can access information, services and jobs. As well as our work on digital inclusion, we are working with the charity and social business sector to help it harness digital technology for social good.

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