KFF19 LABS (May 15th)

KFF Labs offer 15 curated opportunities for experimentation, observation and practice with exploring the most future-facing perspectives on how the world is changing. Participants will engage new perspectives and define the questions to answer as heroes on a journey into a stronger, more sustainable future.

All labs run from 1:30 to 3:30 pm on Wednesday 15th May. Please only register for one lab.

*** The KFF Labs are available for KFF ticket-holders ONLY. If you haven't already registered for Katapult Future Fest, please do so via katapult.tech before signing up for a lab. ***

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  • To feed our ever-growing population, how can we make sure that we have enough food for everyone? How will our food be made in the future? From biotech to robotics, hydroponic and vertical farming to gene editing and alternative foods, technology makes healthier, more sustainable, and more effective food resources possible through new innovation supporting the whole supply chain. But - and there is a huge but - the food industry is enormous... To secure a people and planet approach in this industry, some fundamental and structural changes need to happen in the food market. How do we as individuals support and drive this huge systematic change? How can we consciously build, invest and consume in ways that helps and support both people and planet?
  • All over the planet, we are witnessing underemployment, inequality, poverty, and hunger. It seems to be that our capitalist system has failed us as a social system, but what is the more positive and purpose-driven alternative for the 21st-century's digital and rapidly-changing economy? What economic and financial approaches need to be in place to reduce human suffering, secure a more environmentally and socially sustainable world? We seriously need to unf*ck capitalism on so many levels, but where do we even start within our investment and our companies - as owners, as founders, as humans?
  • Critical thinking & problem solving, creativity & innovation, communication & collaboration... we have heard it all before - these are the trending skills for the 21st Century student and workforce. But instilling creativity through teaching is easier said than done. Especially when school systems as we know them were developed for a different time with very little change in the past 200 years. Today, the exponential rate of change driven by technology means we do not really know what problems to solve or what jobs will exist 5 years from now. How do we prepare and educate for creativity and flexibility, for the ability to adapt, and to embrace change? What traits need to be encouraged to support initiative and self-direction? How can we learn how to learn, be social and curious, drive cross-cultural inclusion, and facilitate productive, accountable, conscious and responsible leadership? How do we use technology to promote and scale empathy, curiosity, and learning in a school system 2.0?
  • Since the birth of capitalism as an economic system, investing is has been the key tool to drive profit. But, this inherently, with traditional methods of investing, has proven to create many of the world's challenges. To make the world a better and more equal place, this needs to change. And it needs to happen quickly and profoundly. To drive this shift, investments, the muscle of capitalism, have to be redefined: from investments made from a place of scarcity and distrust – focusing on extracting value, to investments made from a place of trust and problem-solving – creating value and a positive impact on society and the environment. This has to be the norm. For the last decade, the impact investing methodology has risen. How can we get impact investing to fulfill its potential and be a positive force for a new type of capitalism; a purpose-driven one. And what type of investors do we see in that future? What are their traits?
By the power of Tito