Carmen Hijosa has an
inspiring story to share: At 60, she began her PhD and established a new
textile company that uses pineapple leaves to produce a vegan alternative to
leather. Today, her business is thriving, the material is sought after by
global fashion brands and the leaves, which are a by-product of pineapple
harvesting in the Philippines, offer an additional income stream to farmers
while using an otherwise discarded resource.
Join the Spanish inventor and social
entrepreneur for an inspiring talk on inventing and the role patents in growing
Date: Thursday, 13 October
Time: 18.00 hrs – 19.00 hrs CET
No registration is required:
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About Inspiring Inventors
Inspiring Inventors is an interactive
series that combines entertaining personal stories with practical advice for
aspiring inventors. In each talk, the audience has a unique opportunity to
interact with former European Inventor Award finalists, learn from their
inspiring experiences and take a closer look at what goes into successfully
bringing an invention to market.
Previous editions have featured detect
infectious disease expert Marco Donolato and
sustainable fishing pioneers Pete and Ben Kibel.