WiDS Edinburgh 2023

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About Dr Ifeyinwa Kanu

Dr Ifeyinwa Kanu loves nature and is passionate about engineering solutions to address global challenges such as food system sustainability.

She holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering with research interest in the use of Artificial Intelligence and Omics analysis to optimise Anaerobic processes.

As the Founder and CEO of IntelliDigest Ltd, she is leading IntelliDigest on a mission to empower global food sustainability, eliminate food waste, zero hunger and improve access to nutrition for everyone through technology innovation and capacity building. Where cutting edge technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Enzyme Engineering, green chemistry, blockchain and quantum computing are being used to make the food system more sustainable by eliminating edible food waste and converting inedible food waste at the earliest possible time to bio-nutrients and sustainable chemicals for the food system.

She was nominated top 50 women in Engineering under 35 in UK in 2017. She is a winner of several awards: European Institute of Innovation (EIT) Food Accelerator Network, Telefonica/Wayra/University of Edinburgh AI/Blockchain Accelerator, Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship, Royal Society of Edinburgh SE Enterprise Fellowship, etc.