Dr Ifeyinwa Kanu loves nature and is passionate about engineering solutions to address global challenges such as food waste. She holds a PhD in environmental engineering with research interest in the use of artificial intelligence and omics analysis to optimise anaerobic processes.
Ifeyinwa is the Founder and CEO of IntelliDigest Limited and she is leading the organisation on a mission to empower global food sustainability, eliminate food waste and zero hunger.
She was nominated top 50 women in Engineering under 35 in UK in 2017. She is the winner of several awards such as: 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, Investing Women AccelerateHer Award, IET Innovation Award (Energy), Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation-Climate KIC Accelerator 1& 2, Edinburgh Climathon, Pitch@Palace 8.0, and VIBES Award.
She is a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Associate Fellow of Higher Education Authority (AFHEA) and Member of Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (MCIWEM).