Eurocentric companies were alerted to opportunities outside the continent at the European Packaging Summit held in Berlin on 30-31 January 2012. Could developing countries stimulate cost-effective innovation?
Inspired by apple skin and orange peels, a Harvard University team in Massachusetts, USA, have created an edible membrane that protects and preserves a product, before being eaten along with its contents.
An interview with Paul Biddle, an expert at making order out of chaos. He has worked as a soldier, prison governor and civil engineering researcher, and specialises in overseeing building projects in conflict zones around the world.