There a number of pressing needs that face the world today. Mega issues such as climate change, food insecurity, the need for innovative healthcare, clean water and sustainable energy threaten the current lifestyle of each person on the planet. The situation is dire. The onus is upon each of us to do our part to contribute to more sustainable lifestyles and mitigate impending risks for future generations. Save for a few Elon Musks, most people are simply going about their lives as normal. Academics included. Innovation is the key to the change needed….