The "looming talent shortage"
There's a shortage of people with the skills in both data science/machine learning and the expertise in different clean technology sectors who can build useful applications. For example, in a survey of agricultural firms, about 65% reported a shortage of skilled professionals to deploy the latest tools and hence improve their productivity.
Similarly, consultants in the energy sector have warned of a "looming talent shortage" of professionals who are capable of applying data science to solve problems in energy analytics, renewable energy and electric vehicles. And that's true for the water sector, the conservation sector and other cleantech sectors.