Social & Systemic

Ashoka – the source of social entrepreneurship

Ashoka was founded by Bill Drayton in 1980 based on the idea that the most powerful force for good in the world is a social entrepreneur: a person driven by an innovative idea that can help correct an entrenched global problem. The world’s leading social entrepreneurs pursue system-changing solutions that permanently alter existing patterns of… read more »

Research inspired by crustaceans

Modern seafood processing practices result in a large volume of waste products, i.e., skin, head, tails, shells, scales, backbones, etc. These waste products may often encompass several high-value products which are still untapped due to the lack of appropriate management. We have to be aware that the production and consumption of crustaceans needs to be… read more »

Photo Synthetica

”There is untapped value in bringing the bio-intelligence of natural systems into cities, turning buildings into living machines that produce energy, store CO2 and clean the air. To achieve that we need to think about the living world as a part of the current digital revolution, so nature becomes part of a new bio-smart infrastructure.”… read more »

Smartfin – collecting data for ocean research

The global ocean may be the most critical part of Earth’s environmental system. Since the Industrial Revolution, the ocean has absorbed 90% of the excess heat from global warming and half of the excess carbon dioxide. Scientists confirm that the way the ocean handles continued increases in heat and carbon dioxide will largely determine how… read more »

Will CO2 become the fuel of the future

Who will discover the most efficient and cheapest way to turn CO2, something we are currently fearing and think will in one possible doom scenario end existence on our beloved planet as we know it, into the next big thing that will fuel our need for energy. Wouldn’t it be funny if our carbon emissions… read more »

All that we share

When a commercial is done as is supposed to be. There are differences that divide us, but there are common grounds that connect us no matter what the difference…

The Tampon Book: A Book Against Tax Discrimination

The tampon book is an amazing example of skillful means being put in place to make a point. Berlin based creative agency Scholz & Friends came up the campaign for The Female Company, who is a online organic tampon-store. It was building on the momentum of countries like Kenya, Canada and India that have cut… read more »

When a beetle saves the day

The Dew Bank is a simple but effective small scale solution, the fog collecting water bottle, perfect for dry desert areas. Inspired by the desert beetle, who uses the bumps on his back to collect water droplets from air and let them run down his body into his mouth. The water collecting methods of  Onymacris… read more »

Education of girls

“If you educate a man, you educate an individual, if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.” Some 130 million girls around the world between the ages of 6 and 17 are still not in school —75 percent of whom are adolescents. As a society we need to change that. Girls’ education yields some… read more »