Fostering the Energy Transition – an interview with Alex D’Elia

“Peer-to-peer energy sharing coupled with community solar, electric vehicle charging, storage and management of the microgrid system within a decentralised governance method would be an excellent marriage of distributed ledger technologies and equity for a more sustainable and inclusive society,” says Alex D’Elia in our interview about his DLT4EU Virtual Field Lab project.

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Collaborative reuse of digital devices to reduce premature recycling and foster circular consumption in the City of Sant Boi de Llobregat

“The next step is to replicate this Proof of Concept with other companies in the municipality, both product owners who dispose of devices for reuse and with refurbishing companies that collect, refurbish and distribute the devices to final users,” says David Franquesa as we speak about his teamwork with Natalia Moreno and Carles Peidró as part of the DLT4EU accelerator programme.

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Consumer Disclosure – an interview with Karolina Gorna, Arnav Khanna and Anshu Kumar Jain

“During the hack weekend, my team and I worked on the implementation of a sustainability score to evaluate the sustainability of most of the commerce products. We proposed a model, and at the wake of the Collabathon Earth Day Dialogues 2020, we wanted to share it more widely with companies, politicians and industry. To reach this goal, we have been discussing the project with the Hyperledger Foundation and many market leading companies, to test and improve it,” says Karolina Gorna as we speak about her teamwork with Arnav Khanna and Anshu Kumar Jain in the Consumer Disclosure Working Group at the Open Climate Collabathon.

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Creating Nodes to Evolve a Planetary Mindset – an interview with Prof. Dr. habil. Christine Vallaster and Mag.a Cornelia Huis

“We believe in the idea of common goods, and an open source integral carbon accounting system would definitely be one. The fact, that it should be the outcome of an Open Innovation process makes it even more exciting,” says Mag.a Cornelia Huis, who engages as researcher in the Department of Marketing & Relationship Management at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences.

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GloCha & PeoplesCOP: Advancing Citizen Centric, Technology Enabled Approaches to Global Challenges in Times of Climate Emergency – an interview with Dr. Miroslav Polzer

“The current system with privatization of gains and socialization of costs of economic activity is leading us into catastrophy. An important first step is the need for new thinking. We need global citizens with the right common good oriented values compass, with the knowledge to understand the long-term and global consequences of individual and local action and with the conceptual frameworks and (digital) tools for meaningful and rewarding engagement,” says Dr. Miroslav Polzer, founder and CEO of the International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges and team leader of communications and events for the Climate Chain Coalition.

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Enhance Collective Intelligence – an interview with Tiberius Brastaviceanu

“Cultivating collective intelligence means establishing an inclusive culture, allowing and even encouraging participation, implementing methods for collaboration that maximize the exchange of ideas and the selection of good ideas,” says Tiberius Brastaviceanu, co-founder and active affiliate at Sensorica, a stigmergic environment for synergistic open innovation.

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Open Climate Collabathon – an interview with Dr. Martin Wainstein

“Currently, intellectual and financial capital is still the primary means for corporate valuation, but more and more we will start realizing this falls short since new companies will showcase value growth and impact through collaboration, open source and a growing network effect from shared purpose. The challenge is to capture this and find creative ways to translate this into financial capital, albeit a more enlightned version of financial capital,” says Dr. Martin Wainstein, founder and lead researcher at the Yale University’s Open Innovation Lab, Resident Fellow at the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale (CBEY) and research manager at MIT Media Lab for its Digital Currency Initiative.

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