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, executive director at the Open Earth Foundation, 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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Following the Footprints of Nature – an interview with Dakota Walker

“It begins with an ethos of responsibility for the whole — to mimic nature’s quest to give back more than it takes. We must accept our role as contributing members of a larger system and allow that ethos to inform our day-to-day decisions,” says Dakota Walker, associate project manager and research analyst at Terrapin Bright Green, where he helps to develop advanced resource use strategies that align the built environment with the natural environment.

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The New Metric for Local Energy – Overcoming Governance Barriers – an interview with Maarja Meitern and Rolf Bastiaanssen

“The Local Levelised Costs of Energy is a new metric to help communities determine if the local sustainable energy system is a financially viable alternative to the cost of current centralised energy generation, compare long-term costs between approaches as well as demonstrate the value of smart grids,” say Maarja Meitern and Rolf Bastiaanssen as they highlight the relevance of such a new comparative basis in support of the equitable development of sustainable energy systems.

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WasteLedger precises the waste management

Utilizing artificial intelligence, blockchain technologies and data from Internet of Things’ devices, WasteLedger pursues the goal to digitize and automate compliance, monitoring & reporting for waste management logistics – raising traceability, transparency & trust throughout the entire reverse supply chain. We spoke with Dr. Azadeh Dindarian, CEO of WasteLedger, about their ambitions.

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