“SurveyStack has now become this amazing, deeply thought Open Source framework for interoperable data. Through SurveyStack we are able to say with confidence ‘Yes, those quote unquote regenerative practices do connect with increased soil carbon as well as do connect with nutrient levels in food being increased’,” says Dan Kittredge, Founder and Executive Director of the Bionutrient Food Association.
TwinERGY enables citizens at the heart of the energy market – an interview
“Citizen participation and community co-ownership schemes play an increasingly societal role by fostering citizens’ participation in energy matters and raising acceptance of renewable energy. They can bring tremendous benefits for citizens and communities by placing them closer to the energy transition and fulfilling Europe’s decarbonisation goals,” says Dr. Athanasios Chassiakos as we speak with him, Dr. Stylianos Karatzas and Vasiliki Lazari about their transformative project TwinERGY.
SurveyStack serves Communities collecting Data – an interview with Greg Austic
“Most data collection software is built to serve the desires of the person who built the survey. SurveyStack is built to serve the community collecting the data. In our agricultural applications, we have learned that there is immense value and a strong need for judgement free, transparent, effective tools for producers to benchmark their operations with their peers,” says Greg Austic, Cofounder of Our Sci.
Plant Protein Extractor – an Open Source High Impact Solution
“The Plant Protein Extractor device when fully developed will make it possible to produce edible food from leaves, which humans can not consume directly. My hope is that with this device we will not only be able to make humanity more resilient in the face of food supply catastrophes, but also provide a means to provide low-cost nutritional food to help mitigate the current challenges of hunger and malnutrition,” says Joshua Pearce in our joint interview with Tiberius Brastaviceanu.
Shared E-Mobility – an interview with Henk Kuipers
“Smart contracts will immutably register E-Mobility usage on the blockchain ledger and automatically make instant split micropayments to all parties involved in providing the service,” says Henk Kuipers of CiSe & Rabobank as we speak about their project collaboration in the DLT4EU accelerator programme.
New Work ideas for Health Systems – an interview with Helene von Bremen
“Our vision is a wholesome health system, a medicine in which employees work in healthy working conditions through meaningfulness, holism and personal responsibility. This is essential for being able to put patients in the centre of attention in a genuine way. This is what we are working on and we want to think outside the box together in order to learn from inspiring institutions and good practice from different areas of life,” says Helene von Bremen in our interview about their congress New Work Medizin.
Investing in community – an interview with Franz Hochstrasser
“Every community in the US has a few leaders that want to tackle climate change in an equitable way, we are hoping they will use our tools to become an Originator, and get started,” says Franz Hochstrasser, CEO and Co-Founder of Raise Green, and New Haven Community Solar.
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.
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.
Sustainable Life, Challenge Accepted – an interview with Lisa Leibold and Aurélie Wen
“To keep the intellectual property with the developer is of great importance for Agorize,” say Lisa Leibold and Aurélie Wen from Agorize in Canada, as we speak about open innovation and hackathons as a service against the background of one of their latest projects, the “Discover AI challenge: Sustainable Life” for Microsoft Canada.