“We are using distributed ledger technology to help the cooperatives better market and differentiate their products on the back of their sustainability certifications, creating products with provable certification claims and traceability back to their origin,” says Erik Zvaigzne of Convergence.tech as we talk with him, as well as Marina Petrović and Robert Pašičko of UNDP Alt Fin Lab, about their project collaboration in the DLT4EU accelerator programme.
“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.
“Because cooperating via Open Source is simply the most efficient way to make progress and create value, I believe that ultimately most things will be produced in this way – it is just a question of time,” says Sam Tuke, serial Open Source entrepreneur and CEO of mailtech startup Lightmeter.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.