Join us at Open Source Circular Economy Days in Bucharest, 9-10 june 2016!

OSCEdays Bucharest is part of an open, distributed and globally connected event, happening at the same time in over 60 cities:  Industry representatives, designers, policy makers and innovators from across the globe – all enthusiastic supporters of the circular economy principles – share ideas and solutions for prototyping systems, products and designs for an .. read more

Horizon 2020 opportunities for local innovations

Horizon 2020, the EU program for funding research & development and innovation (RDI) was launched last year and entered the implementation period in January 2014. It already offers interesting opportunities for local development projects. What is some of the reasoning behind Horizon 2020? Unlike FP7, the new Horizon 2020 program  has a stronger focus on .. read more

On February 1st, 2014, posted in: Blog posts by Tags: , , , ,

Reading suggestion: “Where Good Ideas Come From”

Steven Johnson’s 2012 book “Where good ideas come from” is definitely an eye-opening introduction to the history of innovation and to how we can design our environments so that they allow innovation to happen. Steven Johnson illustrated about 200 examples of innovation processes and the features they have in common. We can draw several lessons .. read more

Innovative resources for reviving local communities

I’ve been following OpenIDEO for some time now and I am constantly amazed at the sheer amount of ideas that people from all over the world generate for each topic challenged. OpenIDEO is an “open innovation platform” that strives to “support people to design together for social good” and it places communities (be they online .. read more