Jean Lievens: Forget Sharing — Go Circular Economy

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Forget the ‘sharing economy': technology is about to usher in the ‘circular’ economy

A ‘circular supply chain’ using technology can achieve sustainable production and business growth

An open, networked business-to-business platform that connects entire supply chains can serve as the enabler for progressive enterprises with the foresight to seize the opportunity.

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Mar 19

Antechinus: 50 Cent Folding Microscope

Antechinus

Antechinus

A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that’s just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.

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Jan 31

Sepp Hasslberger: Urban Farming in Kansas

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Is Urban Farming taking off? Here’s a documentary about the Urban Farming Guys in Kansas City… 

Check Out What the Urban Farming Guys Have Been Doing the Last 3 Years. You’re Gonna Be Amazed.

Below the line: text article and YouTube.

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Jan 22

Jean Lievens: Open Source Cars

Categories: Design,Manufacturing
Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Tabby and Wikispeed: open-source cars

Small businesses are counting on Open Source in order to speed up change in the slow and massive automotive industrial sector. Sharing…for greater innovation!

EXTRACT

So for €2,050 (£1,600), you can buy an operational car chassis on which you can build your own car. OSVehicle sees itself as a springboard for innovation, “a starting point for the creation of a new range of vehicles.”

Full article with photos and videos.

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Jan 16