Social innovation labs are increasingly popping up and evolving all over the world. They mostly focus on startups and business development around topics such as energy, environment, civic participation or the cities as a laboratories. For an introduction to social innovation read my blog post. Most buzz is often about innovation labs focusing on startups (incubators and accelerators) often sponsored by venture capitalists or companies with a clear for-profit focus. But a lot is happening outside this scope focusing on people, society, challenges and how new technologies and new form of cooperation can result in change and impact. If you think that this is still at its beginning, you are most probably right, but the innovation lab landscape is changing quickly – just look at the Fablab movement or Google’s…

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Ocean pollution: Crowdsourcing data for advocacy

Mar / 03 / 2016

At the border session festival I had the pleasure to attend a fascinating presentation by Jeroen Dagevos from the Plastic…

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Smart city innovation is not happening without citizens

Feb / 23 / 2016

With the rise of big data and affordable sensor technology, smart city innovation can transform cities into a better place,…

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