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SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION 2012: Trends
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-11-27 17:49:01 UTC
Herewith the conclusion of 2 days of Sustainable Innovation workshops in October 2012; What are the trends at this moment? Great transformation: major global climate, economic, food, material, water and energy challenges are leading thinkers to call …
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Mobile services improving farmer income and prevent deceases
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-11-21 08:54:44 UTC
On D4S there is much focus on physical product design but Product Service Systems can have a hugh impact on peoples live as this case of Nokia shows. Nokia has different offerings from "mobile gathering of health information to prevent spreading of deceases …
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Supercool and robust sustainable kids fashion
by: caspar honee, 2012-11-19 08:19:06 UTC
Gioia Mondo is truly unique using playing children as a starting point for design. The brand knows exactly how to combine this with fashion and quality. Gioia Mondo believes that children should be well dressed and look cool but most important be unconstrained …
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Climate control Tado
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-11-16 11:16:14 UTC
Currently about 34% of global energy consumption is caused by inefficient climate control systems. Addressing this issue Tado strives to be the market leader of heating management solutions for private consumers. With Tado the customer only consumes as …
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Conference: SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION 2012
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-10-23 14:05:48 UTC
The Centre for Sustainable Design organises the 17th International Conference “Towards Sustainable Product Design”, this time around the theme Resource Efficiency, Innovation and Lifestyles Held on 29th-30th October 2012 at Alanus University in …
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Nissan Leaf not only environmental friendly because it is electric
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-10-15 16:17:29 UTC
Nissan LEAF was launched on December 3, 2010 in Japan, and is the world’s first mass-marketed and affordable EV. Nissan LEAF delivers a unique driving experience, redefining and setting new standards in handling and linear-feeling acceleration. With a driving …
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Conversion of cars, any car you like, to Electric Vehicles
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-10-11 06:16:38 UTC
You like the acceleration of an electric car but you love the design of a car that doesn’t come in an electric version or you drive a classic then here is the answer Rebbl takes the engine, exhaustpipes, tank out and put LiFePO4 batteries and an EVNetics …
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Re-use old components in new product
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-10-11 06:16:29 UTC
Machines are designed for easy disassembly and contain fewer parts. Parts are durable – designed for multiple product life cycles. Coded with instructions on how to dispose, the parts are also easy to reuse or recycle. As a result, equipment returned to …
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Creating a new market; products of recycled "waste"
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-09-21 06:29:45 UTC
Flex/the Innovationlab helped We Beat the Mountain with their go-to-market strategy and product design. We Beat the Mountain: VISION We Beat The Mountain is an organization, a symbol and a worldwide movement. We aim to reduce the trash mountains …
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Beyond Design farewell talk of professor Prabhu Kandachar
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-09-16 08:29:57 UTC
Prabhu Kandachar has been, on and off, working at Delft Technical University for over 20 years. And 10 years at my old company Fokker Aircraft. Mainly at material developments but the last years developing design for the Bottom of the Piramid. If you are …

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