Recent Case Studies

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First design challenges started on Innonatives Platform
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-10-14 12:08:21 UTC
A year later than expected INNONATIVES, the world’s first open innovation platform that fosters collaborative innovation and design for Sustainability projects is launching its first challenges. The platforms combines: …
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3/11 Conference: Cities & Regions as Catalysts for Smart & Sustainable Innovation
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-10-06 09:14:41 UTC
Already for the 19th time the Sustainable Innovation Conference! This time the theme is Cities & Regions as Catalysts for Smart $ Sustainable Innovation The Green Economy is now a core part of the global environmental policy agenda with the role of innovation …
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Internet of Things. Does it increase sustainability? Possibly
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-09-26 06:33:00 UTC
In the coming years the Internet of Things will increasingly connect “intelligent” things, which themselves are represented by sub-systems according to Uckelmann’s definition. These sub-systems will use the internet to communicate with each other — …
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The Resurgence of Craftsmanship in Design and its impact on Sustainability
by: Luke Smith, 2014-09-22 10:08:39 UTC
The resurgence of craftsmanship in design, and its impact on sustainability In recent years the demand for mass-produced furniture reached its peak, providing consumers with cheap, uniform ideas for decorating and equipping their homes. While much …
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Design, Sustainability, and Fresh Veggies in Shanghai
by: Philipp Fries, 2014-09-15 14:49:24 UTC
Organic farming isn’t easy in China, but Tony’s Farm is doing its best. Located in the Shanghai area, it delivers organic vegetables to its member’s doors every day. While there are many factors that determine what actions a business takes, at Tony’s …
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Extending the life of your furnishings
by: Luke Smith, 2014-08-22 16:59:03 UTC
Extending the life of your furnishings It is a fact that if you take good care of your furnishings they will last much longer, saving you the time and expense of replacing them, not to mention the environmental benefits of avoiding sending a lot of …
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Sustainable strategies; The eco-brand; Freitag
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-07-24 15:29:42 UTC
Back in 1993, graphic designer brothers Markus and Daniel Freitag were on the lookout for a messenger bag. Zurich citizens worthy of the name travel by bicycle – ‘velo,’ they call it. When it rains, they get wet. The FREITAG brothers wanted a heavy-duty …
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Harvesting water from the air
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-07-22 17:37:08 UTC
‘WarkaWater’ is a project conceived for the mountainous regions in Ethiopia, where women and children walk several hours to collect water. To ease this dramatic condition, the studio ‘Architecture and Vision’ is developing the project ‘WarkaWater’ which …
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Symbiosis; one man's waste is the other one's resource
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-07-16 07:05:20 UTC
The UK government sponsors an organization that tries to find synergies among different industries. Looking for a market for waste products or by-product of the production of one company or an industry. Compared with carbon offsetting, currently around …
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New material award: Deadline extended to July 6
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-06-27 07:20:08 UTC
The New Material Award believes in the innovative power of creativity within various design and art disciplines with regard to sustainability and the development and application of new materials. The prize has two distinctions: the New Material Award …

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