Full day conference on how Crowd based innovation and design activities can foster more sustainable consumption and production systems and sustainable business models. Principles, case studies and success factors for Open Innovation, Crowd Sourcing, Crowd Funding and online enabling platforms for collaborative Sustainability Innovation and Design were presented. Speakers included Open Innovation experts, Sustainability Design experts, managers of Open Innovation platforms, political actors and practitioners.
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Alte Kongresshalle, München, Germany
Full day conference on how Crowd based innovation and design activities can foster more sustainable consumption and production systems and sustainable business models. It presents principles, case studies and success factors for Open Innovation, Crowd Sourcing, Crowd Funding and online enabling platforms for collaborative Sustainability Innovation and Design. Speakers include Open Innovation experts, Sustainability Design experts, managers of Open Innovation platforms, political actors and practitioners. The Conference is free of charge for innonatives users, you can register at www.innonatives.com to join the innonatives community.
Bionik- Network Hessen and VDID (Verband Deutscher Industrie Designer e.V.) are searching for the most inspiring and visionary ideas on how Biomimetics or Biomimicry can be combined with 3D-Printing to generate more sustainable solutions. These can happen anywhere: in construction of houses or vehicles, in furniture and everyday products design, in medical devices and products for the aging society, or in production machines. Any idea combining the two techniques to create radically more (environmentally, socially and economically) sustainable solutions are welcome.
Bionik-Netzwerk Hessen (Biomimetics Network Hessen) and Association of German Industrial Designers (VDID), are inviting the innonatives Community to present their most brilliant and radical ideas on how both techniques (Biomimetics and 3D-Printing) can be used in combination to generate radical improvements towards environmental, social and economic sustainabiltiy.
The 10 best solutions will be identified by an expert jury, by Crowd Voting and as well by Bionik-Network and VDID. They will be presented at the high level expert meeting Biomimetics and 3D-Printing: From Idea to Component! taking place on October 15th, 2015 at the Kegelmann Technik GmbH in Rodgau/ Jügesheim. The winners are going to be invited to this event and will be able to gather feedback and network with the high level expert audience.
The most promising winning solutions can use the innonatives Crowd Funding Module to generate budgets for implementation afterwards.
On May 29th 2015 the Sustainability Maker project organized its second convention named Crowd Innovation for Sustainability at Politecnico di Milano as part of the EXPO 2015 events.
Around 90 participants attended the presentations in the morning and worked creatively in the afternoon on four sustainability challenges posted to the group by companies and NGOs.
In the morning keynote presentations by the following experts took place. Please download the presentations with the links given below.
Our Common Frugal Future: Crowd Sourcing for Creative Solutions
Anil Gupta, Founder, Honey Bee Network, Indian Institute of Management
Lessons Learnt on Using Crowd-Design in an Emergent Context
Aguinaldo dos Santos, Head of the Design & Sustainability Research Center, Federal University of Paraná
Patterns of Crowd Contributions and their Implications for Crowd- based Initiatives
Chiara Franzoni, Management, Economics, Industrial Engineering dept., Politecnico di Milano
Movie Design for Sustainability.
Marisa Galbiati, Vice Dean of the School of Design, Design Dept. Politecnico di Milano
The Sustainability Maker Project and its innonatives Platform
Ursula Tischner, Director econcept Agency for Sustainable Design
The sustainability challenges for the afternoon working groups were:
1. SUSTAINABLE VENDING MACHINES
Development of an innovative illumination system with low environment impact for Snack & Food vending machine’s glass front door, proposed by EFREM GUSMINI from N&W GLOBAL VENDING SpA
2. LIVING AND DWELLING SMART
Composition of communities inhabiting the same building or group of houses (new or renovated) with low environmental impact, but high quality services and neighborly relations. Proposed by ANDREA POGGIO from LEGAMBIENTE
3. FEEDING KNOWLEDGE BACKPACK
Design a Feeding Knowledge BACKPACK to be used for creating an easy to support face-to-face training in rural environment of Developing Countries regarding sustainable food and agriculture. Proposed by SUSANNA SANCASSANI from METID (Methods and Innovative Technologies for Didactics)
4. APPROPRIATE TOOLS FOR FEEDING REFUGEE CAMPS
The challenge aims to design appropriate tools to facilitate the evaluation and the introduction of appropriate energy technologies, in refugee camps. Proposer PAOLA ESENA from POLISOCIAL
Shortly before the lunch break of the 2nd Sustainability Maker Convention the exciting moment came, when the Winners of the first completed Open Innovation for Sustainability Challenges were announced to the public.
See the winners presentation here
Impressions from the workshops at the 2nd Sustainability Maker Convention 2015 in Milan. The Convention did not only offer presentations and discussions, but included also creative collaboration in different working groups to define new challenges for the open innovation platform innonatives.
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