Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for the Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation

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  • Measuring is knowing (everything about your societal impact)

    Measuring is knowing (everything about your societal impact)
    24.03.2015 | Sarah Van Eynde | Views: 1523

    It is possible to assess the economic impact of companies in quantitative terms, yes indeed. But how do you measure and assess the societal impact of your activities? With the support of the Flemish government agency for Innovation by Science , The Sociale Innovatiefabriek [Social Innovation...

  • Bringing down the city walls: open innovation for open cities

    Bringing down the city walls: open innovation for open cities
    16.03.2015 | Candela Bravo | Views: 1453

    As one enjoys the cultural and leisure experience of wandering around the narrow streets of historic town centres, often imprisoned within medieval walls, it is impossible not to reflect on how much cities have opened up. Once the fear and rivalry amongst neighbour cities, or countries,...

  • Between caring, participating and (self-)empowering: The interlinkage between gender equality and sustainable development

    Between caring, participating and (self-)empowering: The interlinkage between gender equality and sustainable development
    12.03.2015 | Mona Markmann | Views: 1382

    Is the aspect of gender even relevant when it comes to creating a sustainable future worldwide? The UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) puts the topic in the focus in its World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014. In fact, the...

  • We involve citizens in shaping a sustainable future

    We involve citizens in shaping a sustainable future
    04.03.2015 | Thea Askegaard | Views: 1710

    I recently heard this quote on the radio from the French 18 th century thinker Voltaire: “ When the people start to think, bad things happen” .   As many good quotes this is taken completely out of context (the real context being the French Revolution), but it serves as a...

  • Let’s be environmental friendly with ISO 26000

    Let’s be environmental friendly with ISO 26000
    22.02.2015 | Maja Cergol Lipnik | Views: 1571

    Why is corporate social responsibility (CSR) important for the environment? Why should companies adapt to principles of CSR? The World Bank paper explains the environmental component of CSR in a understandable and simple way: “… the environmental aspect of corporate social...

  • Networks dealing with wicked sustainability problems: leadership matters!

    Networks dealing with wicked sustainability problems: leadership matters!
    29.01.2015 | Inge Vermeesch | Views: 2108

    SuMMa, Flanders’ Policy Research Centre for sustainable materials management that I work for, brings together several researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. Together, we explore the socio-economic conditions for and consequences of the transition to sustainable materials...

  • The Dezentrale – A FabLab Approach for democratizing innovation and production

    The Dezentrale – A FabLab Approach for democratizing innovation and production
    28.01.2015 | Mona Markmann | Views: 1920

    In the Unionviertel, Dortmund’s uprising creative neighbourhood, a little hidden in a rear house, the new nucleus of the city’s maker scene is located. The Dezentrale is a project of the Fraunhofer UMSICHT Institute and was founded by Jürgen Bertling, head of department of the “Idea Factory of...

  • Innovative methods for engaging the public

    Innovative methods for engaging the public
    22.01.2015 | Kaisa Matschoss | Views: 93533

    There are many reasons for engaging public in science and political decision making such as better public acceptance and receiving new ideas. Similarly, there are many ways to engage the public, some of which are innovative and show much promise for future engagement actions. Correspondingly...

  • European Enterprises Climate Cup

    European Enterprises Climate Cup
    15.01.2015 | Maria Schwarz-Woelzl | Views: 1531

    The European Enterprises Climate Cup (EECC) is an EU-funded project that aims to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in their goal to be front-runners in energy efficiency management. By participating in a Europe-wide competition, they are provided with by cost-free energy advice...

  • One Thousand Europeans on Sustainable Consumption

    One Thousand Europeans on Sustainable Consumption
    08.01.2015 | Thea Askegaard | Views: 1346

    On a Saturday in October 2014 one thousand citizens across Europe defied the fact that it was their weekend - and went to work. Not every-day work, though. This particular Saturday presented the European-wide PACITA citizen summits – a day of deliberation and voting about the difficult topic of...

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