Content tagged with Social Innovation

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EcoHelmet: the Guardian Angel of Bike Share Users?

Bike share schemes are all the rage these days. They’re good for the environment, reduce traffic congestion and keep urban cyclists fit – unless they get in an accident, of course. The possibility of spontaneously renting a bike usually comes with the downfall that users do not carry a helmet. But a lightweight, foldable and cheap helmet could be a game changer. Read on

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HiMate: The Generous Germans Giving Freebies To Refugees

"They're just here for the free handouts." How often have you heard that phrase, or something similar, from someone talking about the refugees seeking asylum in Europe? Probably all too often. But now a group of German volunteers have decided to do exactly that - distribute a whole bunch of great free stuff to refugees, to help them feel more at home in their new environment. Read on

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New E-commerce Platform Offers A One-Stop-Shop for Aid and Emergency-Relief Supplies

For development practitioners in the field, one great challenge is finding suitable and timely emergency aid supplies that they can then dispatch to the areas of need. E-commerce platform the Level Market is addressing the issue head-on, thus helping aid organisations focus more of their time on delivering emergency supplies, rather than searching for them. Read on

Recycling LEGO Style: ByFusion Presses Ocean Waste Into Plastic Building Blocks

We all know that there's a problem. And the solution, unfortunately, isn't going to be all that simple. But now there is hope! The huge amounts of plastic waste floating in the world's oceans is one of the most pressing evironmental challenges of this century. But now there's a new technology which takes that waste and turns it into something new, in an eco-friendly, low-emission and non-toxic way. Read on