Content tagged with Social Innovation

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Can we Store Energy in the Sea?

Giant concrete spheres at the bottom of the ocean could be the batteries of the future. At least that is what experts from Fraunhofer Institute believe after conducting some successful tests in the lake of Constance. Read on

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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