By investing in forests, ForestFinance is demonstrating how sustainable economies look in practice. We spoke with founder Harry Assenmacher about innovations in forestry and ForestFinance’s social responsibility.
The use of Information and Communication Technologies in African countries is increasing and is playing a huge role in rural development. We spoke with Elisabetta Demartis, founder of Italian start-up Agritools, about discovering the real effects of the use of ICTs through sharing stories of young African tech savvies that want to bring agriculture to the next level.
More than half of the contiguous remaining forests on the mainland in Southeast Asia are found in Myanmar. These forests are home to many species of animals and plants and are a source of food and protection from flooding (among other things) for the local population. Unfortunately, the rate at which these forests are being illegally cleared is increasing.
The day when drones become part of our daily lives seems to be awhile off. However, Amazon and the like are working fervently on this scenario. It is therefore time to ask: to what extent are we willing to accept drones as part of our urban surroundings? The project "Unter Drohnen" (Under Drones) takes a closer look at this question.
Mapping, data collection, conducting headcounts of animals - drones are being put to use in myriad ways to assist in development and disaster relief. We spoke with the organisation Drone Adventures about the projects they are bringing to life in this field.
According to figures from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), over 51 million people are currently seeking asylum, have refugee status or are internally displaced. As a result of natural and humanitarian disasters, this number is growing.
In October last year, we profiled the organisation D-Rev, who couple design thinking with savvy planning and development to create quality medical equipment that is tailored to impoverished regions. We recently spoke with CEO, Krista Donaldson, to get more insight into their innovative methods.
In order to use a rented or shared bike, you have to register anew in every city and get acquainted with the system. It doesn’t have to be that way. LOCK8 has a vision, enabling every person to rent a bike easily anywhere in the world using one single app. We spoke to Philipp Mallmann, in charge of business development at LOCK8, about the potential of these digital locks.
The European Union is looking to replace analogue energy meters in 80 percent of homes with digital versions – called smart meters – by 2020. Dutch company, Fair Meter, is looking to assist this process in a sustainable way, offering smart meters that are ethically and sustainably produced.