Regional development as the third wave of eco-social innovation — by Daniel Wahl on New Story Hub com

This article reports on a recent meeting on the island of Langeland in Denmark aimed at promoting regional development education and learning from inspirational models for regional economic development. Among the participants were many long-term friends of the Findhorn Foundation Community. Bioregional regeneration, relocalisation of regional economies, and the third wave of eco-social innovation prototypes…

Science in Iran: ‘Headscarves and nanotech’ — By Patrick Illinger on Qantara de | “That’s the MIT of Iran,” – says the student from Sharif University in Tehran

In recent years Iran has been gripped by a pioneering spirit: under the pressure of sanctions, the nation transformed itself into a powerhouse of innovation. But the rift between religion and high-tech is ever present. Patrick Illinger reports from Tehran “That’s the MIT of Iran,” a student whispers reverently as a laboratory door opens on…

Mini-apartment for 100 euros a month | Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel has developed an innovative concept for low-cost urban housing — Deutschland de

Mini-apartment for 100 euros a month Good ideas from Germany: Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel has developed an innovative concept for low-cost urban housing. Image © Georg Moritz – Van Bo Le-Mentzel A bed, table, armchair, toilet and cooking area is all you need to make a 1-room apartment on six-and-a-half square metres and two…

Video: Ramesh Raskar: Innovating for the Kumbh Mela

INKtalks Published on 2 Dec 2014 http://inktalks.com MIT Media Lab’s Ramesh Raskar and collaborators have stirred up communities in his hometown, Nashik, to work together on tech-centric solutions for the upcoming Kumbh Mela. INK Fellow Sunil Khandbahale and other innovators from the initiative join Raskar on stage to share some of their ingenious tech solutions…

Bill Gates Drinks Water Made from Poop and Calls It ‘Delicious’ — by Casey Coates Danson on Global Possibilities Org

Environment:  Omniprocessors could provide clean water to millions of people in poorer countries. Always with an eye for invention, former Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is championing a new clean water innovation for those living in third-world countries. And where does all this clean water come from? From human waste, and Gates has called it “delicious”…

Search for top 100 mid-sized firms starts — Daily Nation Kenya

Mr Tom Mshindi. The 2014 top 100 mid-sized companies’ search in Kenya has started in earnest, with Thursday’s launch in Mombasa. PHOTO | NATION    In Summary Mr Robert Onyango, KPMG Top 100 project manager for East Africa, said KPMG and Nation Media Group support the search because it celebrates entrepreneurs who have proved that…