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Household products key to innovation successes in BOP

Designing and selling products for consumers at the bottom of the pyramid has many challenges. Besides the severe affordability constraints, innovations need to be appropriate for the target markets. Basing solutions and technologies around household items can be one method for addressing these barriers. Using household items addresses some of the most difficult financial barriers […]

Why crowdsourcing can be a bad idea…

How can you get most designs for the lowest costs? Do crowdsourcing! Go to www.designcrowd.com or to 99designs.com or maybe even better start a design competition and invite as many designers as possible. Surely this will get you truckloads of ideas and designs, right? Welll, will it? This video of TopicSimple explains the downsides and risks of […]

Crowdsourcing image by TopicSimple

Jop’s week in Tweets 4

It’s been a while, I have been busy working on some great projects that I will soon publish on the website. But I never stopped looking for the latest on innovation and sustainability, and here are some of the most popular links I shared on Twitter:   About innovation and product design We live in a […]

Zenzr, a very clever public lighting management system.

Zenzr is a public lighting platform that manages the intensity of streetlights dynamically, significantly reducing energy consumption, CO2 emissions and light pollution when demand is low. And it can do a lot more… In the public area, lighting provides safety and comfort. Public lighting is everywhere and energy consumed by it is the single largest […]

Zenzr public light management

Promising Pyrolysis: From Waste back to Oil

How can we reduce waste and make oil at the same time? Here is an introduction to a promising technology that may solve both problems by turning waste into oil: Pyrolysis. Recently Daniel Beltrá, a conservation photographer, exhibited his latest work at Roca’s Gallery in Barcelona (Madrid and Chicago are next). It consists of some beautiful […]

Oil in the Gulf of Mexico

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