Innovation https://business-spirit.news/ en Dutch Impact Accelerator program open for applications https://business-spirit.news/news/dutch-impact-accelerator-program-open-for-applications <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Dutch Impact Accelerator program open for applications </span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/dutch-impact-accelerator-program-open-for-applications" data-a2a-title="Dutch Impact Accelerator program open for applications "><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img 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Ecosystem</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/accelerator" hreflang="en">Accelerator</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/start-up" hreflang="en">Start-up</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/impact-innovation" hreflang="en">Impact Innovation</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Circular Economy" title="Circular Economy" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/54.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Dutch Impact Accelerator program open for applications " title="Dutch Impact Accelerator program open for applications " class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/987.png?itok=DDoKcww6" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Start-ups who combine ‘doing good and doing business’ can join an intense hybrid program in The Netherlands that will enable them to grow faster.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2921 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2922 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Two key players, <a href="https://www.impactcity.nl/en/" target="_blank">ImpactCity The Hague</a> and <a href="https://www.startupbootcamp.org/" target="_blank">Startupbootcamp</a> launched a joint initiative focusing on increasing the growth of sustainable start-ups in The Netherlands and strengthening the position of The Hague as the leader in building the impact ecosystem in Europe.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.impactcityaccelerator.com/" target="_blank">ImpactCity Accelerator</a> program is open to impact innovators already based in or those planning to establish themselves in The Hague.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2925 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2923 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“The city invests in an attractive climate for start-ups and has acquired a recognizable economic profile with ImpactCity,” says Saskia Bruines, alderman at the Municipality of The Hague.</p> <p>Ten selected start-ups will get the chance to work on de-risking their value proposition and find the best way to solve a problem while also focusing on their growth strategy to scale their model.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--video paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2924"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video form-group"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8-yyfubJfpI?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Introduction of the ImpactCity Accelerator</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2926 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The intense hybrid program will take place mainly online but will also use the facilities of ImpactCity The Hague for in-person activities.</p> <p>Mercedes de Miranda, Director of Business Development at Startupbootcamp see The Hague as an outstanding place ‘when it comes to the number of impact start-up entrepreneurs who work for a better world.”</p> <p>She highlighted that they came on board as partners based on their overwhelmingly positive experience at the ImpactFest in 2021, the flagship event of <a href="https://www.impactfest.nl/" target="_blank">ImpactCity</a> and the largest event in Europe where sustainable, innovative parties come together.</p> <p><a href="https://www.impactcityaccelerator.com/" target="_blank">Application is open until 11th March</a>, and sessions will be held from April to the end of June.</p> <p>Throughout the three months, entrepreneurs are matched with mentors and get the chance to access a worldwide network.</p> <p>At the final Demo Day event, participants get to present their work to ImpactCity, investors, potential partners and other stakeholders.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: ImpactCity The Hague</span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. March</div> Wed, 09 Mar 2022 12:51:22 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 222 at https://business-spirit.news Open call for innovators who want to shape the future of cities https://business-spirit.news/news/open-call-for-innovators-who-want-to-shape-the-future-of-cities <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Open call for innovators who want to shape the future of cities</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/open-call-for-innovators-who-want-to-shape-the-future-of-cities" data-a2a-title="Open call for innovators who want to shape the future of cities"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" 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class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/sustainable-city" hreflang="en">Sustainable City</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/smart-city" hreflang="en">Smart City</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/event" hreflang="en">Event</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/impact" hreflang="en">Impact</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/entrepreneurs" hreflang="en">Entrepreneurs</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/innovation" hreflang="en">Innovation</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainable-city" hreflang="en">Sustainable City</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/event" hreflang="en">Event</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Event" title="Event" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/242.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Smart city" title="Smart city" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/244.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Open call for innovators who want to shape the future of cities" title="Open call for innovators who want to shape the future of cities" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/976.jpg?itok=e08fw-i0" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Urban Future international gathering of changemakers is looking for impact entrepreneurs with projects making cities greener and more accesible.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2882 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2883 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The <a href="https://urban-future.org/" target="_blank">Urban Future</a> event, the largest meeting for ‘City Changers’ will return as a live event in Helsingborg, Sweden, on the 1-3 June, bringing together thinkers and doers shaping the future of cities.</p> <p>Organisers are calling innovators and entrepreneurs with an idea to transform cities to become more sustainable and accessible. They are looking for projects that are tackling environmental or social issues in an urban space, touching the lives of citizens and passionate about driving change.</p> <p><a href="https://urban-future.org/news/call-social-businesses/" target="_blank">The application</a> is open until February 6, and 10 selected businesses will receive two complimentary conference tickets and have their travel and accommodation expenses covered.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2886 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--66-33"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2885 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Gerald Babel-Sutter co-founded the Urban Future global gathering in 2014 with the aim to bring together the brightest minds who strive to make their cities more sustainable and livable.</p> <blockquote> <p>“We usually choose our topics based on the main struggles City Changers go through when driving sustainability in cities,”</p> </blockquote> <p>said Babel-Sutter about how they decided on the focus of this year’s event.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2884 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/977.jpg" width="1000" height="667" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Gerald Babel-Sutter, co-founder of Urban Future </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2887 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The 2022 conference tracks combine the expertise of more than 450 leading urban shapers and will be structured around the following topics: Leadership; Changing Structures; Impact Entrepreneurs; Revitalising Neighbourhoods; Building New Districts; Skills for CityChangers.</p> <p>One of the highlights of the agenda will be the transformation story of the host city, Helsingborg and how they managed to fundamentally change their operation within ten years to become a top-class hub for innovation.</p> <p>“We immediately liked the fact that Helsingborg was so open with what it had tried and what worked and what didn’t,” Gerald continues.</p> <p>“Helsingborg has understood that to reach their goals, they need to experiment and make mistakes along the way. In Sweden’s first municipal innovation hub <a href="https://innovation.helsingborg.se/en/hbgworks/" target="_blank">Hbg Works</a>, any idea to improve the City can be tested. A no-strings-attached vision fund invites residents to join in and realise their city development dreams.”</p> <p>The Urban Future event takes place in different countries each year, offering a place for urban impact innovators to connect and exchange ideas.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">ű</span></p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://urban-future.org/" target="_blank">Urban Future</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. February</div> Thu, 03 Feb 2022 16:30:58 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 218 at https://business-spirit.news How can innovation help your back pain disappear? https://business-spirit.news/news/how-can-innovation-help-your-back-pain-disappear <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>How can innovation help your back pain disappear? </span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/how-can-innovation-help-your-back-pain-disappear" data-a2a-title="How can innovation help your back pain disappear? 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" title="How can innovation help your back pain disappear? " class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/901.jpg?itok=pMbvbcqb" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The concept of a Smart Chair to improve the health and wellbeing of office workers has been developed as part of a Responsible Research and Innovation project.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2753 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2754 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The pandemic and working from home have dramatically increased the time we sit on a chair and the number of people suffering from back and neck pains.</p> <p>A Smart Chair helping you improve your posture and maintain good habits could be a solution to avoid the negative health implications of sitting while working.</p> <p>As a part of the <a href="https://www.living-innovation.net/explore" target="_blank">Living Innovation project</a>, global digital services company <a href="https://atos.net/en/" target="_blank">ATOS </a>worked on this problem, trying to find a solution with citizens, particularly Millenials and GenZ, experts and scientists.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2757 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--66-33"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2755 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“We held several Design Thinking workshops in Spain and remotely with Austrian young people to understand the real needs of these groups.</p> <p>Then, experts in the company have analysed the results and tested ideas in a virtual innovation workshop,” says Lydia Montandon, Business Development Director at ATOS Research &amp; Innovation group.</p> <p>As a result, they developed the concept of a Smart Office Chair, which is expected to be ergonomically designed in line with the recommendations of therapists: it should provide good support for the back, while integrated sensors detect the incorrect postures and send information to the user.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2756 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/902.jpg" width="1483" height="1482" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Lydia Montandon, Business Development Director, ATOS Research &amp; Innovation group</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2758 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The company would need to cooperate with office furniture manufacturers and physicians or traumatologists to produce a Smart Chair that can meet these requirements.</p> <blockquote> <p>“In the future, smart health will probably focus more on preventing illnesses or diseases, helping people to avoid bad habits and therefore enjoying better wellbeing and healthier lives. But, let me ask you: How do you feel about your back and neck today?”</p> </blockquote> <p>adds Montandon.</p> <p>Software developers would use AI technologies to analyse built-in sensor data and detect unhealthy patterns.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2759 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>An app would serve as an interface for the users and alert them when unhealthy postures can be corrected.</p> <blockquote> <p>The idea is that “correct” postures can progressively become normal and become a new habit for the user.</p> </blockquote> <p>The interesting part is that this chair is designed to be “shareable”.</p> <p>Once the sitting position has been improved for one person – or one employee in an organisation – the Smart Chair can be passed on to the next one.</p> <p>Thus, the business model is based on the idea of health prevention benefiting both employees and organisations in the long term.</p> <p>According to Lydia, the whole design process has been fascinating since they involved different stakeholders in the ideation process.</p> <blockquote> <p>“It was an exciting experience to reach out to younger generations and experiment with co-innovation methodologies during the pandemic.</p> </blockquote> <p>It requires a lot of effort, but the resulting value proposition is richer than what we could have been achieved with traditional methods,” she recalls.</p> <p>So far, the product has not reached the market yet, but the design team expects that the involvement of all stakeholders in the first steps of the project design will enhance its adoption when the product is ready to be commercialised.</p> <p>“The main barrier in embracing co-creation in product design is the time and investment needed to organise co-innovation activities involving a representative group of stakeholders, including citizens, experts, salespeople, organisers, facilitators, etc.</p> <p>Another barrier is the innovative way of doing things, which is still not convincing to all interested parties. A lot of effort is needed to raise awareness about the benefits of this approach,” Montandon explains further.</p> <p>Lydia believes that a change of mindset regarding designing and developing an innovative product is needed, alongside how you approach customers, involving them in the process rather than presenting a result.</p> <p>One of the early achievements would be for her to see her colleagues complaints about their back pains and visits to the therapist disappear soon, and provide this relief for many other people in the near future.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-2761"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2760 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>To learn more about this and other Responsible Innovation projects join the 'Living in a smart future' session at the <a href="https://responsibleinnovation-summit.com/" target="_blank">Responsible Innovation Summit </a>virtual conference on 19-22 Ocotber.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2762 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/woman-in-red-long-sleeve-shirt-sitting-on-chair-while-leaning-on-laptop-3791134/" target="_blank">Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. 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researchers, sits in the Board of the Spanish National Associations of CEEIs/Business Innovation Centres and participates in numerous projects and events of the European entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystem.</p> <p>’I am honoured to build upon the successful foundation of EBN.</p> <p>In this unprecedented period of uncertainty, we need to be ready for anything.</p> <blockquote> <p>My ambition, which I believe we all share, is to strengthen the network making it more open, dynamic, and more inclusive.</p> <p>And as much as possible, where the pandemic allows it to seek connections and collaborations.</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2140 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The ecosystem has changed a lot with newcomers in the start-up and innovation world and we need to be prepared to facilitate strong 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class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/innovation" hreflang="en">Innovation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/responsible-innovation" hreflang="en">Responsible Innovation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/ethics" hreflang="en">Ethics</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Collaboration" title="Collaboration" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/53.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Research" title="Research" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/243.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="How can tech startups benefit from applying ethics?" title="How can tech startups benefit from applying ethics?" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/567.jpeg?itok=HpTOcU6k" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Innovators can access free to use tech ethics booklet to build resilience and create more value</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1795 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1796 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>A small group of members of the <a href="https://www.weforum.org/communities/global-future-councils" target="_blank">World Economic Forum Global Future Council for Values, Ethics and Innovation</a>, designed a gap-filling practical booklet to help startups and SMEs explore hidden commercial risks and trigger better innovations through the integration of tech ethics.</p> <p>After considering that tech ethics mainly targets big business, they decided to publish the '<a href="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5fc12cea2cf09257bd6dcc01/t/60005f6715b561354c4050e5/1610637159921/WEF+Tech+Ethics+Booklet+Final+Dec+2020.pdf" target="_blank">Tech Ethics for Start-Ups and SMEs’ </a>booklet.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1799 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--25-75"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1797 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/569.jpg" width="281" height="355" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Hilary Sutcliffe, lead athour of the ‘Tech Ethics for Start-Ups and SMEs’ booklet</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1798 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>It aims to offer a quick overview of how ethics can be discussed and managed in innovative businesses without massive resources.</p> <p>This can be especially useful, where these issues can provide great opportunities if handled well, or potentially devastating risks if poorly managed.</p> <p>The lead author of this publication Hilary Sutcliffe, director of London-based not-for-profit <a href="https://societyinside.com/" target="_blank">SocietyInside</a>, shares more insights in this backstage interview.</p> <p>Hilary was recently named one of the <a href="https://100brilliantwomeninaiethics.com/" target="_blank">100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics for 2021</a> and in her work, she explores issues related to trust, ethics, values, and governance of technology - especially concerning nanotech, biotech and AI – through collaborative research.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1800 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <hr /> <p>“We have designed the ‘Tech Ethics for Start-Ups and SMEs’ booklet as an easy-to-take on board advice for companies, in particular, developing or using new and emerging technologies, in all countries, across all sectors.</p> <p>I have been working on issues of company ethics since the mid-1990s and witnessed the evolution of business responsibility from being sidelined community relations and philanthropy topic to becoming a more complex core business issue that could determine success on the market.</p> <p>Our work over 20 years in ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’ suggests if companies start thinking about this early, and continue to take these issues seriously as they grow, they can head off the problems currently facing so many before they become disasters.</p> <blockquote> <p>So much of the airtime and attention on ethical business is directed at big tech companies, but big tech grows from small tech.</p> <p>We wanted to create an unassuming, accessible little booklet to be read by someone in a startup or small company.</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1801 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>With the help of other experts, we shaped the content to be easy to follow.</p> <p>Main contributors are including Prof Angie Hobbs from the University of Sheffield, UK, Pamela Mar from the Fung Academy Hong Kong, Dr Emad Yaghmaei from the Technical University of Delft and Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-1803"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1802 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>In tech, often they know they should be thinking about this, but don’t have much time and don’t quite know where to start and what sort of things it might practically entail.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1804 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The publication explores the difference between values and ethics; highlights some examples and ways of working, which will help navigate ethical issues and some ideas on ethics in practice from companies in different tech areas.</p> <p>It showcases some accessible ideas of what ethics is, why it’s important now, even in these testing times, and how some companies approach ethical thinking in various tech sectors.</p> <p>Sprinkled in there are a few motivational quotes and cool ways to simply make it normal to discuss and resolve ethical dilemmas in small businesses.</p> <p>One of my favourite examples of how ethics can be translated into business strategy is the<a href="https://www.riversimple.com/" target="_blank"> Riversimple</a> company, which designs hydrogen cars.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1807 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1805 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/570.jpg" width="1536" height="710" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Riversimple company exhibits the benefits of applying ethics in business, Image: Riversimple</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1806 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>They have gone far beyond their core purpose to “To pursue, systematically, the elimination of the environmental impact of personal transport”.</p> <p>The amazing way they have aligned their entire business model, supply chain, governance and business processes towards this purpose provides a valuable learning opportunity about how to turn this way of thinking into a market advantage.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1808 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>All, while disrupting the sector and making a cool car in the process.</p> <blockquote> <p>There is massive potential in putting ethics on your business agenda.</p> <p>Ethical issues are a fantastic catalyst for innovative thinking - after all, innovation in all spheres invariably comes from problems identified and new ways found to solve them!</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m not sure you really ‘apply’ ethics, so much as decide to act upon a belief that issues of right and wrong - values and morals - have a place in business, particularly in relation to the business impact on people and planet.</p> <p>One of my co-authors, Dr Emad Yaghmaei, Senior Researcher at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, has put it this way:</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1811 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--66-33"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1809 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“Ethics in my view is the integration of objective rights and subjective values into a common and contextual framework rather than only doing the right thinking in the research and innovation process and being a set of predefined rules impeding progress.</p> <p>Following this line, ethics concerns the analysis and integration of different values and norms into the design and development of research and innovation, which can trigger the execution of Responsible Innovation.”</p> <p>The five key focus areas that you will find in the booklet:</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1810 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/571.jpg" width="2835" height="1890" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Dr Emad Yaghmaei, Senior Researcher at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1815 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1812 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <ul> <li>Ethics could be your biggest hidden commercial risk - so put it on your Risk Register.</li> <li>Find out what ethical issues matter to you.</li> <li>Start with values and work from there.</li> <li>Make it normal to discuss ethics and think about problems in advance.</li> <li>Be collaborative in resolving issues.</li> </ul> <p>This is not the usual set of guidelines or a framework - there are plenty of those available already.</p> <p>It is designed for the step before that.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-1814"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1813 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>We haven’t got a magic formula for every possible scenario; therefore, this booklet's focus is not on providing a long list of potential issues to scroll through, but about how organisations can find out for themselves what their relevant ethical issues are.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1816 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Each organisation will have its own systems and processes and will need to find their way of dealing with them in the context of their sector, country, culture.</p> <p>Using the ‘<a href="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5fc12cea2cf09257bd6dcc01/t/60005f6715b561354c4050e5/1610637159921/WEF+Tech+Ethics+Booklet+Final+Dec+2020.pdf" target="_blank">Tech Ethics for Start-Ups and SMEs</a>’ booklet teams could efficiently work in a collaborative process that would help them deal with dilemmas and find solutions to ethical problems.</p> <p>This free to use publication was officially launched on 28th January 2021, ready to make its way to innovators to create better innovations that would serve everyone better.</p> <p>We would love to do more to promote the guidelines and reach out to innovators.</p> <p>We welcome opportunities to do that and of course, funding to set up more events and platforms to bring these ideas to the attention of tech companies everywhere.”</p> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div>Footer</div> Interview <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div 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href="/topic/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/young-innovators" hreflang="en">young innovators</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Young trailblazer innovators awarded for bold sustainability ideas by UNEP" title="Young trailblazer innovators awarded for bold sustainability ideas by UNEP" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/551.jpg?itok=-1MeWvm4" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Young Champions of the Earth prize is awarded to innovators with bold ideas for sustainable environmental change</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1710 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1711 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The <a href="https://www.unenvironment.org/youngchampions/?_ga=2.200228462.1530060581.1608115151-1835655603.1606387614" target="_blank">Young Champions of the Earth prize</a> is awarded every year to seven entrepreneurs under the age of 30 with bold ideas for sustainable environmental change.</p> <p>Winners, hailing from different regions around the world, receive seed funding, mentoring and communications support to amplify their efforts.</p> <p>The prize is the <a href="https://www.unep.org/" target="_blank">United Nations Environment Programme</a>'s (UNEP) leading initiative to engage youth in tackling the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Since its inception in 2017, 28 environmental trailblazers have been recognised from every corner of the globe.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1712 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <blockquote> <p>“Globally, young people are leading the way in calling for meaningful and immediate solutions to the triple planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution – we must listen,”</p> </blockquote> <p>said UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen.</p> <p>“As we enter this decisive decade where we work to cut emissions and protect and restore ecosystems, UNEP Young Champions demonstrate that all of us can contribute, starting where we are with what we have. Every single act for nature counts, and we need the entire spectrum of humanity to share this global responsibility and this profound opportunity.”</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-1714"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1713 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>With solutions to harvest water from the air, recycle plastic into paving slabs, and motivate fishing boats to haul tonnes of plastic out of the ocean, these change-makers show how innovative ideas coupled with ambitious action can help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1715 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The seven prize winners, all 30 years old or younger, were selected by a global jury of experts following a competitive public nomination.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1718 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--video paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1716"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video form-group"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QbZKP4UAtL8?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1717 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“It is absurd that we still have this problem of providing decent shelter – a basic human need. Plastic is a material that is misused and misunderstood.</p> <p>The potential is enormous, but its after life can be disastrous,” says Nzambi Matee one of the winners.</p> <p>In 2017, Matee quit her job as a data analyst and set up a small lab in her mother’s back yard.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1723 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>There, she began creating and testing pavers, which are a combination of plastic and sand.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1722 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1720 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>She developed the prototype for a machine that turns discarded plastic into paving stones – an invention that underpins her company, <a href="https://gjenge.co.ke/" target="_blank">Gjenge Makers</a>.</p> <p>Each day, the business churns out 1,500 plastic pavers, which are prized by schools and homeowners because they are both durable and affordable.</p> <p>With her enterprise she is also giving a second life to plastic bottles and other containers which would otherwise end up in landfills or, worse, on Nairobi’s streets.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1721 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/552.jpg" width="840" height="559" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Nzambi Matee, Young Champion of the Earth 2020 winner; Image: UNEP</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1719 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Matee encourages other young people to tackle environmental challenges at the local level.</p> <p>“The negative impact we are having on the environment is huge,” said Matee. “It’s up to us to make this reality better. Start with whatever local solution you can find and be consistent with it. The results will be amazing.”</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1727 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1725 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>On of the winners from the Asia and Pacific region, 29 years old Xiaoyuan Ren from China, has a similar mindset with her MyH2O data platform that tests and records the quality of groundwater across a thousand villages in rural China into an app so residents know where to find clean water.</p> <p>The platform also educates communities about sources of contamination and connects villages with potable water companies.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--video paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1726"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video form-group"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xqX0osZAR_g?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1728 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Since its launch in 2015, MyH2O has helped provide clean water to tens of thousands of villagers, an accomplishment that saw Ren recently named a Young Champion of the Earth.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1729 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Indian engineer, Vidyut Mohan, who grew up in Delhi, is the co-founder of Takachar. The company buys rice husks, straw and coconut shells from farmers and turns them into charcoal, saving the debris from the fires, which are also a driver of climate change.</p> <p>Mohan and co-founder Kevin Kung launched their venture in 2018, where they have worked with about 4,500 farmers and processed 3,000 tonnes of crops. Those efforts were recently recognized by becoming one of the winners of this year's award.</p> <blockquote> <p>“I’ve always been passionate about energy access and creating income opportunities for poor communities,” said Mohan. “(That) is at the heart of finding answers to the difficult question of balancing economic growth and climate change mitigation in developing countries.”</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1730 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--33-66"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1731 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/553.jpg" width="840" height="560" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Max Hidalgo, biologist and inventor - named Young Champion of the Earth 2020; Image: UNEP</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1732 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Max Hidalgo, a relentless tinkerer, biologist and inventor, was also honoured as one of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Young Champions of the Earth for 2020.</p> <p>He uses nature as inspiration for technological innovations that change lives in the world’s poorest communities.</p> <p>“I developed an electrical energy generator in the shape of a local flower, and a flowerpot that can charge cell phone batteries,” he said. “Now I am working on developing biodegradable packaging that’s hexagonal, like a beehive, so that it is sturdy but compact.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1733 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <blockquote> <p>Nature in itself is incredible. There is so much we can learn by observing it.”</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1736 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1734 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>His most heralded invention thus far turns the wind into water.</p> <p>Called Yawa after the Quechua words for water, yaku, and wind, waira, the technology uses a wind turbine to condense vapour from the air and generate water.</p> <p>The technology is much needed in Hidalgo’s native Peru, one of the countries in Latin America most at risk of a water crisis due to changing climate.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--video paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1735"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video form-group"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bvjsE7hoSr4?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1737 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“There are communities that have been waiting for water for 20 years and rely on trucks that come in with expensive water of questionable quality,” he said.</p> <p>The Yawa technology, developed by Hidalgo, is an example of best practice in the circular economy.</p> <p>Materials used to build the turbine are recyclable and there is minimal plastic in the device.</p> <p>The simple-to-use technology is even being modified to adapt to local air quality, a response to the challenges wrought by air pollution.</p> <p>But most importantly, the technology is something that can be used, owned and repaired by the communities it serves, even if they are no experts.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1738 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Other outstanding projects that received the honour of becoming Young Champions of the Earth in 2020 are:</p> <ul> <li>North America: Niria Alicia Garcia (USA, 28), coordinates - alongside a community of indigenous activists - the annual Run 4 Salmon event using virtual reality to bring to life the historical journey of the Sacramento chinook salmon along California’s largest watershed, raising awareness of this invaluable ecosystem, the species and people it supports.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li>West Asia: Fatemah Alzelzela (Kuwait, 24) started Eco Star, a non-profit recycling initiative that exchanges trees and plants for waste from homes, schools and businesses in Kuwait. Since launching in early 2019, Eco Star has recycled over 130 tonnes of metal, paper and plastic.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Europe: Lefteris Arapakis (Greece, 26 years) founded the start-up Enaleia, through which the team trains, empowers and incentivises the local fishing community to collect plastic from the sea, allowing both fish stocks and the ecosystem to recover. Enaleia is also prototyping recycling the plastic into fashion merchandise like socks and swimsuits.</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-1740"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1739 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>By amplifying news of the significant work being done on the environmental frontlines, the Young Champions of the Earth prize - part of <a href="https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=2f46dd35b8459adab6ebe2d0f0fd8bf5ef8bd2cf-1608212459-0-AVGWOdz9ihE7Snz_00mEOr8jFj-bXCw3WgM-6oeWvH1rA_gPFkeEuBnz0b6nrWZuELtmrUuRqxUDnkr1xIsH2uTw1r9u8ClzQLl5FB54L1Y-BB7y3I2WCcrBq5lsKSEg8BbZQ-KU-tdUDdTw3T73E6iJWTh3ADGcSsndk_Q9yTxT9a0wCSQuyCr6K7LKRQaWNiVsg7BBwbd7nr_69_DouCwtxY7_tfHI0SfG6ZXSHhQpG6eAu12gOFImwLGTvuyq5iMD9ZLmsL-FA5H5pfm1d0w-I46rHhsLOvrsye-bwHiDqhnHFU-vYs6qfOVk3lv5_Q" target="_blank">UNEP’s #ForNature campaign</a> - aims to inspire and motivate more young people to act for nature.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:11px">More stories of winners: <a href="https://www.unenvironment.org/youngchampions/" target="_blank">Young Champions of the Earth</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div>Footer</div> Award - UNEP <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2020. 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