Research https://business-spirit.news/ en 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. September</div> Thu, 30 Sep 2021 10:16:19 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 205 at https://business-spirit.news Open calls for proposals on Gender Equality research with cash grants https://business-spirit.news/news/open-calls-for-proposals-on-gender-equality-research-with-cash-grants <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Open calls for proposals on Gender Equality research with cash grants</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/open-calls-for-proposals-on-gender-equality-research-with-cash-grants" data-a2a-title="Open calls for proposals on Gender Equality research with cash grants"><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" 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</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/research" hreflang="en">research</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/gender-equality" hreflang="en">Gender Equality</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/grant" hreflang="en">Grant</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/funding" hreflang="en">Funding</a></div> </div> </div> <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="Open calls for proposals on Gender Equality research with cash grants" title="Open calls for proposals on Gender Equality research with cash grants" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/788.jpg?itok=zdXntcf6" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Citizen Social Science projects on Gender Equality are invited to submit applications to receive up to €20,000 grant and other supports.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2484 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--2485 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Civil society initiatives can apply for a grant of up to €20,000 to conduct Citizen Social Science research on the topic of Gender Equality as part of the <a href="https://coactproject.eu/" target="_blank">Co-designing Citizen Social Science for Collective Action</a> (CoAct) research project.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2488 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--75-25"> <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--2486 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p><a href="https://coactproject.eu/opencalls/" target="_blank">Three open calls</a> for proposals are available for non-profit organisations registered in the EU until September 30th 2021, with specific topics and regional focus.</p> <p>“The CoAct Open Calls on Gender Equality are a way for us to both share our findings with the civic sector and learn from their feedback, ensuring that our research stays closely connected and responsive to the needs of civic actors," said Cédric Lombion, Data and Innovation Lead at Open Knowledge Foundation, a member organisation of the CoAct consortium.</p> <p>"Gender Equality is an ongoing major societal issue that constantly affects our daily life."</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--2487 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/789.jpg" width="277" height="300" 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">Cédric Lombion, Data and Innovation Lead at Open Knowledge Foundation</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2489 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The first call is for projects addressing initiatives on “Sustainable cities and communities” in the Berlin-Brandenburg region in Germany that aim for making cities and villages inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable for all their inhabitants.</p> <p>The second call is focusing on “Decent work and economic growth”.</p> <p>It is open for organisations from Eastern Europe, and projects from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia are invited to apply for support.</p> <p>The third call is open to international civic organisations operating within the European Union working on topics related to “Opportunities and risks of digitalisation”.</p> <p>Proposals under this call should address issues relevant to gender inequalities in online spaces, such as gender dynamics of online platforms and exposure to online harassment.</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-2492"> <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--2491 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p><a href="https://coactproject.eu/opencalls/" target="_blank">Applications</a> from a broad range of backgrounds are welcome, including feminist, LGTBQ+, none-binary and critical masculinity perspectives that tackle gender inequalities in their various manifestations.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2493 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Besides the maximum of €20,000 cash grant, selected projects will benefit from other supports provided by CoAct, like research mentoring program, peer networking and access to tools and resources.</p> <p><a href="https://coactproject.eu/" target="_blank">CoAct is a research project</a> exploring Citizen Social Science and started in January 2020, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2496 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--2494"> <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/kPuSDkEjEo8?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">CoAct is a Horizon 2020 research project exploring Citizen Social Science </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--2495 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>This project seeks to move beyond its own co-research activities and invite other actors to benefit from the project and its support mechanisms by connecting with experts at the grassroots level while exploring the opportunities and challenges of citizen-led research.</p> <p>A transdisciplinary consortium of nine research institutions and civil society organisations from Barcelona, Wien, London, Buenos Aires, Berlin, and Potsdam is collaborating to achieve the project's objectives.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2490 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>According to Cédric Lombion consortium partner, the CoAct project aims to contribute to the field of Citizen Social Science by implementing research programmes dealing with various social issues, from youth unemployment to mental health to environmental justice.</p> <blockquote> <p>“We believe that Citizen Social Science is not just a research field: it is also a set of strategies and practices developed within activist communities and civic organisations to support citizen mobilisation and community building projects,”</p> </blockquote> <p>Lombion adds.</p> <p>Citizen Social Science combines collaboration between citizen groups and academic researchers to address pressing social issues from the bottom up, finding solutions embedded in their social contexts, building on robust research methods.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:9px">Headline image: <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/Xt4g9VbMljE" target="_blank">Adam Wingler from Unsplash</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. August</div> Mon, 09 Aug 2021 11:19:51 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 173 at https://business-spirit.news Citizens are invited to shape the future of parks across Dublin city https://business-spirit.news/news/citizens-are-invited-to-shape-the-future-of-parks-across-dublin-city <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Citizens are invited to shape the future of parks across Dublin city</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/citizens-are-invited-to-shape-the-future-of-parks-across-dublin-city" data-a2a-title="Citizens are invited to shape the future of parks across Dublin city"><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" 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title="Citizens are invited to shape the future of parks across Dublin city" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/591.jpg?itok=mci-CY12" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">A new research survey aims to find out what people want to see in Dublin’s parks.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1926 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--1918 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The reality of “social distancing” and “self-isolation” became the new norm as part of consecutive lockdowns, and we were all faced with a sudden and radical change in our daily routine and lifestyle.</p> <p>However, parks in Dublin and nationwide in Ireland have remained open, providing an important outlet for people to support their physical, social and psychological needs.</p> <p><a href="https://www.dublincity.ie/residential" target="_blank">Dublin City Council (DCC</a>), in partnership with <a href="https://www.dcu.ie/" target="_blank">Dublin City University (DCU)</a> are hosting an <a href="https://dcusciencehealth.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aYqkHAuKt9rDQj4" target="_blank">online survey</a> to identify what roles and functions the parks fulfilled for all Dublin citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p>The research will also focus on how these features can be maintained after the pandemic and what future developments people would like to see in the parks.</p> <blockquote> <p>This is an opportunity for the public to share their opinions and experiences, shaping the development of parks across Dublin in the coming years.</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1921 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--1919 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The research team behind the project highlight that there are significant insights available in terms of the frequency, type of usage and volume of activities that have taken place in the capital’s parks during this time.</p> <p>“People access parks for a whole variety of reasons, for exercise, to enjoy nature, for their overall wellbeing and by hearing from them it will help to inform the ways in which parks should be improved and developed and, crucially planned as a space that all generations can enjoy together”, said Research lead Dr Carol Barron, <a href="https://www.dcu.ie/snpch" target="_blank">DCU School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health</a>.</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--1920 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/592.jpg" width="576" height="384" 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">Parks have provided a safe haven for many during COVID-19; Image: Pexels</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1924 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>This study may have a direct benefit to individuals by helping to identify the specific reasons people are using parks during the era of COVID-19 and plan for the future development of parks as sites of recreation, play, leisure, health, socialisation and biodiversity.</p> <blockquote> <p>“Parks have provided a safe haven for many during COVID-19, and undoubtedly, the volume of people using their local park has increased substantially.</p> </blockquote> <p>While the country remains under current restrictions and people are using their parks frequently, we want to find out from respondents what they would like to see developed in their park”, added Dr Marcos Dias from <a href="https://www.dcu.ie/communications" target="_blank">DCU School of Communications</a> and Joint Research Lead.</p> <p>Organisers want to consult with as many people as possible who use Dublin parks to identify what visitors currently like about Dublin parks and what services, facilities, and events they would like to see in the parks 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-1923"> <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--1922 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Launching on 15th March, <a href="https://dcusciencehealth.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aYqkHAuKt9rDQj4" target="_blank">the survey</a> seeks responses from people across Dublin city and county until Sunday 28th March 2021.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1925 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The findings will be used to help inform planning and development policy concerning public parks by DCC. It is envisaged that the results will be disseminated via Dublin City University communication platforms.</p> <p>This project is being funded by the School of Nursing, Psychology and Community Health Publication Grant and a COVID-19 Research Network seed funding grant.</p> <p>The survey is a collaboration between DCU’s School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health, DCU School of Communications and Dublin City Council.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://www.pexels.com/@mina-marie-michell-161605?utm_content=attributionCopyText&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pexels">Mina-Marie Michell</a> from <a href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/landscape-photography-of-flower-garden-570041/?utm_content=attributionCopyText&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pexels">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. March</div> Fri, 12 Mar 2021 09:34:36 +0000 Anonymous 138 at https://business-spirit.news Green pandemic recovery requires better finance of adaptation plans https://business-spirit.news/news/green-pandemic-recovery-requires-better-finance-of-adaptation-plans <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Green pandemic recovery requires better finance of adaptation plans</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/green-pandemic-recovery-requires-better-finance-of-adaptation-plans" data-a2a-title="Green pandemic recovery requires better finance of adaptation plans"><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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</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/report" hreflang="en">Report</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/climate-change" hreflang="en">Climate Change</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/unep" hreflang="en">UNEP</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="Research" title="Research" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/243.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="Green pandemic recovery requires better finance of adaptation plans" title="Green pandemic recovery requires better finance of adaptation plans" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/561.png?itok=6Y6OeqwY" 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 Adaptation Gap Report urges all nations to pursue the efforts for green pandemic recovery </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1759 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--1760 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>As climate change impacts intensify and temperatures continue to rise, nations need to urgently act to adapt to the new climate reality.</p> <p>Otherwise, they will face severe costs, damages and losses, the new <a href="https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/adaptation-gap-report-2020" target="_blank">Adaptation Gap 2020 </a>report by UN Environmental Programme (<a href="https://www.unep.org/" target="_blank">UNEP</a>) finds.</p> <p>The recently published report discovers that whilst nations have advanced in planning, huge gaps remain in finance for developing countries and delivering adaptation projects to the stage whereby they get real protection against climate impacts such as floods, droughts and sea-level rise.</p> <p>Findings suggest that private and public finance for adaptation must be stepped up urgently, along with faster implementation.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1764 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-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-1762"> <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--1761 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Inger Andersen, Executive Director at UNEP said:</p> <p>“The hard truth is that climate change is upon us.</p> <p>Its impacts will intensify and hit vulnerable countries and communities the hardest – even if we meet the Paris Agreement goals of holding global warming this century to well below 2°C and pursuing 1.5°C.</p> </div> </div> </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-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1763 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/559.jpg" width="840" height="545" 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">Inger Andersen, Executive Director at UNEP, 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--1765 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>As the UN Secretary-General has said, we need a global commitment to put half of all global climate finance towards adaptation in the next year.</p> <p>This will allow a huge step in adaptation – in everything from early warning systems to resilient water resources to nature-based solutions.”</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1766 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The report states that nature-based solutions - locally appropriate actions that address societal challenges, such as climate change, and provide biodiversity and human-wellbeing benefits by protecting, sustainably managing and restoring modified or natural ecosystems - must become a priority.</p> <blockquote> <p>Nature-based solutions for adaptation can be low-cost options that are potentially effective in reducing climate risks, while simultaneously bringing important additional benefits for the environment, economy, livelihoods and other values to a wide range of stakeholders, including the poor, women and other marginalised groups.</p> </blockquote> <p>The recognition that nature-based solutions can make crucial contributions to climate change adaptation is both nationally and internationally. However, there are few concrete plans.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1769 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--1767 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/560.png" width="560" height="786" 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">Adaptation Gap 2020 report by UN Environmental Programme, 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--1768 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The most encouraging finding of the report is that 72 per cent of countries have adopted a minimum of one national-level adaptation planning instrument.</p> <p>Although, the drawback is the finance needed to implement these plans, is not growing fast enough.</p> <p>While the pace of adaptation funding is rising, it continues to be outpaced by the rapidly increasing adaptation costs.</p> <p>Annual adaptation costs in developing countries are estimated at around $70 billion, and this figure is expected to reach 140-300 billion in 2030 and 280-500 billion in 2050.</p> <p>The Adaptation Gap Report 2020 emphasises that cutting greenhouse gas emissions will reduce the impacts and the costs associated with climate change.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1770 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>An analysis of four major climate and development funds – the Global Environmental Facility, the Green Climate Fund, the Adaptation Fund and the International Climate Initiative – suggested that support for green initiatives with some element of nature-based solutions has increased over the last two decades.</p> <p>Cumulative investment for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects under the four funds remained at $94 billion.</p> <p>However, just $12 billion was spent on nature-based solutions – a rather small fraction of total adaptation and conservation finance.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1773 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--1771"> <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/fhDuqvRk6LY?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--1772 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>In most cases, this necessitates planning and coordination across national or jurisdictional boundaries, creating both a challenge and an opportunity for environmental policy frameworks and transboundary negotiations.</p> <p>Of over 1,700 adaptation initiatives surveyed, just 3 per cent had already reported real reductions to climate risks posed to the communities where the projects were being carried out.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1774 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>New tools such as sustainability investment criteria, climate-related disclosure principles and mainstreaming of climate risks into investment decisions can stimulate investments in climate resilience.</p> <blockquote> <p>The report urges all nations to pursue the efforts outlined, which call for green pandemic recovery and updated Nationally Determined Contributions that include new net-zero commitments.</p> </blockquote> <p>Adaption – reducing communities’ and countries’ vulnerability to climate change by improving their ability to absorb impacts – is a key pillar of the <a href="https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/the-paris-agreement" target="_blank">Paris Agreement on Climate Change</a>.</p> <p>The agreement requires its signatories to implement adaption measures through national plans, climate information systems, early warning, protective measures and investments in a green future.</p> <p>The world must plan for, finance and implement climate change adaptation to support those nations least responsible for climate change but most at risk.</p> <p>While the COVID-19 pandemic is predicted to hit countries' ability to adapt to climate change, investing in adaptation is still a sound economic decision.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:9px">Headline photo by Aleksandar Pasaric from Pexels</span></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div>Footer</div> Report -UNEP <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string 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January</div> Mon, 25 Jan 2021 17:41:15 +0000 Bronagh Loughlin 125 at https://business-spirit.news Degradation of nature is linked to economic damage and increased risk of pandemics https://business-spirit.news/news/degradation-of-nature-is-linked-to-economic-damage-and-increased-risk-of-pandemics <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Degradation of nature is linked to economic damage and increased risk of pandemics</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/degradation-of-nature-is-linked-to-economic-damage-and-increased-risk-of-pandemics" data-a2a-title="Degradation of nature is linked to economic damage and increased risk of pandemics"><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 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src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/537.jpg?itok=MJ7LMaab" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Escaping the era of pandemics is possible, but will require a seismic shift in approach from reaction to prevention</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1654 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--1655 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Future pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, do more damage to the world economy and kill more people than COVID-19 unless there is a transformative change in the global approach to dealing with infectious diseases, warns a major new report on biodiversity and pandemics by 22 leading experts from around the world.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1658 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--1656 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/538.jpg" width="496" height="702" 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">IPBES virtual workshop report about the links between degradation of nature and increasing pandemic risks</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--1657 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Convened by the <a href="https://www.ipbes.net/" target="_blank">Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)</a> for an urgent virtual workshop about the links between degradation of nature and increasing pandemic risks, the experts agree that escaping the era of pandemics is possible, but that this will require a seismic shift in approach from reaction to prevention.</p> <p>COVID-19 is at least the sixth global health pandemic since the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918, and although it has its origins in microbes carried by animals, like all pandemics its emergence has been entirely driven by human activities, says the recently released report.</p> <p>It is estimated that another 1.7 million currently ‘undiscovered’ viruses exist in mammals and birds – of which up to 827,000 could have the ability to infect people.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1659 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“There is no great mystery about the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic – or of any modern pandemic”, said Dr. Peter Daszak, President of EcoHealth Alliance and Chair of the IPBES workshop.</p> <blockquote> <p>“The same human activities that drive climate change and biodiversity loss also drive pandemic risk through their impacts on our environment.</p> </blockquote> <p>Changes in the way we use land; the expansion and intensification of agriculture; and unsustainable trade, production and consumption disrupt nature and increase contact between wildlife, livestock, pathogens and people. This is the path to pandemics.”</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1662 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--1660 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Pandemic risk can be significantly lowered by reducing the human activities that drive the loss of biodiversity, by more significant conservation of protected areas, and through measures that reduce unsustainable exploitation of high biodiversity regions.</p> <p>This will reduce wildlife-livestock-human contact and help prevent the spillover of new diseases, says the report.</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--1661 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/539.png" width="720" height="390" 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">IPBES Pandemic Report results</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1663 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“The overwhelming scientific evidence points to a very positive conclusion.</p> <p>We have the increasing ability to prevent pandemics – but the way we are tackling them right now largely ignores that ability. Our approach has effectively stagnated – we still rely on attempts to contain and control diseases after they emerge, through vaccines and therapeutics.</p> <blockquote> <p>We can escape the era of pandemics, but this requires a much greater focus on prevention in addition to reaction.”</p> </blockquote> <p>said Dr. Daszak.</p> <p>Pointing to the likely cost of COVID-19 of $8-16 trillion globally by July 2020, it is further estimated that costs in the United States alone may reach as high as $16 trillion by the 4th quarter of 2021.</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-1665"> <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--1664 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The experts estimate the cost of reducing risks to prevent pandemics to be 100 times less than the cost of responding to such pandemics, “providing strong economic incentives for transformative change.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1669 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Some of the recommendations suggested in the report:</p> <ul> <li>Enabling changes to reduce the types of consumption, globalized agricultural expansion and trade that have led to pandemics – this could include taxes or levies on meat consumption, livestock production and other forms of high pandemic-risk activities.</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1668 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--1666 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <ul> <li>Reducing zoonotic disease risks in the international wildlife trade through a new intergovernmental ‘health and trade’ partnership; reducing or removing high disease-risk species in the wildlife trade; enhancing law enforcement in all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade and improving community education in disease hotspots about the health risks of wildlife trade.</li> </ul> </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--1667 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/540.png" width="720" height="405" 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">IPBES Pandemic Report result</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1670 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <ul> <li>Valuing Indigenous Peoples and local communities’ engagement and knowledge in pandemic prevention programs, achieving greater food security and reducing consumption of wildlife.</li> <li>Closing critical knowledge gaps such as those about key risk behaviours, the relative importance of illegal, unregulated, and the legal and regulated wildlife trade in disease risk, and improving understanding of the relationship between ecosystem degradation and restoration, landscape structure and the risk of disease emergence.</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1673 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--1671"> <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/L9o0VuEyGBs?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--1672 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The <a href="https://www.ipbes.net/pandemics-report-complete-digital-version" target="_blank">IPBES workshop report</a> is one of the most scientifically robust examinations of the evidence and knowledge about links between pandemic risk and nature since the COVID pandemic began – with contributions from leading experts in fields as diverse as epidemiology, zoology, public health, disease ecology, comparative pathology, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, wildlife health, mathematical modelling, economics, law and public policy.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1674 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The report is also strongly scientifically substantiated, with almost than 700 cited sources – more than 200 of which are from 2020 and 2019 – which offers decision-makers a valuable analytical snap-shot of the most up-to-date data currently available.</p> <p>IPBES is an independent intergovernmental body comprising more than 130 member Governments. Established by Governments in 2012, it provides policymakers with objective scientific assessments about the state of knowledge regarding the planet’s biodiversity, ecosystems and the contributions they make to people, as well as the tools and methods to protect and sustainably use these vital natural assets.</p> </div> </div> <div>Footer</div> Report <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. December</div> Mon, 07 Dec 2020 13:10:49 +0000 Anonymous 121 at https://business-spirit.news Dutch social enterprises have a strong influence on building a new economy https://business-spirit.news/news/dutch-social-enterprises-have-a-strong-influence-on-building-a-new-economy <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Dutch social enterprises have a strong influence on building a new economy</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/dutch-social-enterprises-have-a-strong-influence-on-building-a-new-economy" data-a2a-title="Dutch social enterprises have a strong influence on building a new economy"><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" 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field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/social-enterprise" hreflang="en">Social Enterprise</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/social-innovation" hreflang="en">Social Innovation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</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="Research" title="Research" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/243.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 social enterprises have a strong influence on building a new economy" title="Dutch social enterprises have a strong influence on building a new economy" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/522.jpg?itok=5nIzooaN" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Social enterprises are pioneers in building a better economy in the Netherlands</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1591 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--1592 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>A new research report from <a href="https://www.social-enterprise.nl/english" target="_blank">Social Enterprise Netherland</a> revealed the pioneering role of mission-driven enterprises in the business community to facilitate a transition towards a more sustainable economy and contribute to reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.</p> <p>The Transition Theory shows that small, innovative players – niche actors – are of crucial importance in accelerating the process of building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic. Social enterprises – companies with a primarily social mission – are the pioneers in the transition to a new economy.</p> <p>Many social enterprises focus not only on the direct positive impact they create with their own product or service but also aim to influence other companies to act more sustainably.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1595 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--1593 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <a href="https://www.social-enterprise.nl/application/files/4116/0499/5322/Social_Enterprises_as_influencers.pdf"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/523.jpg" width="800" height="495" 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">Study: Social Enterprises as Influencers of the Broader Business Community - image:Social Enterprise NL</div> </a> </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--1594 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Social Enterprise Netherland (NL) has conducted the ‘<a href="https://www.social-enterprise.nl/application/files/4116/0499/5322/Social_Enterprises_as_influencers.pdf">Social Enterprises as Influencers of the Broader Business Community</a>’ research based on thorough academic literature research and inspiring examples from the Dutch social enterprise sector.</p> <p>The report found that there are three important ways in which social enterprises can influence the business community, which are at the core of their ‘model of influencing’:</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1599 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>1. ‘Raising the possible’ (showing that it is possible to do business sustainably),</p> <p>2. ‘Raising the desirable’ (showing that it is desirable to do business sustainably),</p> <p>3. ‘Raising the acceptable’ (showing that it is unacceptable not to do business sustainably).</p> <blockquote> <p>“People might think that social enterprises are very small as compared to the industry leaders. Can they really make a change?</p> </blockquote> <p>This report shows that they can actually play a crucial role in the transition of the business community towards creating a more sustainable economy, by showing that it is in fact possible to make a profit with purpose by disrupting the mainstream business as usual practices.” says Simone van Dijk Social, one of the researchers contributed to the report from Social Enterprise Netherland (NL).</p> <p>The ‘model of influencing’ describes eleven ‘influencing activities’: concrete strategies that social enterprises employ to influence. Different inspiring examples from the Dutch social enterprise sector illustrate these activities.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1602 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--1600 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/524.jpg" width="800" height="800" 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">Social enterprise Tony’s Chocolonely&#039;s mission statement: “Together we make 100% slave free the norm in chocolate” - Image: Tony’s Chocolonely&#039;</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--1601 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>For example, social enterprise <a href="https://tonyschocolonely.com/uk/en" target="_blank">Tony’s Chocolonely</a> has a mission statement that goes beyond their products: “Together we make 100% slave free the norm in chocolate”. This explicit mention of changing the norm clearly references changes beyond Tony’s own chocolate bars.</p> <p>Their case shows that it is possible to make fair chocolate that has a positive impact on local communities and stimulates other chocolate-making companies to copy their methods through their Tony’s Open Chain platform.</p> <p>Albert Heijn, the largest retailer in the Netherlands, followed the example and became an official ‘mission ally’ for its private-label chocolate brand Delicata.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1603 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <blockquote> <p>"Real social entrepreneurs want systems to change, transitions that take years, and that can hurt. It is about operating radically differently.</p> </blockquote> <p>As a social entrepreneur, you should think about: where are you in that landscape, in the system? What do you want to change? Do you want to set up a whole new system, or turn the current system around? Is what you’re doing impactful, or are you merely limiting the damage?” says Arjen Boekhold, Game Changer Unltd., former Tony’s Chocolonely.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1604 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Another precedent showed by social enterprise <a href="https://frankabouttea.com/en/" target="_blank">Frank About Tea</a> when they published an ‘Open letter to the CEO of Unilever’ in the Dutch Financial Times.</p> <p>With this action, they actively raised awareness about the inequalities in the tea sector amongst consumers and professionals, stimulating them to hold companies accountable for their responsibility in the supply chain.</p> <p>Social enterprises can also contribute to raising official standards, such as voluntary industry agreements, certifications and even legislation, thereby making it unacceptable not to do business sustainably.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1607 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--1605 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/525.png" width="560" 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">Fairphone, Dutch social enterprise challenging smartphone industry - image: Fairphone</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--1606 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>For instance, <a href="https://www.fairphone.com/en/" target="_blank">Fairphone</a> is a social enterprise company which aims to develop smartphones that are designed and produced with minimal environmental impact.</p> <p>They are bringing together major industry players in the <a href="https://www.fairphone.com/en/2020/08/24/be-part-of-the-change-join-the-fair-cobalt-alliance/" target="_blank">Fair Cobalt Alliance</a> to jointly improve the conditions in which cobalt, an essential resource to produce smartphones, is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo.</p> <blockquote> <p>"Our strength lies in giving an example with the product, with the service itself.</p> </blockquote> <p>[…] We have to accomplish, to prove, that a product or service like ours has a sustainable business case to put in the market, and develop a sourcing model,” says Monique Lempers, Impact Innovation Director at Fairphone. </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1608 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The ‘Social Enterprises as Influencers of the Broader Business Community’ research shows that social enterprises – often relatively small players in their industries – can play a crucial role in the transition to a new economy.</p> <p>The results provide concrete tools to help social and other innovative companies from around the world accelerate the sustainability transitions in their industries through influencing.</p> <p>Simone van Dijk from Social Enterprise NL explains further the relevance of their research:</p> <p>“We conducted this research because we found there was still little known about the way social enterprises influence the broader business community – even when this is often at the core of a social enterprise’s mission.</p> <blockquote> <p>We hope that the findings in this report do not only help value-driven enterprises to see and enhance their influencing role, but also show corporates the relevance of (working together with) social enterprises.</p> </blockquote> <p>It also shows the importance of funding long term systems change, stimulate researchers to investigate this further, and help support organisations such as ours to support their members to unlock business potentials through their influencing role.”</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-1597"> <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--1596 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The recently released <a href="https://www.social-enterprise.nl/nieuws-en-evenementen/actueel/nieuws/sociale-ondernemingen-financieel-gezond-maar-hard-getroffen-door-corona" target="_blank">Social Enterprise Monitor 2020 </a>also showed that 96% of Dutch social enterprises actively aims to influence other organisations. The Social Enterprise Monitor is the largest annual survey of social enterprises in the Netherlands, carried out by Social Enterprise Netherland (NL) in collaboration with multiple partners and with the support of PwC.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1609 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Social Enterprise NL is a national membership body that represents, connects and supports the growing community of social enterprises in The Netherlands with over 400 members to date.</p> <p>Their mission is to build an economy that works for all people: circular, inclusive and poverty-free. The organisation offers its members different kinds of business support and works on a more favourable ecosystem for social entrepreneurs in the Netherlands and beyond.</p> </div> </div> <div>Footer</div> Report - Social Enterprise Netherlands <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. November</div> Mon, 16 Nov 2020 12:07:00 +0000 Anonymous 118 at https://business-spirit.news Free access to open source digital book on Social Innovation https://business-spirit.news/news/free-access-to-open-source-digital-book-on-social-innovation <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Free access to open source digital book on Social Innovation</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/free-access-to-open-source-digital-book-on-social-innovation" data-a2a-title="Free access to open source digital book on Social Innovation"><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 src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" 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/social-innovation" hreflang="en">Social Innovation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/social-economy" hreflang="en">Social Economy</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/collaboration" hreflang="en">Collaboration</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/collaboration" hreflang="en">Collaboration</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/social-impact" hreflang="en">Social Impact</a></div> </div> </div> <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="Free access to open source digital book on Social Innovation" title="Free access to open source digital book on Social Innovation" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/445.jpg?itok=2nAbFtW-" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Explore how not-for-profit organisations, companies and state related agencies collaborate for social innovation</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1206 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--1207 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>This book is relevant to communities interested in sustainability, responsible leadership or social change, since it centres on the question of how diverse actors succeed in making the world a better place by means of innovation. It is based on a rigorous research program and integrates 3 years of research funded by the European Commission.</p> <p>By uncovering how actors need to work together and which strategies they need to apply in generating positive impact, the book produces knowledge to inform policies and practices. It deals with the transformation of professional service delivery, the blurring boundaries between “private” and “public” actors and goods, and the ambition across sectors of increasing societal value.</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-1209"> <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--1208 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The author team has won the "Best Book 2019 Award" of the Academy of Management's (AOM) Public and Nonprofit Division.</p> <p>" We won an important award shortly after publishing the book and been pleased to read in the award message that: Social Innovation: Comparative Perspectives covers an important and relevant topic. It clearly outlines methodological approaches for analyzing social innovation, with sufficient detail that other studies could replicate. The book has practical value because it provides guidance to practitioners regarding how they can achieve social innovation in their contexts.” says Dr Gorgi Krlev, who works at the <a href="https://www.soz.uni-heidelberg.de/12339-2/" target="_blank">Centre for Social Investment</a> (CSI) of the University of Heidelberg and co-author of the book.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1213 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--1211 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Since it is hard to establish causality and to measure social properties when investigating impact, especially at the level of society, the book narrows down impact to one priority aspect: social innovation – understood as organizations’ capacity to generate novel ideas, ways and means of doing things, of addressing public and social problems of many kinds. Social innovation spans individual actors, organizations, and transformations in society in view of today’s grand challenges.</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--1212"> <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/LwVCJIXZMf0?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--1214 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>This volume is based on contributions of the project "ITSSOIN – Impact of the Third Sector as Social Innovation" funded by the European Commission under the 7th framework programme and authored by Prof Helmut K. Anheier, Dr Georg Mildenberger andDr Gorgi Krlev from the Centre for Social Investment at the University of Heidelberg.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315158020" target="_blank">book is available online for free </a>to read and download.</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">Dark</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. June</div> Mon, 08 Jun 2020 15:55:51 +0000 Anonymous 98 at https://business-spirit.news Open call for funding: Medical Diagnostics and related value chains https://business-spirit.news/event/open-call-for-funding-medical-diagnostics-and-related-value-chains <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Open call for funding: Medical Diagnostics and related value chains</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/event/open-call-for-funding-medical-diagnostics-and-related-value-chains" data-a2a-title="Open call for funding: Medical Diagnostics and related value chains"><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 src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" 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/digital-technology" hreflang="en">Digital technology</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/disruption" hreflang="en">Disruption</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/funding" hreflang="en">Funding</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-daterange field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Date</div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-04-21T23:00:00Z">22nd April 2020</time> - <time datetime="2020-07-29T22:59:59Z">29th July 2020</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-venue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Venue</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/venue/european-union-1" hreflang="en">European Union</a></div> </div> <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="Open call for funding: Medical Diagnostics and related value chains" title="Open call for funding: Medical Diagnostics and related value chains" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/event_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/events/368.png?itok=PbG44OGQ" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Funding for digital innovations and disruptive technologies across the Medical Diagnostics and related value chains</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1024 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--1025 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>An open call for funding was launched by <a href="https://digibcube.eu/" target="_blank">DIGI-B-CUBE project</a>, to support projects focusing on integrating digital innovations and disruptive technologies across the Medical Diagnostics and related value chains.</p> <p>The DIGI-B-CUBE project is funded under the European Union´s Horizon 2020 Programme to support SMEs in the development and delivery of new market-sensitive disruptive technologies and key digital innovations to reconfigure patient-centred diagnostics towards a Health Economy 4.0.</p> <p>The DIGI-B-CUBE project aims to unlock the cross-sectoral collaborative potential of SMEs by combining Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Computing Digital Technologies (CCDT) with the Bioimaging-Biosensing-Biobanking (B-CUBE).</p> <p>What is B-CUBE?</p> <ul> <li>Bioimaging, or biological imaging, refers to when creating images of the human body or parts of it to diagnose or examine disease.</li> <li>Biosensing is the measurement of a chemical substance, for example, glucose monitoring in diabetes patients or other medical health-related targets.</li> <li>Biobanking is the storing of human biological samples so that they can be used for medical research later.</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1028 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--1026 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Small and Medium Enterprises (including new start-ups) operating in the health, medicine, biotech, biopharma, IT or related sectors (robotics, automation, electronics, nanotech etc.) can apply for equity-free funding.</p> <p><strong>Application is open for:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Prototyping Voucher - up to €20,000 per SME / up to €60,000 per project</li> <li>Customised Solution Innovation Voucher - up to €50,000 per SME up to €150,000 per project</li> </ul> </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--1027 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/369.jpg" width="903" height="603" 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">Image: Pexels</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1029 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-greentitle">Who can apply?</p> <p>SMEs established in one of the EU Member States or H2020 associated countries are eligible to apply for DIGI-B-CUBE vouchers. The sectors of focus include healthcare / medicine / biotech / biopharma, and IT and related (robotics, automation, electronics, nanotech etc).</p> <p><strong>Application deadline: 29th July 2020.</strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-registration-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="https://digibcube.eu/open-calls/" target="_blank">More details</a></div> Hosted by: <img alt="DIGI-B_CUBE" title="DIGI-B_CUBE" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/host_small_logo/public/bsp-images/hosts/367.png?itok=LcBfeyzA" width="74" height="41" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 12:44:43 +0000 Anonymous 83 at https://business-spirit.news 'Social Economy Mission' https://business-spirit.news/event/social-economy-mission <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>'Social Economy Mission'</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/event/social-economy-mission" data-a2a-title="&#039;Social Economy Mission&#039;"><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 src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" 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/eu-commission" hreflang="en">EU Commission</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/open-call" hreflang="en">Open call</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-daterange field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Date</div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2020-04-26T23:00:00Z">27th April 2020</time> - <time datetime="2020-06-09T22:59:59Z">9th June 2020</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-venue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Venue</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/venue/european-union-0" hreflang="en">European Union</a></div> </div> <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="&amp;#039;Social Economy Mission&amp;#039;" title="&amp;#039;Social Economy Mission&amp;#039;" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/event_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/events/337.jpg?itok=RDEprOlm" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Call for proposals: Social Economy Mission - COSME, EU</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--965 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--966 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The general objective of this call for proposals is to follow-up on a successful European Social Economy Regions 2018 (ESER) pilot that established a basis for creation of effective networks of social economy stakeholders at regional level across Europe and to boost inter-regional collaboration in the field of social economy.</p> <p>The project is aiming at engaging a network of regional and local authorities established in the EU and COSME participating countries, and stakeholders with similar social economy priorities and creating space for inter-regional learning and collaboration. Enhanced inter-regional cooperation in the field of social economy will contribute significantly to a gradual building of a social economy community of practice as an integral part of a sustainable European economic model. The specific objectives to be achieved through this call for proposals are the following:</p> <p>Enhancing interaction and improving collaboration between existing social economy networks and stakeholders at a regional and local level in the field of priorities of “Social economy missions”</p> <p>Boosting inter-regional learning between social economy stakeholders (public and private sector) in the field of priorities of “Social economy missions”</p> <p>Contributing to the gradual building of a Social Economy community.</p> <p><strong>The deadline for electronic submission is 9 June 2020, 17:00 hours (Brussels time).</strong></p> <p>More details about the eligibility criteria and application are on the EU Commission website - <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/section/cosme/cos-sem-2020-4-01-social-economy-missions" target="_blank">COS-SEM-2020-4-01: Social economy missions &gt;&gt;</a></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-registration-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/section/cosme/cos-sem-2020-4-01-social-economy-missions" target="_blank">COS-SEM-2020-4-01: Social economy missions</a></div> Hosted by: <img alt="European Commission" title="European Commission" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/host_small_logo/public/bsp-images/hosts/338.jpg?itok=0PlHtUiB" width="41" height="41" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> Mon, 27 Apr 2020 14:59:04 +0000 Anonymous 76 at https://business-spirit.news Mini-documentary: Sea Turtle Conservation at the Sacred Island https://business-spirit.news/video/mini-documentary-sea-turtle-conservation-at-the-sacred-island <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Mini-documentary: Sea Turtle Conservation at the Sacred Island</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/video/mini-documentary-sea-turtle-conservation-at-the-sacred-island" data-a2a-title="Mini-documentary: Sea Turtle Conservation at the Sacred Island"><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 src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" 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/collaboration" hreflang="en">Collaboration</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-video-url field--type-video-embed-field field--label-hidden field--item"><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/FfQnZmGposY?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Category</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/research" hreflang="en">Research</a></div> </div> Fri, 24 Apr 2020 16:28:53 +0000 Szilvia Szabó 71 at https://business-spirit.news