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'Open' is about equality - PLoS Blogs (blog)

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OpenCon 2014 was an epic milestone for the global research community. OpenCon 2015 was different. OpenCon 2015 was a storm. Never have I seen such energy, such drive, such raw creativity unleashed than on the few days we had in Brussels.


Designed to bring together students and early career researchers from all facets of research and from all corners of the globe, OpenCon 2015 is about empowering the research community to advance open data, open access, and open education.

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MakersTown | Makers Town is the first event of its kind in Brussels bringing together Makers, business leaders and European policy-makers to showcase, share and succeed!

MakersTown | Makers Town is the first event of its kind in Brussels bringing together Makers, business leaders and European policy-makers to showcase, share and succeed! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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How Plans to Pedestrianize Brussels May Actually Encourage Driving

How Plans to Pedestrianize Brussels May Actually Encourage Driving | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Boulevard Anspach in Brussels, where the pedestrian zone will be laid out. (Michael Costa/Flickr) When Brussels announced plans to pedestrianize a big chunk of its downtown last year, many people were thrilled.
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Uber Insists 'Ceci N'Est Pas un Taxi' in City of Magritte - Bloomberg

Uber Insists 'Ceci N'Est Pas un Taxi' in City of Magritte - Bloomberg | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the city of Rene Magritte, Uber Technologies Inc. finds itself in a surreal situation.
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Invitation: Boosting Partnerships in Collaborative Consumption, 3 July Brussels - Euro Freelancers

Invitation: Boosting Partnerships in Collaborative Consumption, 3 July Brussels - Euro Freelancers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The European Sharing Economy Coalition invites you to a workshop on: "Boosting Partnerships in Collaborative Consumption" on 3 July 2014 in Brussels.
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VUB - INDI: Jenga Robot "Reid", made at Fablab Brussels

Design project for the 2nd bachelor Industrial Engineer: build a robot that can play Jenga. You only have 6 months to do it. Build all by myself because my ...
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Hackerspace Brussels

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Hacker Space Brussels (HSBXL) is a space, dedicated to various aspects of constructive & creative hackinglocated in St-Josse. The space is about 300 square meters, there is a little electronics lab with over 9000 components, a library,and lots of tools. You're always welcome to follow one of the workshops or come to the weekly Tuesday meetings, hack nights or other get-together events.


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Ubiquitous Commons at NetFutures 2015

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A preview of the Ubiquitous Commons first prototype has been presented at the NetFutures 2015 event held in Brussels, during the CAPS concertation meeting, for the special topic regarding Distributed architectures for decentralised data management.
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Brussels on strike: Rich city, poor citizens

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BRUSSELS - Brussels is the second richest region in Europe. It has been in the top three for decades now. But right now 34 percent of its population is living in poverty. The unemployment figure is around 20 percent, 30 percent for youth and even up to 50 percent in some areas.
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7 Cities Where the Sharing Economy Is Freshly Under Attack - TIME

7 Cities Where the Sharing Economy Is Freshly Under Attack - TIME | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As Uber, Lyft, and airbnb expand around the globe, even smaller cities like Grand Rapids are feeling forced to regulate sharing economy businesses.



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Berlaymonster: Uber is dead. LONG LIVE THE TAXIMENSCH

Berlaymonster: Uber is dead. LONG LIVE THE TAXIMENSCH | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber is a fantastic service. BM and friends and colleagues attest to its magnificence having used it in other cities.
But it's not as if the judgment from the Brussels court would come as a surprise to the company, which went into the Brussels market knowing full well that the prevailing system would not simply roll out the red carpet for a private rival to the authorised and regulated handful of incumbent firms and their many drivers.
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