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Help Tenzin become an engineer by Renato Toffanin - Tenzin Tashi is a young Tibetan monk who is presently in the fourth year of B.E./B.Tech in Electronics and Communication  at Mahendra Engineering College  in the Tamil Nadu State (India). Belonging to a very poor family of Tawang (North-East India), Tenzin was educated at Sera Monaster
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European Development Days: the year of truth - European Commission

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2015 Pavilions

2015 Pavilions | Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth | Scoop.it
Design and details of all pavilions at Milan Expo 2015. See plans and figures for country pavilions, corporate pavilions and Italy pavilion.
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Content curation for SEO — from professional purposes to personal passions

Content curation for SEO — from professional purposes to personal passions | Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: We've always held that content curation (with added insight and value) is great for SEO. The below infographic (courtesy of TechMagnate and Beth Kanter) lays out some of the benefits of content curation.
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UNEP report: embedding the environment in sustainable development goals

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a discussion paper, entitled Embedding the Environment In Sustainable Development Goals, which proposes an overarching framework on how ...
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United Water Releases 2012 Sustainable Development Report - EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)

United Water Releases 2012 Sustainable Development Report - EON: Enhanced Online News (press release) | Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth | Scoop.it
United Water Releases 2012 Sustainable Development Report EON: Enhanced Online News (press release) HARRINGTON PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United Water, one of the nation's leading water and wastewater services companies, announced today the...
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MIT’s Mapdwell Project Tracks Sustainable Development Around the World

MIT’s Mapdwell Project Tracks Sustainable Development Around the World | Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth | Scoop.it
The Mapdwell Project is a collaborative effort by researchers, academics, and professionals at MIT to develop a community resource of research-driven and tested information on sustainable practices.

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Green Business: Technology Takes on Food Waste | Sustainable Business Forum

Green Business: Technology Takes on Food Waste | Sustainable Business Forum | Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth | Scoop.it
California entrepreneurs have come up with plan to reduce waste at a key juncture on the road from farm to table.
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UN News - In Brussels, Ban urges EU Member States to meet development assistance targets

UN News - In Brussels, Ban urges EU Member States to meet development assistance targets | Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth | Scoop.it
On the second day of his visit to Brussels, Belgium, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the opening ceremony of the European Development Days forum and participated in a commemoration for the victims of the March airport bombing attacks in the city.
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Anti-poverty strategy offers sustained benefit for world’s ultra-poor, says new study in Science | The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

Anti-poverty strategy offers sustained benefit for world’s ultra-poor, says new study in Science | The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab | Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth | Scoop.it
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MEPs vet new EU development commissioner | Devex

MEPs vet new EU development commissioner | Devex | Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth | Scoop.it
Commissioner-designate @MimicaEU's key #globaldev priorities: http://t.co/oW0TPLYpF7 @Devex @DiederikKramers @europeaid #EPhearings2014
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Une bible pour comprendre l'économie collaborative

Une bible pour comprendre l'économie collaborative | Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth | Scoop.it

Riche et approfondi, le rapport « Synthetic Overview of the Collaborative Economy » décrit pourquoi et comment une économie construite autour des communs a toute les chances de s’épanouir au fur et à mesure que les réseaux numériques prolifèrent. Lecture hautement recommandée.

« Deux grands facteurs de transformation guident ce travail. Le premier est lié au fait que les dynamiques portées par des communautés deviennent un élément essentiel des logiques d’affaires. À la place des entreprises autonomes et agissant de façon isolée, cherchant à capturer des individus atomisés par le biais de techniques marketing, émergent des acteurs économiques interagissant étroitement les uns avec les autres au sein de communautés productives dont la voix porte loin. Le second tient au fait que les effets conjugués de la reproduction numérique et d’une production de valeur de plus en plus « socialisée » rendent la privatisation de la propriété intellectuelle par des individus ou des entreprises de plus en plus difficile si ce n’est intenable, et selon toute vraisemblance, contre-productive. Ce qui explique l’essor de modèles d’affaires « ouverts » et tournés vers les consommateurs, appuyés sur des formes plus « sociales » de propriété intellectuelle. »

« À travers ce travail, nous observons tour à tour des dynamiques de communautés portées par des acteurs traditionnels (innovation ouverte, crowdsourcing) et des modèles qui sont dès l’origine construits autour de la création de valeur par des communautés (logiciel libre et open source, design partagé, open hardware). Nous nous intéressons ensuite aux modes de monétisation de ces productions, en l’absence de propriété intellectuelle privée. Ces évolutions entraînent l’émergence d’infrastructures distribuées, dans lesquelles la mise en réseau des ordinateurs se réalise parallèlement à la mise en réseau des structures de production e de financement. En effet la mutualisation du savoir va de paire avec le partage des infrastructures physiques telles que les formes collaboratives de consommation, les places de marché en pair à pair, mobilisées pour optimiser l’usage des ressources sous employés ».


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Grenoble-Isère's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:38 AM

économie collaborative, open innovation ... des thématiques qui se développent largement en Grenoble-Isère

Maryvonne HENRY's comment, September 16, 2013 12:11 PM
Très intéressant. J'ai intérêt à faire aussi évoluer mon métier ;)
Maryvonne HENRY's curator insight, September 16, 2013 12:11 PM

A lire pour comprendre les relations de travail de demain.

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Europe 2020 - Activities of the institutions and bodies - EU Bookshop

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Europe’s growth strategy: growing to a sustainable and job-rich future (RT @eubookshop: Discover #europe2020 strategy for a more #sustainable future: #inclusive #growth+#job creation http://t.co/9KiYaDNMVl)...
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UN News - UN officials highlight key role of entrepreneurs in addressing development issues

UN News - UN officials highlight key role of entrepreneurs in addressing development issues | Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth | Scoop.it
Supporting young entrepreneurs is essential to tackling the world's most pressing challenges and launching a new era of global engagement, senior United Nations officials said today, urging Governments to foster enabling business environments to...
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How do we redesign a new economic theory framed by ecological systems?

How do we redesign a new economic theory framed by ecological systems? | Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth | Scoop.it

Economics as we know it today is broken. Unable to explain, to predict or to protect, it is need of root-and-branch replacement. Or, to borrow from Alan Greenspan, it is fundamentally "flawed".

 

But where do we look for inspiration in facilitating what is the mother of all paradigm shifts? Interestingly, the most insightful and strikingly innovative ideas are coming from all directions other than the economics profession.

 

Ecology offers the insight that the economy is best understood as a complex adaptive system, more a garden to be lovingly observed and tended than a machine to be regulated by mathematically calculable formulae.


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Turning algae into biofuel: A one minute method for biocrude

Converting algae to biofuel could be a sustainable solution to the need for liquid fuel in the United States, according to U-M researchers. Scientists in the chemical engineering department are working to create an effective method for converting the plant, which can be harvested continuously and grown in any water condition.

 

Phil Savage (http://che.engin.umich.edu/people/savage.html) is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemical Engineering (http://che.engin.umich.edu/) at the University of Michigan. His research focus is on energy production from renewable resources, developing novel processes for converting biomass hydrogen, methane, and liquid transportation fuels.

 

Savage's ocean-going organism of choice is the green marine micro-alga of the genus Nannochloropsis. To make their one-minute biocrude, Savage and Julia Faeth, a doctoral student in Savage's lab, filled a steel pipe connector with 1.5 milliliters of wet algae, capped it and plunged it into 1,100-degree Fahrenheit sand. The small volume ensured that the algae was heated through, but with only a minute to warm up, the algae's temperature should have just grazed the 550-degree mark before the team pulled the reactor back out. Previously, Savage and his team heated the algae for times ranging from 10 to 90 minutes. They saw their best results, with about half of the algae converted to biocrude, after treating it for 10 to 40 minutes at 570 degrees.

 


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