CAPS Infoday – Social Innovation and Sustainability (EU), Berlin

Bert-Ola from the  LBP facilitation team has done interviews during the CAPS infoday.

Interviews on this page

  • Fabrizio Sestini –  Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS)
  • Markus Sabadello – The FreedomBox Project
  • David + Ksenya – Building Utopia – utopia.fm 
  • Centre for Internet & Human Rights – Ben Wagner, PhD

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Fabrizio Sestini – Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS)

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EU ICT10-CAPS Talk with EU-Officer Fabrizio Sestini and Bert-Ola Bergstrand the CAPS Info Day in Berlin, JAN 12th, 2015

Fabrizio Sestini (text from LinkedIn): “currently leading the DG CONNECT initiative on Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS), which aims at stimulating bottom-up innovative ideas exploiting network effects (in networks of people, knowledge and sensors) to include citizens, grassroots organisations and civil society in participatory social innovation processes. The goal is to create open collaborative platforms which, beyond commercial hype, can lead to a more open, inclusive and participatory society.

Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS) The objective of the research in this field is to harness the collaborative power of ICT networks to create collective awareness of sustainability threats and enable collective solutions.”

Collective awareness platforms include several areas, such as collaborative consumption, getting facts/evidence from citizens for better decision making, driving sustainable behaviours and lifestyles, or developing alternative collaborative approaches to problem solving.

The call in this field includes four main areas – see the details here: ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/collective-awareness-platforms-sustainability-and-social-innovation-caps

 

Markus Sabadello – The FreedomBox Project – Vision: Plug the box and get back privacy!

FreedomBox is a community project to develop, design and promote personal servers running free software for distributed social networking, email and audio/video communications.  More: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreedomBox

Status: version 0.2 (prototype stage, not yet to buy; maybe it will not cost more than about 200 EUR when in mass production)

Connect/join here: freedomboxfoundation.org

Markus Sabadello on FBfacebook.com/markus.sabadello

 

Building Utopia – David + Ksenya (utopia.fm)

Building Utopia is a project to re-create the mythical island of Utopia in Minecraft and Ethereum. We will create a studio and run contract workshops to develop the social rules of Utopia (crypto currencies, democratic systems etc), and explore their vulnerabilities. We’re inviting artists, groups and projects to discuss themes and ideas to be turned into requirements of features to be built into the game. In particular we are looking to explore the themes of privacy, and decentralisation. (the text taken from description on youtube).

Connect/join here: utopia.fm

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Centre for Internet & Human Rights – Ben Wagner

Ben Wagner, PhD is director of the Centre for Internet & Human Rights at European University Viadrina. He is also a Visiting Fellow at TU-Berlin and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His research focuses on freedom of expression, surveillance technology, Internet Governance and Internet foreign policy and has been published in Politics, Telecommunications Policy, JITP and the International Journal of Communications.

He was previously a post-doctoral research fellow at University of Pennsylvania and a Visiting Fellow at Human Rights Watch, Humboldt University and the European Council on Foreign Relations. He holds an M.A. in Political Science, International Law and Statistics from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and an M.Sc. in International Development Administration from the Universiteit Leiden.

Website: https://cihr.eu

The Impact Journey and Neighborhood Economics – Nov. 07, 2014 – hangout

Debate / webinar

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Related links
Mentioned by the attendees or connected with the topic of neighborhood dynamics and economics

Link to the comment thread on facebook related to the hangout: facebook.com/events/1516083218623012/permalink/1551382115093122/

Event page: Join the Impact Journey and Amplify the Good Economy –
facebook.com/events/1516083218623012/

NordicsGoSOCAP #4 – Neal Gorenflo: “Collaborative Economy – a new paradigm!”

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Neal Gorenflo, founder of Shareable, Co-founder sharing cities network.

Special guest showing up in Agora coworking space Berlin: Antonin Léonard,
OuiShare Co-founder and global connector.
about.me/antonin.leonard

Event blog: nordicsgosocap14.tumblr.com

Event page on facebook

Twitter #nordicsocap 

More on Sharing Cities

M2M and IoT need Stakeholder Coordination and Co-creation

FaciliTeam:

We reblog this post since Rob van Kranenburg is really a living bridge between the technosphere and the societal and cultural dimension of the upcoming “Internet of Things” (IoT). IoT is the next technological wave, that will have even more impact than the spreading of the “internet of computers”, as we have it now (including smart phones and tablets – wearables of today are on the zone between the device paradigms).
Rob van Kranenburg is a guest blogger on IOTPEDIA.
“Rob van Kranenburg wrote The Internet of Things. A critique of ambient technology and the all-seeing network of RFID, Network Notebooks 02, Institute of Network Cultures. He is co-founder of bricolabs and the founder of Council.”

Originally posted on IoTPedia:

One third of all cars at any given moment in the city is searching for parking in the center. Yet car sharing is not immediately an option for most people. It has to meet certain standards and be convenient. The negatives of too many cars are obvious: pollution, traffic jams, congestion of public transport as well. Currently the time tables on the busses do not yet show real-time waiting minutes.

Yet, as one third of all cars in the city are looking for a parking spot sharing information about parking spaces in real time would help to solve the parking problem, needless fuel consumption and traffic jams.

In mapping the stakeholders we see who is involved: citizens, commuters, city council, city planning; maintenance, public transport, pedestrian, city bike renting bikes, parking services, traffic police, and taxi drivers. The main issue is on routing and timing.

It takes places mainly in the…

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#2 Join the Impact Journey and Amplify the Good Economy – Carol Sanford – Webinar

Here we go, the virtual + real journey has started! Flyer at bottom shows the stations until the arrival at SOCAP14 in San Francisco. Here is the second webinar, with Carol Sanford – carolsanford.com.

Event blog: nordicsgosocap14.tumblr.com

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LINKS
The Four Responsible Entrepreneur Archetypes 

Mentioned by Leif Edvinsson

For more go the event page for this hangout https://www.facebook.com/events/1516083218623012/permalink/1517899815108019/

 

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#1 The Nordics go SOCAP14 and Beyond – Kevin Jones

Nordics go SOCAP! Flyer at bottom shows the stations until the arrival at SOCAP14 in San Francisco. Here is the first webinar in the series.

Kevin Jones – Co-founder & Convener, Social Capital Markets

Kevin Jones creates information businesses inside emerging markets. He believes that markets emerge in conversation, as people try to explain and understand value. But this market is not like others he’s been in, and that’s what makes it more interesting and more important. … Read more

 

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The Great Currency Debate – With awesome guests

Google+ hangout was hosted by Caroline Smalley, 14th July, 2014. Living Bridges Planet facilitation team was proud to support with some pointing the event.

Find also at the bottom of page: RELATED STUFF / BONUS TRACKS

PANEL

Thank you Caroline for the in depth preperation, mindful moderation. And thank you for the texutal info, that we have copied from your description here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbOyjaGS7SM

DETAILS

During this debate, we’ll take a look at the different types of currencies asking our panel what they each mean to them.

1. Time Banking
2. Cryptocurrencies
3. Barter Systems
4. Community Currencies

What are the challenges they seek to address? What are their limitations? How can the limitations be overcome?

What are their common goals and intentions? Will they continue to operate as separate entities, or will they merge into one?

Finally, what about issues that relate to security? How can we ‘bank’ them for larger investments, such as buying a home? Is there a role for locally produced alternative energy in this? If so, how far off is this and what steps are required?

THE PANEL
Michel Bauwens: P2P http://p2pfoundation.net/
Michel Bauwens is a Belgian Peer-to-Peer theorist and an active writer, researcher and conference speaker on the subject of technology, culture and business innovation. Founder of the Foundation of Peer-to-Peer Alternatives, he works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property.

Edgar Kampers: Qoin http://www.qoin.org/
Edgar Kampers is Co-Founder of Qoin. A Dutch not-for-profit focused on setting up and managing both ‘out of the box’ and tailor made currencies, Qoin’s ongoing research helps them to develop new tools and approaches for increasing the impact alternative currencies can create. Edgar has been working as a Community Currency expert since 1993. He is specialised in sustainable economic development, corporate social responsibility, and changing consumer behaviour. Edgar has an MSc degree in Political Science, and worked as Director of NU-spaarpas, researcher at Social Trade organisation (STRO), and manager of the Climate and Economy team at SNM.

Leander Bindewald: http://bit.ly/1phYnZx
Leander Bindewald who manages the international Community Currencies in Action (CCIA) project for the Finance and Business Team. Part of this work is managed through UK based NewEconomics.org, which aims to establish greater coherence in theory and practice across this fast developing field of socio-economic tools, support the dissemination and innovation of currency solutions in the public and third sector across Europe, develop an evaluation framework for Complementary and Community Currencies and provide support and training for existing and new currency initiatives.

Scott Nelson: https://dana.io/
Founder of ‘Mindful crowd funding for artists, authors, and activists’, dana.io, when it comes to alternative currencies, Scott Nelson’s expertise rests in the crypto kind. Think Bitcoin.

Matthew Slater
Matthew Slater has been working in community currency accounting systems for six years, and by living as a nomad, has come to know many monetary activists around the world. As co-founder of Community Forge, he helps to maintain nearly 100 LETS and Timebanking web sites.

HOST
Caroline Smalley: Co-Founder, http://thecitizensmedia.com/
Moving finance to sustainable economies, The Citizens Media® (CM) is a Global Investment Co-operative that connects and helps fund people and communities designing products and services for increasing their own livelihoods.

Thank you Caroline for the preperation, moderation and the info, that we have copied from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbOyjaGS7SM

METADATA
Date: 14th July, 2014
Time: 9am PST; 5pm GMT.
Location (G+ hangout): https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cb2vs6mbb8eg0d8f776q6e9d66o

Announcement video

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RELATED STUFF / BONUS TRACKS

Michel Bauwens – good read: Synthetic Overview of the Collaborative Economy – P2P Foundation

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Bitcoin for Good: A Digital Currencies 101 for the Social Sector

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