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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


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


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

utopia-fm-3 .

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


Bridging Passionate Innovators of Africa with the World

ImageA continent that offers the promise of adventure and intrigue like no other is also seeing growth at a never-before pace, courtesy its rising economies and exciting young talent.

A few might have heard about the idea of shoes that charge your phone while on the move, an innovative product developed by a Kenyan entrepreneur. There are many such fun and purposeful innovations happening all across the continent, which the global community may have missed out on.

With the Geeks Gone Global 2013 tour you can now encounter more African projects and innovators while on the move. Brought to you by GenuisCorps, which also leads a group of American entrepreneurs, investors and business enablers to the action centers, the event will see the participation of 30 African startups showcasing their innovations through Pitch sessions.

If you, the members of the global community, aren’t at event locations in Dakar Senegal, Nairobi Kenya, Cairo Egypt, or Jo’burg and Cape Town in South Africa, fret not, for you can connect with these passionate entrepreneurs through Google Hangout conversations.

Want to be part of the 4 upcoming “Focus is Africa!” Hangouts starting May 29th – Sign Up Now. You can also follow latest updates at Living Bridges Planet, as we continue to celebrate and discuss African projects and innovators.