Vision: inspire entrepreneurs to implement the blue innovations in their region/industry and thereby create 100 million jobs over the next decade. Less talking, more doing.
Our Strategy to get there - and thus priorities so far in building this community:
1. Publish the first weekly cases including the detailed description (but not yet the scientific documentation)
2. Generate interest and build large network (facebook, twitter - high conversion rate to community members if possible!)
3. Win multipliers and partners in different countries (e.g. TEDx in Japan, local ZERI groups, ...)
4. Begin turning community into a 'workspace' - what is needed to make this happen? what do you members need to become entrepreneurs?
This is where the discussion really begins. We had originally planned to have separate groups/discussion forums for the individual innovations and open them only to practitioners. However, we feel that this might discourage people still in the early stages of developing their own projects. On the other hand, we want to avoid some self-anointed 'experts' posting in every forum until the people wanting to get things DONE lose interest. How do we find the right balance here?
What kind of content do you as members expect to see in this community - what should be accessible by whom? We have disabled numerous functions at the moment, like drawing boards, file sharing, video conferencing, webinars, shop, etc. Ideally, someone wanting to 'harvest' maggots in Brazil should find a company like Advanced Gel Technologies say in Canada to export the enzymes to; find people to share experience with on how best to keep the birds out / the flies in one area etc. etc. This is our vision for this community - how do we make it real?
Thanks for commenting and structuring - and helping us all take the first steps towards creating 100 million jobs over the next decade!
in order to get the entrepreneurs who will massively replicate these projects we need :
-a basic description of the technology and what it can replace. this is already partially provided in the brief studies that are downloadable
-more detailed requirements, i.e. how to do/build it, engineering plans, instruction manuals
-users might be able to get linked to providers of components
-basic financial breakdown (clearly will vary according to country)
-who to approach for funding
This has to be clearly accessible and should be controlled by one or two staff, which can be done also loosely through volunteers. There are enough people without a job who would like to say that they are contributing.
|978 days ago|
Progetto-Idea in sigma " MED-BLUE" per costituire nel complesso Culturale di Favignana ( Isola in Sicilia -IT) un Incubatore virtuale che funzioni da osservatorio internazionale permanente sulle ricerche e le innovazioni piu significative della nutrizione basata sulla Dieta Mediterranea nel quadro dell prospettive di viluppo imprenditoriale della BLU-ECONOMY del mare.
L' ipotesi cosi impostata potra vedere un successivo approfondimento a riguardo delle ricerche ed iniziative da intraprendere nella effettiva progammazione " MED-BLUE " a riguardo della innovazione e sviluppo degli ingredienti che valorizzano creando ricette nuove la Dieta Mediterranea in relazione miglioramento del benessere ed del bellessere psicofisico.
Ricerchiamo pertanto collaborazioni nazionali ed internazionali al progetto -Idea MED-BLUE
vedi in : http://www.descrittiva.it/calip/dna /MED-BLUE.pdf
Paolo Manzelli, firstname.lastname@example.org
Un caro saluto Paolo 10/SET/2010
|989 days ago|
It has to be more activ here. Since 3 month no new postings?!! Really bad. I want to offer my online-publication (recently only in German) on past, present and future of ALL renewable energies. It is 'open source' for translations into other languages, so have a look (especially on part C of the Synergy-Page) http://www.buch-der-synergie.de (there is a 6 min trailer with english subtitles - see: trailer).
|1087 days ago|
Thanks for your input! We'll sort through some possibilities this week and get more interactive elements live as soon as possible - especially since this week's case, coffee, is one for which we have received numerous requests for help (from people implementing this in Tokyo to Kenya!). Will get back to you soon!!
|1174 days ago|
I like the intention here. I am working on setting up community investment infrastructure in Wisconsin in US. It has been on my agenda to find a means to bring job creating eco responsible innovations to our region. There are so many good concepts, the challenge is to winnow them out for local applicability and to find a means to connect good ideas with capacity and to have it address local needs, resource strengths and opportunities. Preferably in a prioritized fashion. If we can use this platform to have one region empower another and winnow the opportunities this would be great. One of my agendas is to foster local ownership and control by having people invest in entreprenuers in their region. We will be setting up a Wisconsin Exchange utilizing www.missionmarkets.com as a platform. We are also establishing Green Loans and addressing the issue of risk. Chuck Learned
|1175 days ago|