Aus beschränkten Mitteln mehr herauszuholen, das ist frugale Innovation – Thema des diesjährigen GDI-Trendtages. Ein treffendes Beispiel dafür ist Paul Benoîts Idee, die Abwärme von Computern als Heizung zu nutzen. In einem Beitrag von arte beschreibt er das Konzept.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many companies were instructed to make structural changes. This led to a new business model: B2B sharing. Navi Radjou, speaker at the GDI Trend Day, describes this new type of sharing economy in his report ‘The B2B Sharing Revolution’.
Ombudsstellen sind wichtig für die Vermittlung zwischen Behörden und Bürgern. Doch wie wird dies in 50 Jahren aussehen? Wird Künstliche Intelligenz vermehrt zum Einsatz kommen? Werden Entscheide fair sein? In diesem Beitrag von Karin Frick, Forschungsleiterin des GDI, finden Sie einen Ausblick.
The Austrian graphic designer and typographer lives and works in New York. Sagmeister has created CD cover designs for Lou Reed, the Rolling Stones and David Byrne, among others. In the pre-interview for the 18th European Trend Day, he talks to us about happiness, beauty and design.
A new network analysis from the GDI shows that frugal innovation has so far been a blind spot in the innovation network. Today, innovation tends to be understood in the context of complex technical developments – namely, more is more. The fact that innovation can also mean simplicity, low-tech and ‘more from less’ does not yet seem to be present in most people’s minds.
Electric cars, home automation, civilian space travel: the innovations of the past few years have been aimed at improving our lives, but they consume enormous amounts of resources to do so. Frugal innovations are quite different. How? We explain in this video – and at the upcoming European Trend Day.
"We can't have infinite growth on a finite planet." With this statement, economic anthropologist Jason Hickel makes an urgent plea for system change in a video. At the GDI Trend Day on March 9 2022, he will describe alternatives to our current economic system.
It has been seven years since Navi Radjou, in an impressive Ted Talk, presented Frugal Innovation as a solution to many of our problems. The author of "Frugal Innovation: How To Do Better With Less" coined the term and has popularised it worldwide. Now that we are in the middle of a climate crisis and a pandemic, his ideas are more relevant than ever, as he will demonstrate at the 18th European Trend Day on 9 March 2022.