“It’s too cold, it’s too warm, it’s too rainy, it’s too windy”. How often do you hear people complaining about the weather? Everybody talks about it all the time, but nobody… Continue reading Using weather forecasts in business models
In the recent years, 3D printing has increasingly being used for rapid manufacturing, a new method where the printed objects are not prototypes but the actual end user product… Continue reading 3D printing in the dental industry
“In-silico” is an expression used to run experiments simulating things on computers. This method, besides having the potential to speed the rate of discovery and reduce… Continue reading In-silico: replacing lab dishes by chips
Storytelling, “the activity of telling or writing stories”, is often used in education or media-related contexts. We wondered: outside education and media, what do people… Continue reading Storytelling: how is it used in contexts outside education and media?
The term “serendipity”, coined by Horace Walpole in 1754, means “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”. In the past, the term has been used in literary and… Continue reading Turning serendipity into business models
A few weeks ago, Siemens Healthineers were named finalists for the European Pantent’s Office’s 2017 Inventor Award. They had developed a new, automated method for detecting malaria… Continue reading New methods for malaria testing
Microlenses are very small lenses. ‘Small’ means that they are less than 1mm in diameter, and sometimes as small as 10µm. According to an entry in Wikipedia, microlenses “can give … Continue reading What can you do with microlenses?
I recently read an article on how digitalization affects the energy sector. The article was written by Fabian Reetz at the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, a Berlin-based… Continue reading Blockchain beyond finance
The average person generates 1,9 kg of waste per day, which multiplied by the world population is 13,6 billion kg per day. What could be done to process solid waste and… Continue reading Waste disposal: using garbage as a valuable resource
The food industry wants to persuade us that eating some foods can slow down the ageing process, lift depression, boost our physical ability, and even our intelligence. “Superfood” is… Continue reading Superfoods: are they really super?