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Applying Design Thinking to Sustainable Energy

In 1883 young Antoni Gaudi accepted the order from Maximo Diaz de Quijano, a distant relative of Spanish royal family, to design a summer house in Comillas in northern Spain. This order resulted in an incredibly modern villa, for that time, named “El Capricho” or “The Caprice”. Built in new architectural language of Art Nouveau, […]

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Corporate Open Innovation Platforms That Can Be Helpful for Cleantech Startups, Universities and Research Labs

Open innovation has been a hot topic in the business world since its introduction by Professor H. Chesbrough in 2003. Having initially evolved in technology and consumer goods corporations (like IBM and P&G), the open innovation paradigm is now spreading to most industries, including energy and cleantech.  In simple words, the open innovation concept encourages […]

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Scientific Breakthroughs that Will Accelerate Global Transition to Clean & Sustainable Energy

Basic research has played and continues to play a central role in the evolution of the energy sector. Historically, fundamental science has driven the development of new innovative technologies that have enabled disruptive changes in industries, economies and societies. In order to achieve the goal of global transition to sustainable and low-carbon energy, we need […]

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How Can IT Startups Improve Energy Efficiency?

The latest progress in big data analysis has enabled remarkable development of a group of internet startups which can dramatically change the energy efficiency sector. It mainly consists of web-based platforms that can track and analyse energy consumption data in real-time. These platforms give the possibility to quantify the results of energy efficient technologies implementation. […]

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