Michael Doherty: the aquaponics artist

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 by Anna Simpson
Tags: #theBIGshift, Agriculture, Behaviour change, Creative industries, Engineering, Food, Innovation

Get the aesthetics right, and new approaches to food production will be more palatable to the public.

"Design has to be emotionally durable"

Monday, 05 May 2014 by Guest writer
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Brands, Construction, Consumer engagement, Consumption, Creative industries, Diagnosis, Energy, Engineering, Innovation, Sustainable business

Jon Turney asks how we can move away from a disposable culture to one in which people really care about 'stuff'.

A resilient economy inspired by nature

Thursday, 01 May 2014 by Guest writer
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Circular economy, Construction, Creative industries, Diagnosis, Innovation

Dr Tamsin Woolley-Barker looks to natural systems, where "every bit of debris becomes a source of nutrition", for lessons in sustainable design.

The Great Recovery: closing the gap between materials and design

Monday, 28 April 2014 by Duncan Jefferies
Tags: Communications , Creative industries, Diagnosis, Innovation, Retail, Value chains, Waste

An initiative connecting designers with networks of scientists, business leaders, academics, manufacturers and materials recyclers aims to speed the shift to a circular economy. Duncan Jefferies investigates.

Tear down the silos between art and science for a creative explosion

Thursday, 24 April 2014 by Guest writer
Tags: Behaviour change, Creative industries, Diagnosis, Innovation

Jeremy Lovell explores the potential for innovation when scientists and artists meet.

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Friday, 21 March 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Behaviour change, Diagnosis, Education, Financial models, Health, International development, Value chains

Carbon finance puts Jaguar Land Rover on the fast lane to delivering change.

Intelligent charger stops ‘vampire’ power wastage

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Behaviour change, Consumer engagement, Consumption, Energy, Retail

Powerslayer uses algorithms to assess when gadgets are fully charged and cuts off the power supply.

Printing invention allows paper to be reused up to 50 times

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Communications , Creative industries, Waste

New dye coated paper and water-filled cartridges can be used in a standard inkjet printer, cutting paper waste.

Mollusc shell design produces glass 200 times the strength

Friday, 14 March 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Communications , Creative industries, Engineering, Retail

A new laser engraving technique could pave the way for longer-life smartphone screens.

Seafloor wave-to-energy ‘carpet’ absorbs 90% of wave energy

Thursday, 13 March 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Energy, Engineering

A new seafloor wave-to-energy converter offers high power conversion efficiency and cost-effective features for resilience.

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