“We must bridge the gap between today’s ‘consciousness’ and tomorrow’s everyday”

Friday, 20 June 2014 by Jennifer Clark
Tags: Construction, Consumer engagement, Energy, Engineering, Innovation

Jennifer Clark of Skanska asks whether innovative finance solutions can make ‘green’ part of our daily lives.

Glow in the dark ‘Starpath’ lights up Cambridge park

Monday, 09 June 2014 by Will Simpson
Tags: Creative industries, Engineering, Innovation

The successful trial of a light-emitting mixture that can be applied to paths, cycle lanes and other surfaces could lead to wider rollout.

Have your drink, and swallow the bottle too

Monday, 02 June 2014 by Janika Collatz
Tags: Consumer engagement, Consumption, Creative industries, Food, Innovation, Waste

A new, open-source edible sachet disrupts the packaging market for drinks.

A question of brand sense and sensibility

Friday, 23 May 2014 by Anna Simpson
Tags: Brands, Cities , Communications , Consumer engagement, Creative industries, ICT, Innovation

There’s a difference between appreciating the material world, and appropriating it, says Anna Simpson.

Chinese company prints 10 homes in one day

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 by Sara Ver Bruggen
Tags: #theBIGshift, Cities , Construction, Creative industries, Innovation

Companies in China and the US claim they can build houses in 24 hours, using 3D printers.

Three 'musts' for transformative solutions

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 by Anna Birney
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Brands, Communications , Construction, Creative industries, Diagnosis, Innovation, Sustainable business

Anna Birney and Geraldine Gilbert share key insights from Forum for the Future's Scaling Up Impact project.

Why systems science needs music festivals

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 by Guest writer
Tags: #theBIGshift, Consumer engagement, Creative industries, Innovation, Retail, Sustainable business

Lizzie Rivera finds lasting value in creative encounters.

You can't compromise on aesthetics, says Joe Franses of Coca-Cola Enterprises

Monday, 12 May 2014 by Guest writer
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Brands, Consumer engagement, Creative industries, Diagnosis, Innovation, Retail, Sustainable business, Waste

The look and feel of the bottle are critical, even when it comes to recycling, says the Director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Coca-Cola Enterprises.

How living spaces can improve our health and wellbeing

Friday, 09 May 2014 by Guest writer
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Consumer engagement, Diagnosis, Innovation, Retail, Sustainable business

We are constant inhabitants of designed space, but how much do we think about its impact on us? Ben Alcraft explores

"We need to break down language barriers": David Bott, Technology Strategy Board

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 by Guest writer
Tags: Behaviour change, Communications , Creative industries, Innovation

The Technology Strategy Board is bringing together a new community of designers and technology innovators, and helping them connect.


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