Turning festivals into living labs for innovation and sustainability
Mint tea made from your own urine, or a tasty beer brewed from local rainwater. Last week, Innofest turned Eurosonic/Noorderslag into a living lab for social and sustainable innovation. And Eurosonic being one of the biggest showcase festivals in the world, the startups involved had a pretty big podium to present and test their innovations.
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In 2003, Voys and Spindle founder Mark Vletter worked in Haiti for roughly six months. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. After an 11-hour flight, you go from a country that has everything to a country that has nothing. In Haiti, he saw what a lack of access to information and communication does to a country and its people. Today, 48% of the world’s population still has no access to free communication. “This needs to change”, Mark says. “With 48percent.org we want to bring equality to the world by enabling that last 48% to have access to unrestricted communication.”
Handcrafted wooden watches, each one unique. Woodwatch is in the top 10 of the fastest growing webshops in the Netherlands, and its founders were nominated for the Sprout top 25 under 25, the list of the most successful Dutch entrepreneurs under 25 years old.