Darfurians refugees in Eastern Chad

/ Community, Economics & Innovation, Innovation, Positive Perspective

23 Oct 2015


With many of the world's refugees finding themselves in 'temporary' settlements for decades, researcher Marlen de la Chaux argues that fostering entrepreneurial initiatives in camps could combat the negative consequences that result from years of boredom


/ Agriculture, Economics & Innovation, Environment, Food, Innovation, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, Technology

07 Oct 2015


Rather than waiting around to see what happens at the Paris climate talks in December, a group of European creatives got together and came up with some low-tech solutions to the world's environmental problems. Elsa Pereria reports from POC21


/ Innovation, Science, Sustainable Development

29 Sep 2015


Three international science organisations have announced that 2016 will be the International Year of Global Understanding, aiming to show “how to translate scientific insight into more sustainable lifestyles”

(c) Flickr member meganehara (2)

/ Community, Innovation, Positive People, Positive Perspective

17 Sep 2015


Between the established circles of ‘old power’ and the thriving yet young dynamism of ‘new power’, it may seem society is caught in stalemate in enacting real change. But as Noa Gafni shows, the two are finding new ways of working together

St Denis2 (c) Green Island Foundation

/ Community, Innovation, Lifestyle, New Economics, Sustainable Development

17 Jun 2015


From Guernsey to the Seychelles, island communities are working to reinvent themselves. Lucy Purdy explores the new social and economic systems being developed offshore

(c) OnInnovation

/ Innovation, Renewable Energy, Technology

14 May 2015


For a long time the progress of renewable energy has been hampered by its transient nature: neither the sun nor wind is ‘on’ 24/7. But now Elon Musk’s new energy storage invention is set to change the renewables landscape as we know it

riz blighty passion 2

/ Environment, Innovation

20 Apr 2015


A London-based surf brand wants to tackle increasing levels of plastic waste along the UK coastline by transforming it into beachwear

(c) Twim Academy

/ Economics & Innovation, Innovation, New Economics, Social Enterprise

19 Feb 2015


Five innovative programmes are aiming to diffuse the “ticking time bomb” of Africa’s youth employment crisis

James Goodman

/ Economics & Innovation, Innovation, Sustainable Development

06 Feb 2015


Forum for the Future’s major new digital hub, launching tomorrow in Singapore, is designed to unlock powerful new tools for sustainable innovation


/ Innovation

29 Dec 2014


The government-backed Newton Fund will foster economic growth in developing countries through innovative partnerships and research collaborations


/ Innovation, Renewable Energy, Technology

19 Dec 2014


A new project, the first of its kind globally, will see rubbish otherwise bound for landfill turned into clean aviation fuel


/ Innovation, Technology, Wellbeing

18 Dec 2014


Is it possible to ‘hack’ your own happiness? Helen Parnham investigates how emerging technologies can improve wellbeing

(c) Day Donaldson

/ Body & Mind, Health, Innovation, Science, Wellbeing

11 Dec 2014


A paralysed man in Poland is slowly learning to walk again thanks to a breakthrough medical procedure


/ Environment, Innovation, Renewable Energy, Technology

04 Dec 2014


Hydrogen-powered cars are set to become an increasingly common sight on UK roads by the 2020s as new models are announced and infrastructure investment plans revealed


/ Innovation, Technology

03 Oct 2014


Developing countries could reap the benefits of better “security hygiene” for just $35


/ Environment, Innovation, Lifestyle, Social Enterprise, Sustainable Development, Technology

30 Sep 2014


In-built obsolescence may seem a forgivable quirk of the modern technology many of us love, but it has a force of its own, placing us on a wheel of consumer slavery. But there is another way, writes Lucy Purdy


/ Agriculture, Community, Food, Innovation, Justice, Sustainable Development

25 Sep 2014


A new initiative will help farmers overcome intellectual property law restrictions on quality seeds

1 (c) Phalinn Ooi

/ Community, Health, Innovation, Politics, Sustainable Development

28 Aug 2014


Since 1948 the NHS has provided publicly-funded healthcare based on equality. But with continuing funding cuts and privatisation threatening the service we ask a group of experts how it can have a secure long-term future that best serves the public


UCL researchers compete to get positive ideas funded


/ Innovation

30 Jan 2013


University researchers who want to help make the world a better place will have an opportunity to win £2,000 of funding tomorrow evening at an event run by researchers from University College London (UCL)


Community reforestation project encourages ‘real-world investment’


/ Economics & Innovation, Innovation, Sustainable Development

20 Aug 2012


A new co-operative is offering investors the chance to help safeguard the future of the Amazon rainforest and invest their money in something more tangible than the stock market