Archives de l'auteur Laura Gillies

SIWT#6: 18 stops around the dutch world of social innovation

Dernière mise à jour le 17 avril 2014.

SIWT#6: 18 stops around the dutch world of social innovation

When one thinks of the Netherlands it’s often tulips, windmills, wooden shoes, a certain, shall we say, liberal attitude toward herbal medicine, and canals that come to mind. But there are many more things that characterize this great country. Did you know that they were the first country in the world to legalize same sex marriages? Or that Gin was invented in the Netherlands? I’m sure I speak for many a gin and tonic lover when I say thank you for that!

 

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that such a forward looking country is involved in ...

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Un nouveau logiciel pour de nouvelles connaissances

Dernière mise à jour le 5 février 2014.

Un nouveau logiciel pour de nouvelles connaissances

Par Don Tapscott

 

Wikipedia est une splendide réalisation humaine. C’est une compilation du travail de milliers de contributeurs, dont le contenu, de grande qualité, est disponible gratuitement dans une centaine de langues pour tous ceux qui ont accès à Internet. Comparée à Wikipedia, la version imprimée de l’Encyclopédie Britannica paraît désormais onéreuse, contrainte et plutôt basique, même si elle a été pendant des décennies la référence en matière de connaissances humaines.

 

Mais aujourd’hui, une nouvelle génération de logiciel d’intelligence collective pourrait faire ...

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Découvrez My Social Business Model (MySBM)

Dernière mise à jour le 27 janvier 2014.

Découvrez My Social Business Model (MySBM)

Nous sommes excités à l'idée de vous faire decouvrir notre nouvelle application MySBM.

 

SBM, autant le dire tout de suite, ça signifie Social Business Model.

 

Que l’on peut traduire au passage par Business Plan social (en franglais), plan d’affaires social (en québécois) ou encore formule stratégique d’un projet social (en version Dictionnaire Historique de la Langue Française d’Alain Rey…).

 

Nous sommes très heureux de vous partager le fruit d’une réflexion née d’un besoin exprimé par un très (très) grand nombre d’innovateurs sociaux ...

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We're hiring a front end web developer!

Dernière mise à jour le 12 décembre 2013.

We're hiring a front end web developer!

Our Mission :

Imagination for People (I4P) is an open-source internet platform devoted to helping social entrepreneurs all over the world. Basically, we are building online tools to help people who want to change the world for the better. Our activities fall under two umbrellas :

  1. Creating tools to empower social innovators
  2. Creating tools to foster collective intelligence amongst large groups

We are based in Montreal and France and operate at a global scale – if there is an innovative social project somewhere, we want to help it grow. 

 

Our Clients & Partners :

I4P is currently partnered with the MIT, Open University, European Commission ...

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Fringe Projects #5: Financial Innovation... Avoiding the next global recession

Dernière mise à jour le 3 décembre 2013.

Fringe Projects #5: Financial Innovation... Avoiding the next global recession

The financial system is an integral part of our world’s economy. The Global Financial crisis of 2008 and the ongoing European Financial Crisis are both indicators that money plays a huge role in the stability of the economic system in which we live. The fragility of this system has resulted in numerous creative citizens from all over the world taking matters into their own hands and creating alternative financial instruments.

 

Many people these days have heard of Bitcoin, the most widely known alternative currency, but there are many other financial innovations that are taking place throughout the world. Here ...

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SIWT #2 Spotlight on Toronto

Dernière mise à jour le 4 décembre 2013.

SIWT #2 Spotlight on Toronto

Social innovation is not tied to any one city. The social innovation projects that emerge may be unique to a certain region, but many themes are prevalent across different continents. We decided to look at how social innovation is emerging around the world and profile some of the great projects we found.  Our first stop was Ecuador and now we are turning our attention to somewhere a little colder. 

 

Toronto is Canada’s most populous city and the 5th largest in North America. It is also one of the world’s most multicultural cities. While recent media coverage of ...

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Fringe Projects #4: Social innovation helping people feel good

Dernière mise à jour le 2 décembre 2013.

Fringe Projects #4: Social innovation helping people feel good

As the winter holiday season approaches, I thought it might be nice to share some of the best feel-good projects that we have found in social innovation. Our criteria were loose – any project that aims to improve the spirits of others was eligible. And sure enough, social innovators did not disappoint!

 

Makeup in hospitals

 

Cosmetic Executive Women is an association that began in France in 1986. It gathered 270 women who work in the beauty industry and began offering beauty care to women who have been hospitalized. Cosmetic manufacturers donate products and women are selected based on patient needs. The ...

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CI: Is collective intelligence responsible for human development?

Dernière mise à jour le 1 novembre 2013.

CI: Is collective intelligence responsible for human development?

Collective intelligence is the idea that a higher level of intelligence can emerge within a group of people than the intelligence of any one member of the group individually. The phenomenon is gaining attention due to advancements in information and communications technology.  Group members no longer need to be in the same room.  They can be scattered around the world.  Despite its recent high media profile, there is ample evidence of collective intelligence in history, and even existing outside of humans.

 

In humans however, collective intelligence has been cited as one possible reason for our dominance over the entire earth ...

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Fringe Projects #3: The ins and outs of recycling

Dernière mise à jour le 24 octobre 2013.

Fringe Projects #3: The ins and outs of recycling

In 2011, the United States produced approximately 250 million tons of waste. To put that in terms of something more tangible, that number is roughly equivalent to 41 million elephants.

 

There aren’t even that many elephants left on the earth today. And that is just the waste from one country! Fortunately programs such as recycling and composting exist to help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. But are these programs enough?

 

Recycling is a process that changes one material (waste) into a new product in order to re-use the useful materials from the original product ...

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Tips & Tricks: Help us help you solve your problems!

Dernière mise à jour le 21 octobre 2013.

Tips & Tricks: Help us help you solve your problems!

Imagination for People will be launching a new blog series in the coming weeks.

We want to find out what we can do to help you succeed in your social entrepreneurship endeavours.

In order to do this, we will be posting articles with solutions to problems that are common in social entrepreneurship. We hope to cover issues from finding inspiration to finding funding. Traditional business problems as well as issues specific to social entrepreneurs. Let us know what you want to know the answers to and we will do our best to hunt down answers!

 

Are there issues that you ...

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