Category Archives: Innovation

Grassroots Innovations – researching sustainability from the bottom-up

Grassroots innovations are community-led solutions for sustainability. They can offer promising new ideas and practices, but often struggle to scale up and spread beyond small niches. This website presents the latest news and updates from a series of research projects … Continue reading

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Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2014, UNDP, with the generous support of the Government of Denmark, established an Innovation Facility to improve service delivery and support national governments and citizens to tackle complex challenges. The report ‘Spark, Scale, Sustain’ shares UNDP’s approach to innovation, over … Continue reading

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Innovation, Sustainability and Democracy: An Analysis of Grassroots Contributions

In this paper, we introduce an area of activity that has flourished for decades in all corners of the globe, namely grassroots innovation for sustainable development. We also argue why innovation, in general, is a matter for democracy. Combining these two points, we … Continue reading

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Recharge and Roll: Electric Carmakers Plan to Cut the Cord

“Almost universally, all the carmakers have learned…that consumers find plugging in a vehicle is inconvenient, and the carmakers have concluded they need to offer some type of wireless, hands-free charging,” says David Schatz, director of business development and marketing for … Continue reading

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Africa can teach the world to innovate

Read Africa is buzzing with its own brand of innovation, taking existing technology and adapting it to new uses. Mobile technology, for example, has become a game changer in many parts of the continent, with cell phones being used for … Continue reading

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