A digital democratic future powered by new ‘orgware’? FutureFest reflections
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A digital democratic future powered by new ‘orgware’? FutureFest reflections

Is the future to be celebrated or dreaded? The beauty of Nesta’s 3rd FutureFest conference was that it tried hard to err neither on the side of exuberant techno-optimism nor on that of gloomy doomsday scenarios. Continue reading

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A summer school with a difference:  How to design “good” innovations
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A summer school with a difference: How to design “good” innovations

This summer, SOAS will run its first full-fledged summer school on social entrepreneurship (6-24 July). While focusing predominantly on the design of ‘good’ vs. ‘evil’ innovations, this programme will also examine the special role of hubs and labs. Continue reading

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When the buzz leaves the hub

In the past months there have been many initiatives trying to map out all innovation hubs and labs in SSA. Some crowdsource maps powered by Bongohive, InfoDev and others have identified over 100 tech hubs and labs in the region. These initiatives provide with a categorization including incubators, accelerators, tech hubs, co-working spaces, and so on. The ‘mapping’ of … Continue reading