Sustainability disruption, Scandinavian epicentre

Since its re-conceptualisation in the 1980´s, culminated with the Brundtland Report (Commission on Environment and Development, 1987) (“Our Common Future,” n.d.), sustainable development and, namely, organisations´ sustainability are concepts in steady, sound expansion worldwide. Featuring different approaches, peculiarities and qualitative and quantitative Read More …

Forklifts of the future: Sensors & the Factory

Source: Forklifts of the future: Sensors & the Factory | euronews, futuris At a warehouse in Bilbao, in northern Spain, a strange robotic ballet is underway. These automated forklifts weigh eight tonnes each. They transport heavy loads of soda. And they are Read More …

The #nanomaterials´ path is like #asbestos´ way, even in the manners

There is moment in almost any discussion about nanotechnology and safety, in which arises the recurring comparison between nanomaterials and asbestos. It is not about a mere comparison from the point of view of materials science and engineering, of course, but Read More …

Tesla, a paradigm of disruption and a threat to weak states

Tesla´s home battery released last April 30 gathers many features to become a disruptive milestone from several points of view. From the product´s point of view, the Tesla batt provides an added value out of the reach of the existing Read More …

“Work is not a place nor a time; it´s just an activity”

The tittle of this post is quoted because these words -or so similar words that may be considered a citation- were stated by Sara Chinarro in the talk she delivered last Thursday in the 4rd Congress on Corporate Social Responsibility held this week in Read More …

Smart City Expo: the cities of sustainability, responsibility, safety and health

This week was held in Barcelona (18-20 November) the Smart City Expo congress, a world leading congress on smart solutions […] for cities, companies and experts [1] In practice, due to the number and features of the solutions shown in the congress, a more Read More …

Creativity is the essence of innovation

That is the conclusion drawn after knowing these two inventions. The first one is a ban I watched while walking along the streets of Amsterdam during a travel in october 2012. I call it the generator ban because it is Read More …