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Lessons from a Collaborative Lifestyle in Swedish Lapland

Lessons from a Collaborative Lifestyle in Swedish Lapland

Midway through the two-centre CSW Arctic // Europe 2018 conference, everyone including delegates, speakers, our CSW Sweden Team and our local supporters made their way from the coastal city of Luleå to Vuollerim, a rather remote inland village with a population of 800...

CSW’s Conference in Swedish Lapland Starts in Luleå

CSW’s Conference in Swedish Lapland Starts in Luleå

Niklas Nordström, Mayor of Luleå, opened our five-day international crowdsourcing conference in Swedish Lapland on Tuesday March 20. The city of Luleå on the Baltic Sea coast near the Arctic Circle is the first of the conference’s two locations. Almost forty...

It’s Time for CSW’s Crowdsourcing Conference in Swedish Lapland

It’s Time for CSW’s Crowdsourcing Conference in Swedish Lapland

This week sees the gathering in remote northern Sweden of almost forty of the world’s true thought-leaders and great exponents of crowdsourcing and crowd innovation in both business and social enterprises. They will update delegates and share insights on their latest...

Disruptor Businesses are Fuelling Employment Opportunities

Disruptor Businesses are Fuelling Employment Opportunities

Amid alarmist media coverage on the predicted numbers of jobs that will be lost to the combined effects of automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics, we like to take a regular look at some of the newer job opportunities that hardly existed...

Is Sweden’s forestry and agriculture sustainable?

Is Sweden’s forestry and agriculture sustainable?

As the world population rises, we clearly need strong and competitive agriculture and forestry sectors that can provide us with food and biomass produced by using climate-smart and sustainable practices. Sweden is at the forefront of a transition to bio-based...

Trust Is The New Gold, And Nordic Countries are Leading The Way

Trust Is The New Gold, And Nordic Countries are Leading The Way

While the tech world has its eyes set on ICOs - the funding frenzy of 2017 - an often overlooked currency seems to be shaping the way forward for tech giants. Trust is the most important currency and shouldn’t be ignored by individuals and organizations. Early in...

Q&A with Dr Stéphanie Boue, a speaker at CSW Arctic // Europe 2018

Q&A with Dr Stéphanie Boue, a speaker at CSW Arctic // Europe 2018

Tobacco conglomerate Philip Morris International (PMI), owner of the world’s leading cigarette brand Marlboro, has an aim that may seem strange: they are designing a smoke-free future through the development of Reduced Risk Products (RRPs). As part of the process of...

What is Crowdfunding?

What is Crowdfunding?

“Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. Crowdfunding is a form of crowdsourcing and of alternative finance.” Source: Wikipedia.There are four main...

Crowdsourcing Will Hot Up in the Swedish Arctic!

Crowdsourcing Will Hot Up in the Swedish Arctic!

Crowdsourcing thought leaders and disruptive innovators from around the world will assemble at our March 2018 conference inside Sweden’s Arctic Circle. Their aim is to share with delegates their observations on latest developments and outcomes of their recent...

67 INSANE FACTS ABOUT BITCOIN

67 INSANE FACTS ABOUT BITCOIN

[INFOGRAPHIC – UPDATED JANUARY 2018] Bitcoin is a virtual currency that uses Blockchain technology for secure payments and storing money electronically, without requiring a bank or a person’s name. Satoshi Nakamoto created this cryptocurrency back in 2009. The biggest...

A Sharing Economy Newcomer Aims to Disrupt the UK Energy Market

A Sharing Economy Newcomer Aims to Disrupt the UK Energy Market

We recently ran articles on the increasing decentralization of sustainable energy production and energy distribution. In August 2017 a new type of disruptive energy supplier launched in the UK. After successfully raising almost £500,000 through reward crowdfunding,...

Leading Companies In Learning Will Invest In Augmented Reality

Leading Companies In Learning Will Invest In Augmented Reality

Imagine you are in a coffee shop. You work for a global organization that has a workforce all over the world. These workforces are different though, they are not in one office but dispersed in coffee shops, at home, and co-working spaces. You slip on your...

Crowdfunding in Sweden

Crowdfunding in Sweden

Crowdfunding in Sweden continues to grow and make headlines, from startups using donations-for-rewards crowdfunding as a sales channel for innovative products to quickly achieve high turnover, to the electric vehicle manufacturer Uniti raising €1.2m through its own...

Energy Sustainability and Decentralization (Part II)

Energy Sustainability and Decentralization (Part II)

In Part 1 we looked at decentralization of electricity generation, largely due to the availability of affordable equipment for domestic-scale production from renewable sources. Part 2 looks at the distribution side of the industry, where digitization will enable...

Humans, Robots and the Future of Work

Humans, Robots and the Future of Work

This is a series of blog posts in relation to The Hyperloop of Innovation and Future of Work. First we worked in fields, then factories, and now everywhere and anytime through devices connected to the internet. But what’s next for the future of work? According to Jim...

How Enhanced AI Could Be Achieved Through Crowdsourcing Morality

How Enhanced AI Could Be Achieved Through Crowdsourcing Morality

With the rapid acquaintance of artificial intelligence (AI) the qualms and questions about whether robots could act immorally or soon choose to harm humans have also been raised. Some people are calling to put bans on robotics research while others are calling to...