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Commercializing the Humanium Metal – UN Goal 16

The Metal Humanium – In Innovation Pioneers effort to support the Humanium initiative and to fulfil United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development we are now searching for member organisations and others who are interested in commercializing Humanium.

There are hundreds of millions of illegal firearms in the world. As a result, someone is shot every minute. Armed violence is a global epidemic that hits developing countries especially hard. Humanium is a new material made of recycled metal from gun destruction programs. The metal is melted and moulded into units, which are then made available for commercial production.

All products made with Humanium Metal create new sources of funding for victims and projects aiming to rebuild conflict-torn societies.

Humanium Metal will also generate job opportunities and local income generation, contributing to long-term positive effects on economic realities and prosperity for affected societies.

A Humanium-based product not only delivers vital financial support to affected individuals and countries, it also carries a strong ethical message.

By using Humanium Metal, your brand can help the world become a more peaceful place. Anything made out of any metal today can carry a message of peace tomorrow. Destroyed firearms can be recycled into components for buildings, machines or furniture; items of jewellery, buttons, utensils, tools, nails, screws, or even bicycles.

For collaborations please contact info@humanium-metal.com

http://humanium-metal.com/

Dr Bengt Järrehult on the topic Asymmetric Collaborations. Big and Small. In Swedish.

Dr Bengt Järrehult Asymmetric Collaboration. Samarbetet mellan stora och små. Långsamma och snabba. Här hittar du svaren på hur man gör.
 
Dr Bengt Järrehult on the topic Asymmetric Collaborations. Big and Small. In Swedish.
 
How do you select partners and deepen your engagement with startups?
Together with Professor Bengt Järrehult you will explore how big and small companies can collaborate to create innovation. You will also discover what different types of collaboration there are and how possibilities and potential hurdles can be met.
 
Find our next tank meeting and workshop here.

Är du på ett etablerat bolag och vill träffa startups under Sveriges Innovationsriksdag 25-26/4, missa inte att anmäla dig! #innovationpioneers #sisp

Är du på ett etablerat bolag och vill träffa startups under Sveriges Innovationsriksdag 25-26/4, missa inte att anmäla dig! #innovationpioneers #sisp

“Om våra stora företag och vår offentliga sektor kan lära sig att hitta modeller för att jobba med innovativa entreprenörer så kan vi verkligen förändra världen. Och framför allt, ta oss an den digitala transformationen.” Se hälsningen från Marie Wall, Sveriges Startupansvarig inför #SIR17

Established Companies & Startup Match Making at Sveriges Innovationsriksdag 25-26 April

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Innovation Pioneers is proud to announce partnership with SISP & Ignite for strategic match making between established companies and startups.

 Only a few spots left for the strategic match making. Do not hesitate to sign up if Corporate Venturing is on your agenda.

Innovation Pioneers is proud to announce partnership with SISP & Ignite for strategic match making between established companies and startups.

Innovation is crucial. Establishing tighter bonds between Sweden’s vibrant startup scene and the country’s thriving, established companies is necessary to increase the pace of innovation and economic growth.

Are you an established company that wants to explore strategic benefits with startup collaborations? Do you want to boost innovation within your company at the same time? Sign up for this opportunity at Sveriges Innovationsriksdag in Norrköping & Linköping 25-26/4 via the link below, and you will be contacted shortly for an interview where Ignite & SIR17 makes sure you are given the best conditions and an agenda for strategic prebooked meetings with startups.

Sveriges Innovationsriksdag  is the largest national annual conference that brings together the core of the Swedish innovation system. It involves leading politicians, policy makers, representatives of innovative environments, universities and institutes, industry representatives and other opinion leaders.

The theme of 2017 is Digital Transformation, Corporate Venturing and Innovation Procurement. A central part of the event will be a match making between established corporations and startups. Read more here, and sign up here.

If you are one of our members and wish to participate without the matchmaking part you may register your participation here.

Sveriges innovationsriksdag is organized by the Swedish Incubators & Science Parks and is a collaboration with a range of business and interest groups, authorities and other actors in the innovation system, Innovation Pioneers being one.

The reason why a 77 year old insurance company started a separate VC Group was that they were looking at how to grow and diversify their revenue; They asked themselves, “how do we identify new products and solutions that aren’t currently contemplated within our health plan; and also to identify technologies that would help us run our business better.” Read more in our partner content from Innovation Leader here.

Below you may immerse in a report from Insead and deepen your knowledge. How do the World´s Biggest Companies Deal with the Startup Revolution. Find the report from INSEAD here.

Individuell Människohjälp & Humanium is awarded the One Wish Award

Med Humanium metal, en metall bestående av nedsmälta illegala vapen, vill IM bjuda in företag att vara med och bekämpa vapenvåldet i världen. Nu belönas initiativet med One Wish Award, som Innovation Pioneers International delar ut årligen.
– Något som för många handlat om destruktion, handlar nu för många fler om konstruktion, säger Dariush Ghatan, initiativtagare till One Wish Award.

Det finns mer än 500 miljoner illegala vapen i världen, och som en följd av detta dör någon varje minut. Förekomsten av illegala vapen har enligt FN en negativ inverkan på BNP på i snitt två procent.

IM jobbar med bistånd och fair trade i flera våldsutsatta länder och vill med initiativet Humanium metal, en metall bestående av nedsmälta illegala vapen, bjuda in företag att bli en del av lösningen. Konceptet bygger på att företag använder metallen i sin produktion och på så sätt bidrar till arbetet för en fredligare värld. Även småföretagare och privatpersoner kan köpa en tacka och på så sätt stötta initiativet.

– Vi är särskilt glada att årets pris går till IM, Individuell Människohjälp för projektet Humanium metal. Vid sidan av att det angripna problemet är enormt aktuellt och relevant, har vi fastnat särskilt för ansatsen till lösningen. Det som varit skadligt kan nu istället bli värdefullt, än mer värdefullt i sin nya skepnad än i sin skadliga. IM har genom att uppmana till samarbete skapat ett projekt som på alla sätt differentierar, engagerar och skapar mervärde. Det är precis detta innovation skaleda till, säger Dariush Ghatan som grundat Innovation Pioneers och tagit initiativ till One Wish Award.

One Wish Award är en utmärkelse som nätverket Innovation Pioneers årligen ger till en organisation eller ett initiativ som arbetar i syfte att förbättra miljö och/eller sociala förhållanden. Mottagaren har valts ut bland de nominerade och anser fylla kriterierna på bästa sätt, bland annat att genom samverkan syfta till att skapa värde och inspirera andra att göra detsamma, samt att på detta sätt sprida kunskap och bidra till ökad innovationsförmåga i samhället.
Priset delades ut på tisdagskvällen under nätverkets tvådagarsevent Innovation in action 2016 i Stockholm.

 

Take Aways and Experiences of MIT and Boston with Innovation Pioneers

2016-09-28Read more »
Take Aways and Experiences of MIT and Boston with Innovation Pioneers

Take Aways, Articles and Reports

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This event was by special invitation only and was fully booked.

Take aways and visual content of the trip to Boston Full  L a r g e  presentation with found here:
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Above presentation split up in smaller parts found below:

Overview and takeaways
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Day 1 at Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and MIT ILP
Presentation: day-1-at-martin-trust-center-for-mit-entrepreneurship-and-mit-ilp

Here is the Silicon Cowboys movie that was recommended by Bill Aulet as a true David vs Goliath Tech Tale.

Here you may find the article by Randall Wright of MIT ILP on
How to Get the Most From University Relationships.

Day 2 at MIT Media Lab
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Presentation: day-2-at-mit-media-lab

Day 3 CIC
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Presentation: day-3-cic


Partner content from InnovationLeader

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See details of partnership and offer here.

Participants reports and articles

Martin Högenberg and CGI´s reflections and take aways from the trip may be found here.

Article written by Klas Bertilsson found below:

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MIT

Corporate Entrepreneurship. How is it structured and what does it deliver? How do you build new ventures within large organizations? Guided by professionals we took on a journey in this subject.

We started the morning at 10 am by meeting Senior lecturer and Managing Director of Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship William Aulet who in addition to his work at MIT works with individuals and companies to become more successful through innovation-driven entrepreneurship. From single entrepreneurs trying to launch new ventures all the way up to large multi-billion dollar corporations seeking to achieve their goals through entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and innovation.

We were also be joined by Sarah Jane Maxted who is the Executive Director for the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (MIT REAP). This hands-on initiative is designed to help regional leaders accelerate economic growth and job creation through innovation-driven entrepreneurship. This 2-year program for global regions educates, engages, and enables regional teams in the development and execution of a well-designed acceleration strategy focused on entrepreneurial activity.

Afternoon

At 2 pm we met with Randall Wright of MIT ILP to have a dialogue on entrepreneurship and innovation as well as get an understanding on what MIT ILP is. What it takes to engage with the ILP and what the benefits of collaborating with ILP are.

The MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) established 1948 is dedicated to creating and strengthening mutually beneficial relationship between MIT and corporations worldwide.

Mr Michael Schrage joined us to discuss the topic of “Who do you want your customers to become”.
Mr Schrage is a Research Fellow at the MIT Center for Digital Business and the department of Initiative on the Digital Economy

Together with Prof. Maria C Yang we had a dialogue on the process of Design.
Prof Yang is the Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems at the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering.

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MIT Media Lab

MIT shared how the Media Lab is built up, their main principles and how the system with their partnership with companies and organisations is working. Why is Media Lab so attractive, what does it take to be a member and what do the partners say about their collaboration with the Lab? What are the challenges and what is important to organize for in order to benefit from the partnership? These are questions we will be able to address to the representatives for the Lab. We will also be able to see some of the interesting work which takes place in the many multidisciplinary research teams at the Lab.

At the lab we were presented with the below agenda:

1. Welcome & Overview MIT Media Lab by Ryan McCarthy
2. Tour of the Media Lab & discussion of research in the various groups
3. Discussion of engagement options with MIT Media Lab
3. Lunch and follow up discussion in group

MIT Media Lab at a Glance

Quorius on the Media Lab. Read their FAQ.

Dinner

Arranged by Innovation Pioneers at:
Legal Sea Foods Long Wharf

Long Wharf

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Visit to CIC Boston and Post Meeting Discussions in the afternoon

Morning:

Meeting with Managing Director Stas Gayshan and visit to CIC Boston. We engaged in a dialogue on entrepreneurship, collaborative models and how large and small organizations meet.

Afternoon:
Joint dialogue on what the benefits and key take aways of a University collaboration can be.

Location and address CIC Boston

End of afternoon session was at 4.30pm

The magic of collaborative prototyping and lean discovery

Find a new article by Neda Nordin with summarized take aways on collaborative prototyping and lean discovery in our report section of the event.

Nominations for the One Wish Award 2016

One Wish Award Yearly, at the Innovation In Action Symposium, we present our One Wish Award to a winner who’s way of working has enabled increased results through innovation. The winner has also spread knowledge,…

Social impact and diversity through Innovation Pioneers

I am convinced that diversity contributes to build a higher grade of innovation, more profitable and attractive organizations. We at Innovation Pioneers strive to be a good role model. We work actively to maintain and build our diversified…

One Wish Award – Futebol da Forca – Business Modell Workshop

One Wish Award 2015 was given to Futebol dá Força. 15 representatives from the network participated in a workshop with the founder of the organization Cecilia Andrén Nyström. Cecilia thanks the participants and says that…