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New is not a purpose in itself

New technology, new ideas, new trends – there’s always something attractive about the new. We love novelties not just because they give us something to surprise others with, but because they may give us an upper hand before everyone else catches up.   There is even an entire industry just…
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The Bridge Breakfast at Medicon Village!

Jonas presented the markets and TEDx.  

Quantified needs – before this decade is out!

Throughout my career as an entrepreneur and startup coach, the focus on the idea has always overshadowed the focus on the need. Some argue that it’s too negative to focus on the problems. Why drain everyone’s energy by always thinking about what is not working? We want to be creative…
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Three questions for Thomas Rebermark!

We asked Thomas Rebermark, Head Of Corporate Partnerships at WaterAid Sweden, some questions about the pandemic and how to engage in sustainability. Read his answers here! How will the pandemic change how you and your organisation work? The Pandemic has had a huge impact on our global operations and staff…
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Why the world needs moonshots!

When John F Kennedy stood in Congress in May 1961 and announced the ambitious goal of bringing a human to the Moon and safely back to Earth before that decade was out, he also coined an expression. The term moonshot is still used to describe bold visions and goals that…
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Can economy save the planet?

There was already an ongoing discussion about new economic models before the pandemic struck. It was mainly fuelled by the need for a more holistic logic for how we run the world. A substantial part of the arguments against the idea of revising the current economic logic, has been that…
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Three questions for Fredrik NG Andersson!

We asked Fredrik NG Andersson, Lecturer at the Department of Economics at the University of Lund, some questions about the pandemic and how to engage in sustainability!     How will the pandemic change how you and your organisation work? The university has become much more digital due to the…
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Takeaways from the Bridge Digital Talks

Takeaways from Bridge Talk #23 Maria Svantemark, former Head of Sustainability at food producer Findus, emphasised the food industry’s heavy responsibility in the task to reduce its climate footprint. Today the consumers are too often pointed out as the ones that should make it happen. The producers, however, have a…
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Why time horizons are important

To address complex challenges, we believe collaboration is a must. Collaboration with multiple stakeholders and across disciplines. To achieve collaboration that not only does the job, but keeps delivering over time, we need to do what scriptwriters do. To write a play you first need to define what it is…
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What we believe

Everything we do at The Bridge Forum and Altitude Meetings, we do because we believe that 1+1 must always have the ambition to be more than 2. The outcome of any interaction should always be greater than the sum of its ingredients. Whether it’s just a meeting between two people,…
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When conversation fade

Crises like the one raging the world right now can often help sharpen our focus on what truly matters. We believe that meetings and dialogue between people are such life necessities. If we stop meeting, exchanging thoughts, ideas and opinions, then we are in big trouble as a society. When…
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Are you ready to try a solution to Copenhagens air pollution?

While visiting The Bridge you get 30 free minutes behind the wheels of an electric car with Green Mobility. Copenhagen has since 2010 exceeded the limits set for Nitrogen dioxide (NO2). NO2 is mainly an exhaust of old diesel fuelled vehicles. In spite of CO2-neutral gas buses on the busiest…
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The Bridge Talk #2: Mikael Karlsson!

The Bridge Talk #2 is about climate change and business and how to turn a threat into possibilities. You will meet Mikael Karlsson, senior advisor at 2050, co-president of the European Environmental Bureau, and former chairman of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation. Watch the video here!

Tech tools for healthier kids

Can tech tools help child obesity? Skåne’s fattest 4-year olds may find this true. In a new project master students prototype pulse readers for preschool kids to keep them moving.  In Örkelljunga municipality, we find Skåne’s fattest 4-year olds. A multi-helix project called Hälsoförskolan (Health for preschool) was started to…
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Conservative health care systems – a threat to development

Look out. Chances are that a billion people in Asia, Africa and South America with an under-developed health care system will combine genomics and healthcare data way sooner than rich countries with rigid systems.  – The western worldview of healthcare is a hundred years old and conservative, says The Bridge…
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Bright lights, big city and smart sensors

As a city grows, it also needs more resources. Since resources are limited, we need to get smart about the urbanisation. Ecology, technology and sociology are now fusing to create the sustainable city. According to UN, the largest immigration, 95 per cent, is taking place in developing countries, but western…
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Guardians of sustainability

”If I could buy an Elsa-doll for my kid, made of sugarcane-based plastics, instead of oil-based plastic, I would certainly pay the higher price” says Per Simonsson, CEO of Sustainable Business Hub. A McKinsey report from 2015 states that the renewables sector is more resilient than ever: global clean energy…
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How global challenges become local advantages

Kalundborg city in Denmark is an outstanding example of industrial symbiosis – a place where a company’s waste is another company resource in a closed cycle. It has been so for the last 25 years. How is it that the rest of the world is catching on circular economy way…
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Waste nothing, recycle everything – the basis of cyclic economy

“You can only be carbon neutral if you don’t exist” said Michael Braungart during The Bridge Talk #1 in Malmö. Braungart is a German chemist who is trying to reinvent the productive model of humanity. He has talked several times at TEDx-meetings around the world, explaining what environmentalist are doing…
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Dress for success – in sustainable materials

In the textile and fashion industry, conversations about “peak cotton” are very much on the table, and will be a reality in the decades to come. How can cotton even peak? The background to this is that the middle class worldwide is increasing – a segment in society that can…
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Win-win in the age of down-sizing and innovation

We all read about the development towards cost-effectiveness and lay-offs that seems to haunt large companies throughout the western world. As large enterprises close their Research and Development units, possibilities open up for small start-ups, hubs and academia to come in with new solutions. Peter Alberius, Head of International Business…
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Personal data may not be so personal anymore

Ola Svedin is the CEO of Mobile Heights, a cluster organisation connecting academy, industry and government. He has a lot to say about big data and how it is handled. Ola talks about what happened to him during a trip. Many of us have a gmail-account, and so has also…
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