The One Planet Summit for Biodiversity that took place today in France, quick started with this song by Christophe Maé and Youssou Ndour, which I thought was worth sharing. Both the images and the music moved me. It portrays the melting Artic artic and the dissapearance of the polar bears, but also some hope if … Continue reading A song about the melting Artic…and the power of joint actions
At the offset of this world pandemic, I kept on thinking how the Corona would impact the most marginalized members of society. Now there are few articles tackling the topic, but they are mostly discussing what the impact of the Coronavirus will be in economic terms for those that are already struggling. But what about … Continue reading Pandemics and Poverty
It is now a little over two months since Costa Rica published its first report on the Corona crises. At that point in time (11th of March) there were 22 reported cases of infected people. Today, there are 863 of which, only 288 are active cases. This country of 5 million inhabitants has suffered only … Continue reading What a tiny tropical country can teach the world about managing the coronavirus crisis
In these dark times, in which a small virus is putting our economies and societies against the cords, I would like to share these deep reflections from the Italian psychologist Raffaele Morelli (Original text in Italian). No need to add more words as the text speaks for itself. I think the universe has its way … Continue reading Wisdom, in times of Coronavirus
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently launched their 2019 annual report which this year is devoted to the geography of innovation. Combining patent and bibliography data globally, the report provides wonderful maps visualizing global innovation networks worldwide. And, at the same time, zooms in into particular industries to understand the geography of their … Continue reading Visualizing the geography of innovation globally
The website "coffee break with researchers" was launched yesterday! It is a great initiative led by Markus Grillitsch to make knowledge on regional development and innovation accessible to all. Through short 5-minute videos, researchers talk about some of their most landmark papers in an interview format. So, if you do not have time to go … Continue reading Making knowledge on regional development and innovation accessible to all: The website coffee break with researchers is up and running!