THE INNOVATION PORTAL

We will present innovations and solutions in 12 sectors which represent all aspects of human life:
Environment, Media, Governance, Health, Economics, Relations, Justice, Infrastructure, Education, Science, Spirituality, Arts.

«To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.»
– Buckminster Fuller

World’s first electric fishing boat

Siemens has supplied the propulsion system for the world’s first electric fishing boat. The solution saves fuel, reduces maintenance costs, and is broadly applicable. A new fishing cutter called the Karoline has been developed by boat builder Selfa Arctic AS. The boat’s main propulsion system is an …

Ocean Clean Up

At The Ocean Cleanup, we’re developing the first feasible method to clean up world’s ocean garbage patches. Five vast areas of Open Ocean, known as the subtropical gyres, act as a trap for ocean plastic. We specifically focus on the North Pacific accumulation zone – also known as ‘the Great Pacific …

This is why Finland has the best schools

The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, “Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States.” Following his recommendation, I enrolled my seven-year-old son in a primary school in Jo …

Hydrogen fuel cell powered trucks

Nikola Motor Company Announces U.S. and Canadian Class 8 Trucks Will Be Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered and 100% Emission Free. Nikola is announcing that the electric drivetrain used in the U.S. and Canadian markets will be powered by a custom-built hydrogen-electric 800V fuel cell. Nikola’s hydrogen cla …

Media City Bergen

Media City, Bergen

A landmark building in Bergen, and a world class hub for innovation and science for the media industry and the University of Bergen. In September 2017 TV2, NRK, Vizrt, The University of Bergen (Dept. of Information Science and Media Studies), Bergens Tidende and Bergensavisen will co-locate under th …

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was established in 2010 with the aim of accelerating the transition to the circular economy. Since its creation the charity has emerged as a global thought leader, establishing circular economy on the agenda of decision makers across business, government and academia. …

Masdar City, a sustainable eco-city

In 2008, Masdar City broke ground and embarked on a daring journey to develop the world’s most sustainable eco-city. Through smart investments, Masdar City is successfully pioneering a “greenprint” for how cities can accommodate rapid urbanisation and dramatically reduce energy, water and waste. The …

AskNature

AskNature is the world’s most comprehensive catalog of nature’s solutions to human design challenges. This curated online library features free information on more than 1,800 (and growing!) natural phenomena and hundreds of bio-inspired applications. Think of AskNature as your home habitat. Whether …

TED – ideas worth spreading

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, …

Ampere – battery ferry

The world’s first large all-electric car ferry started operating in january 2015 and is a 100 % battery driven catamaran in aluminium. The 80-meter long vessel can carry 120 cars and 360 passengers across the Sognefjord between Lavik and Oppedal in southwest Norway. Crossing time is 20 minutes. Time …

The Wavestar machine

The Wavestar machine draws energy from wave power with floats that rise and fall with the up and down motion of waves. The floats are attached by arms to a platform that stands on legs secured to the sea floor. The motion of the floats is transferred via hydraulics into the rotation of a generator, …

Thorium energy

Laser Power Systems from Connecticut has created its own thorium engine, which weighs around 500 pounds and could power a car for 100 years on only eight grams of thorium. The key energy source is a mildly radioactive metal, and one of the most dense materials known in nature, thorium. The thorium w …

The Energy island of Samsoe, Denmark

In 1997 Samsoe became Denmark’s (first) Sustainable Energy Island and achieved self-sufficiency in sustainable energy within 10 years. 100% of Samsoe’s electricity consumption is generated by 11 land-based windmills, and 70 % of the heat comes from sustainable energy sources. “More than half the pri …

Making clean water fast

LIFESAVER BOTTLE It will remove all bacteria, viruses, cysts, parasites, fungi and all other microbiological waterborne pathogens from dirty water, including that contaminated with sewage. This makes it ideal for use in Third World Countries or any area where water quality is very questionable. A ro …

Energy straight from the core

Limitless Energy Burning fossil fuels and creating nuclear reactions to generate electricity comes at a high cost – politically and environmentally. Alternative methods are limited and come with tradeoffs. The answer to these problems is right under our feet. Not too far below the surface of the Ear …