Globe Forum Gdansk Theme Session Innovation And Integration

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Introduction for our theme session at the Globe Forum in Gdansk, Poland, on October 28, 2009.

Introduction for our theme session at the Globe Forum in Gdansk, Poland, on October 28, 2009.

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  • 1. Globe Forum Innovation Summit Gda ńsk , October 28, 2009
  • 2. Panel members
    • Alan Aleksandrowicz Gdansk Economic Development Agency Ltd.
    • David Kay GE Money Bank S.A.
    • Peter Horsten GOYELLO IT Services
  • 3. Are these sustainable examples?
  • 4. Big change by a simple innovation
    • William Kwamkwamba, a Malawi secondary school student and inventor. Dropped out of school he build his own wind mill based on spare parts he found and a book he borrowed from the local library. 
    • http://williamkamkwamba.com
  • 5. Amsterdam Smart City
  • 6. Salt Lake City Light Rail
    • Everyone was against
    • Opened in 1999
    • Currently very successful, award winning
    • Additional expansion announced
  • 7. Munich Airport a meeting place
    • Airport tours
    • Cinema
    • Events
    • Aircraft Museum
    • Mini golf
    • Visitors park
    • Train connection
  • 8. How to define sustainable innovation and integration?
  • 9. Sustainable urban development
    • "Improving the quality of life in a city, including ecological, cultural, political, institutional, social and economic components without leaving a burden on the future generations. A burden which is the result of a reduced natural capital and an excessive local debt....“ URBAN21 Conference (Berlin, July 2000)
  • 10. Innovation and integration
    • Innovation refers to introducing something new and useful, whether it's a new product, service, process, operation or business model.
    • Integration , refers to the process of fitting into a community .
      • Regional
      • Social
      • Economic