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New Horizon Scanning Hub iPad App and Community launched!

By: Rafael Popper     Posted on: 10/10/2013     Last update: 1408 days ago

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At the 2013 CfWI’s Annual Conference, we have proudly announced the launch of the Horizon Scanning Hub iPad App and the Hub Community. This is the first (and so far only!) Horizon Scanning iPad App in the world. It gives users easy access to the ideas bank and projects area of the Hub offline and on-the-go.  We are now working on adding further features, including the ability to read articles and check out the latest news. The App has been developed by the CfWI in partnership with the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) at the University of Manchester and with Futures Diamond. The H­ub Community allows users to interact with the site and with other registered users.  It provides a forum for sharing of ideas and information, a... full article
iKnow Final Conference - Brussels, Belgium (27-28 October 2011)

By: Rafael Popper     Posted on: 08/10/2011     Last update: 2073 days ago

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Conference on Taming the Wild & Listening to the Weak: Towards a Strategic Issue Management System for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) The iKnow conference will present the new methods and tools developed by iKnow to support foresight, horizon scanning and forward-looking activities (FLA). The main objective of the conference will be to launch the key recommendations and outcomes coming from the project, with wider applications to the European Research Area and many related futures-oriented activities. The activities and outputs from half-a-dozen workshops, over 60 interviews, large-scale Delphi surveys, systematic horizon scanning of over 1,000 ERA-relevant issues, the Practical Guide on Wild Cards and Weak Signals and the ERA Toolkit, can be found on the... full article
Hubs and wires: Internet use in Indonesian NGOs is strengthening civil society

By: Yanuar Nugroho     Posted on: 09/12/2009     Last update: 2682 days ago

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Two days after the tsunami hit the northern tip of Sumatra on Boxing Day 2004, Yayasan AirPutih (airputih.or.id) began working quietly, far from publicity, to reconstruct the communication backbone destroyed by the disaster. Using VHF/UHF radio, V-Sat and wireless technology, AirPutih restored communication in Aceh, making its first Internet broadcast on 30 December 2004. This was in spite of the radio silence policy imposed by the local military and government. Yayasan AirPutih also provided the first free satellite telephone and wireless Internet connection in Banda Aceh for humanitarian relief organisations working in the area and continued to do so until it ran out of money. In addition, Yayasan AirPutih played a vital role in establishing the first media centre (acehmediacenter.or.id ... full article

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