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  • Should healthcare embrace technological innovations from other sectors?

    The application of e-health technologies in healthcare may offer an opportunity to limit costs by increasing the sector’s cost-efficiency and stimulating a shift from cure and care to prevention. However, the healthcare industry is a slow adopter of new technological innovations.

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  • What can healthcare learn from Disney?

    Walt Disney told his staff members: “I want you out in the park, watching what people are doing and finding out how you can make the place more enjoyable for them”. So what can hospitals and care-giving organizations learn from Disney and why should they?

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  • New organizational principles for a circular economy

    Key in the transition to a circular economy is  rethinking economy and society in all its facets. Collaborative models that underpin our societies and economies require fundamental change. The change that is required is not a matter of system optimization, but of a fundamental change in the way we think and organize ourselves. Challenging the status quo is not an easy thing to do. It is not about winning the game, but about changing the very rules of the game. It is about redefining the boundaries and rethinking possibilities.  Big words, but how to do this in practice?

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  • De perfecte Circulaire Economie is een utopie

    Wat heeft economie met natuurkunde gemeen? Ik hoor je denken: “Natuurkunde, daar was ik altijd heel slecht in op school, daarom heb ik economie gekozen!”. Gelukkig ben ik er vrij goed in, dus ik ga je in 5 minuten vertellen waarom economie eigenlijk natuurkunde is en waarom een circulaire economie eigenlijk een warmtemotor is!

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    Remote Medical Care

    Technology is permeating almost all aspects of life, we can get almost anything we want on demand from our smart phones. Need a ride? An Uber will get you there. Feeling like shopping? Amazon will deliver it to your door. Need to brush up a particular skill? An instructor will  teach you in real time video-lessons. How will these innovations shape the medical consultation of the future?

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  • How failing to keep our personal health data private will hit our poorest hardest

    We increasingly keep track of our personal health. Having data gathered about ourselves via wearables, social-media, and search behavior on google may seem harmless. But what if your future employee or insurer knows about your health risks too?

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  • Changing behaviors we don’t even think about

    The Dutch government has set itself an ambitious goal: in 2050 they want consumers to only use sustainable produced, renewable and widely available resources. This is part of a larger strategy to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN. However, motivating consumers to change their behavior is not that easy.

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  • Investment Risks of Circular Business Models

    The Circular Economy is doing a great job at changing the way we think about the production of goods and services. You may argue it is a promising concept to invest in. After all, green is the future. And yet, they’re not getting any traction among the big players in the investment world. Why is that? Why are banks, venture capitalists or angel investors not willing to invest in circular business models?

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