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Posted by / 26 February, 2015 / Categories: ideas IDEAS i.d ID iDENTIFYING IDEAS / -
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App matches consumers with businesses that hold the same values

Glia enables consumers to discover the values of local businesses — empowering them to spend their dollars at places that are compatible with their own beliefs.

Faced with so much choice, consumers are increasingly looking to associate themselves with brands that maintain ethical practices. We have already seen platforms such as Slavery Footprint and aVOID, which help consumers stay away from products associated with forced or child labour. Now, the new Glia app is taking into account a consumer’s full range of social, political and economic values — enabling them to differentiate between the businesses that support those beliefs and those which work against them.

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Platform lets patients contribute to their own medical records

OurNotes, part of the OpenNotes initiative, will enable patients to access and contribute to their own electronic medical records.

Those with complex medical conditions often rely heavily on their own ability to communicate their symptoms in short — and sometimes stressful — healthcare visits. We have recently seen, a smartphone app which uses big data to improve communication between patients and clinicians in between visits, and nowOurNotes is a Commonwealth grant funded program that will enable patients to contribute to their own electronic medical records.

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Top 10 business ideas & opportunities for 2015

Posted by / 7 January, 2015 / Categories: ideas IDEAS i.d ID iDENTIFYING IDEAS, Sin categoría / -

Our colleagues at SPRINGWISE have  selected 10 new business ideas that will provide entrepreneurs with

plenty of inspiration in 2015. Spotted from countries all around the world, these businesses offer a taste of what’s

to come in the year ahead.



We hope that you’ll find these concepts as inspiring as we do, and that they spark even more innovation in the year to come!

Google Virtual CellPhone Reality

Posted by / 7 January, 2015 / Categories: ideas IDEAS i.d ID iDENTIFYING IDEAS / -



Google Cardboard has come a long way since Android honcho Sundar Pichaiintroduced it with a sheepish grin six

months ago. The smartphone virtual reality viewer, made from folded-up cardboard with a pair of attached lenses—

you supply an Android phone to provide computing power and a display—has shipped more than 500,000 units as

of early December. (You can build your own Cardboard, or buy a ready-made version from not-quite-official

sources for under $30.) Google has now added a Play Store showcase for the best Cardboard apps, and released a

software development kit to spur even more VR app creation.


For a project that took mere weeks to throw together, Cardboard has done surprisingly well. But its success also puts

it in an awkward position, somewhere between the oddball project that Cardboard appeared to be back in June and

the serious business that prompted Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR in February. As virtual reality

matures, is Cardboard prepared to mature with it?

Source Fastcompany, read more here


Posted by / 8 October, 2014 / Categories: ideas IDEAS i.d ID iDENTIFYING IDEAS / -

Uber for the elderly offers transport with friendly care

Lift Hero has created a peer-to-peer lift service that uses trained or studying medical professionals to drive the elderly safely to their destination.



This jacket could stop you catching a cold

The Germinator Transit Jacket is designed to help commuters avoid picking up a bug from public places.


Local and relevant museum trips, curated and managed for schools

EdTrips aims to quickly connect schools with curriculum-relevant venues through its comprehensive online management tool.


Posted by / 29 May, 2014 / Categories: ideas IDEAS i.d ID iDENTIFYING IDEAS / Tags: / -



Fernando Ramos Txapelurdin

Fernando Ramos is a medical doctor, based in the Basque country. He is part of the Txapelurdin (Blue Hat) team within his organisation.  Paying hommage to his brilliant  “thinking chair”, which is the space he gives himself in his home to THINK, this SPACE here on this blog will serve to collect and distill ideas to be shared at large. Get your thinking hats on! 

Hay en mi casa un lugar mágico. No es grande, es más bien pequeño. Un cuarto lleno de libros en el que, en un rincón, tengo un sillón. En ese sillón ocurren cosas maravillosas. Me siento en él y dejo mi mente vagar y transitar otros lugares. Mi mente se abre y se me ocurren cosas “imposibles”, metáforas poderosas de la realidad que escapan a mis posibilidades y, sin embargo, me permiten diseñar y concebir nuevas sendas donde transitar, nuevas respuestas a preguntas que me he hecho, y numerosas nuevas preguntas sobre lo que me rodea. Lo llamo “mi sillón de pensar” y es ahí donde ejercito mi “músculo” de la creatividad. Tengo a mano una libreta o un “ipad” donde apuntar todo lo que se me ocurre…por disparatado que sea y lo guardo en mi “baúl de las ideas”. Siempre puedo volver a él cuando estoy atascado en algo. De repente una idea anecdótica, simple, incluso débil se abre paso y resuena con fuerza logrando establecer una relación con un problema cotidiano y me digo:… ¡lo logré!”