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Today sees the launch of our new digital newspaper, using the tool paper.li. Under the name “ideas4all Innovation Review”, we will filter every week’s best news, photos and videos on innovation.
The weekly edition will be available every Wednesday. Now you can keep up to date on the latest novelties, trends, programs, while you also uncover a source of inspiration…who knows, you might even learn to let out the innovator inside all of us.
If you are registered in ideas4all, you will receive our paper every Wednesday in your inbox. If you are not, please register here.
The book is an in-depth study of Social Business, defined by its author as the “set of procedures that generate profitability based on the collaborative characteristics of social media”. The work’s main objective is therefore to help us understand “how to use social media platforms to optimize our profitability in the different areas of our company”, given that within a company, and even within a department, there can be a lack of contact and collaboration so great that it can end up damaging profitability.
The book covers the history of social business, its current moment and its implications, which can help give us clues as to the near future. It also covers several case studies, such as the example of insurance company Mutua Madrileña and its open innovation community, Soyinnovador.com, developed by ideas4all with great success.
Very interesting reading that can help us understand how important, or necessary, internal transformation can be for companies that wish to exploit the potential of everything “social” as a revenue generator and a motivating element for employees, thus becoming a key element in the strengthening of a company’s internal culture.
Photo: Maritza Tortolero
The Association of Spanish Internet Users has awarded Ana María Llopis this year’s Internet Award 2013 for her career in the Internet and Innovation sectors. The prize will be awarded this coming May 17, coinciding with World Internet Day.
Apart from being the founder of ideas4all, in 1997 Ana María also founded Openbank, Santander Group’s online bank.
She is, of course, an active social media user who you can follow in various networks:
Congratulations Ana María!
This Saturday, we will be joining forces with Earth Hour 2013, like we do every year, for the protection of our environment. Last year, “over 7,000 cities in 150 countries turned their lights off in their most important monuments and iconic buildings” in a gesture of support for the movement, and to create awareness of the need to save energy and use it responsibly.
This year, the challenge is even greater as we also try to promote the use of renewable energy and the reduction of CO2 emissions. We can all help make our Planet a better place.
If you too wish to take part, turn off your lights from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm this Saturday, March 23.
Today sees the official launch of the ideas platform created by Santander’s City Council: enter www.santandercitybrain.com and take a look! You can sign up and help improve the city of Santander with your ideas.
The platform kicks off with a competition in search of “ideas that use current technology (Internet, Smartphones, Geolocation) to find solutions, improvements and suggestions that are original, innovative or useful. These ideas can be meant for any of the services, products or spaces that Santander provides for its citizens.” An iPad will go to the winner, and the three runners-up will win an iPhone 5.
Tell your friends and take part with your ideas!
Here is Santander City Brain, the ideas platform launched by Santander’s City Council in collaboration with ideas4allMarch 6, 2013
We are pleased to announce the official launch, the next week, of the Santander City Brain, a platform created in collaboration with ideas4all.
The Santander City Brain will look to become an open and transparent space where all of Santander’s citizens can share ideas and projects that will help improve the city.
Apart from Santander’s City Council, the initiative has also enjoyed the support of IBM and Banco Santander, through its technology services company, ISBAN.
Smart cities are key to innovation in urban spaces and we are very glad to be able to take part in a pioneering project such as Santander City Brain. We encourage all of you to come and visit this new amazing platform.
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The large cities we know and live in are constantly growing and overrunning rural areas, but this unstoppable growth may have found a point of equilibrium thanks to the technology that will make major urban areas intelligent. This will help reduce excessive population and will make living together easier, as well as processes like distribution and resource allocation. We’re talking about Smart Cities.
New technology has finally reached a stage of development in which it can significantly improve the lives of a city’s inhabitants. A Smart City is one in which technology is made completely available to citizens through intelligent administration, government, economy, mobility, buildings…
There is no unique model for a Smart City, and each city approaches the concept in its own particular way, with different projects and objectives.
The example we want to share here is Santander, a city that is looking to pioneer the movement in Spain inviting its citizens and entrepreneurs to take part in “Santander City Brain”, an open community of ideas in which citizens will be able to participate and, above all, submit projects to improve their city, which may be developed and put into practice.
We are very happy to announce that ideas4all will be the chosen platform for “Santander City Brain”, taking part in this innovative and pioneering project along with Santander’s City Council, ISBAN and IBM. For example, competitions will be organized for entrepreneurs with business projects for the city, with prizes and support to get them started. Now it will be Santander’s own citizens who will continue making their city one of the most intelligent in Spain, thanks to their ideas in different categories such as: energy efficiency, environment, sustainable mobility, city planning and building, etc.
As you probably know, the “Ideas Map” in ideas4all shows you where ideas are being shared in the world. What is most interesting is that you can see which country and cities give more ideas to the community.
But that’s not all you can find out using the Ideas Map: you can also see which countries and cities raise more challenges in search for a solution.
Here are the rankings, by country and city.