Social Entrepreneurs are today’s Alchemists

It was fantastic to host changemakers from all over Europe at our home. The best way I can think of describing that contagious and inspirational vibe comes from my daughter. She describes this kind of energy as ”waking up in the morning wanting to light up the world, not just the room next door”.

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Foldable mini-microscopes for everyone – Impresso #23

In this edition: foldable mini-microscopes for everyone, a lucky strike against obesity and colouring garments with bacteria

by in November 14, 2018

Colombia. Don’t trust Netflix

What’s your first association when being asked about the country Colombia? Chances are your answer will include crime and drugs. You might even consider it a potentially dangerous country to visit. Let me prove you wrong!

by in October 24, 2018

Noah’s ark for human germs – Impresso #22

In this edition: Noah’s ark for human germs, mushrooms save bees (and your blueberries) and why you can soon love gummy bears again.

by in October 24, 2018

asp. partners with Vienna Stock Exchange

Exciting news: asp. was chosen to be the new Direct Funding Partner of the Vienna Stock Exchange.

by in October 22, 2018

Surgeons practice on your 3D printed organs – IMPRESSO #21

In this edition: Surgeons practise on your 3D printed organs, AR smart glasses make hearing impaired love theatre again and waste that lets you fly high.

by in October 10, 2018

Armageddon or Golden Age?

Technological progress has many benefits. It does amazing things for us on an individual level and humanity as a whole. But there often is a flip side. Simply calling it unintended consequences doesn’t cut it (anymore).

by in October 3, 2018

Microgrids for a brighter future – Impresso #20

In this edition: sharing electricity through solar powered peer-to-peer microgrids, snowflake paint against climate change and city planning improved by sharing bike data.

by in October 3, 2018

Show me the money!

Investors inherently ask you to “show them the money!”. They want to see evidence that your business is valuable. You should ask that same question too.

by in September 26, 2018

Junk-fishing in space – Impresso #19

In this edition: fishing for junk in space, underwater walls may save Venice from drowning and 3D printing the “augmented human”.

by in September 26, 2018

Solving the Value Equation

Startups sometimes fail for the same reason as large corporations succeed – their focus on a preconceived business model. But before you can exploit a business model, you need to make sure you’ve got it right.

by in September 19, 2018

Airplanes made from spider silk – IMPRESSO #18

In this edition: Airplanes made from spider silk, a biotech gamble with mutated mosquitoes and land-based coral farming to rescue our reefs

by in September 19, 2018

Execution is your success multiplier

Success is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential that makes all the difference. Laser-focusing on what matters, on continuous learning and a balanced sense of urgency are the key elements of excellence in execution.

by in September 12, 2018

Artificial photosynthesis for clean and storable energy – IMPRESSO #17

In this edition: artificial photosynthesis for clean and storable energy, squid genes extend your wardrobe’s lifetime and your brain predicts what you hear.

by in September 12, 2018

The Big Ocean Cleanup – IMPRESSO #16

In this edition: be part of the biggest ocean clean up, clay used to fight antibiotic resistance and groundbreaking research around artificial retinas

by in September 5, 2018