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.

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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

The A-Team DNA

When you start to think big, you should get the best and brightest talents out there. It’s time to get yourself the A-Team.

by in August 29, 2018

Crazy ceilings from 3D-printed sand – IMPRESSO #15

In this edition: crazy ceilings from 3D-printed sand, paper-based batteries powered by bacteria and fighting tuberculosis with your smartphone

by in August 29, 2018

Leaders can’t get Superman’s job – nor should they try!

It is a myth that good leaders are superhuman. If anything, the advantage they have over others is that they know their own limitations.

by in August 21, 2018

Printing human tissue in space – IMPRESSO #14

In this edition: 3D-bio-printing in space, outsourcing empathy to a fluffy white seal robot and reviving the public bank in the US.

by in August 21, 2018

Context matters … a lot!

No matter how good you think your idea is, it will only succeed in the right context: the right time, the right place and within the right eco-system.

by in August 14, 2018

Go Jellyfish, go get our plastic waste! – IMPRESSO #13

In this edition: Jellyfish go get our plastic waste, blockchain gives democracy a new spin and nanowires playing a violine concerto

by in August 14, 2018

In love with your idea? Get over it.

Your idea is the first in a series of ingredients that make a business successful. It is an opportunity that has yet to be realized. In other words: it’s a starting point.

by in August 8, 2018