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Forecasting Whole Life Cycle Cost Uncertainty of EU Municipalities - Consolidator/Marie Curie Proposals

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T ogether with Lisbon University Instituto Superior Técnico Department of Civil Engineering and relevant research team (to be determined), we will be preparing an ERC Consolidator grant request for submission in mid-October 2021 with funding decision expected in March 2022 (see https://erc.europa.eu/news/calls-2022-tentative-dates ). This proposal will include one or more post-doctoral positions for which we will set up individual / parallel Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Fellowship applications (see https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/individual-fellowships_en and https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/get-funding_en ). Title: “A Framework for Forecasting Whole Life Cycle Cost Uncertainty of EU Municipalities” Abstract: “Directly and indirectly people and societies task nations and cities to aspire to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. A primary challenge on this journey is forecasting the related whole life cycle costs as robustly as poss

Review of Roundtable “Improving Local Government-Cybersecurity – Proposal for creating an Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (ISAC)” Wednesday 21/04/2021 and Invitation to Launch Event

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On April 21 we had a roundtable discussion about Improving Local Government Cybersecurity, and we launched the idea of creating an Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (ISAC) for cities. Based on the active participation of 39 people and the interest shown in our proposal we have decided to go to the next step and launch the ISAC with an initial webinar in which we will present our plan and engage those that are interested in becoming part of it. The webinar is planned on May 18 at 3 PM CET. If you are a CIO/CISO of an EU municipality and would like to attend please contact oliver.schwabe@innovation-web.eu for further details. The roundtable was focussed on discussing possible approaches for cities to manage cybersecurity issues and evaluating the opportunity of building an interest group on cybersecurity within MCE, to foster the launch of an Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (ISAC)to support cooperation and sharing of experience in this field. The event was introduced by

Accelerating the Diffusion of Green Hydrogen Solutions - Introducing an Innovative Masters Thesis

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The Open European Network for Enterprise Innovation is supporting an innovative Masters Thesis being conducted at the Technical University of LIsbon by a great young colleague  Lourenço Horta Correia. Please see below for more information and do feel free to reach out to him if you have ideas / can support his efforts with case studies. The image shows the first sketches of supply chain pathways and will be extended continuously to illustrate existing and planned pathways with their relevant diffusion performance and innovation opportunities. The world is facing unprecedented challenges regarding climate change and Green House Gases (GHG) emissions and the European Union is responding to these issues setting an ambitious yet attainable action plan for a systematic transformation towards a carbon-neutral continent by 2050. Green Hydrogen – meaning hydrogen produced from renewable energies – will be a major player for a sustainable energy transition as an energy carrier with numerous use

Roundtable “Improving City Cybersecurity – Accelerating the Sharing of Sensitive Personal Knowledge “- April 21 at 4PM CET

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Dear all, In collaboration with Major Cities of Europe ( https://www.majorcities.eu/ )  this round table  will give us the opportunity for sharing examples on how we could collaboratively change the paradigm about on how to manage cybersecurity threats in a dynamic and effective way. Please contact me at oliver.schwabe@innovation-web.eu if you are interested in participating and I will forward the invite. Background: Daily news about cyberattacks around the world show that City administrations are sensitive targets of phishing, ransomware, malicious viruses etc.  Attacks occur to all our IT systems, sometimes without even us noticing. Managing those threats by being ready to prevent them is a major challenge. Technology solutions, CISOs security officers, national and international official initiatives are essential but not enough. Many CIOs, especially medium / small cities, feel alone in managing these overwhelming issues. Often these attacks succeed with heavy consequences but very

Design Principle #4 for 84% Innovation Adoption – Technology Readiness Level

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This series of blog posts describes the principles relevant for designing an innovation for rapid adoption by 84% of a target group. 84% adoption is the threshold for achieving sustainable change. The underlying theory stems from the "invisible college" around Rogers, E.M. (2003) “Diffusion of Innovations.” which reminds us that adopters are grouped as Innovators 2%, Early Adopters 14%, Early Majority 34%, Late Majority 34% and Laggards 16%. Designing innovations (and the change intended by them) to reach the Late Majority is a very different game than that typically "played" (which actually only focuses on the Innovators and Early Adopters). Such "designs" depend on understanding our own body of work which skilfully integrates systems thinking, living systems principles, complexity thinking etc. None of the design principles we will discuss are “innovative” – it their blending and orchestration to achieve 84% adoption that is the art of “deep diffusion”

Design Principle #3 for 84% Innovation Adoption – Degree of Innovativeness

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This series of blog posts describes the principles relevant for designing an innovation for rapid adoption by 84% of a target group. 84% adoption is the threshold for achieving sustainable change. The underlying theory stems from the "invisible college" around Rogers, E.M. (2003) “Diffusion of Innovations.” which reminds us that adopters are grouped as Innovators 2%, Early Adopters 14%, Early Majority 34%, Late Majority 34% and Laggards 16%. Designing innovations (and the change intended by them) to reach the Late Majority is a very different game than that typically "played" (which actually only focuses on the Innovators and Early Adopters). Such "designs" depend on understanding our own body of work which skilfully integrates systems thinking, living systems principles, complexity thinking etc. None of the design principles we will discuss are “innovative” – it their blending and orchestration to achieve 84% adoption that is the art of “deep diffusion”

Design Principle #2 for 84% Innovation Adoption – Product/Service Control

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This series of blog posts describes the principles relevant for designing an innovation for rapid adoption by 84% of a target group. 84% adoption is the threshold for achieving sustainable change. The underlying theory stems from the "invisible college" around Rogers, E.M. (2003) “Diffusion of Innovations.” which reminds us that adopters are grouped as Innovators 2%, Early Adopters 14%, Early Majority 34%, Late Majority 34% and Laggards 16%. Designing innovations (and the change intended by them) to reach the Late Majority is a very different game than that typically "played" (which actually only focuses on the Innovators and Early Adopters). Such "designs" depend on understanding our own body of work which skilfully integrates systems thinking, living systems principles, complexity thinking etc. None of the design principles we will discuss are “innovative” – it their blending and orchestration to achieve 84% adoption that is the art of “deep diffusion”