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Mike Matessa

Aug 22, 2011


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Saxony appears to have the potential to produce great impact. What particular changes to the global economy do you see Saxony making, especially with respect to climate change?

Rob Laubacher

Aug 26, 2011


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Intriguing ideas. My question: is this model applicable broadly and could it be applied in other regions? or is it based on taking advantage of the specific strengths of this region of Germany? If the latter, perhaps it might be worth making this into a national proposal for Germany and moving it to the national category Also, it would be useful to see a more explicit tie to sustainability issues. How would such an approach enhance sustainability?

James Greyson

Sep 2, 2011


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Hi Ralf, would you or colleagues like to keep working on this? Possible to generalise to a climate solution applicable anywhere and use Dresden as case study? Best wishes, James

Moderator Team

Oct 11, 2011


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Thanks for your participation in this year's contest. We hope you will continue to contribute to the Climate CoLab.

Ralf Lippold

May 1, 2014


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Hi all, seems like I have a too long time to look back on the contest. Thanks a lot for your intriguing questions, and proposals. @mmatessa - Saxony holds a strong community around cleantech solutions, from solar cells made from organic material, OLEDs, BMW's full electric car i3 is produced in Leipzig at a plant that generates its electricity by its own (several wind turbines on the premises). @laubacher - The prototype in Dresden, Saxony, shall be a working prototype to scale, and adapt to other regions in the world. In general it shall connect the local German strengths (the engineering culture, and quality awareness) and combine it with other cultures such as Silicon Valley, Boston Region where information and knowledge flows across disciplines, and cultures function in a much faster way, and openness. @blindspotter - the overall goal is reducing waste in processes, and applying newly available information technologies, role model for this is the 2008 founded by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil. Presently we have pivoted, and bring first of all digital communication technologies (such as social media) with