Meat the Future

The Idea for Lab-Grown Meat Was Born in a Prisoner-of-War Camp

The phone call was as unexpected as the American accent at the other end of the line. And when she hung up a few moments later, Ira van Eelen had to stop to catch her breath.

More than two years had passed since the 53-year-old Dutch woman had spoken that in depth to anyone about her father’s work. She’d more or less given up on the possibility that her father’s idea—more than an idea, a lifelong passion into which Ira had been drafted into pursuing over the course of decades of obsession—would ever become a reality. Now, caught by surprise at the tail end of summer, she was being asked to rethink everything.

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Office Garden

HUBOT: Meet the Air Traffic Security Worker

As air traffic security you make sure that birds stay away from the airport using your eagle drone. With an accessory console, you fly the quadcopter from the sideline to scare birds and push them away from the engine of the planes. Thanks to your work, both the birds and the passengers will always be able to take off and land safely.

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Next Nature

NEW: Next Nature Academy

Hello next nature explorers! Are you looking for exciting opportunities to learn more about the Next Nature methodology? The Next Nature Academy offers the philosophy, the tools and the methods that will shift the way you think about nature and technology. We do this through inspiring lectures and interactive workshops, both open-call and in-house, for people and organizations.

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Microbial Factories

ECO Coin Award Interviews: Sandra Rey

The world is changing and it’s important that we evolve with it. The ECO Coin Award is our way of recognizing innovations and initiatives which help us adapt to our next nature. The nominees are all aiming to create a more humane and sustainable future for us all. Now, in the lead-up to the announcement of this year’s winner, we’re interviewing each of the three finalists to learn about their values, insights and visions for the future. This week, we spoke to Sandra Rey, founder of Glowee, nominated in recognition of her work to harness bioluminescence as a new light source.

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Office Garden

HUBOT: Meet the Singing Package Deliverer

You did not make it to the Idols final, but you can sing very well and you love to make people happy. As a singing package deliverer, you deliver packages with a personal song. Serenade? Birthday song? The sender can select an additional gift service at a modest price in the web shop. You give a personal twist to each order and no delivery drone can top that!

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