The oXcars are a non-competitive awards ceremony held at Sala Apolo in Barcelona, Spain, in October each year. They are a public showcase that puts the spotlight on cultural creation and distribution carried out under the paradigms of shared culture. Through presentations and symbolic mentions of works in a series of categories, real legal solutions are shown using parody as a strategy. The award categories include: Music, Animation, Theatre, Human Tools, Future Markets and Great Leftovers of Spanish Culture, among others .
Netention is SEMANTIC GROUPWARE that automatically organizes a community of peoples' realities.
It can then interlink them with automatically discovered opportunities that are mutually inter-satisfying - essentially suggesting to its participants how they could realize the desired futures they have described.
Amul is an Indian dairy cooperative, based at Anand in the state of Gujarat, India. The word amul (अमूल) is derived from the Sanskrit word amulya (अमूल्य), meaning invaluable. The co-operative was initially referred to as Anand Milk Federation Union Limited hence the name AMUL.
Formed in 1946, it is a brand managed by a cooperative body, the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd.
Zipcar is a US membership-based carsharing company providing automobile reservations to its members, billable by the hour or day. Zipcar was founded in 2000 by Cambridge, Massachusetts residents Antje Danielson and Robin Chase.
On 14 March 2013 Avis Budget Group purchased Zipcar for about US$500 million in cash. Zipcar will operate as a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group.
Chiemgauer is the name of a regional local currency started in 2003 in Prien am Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany. It is named after the Chiemgau, a region around the Chiemsee. The Chiemgauer program is intended to promote local commerce and non-profits. The Chiemgauer operates with a fixed exchange rate: 1 Chiemgauer = €1
An ecological food consumption cooperative that is driven fully by the users/consumers. The coop has developed a free software tool to manage the product catalogue, ordering, reception and internal distribution process in a self-managed way. This tools is further developed in collaboration with a wider community of coops and collaborative consumption groups.
Som Energia is a Spanish cooperative social movement that has three main funtions 1) it commercialises 100% renewable electricity to the Spanish homes; 2) cooperativists collectively invest in installations to generate renewable electricity and 3) a social movement that shares knowledge and activism to build up pressure to change the electricity market in favour of a distributed renewable energy system.
Babele is an online innovation-center open to anyone who has an idea or a project and would like to make it happen with the help of a community.
The platform offers entrepreneurs a step-by-step business methodology to convert their idea into a viable social business, validate the key assumptions with the crowd and find the right people to help them develop it. This online platform is based on a crowdsourcing approach to social innovation
Collective is a pioneering project putting Camden Town at the heart of the UK’s creative community.
We support creative people into employment and in setting up their own businesses.
Our regeneration programme builds on the rich cultural history and reputation of Camden Town to ensure a legacy of improved skills, enhanced employability and enterprise.
Collective draws on three distinct but integrated elements that combine to form a unique offer for the creative sector in Camden:
Hubs provide incubation space for creative start-ups supporting business growth in Camden.