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Home-compostable paper laminate for flexible packaging

New packaging materials are attracting more and more attention in the effort to reduce plastic waste and establish a circular economy – “particularly as the goals of the European Strategy […]

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High-tech fashion. Art and science join forces to design the clothing of tomorrow

As we reported in August of this year, the Re-FREAM project was created in order to design smart clothing for the digital age. Scientists and artists work together on the […]

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Piero Lissoni joins B&B Italia as Artistic Director from January 2021

Two big names in the furniture sector are joining forces: B&B Italia and Piero Lissoni. From 1 January 2021, Lissoni will take on the role of artistic director at B&B […]

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Asklepios Klinikum Hospital in Harburg introduces recycling project for surgical instruments

Every year, Germany’s hospitals produce 1.2 million tonnes of waste. Single-use surgical instruments make up 8,000 tonnes of this total. A joint recycling project by the Asklepios Klinikum hospital in […]

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Study. Empathetic branding in the age of the new normal

Consumers in Germany are discerning and expect the highest quality at the lowest price. It is difficult for brands to differentiate themselves from their competitors solely through performance. There is […]

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Study. Implementing effective climate protection with AI

There are many dangers out there, and climate change is intensifying the situation even more. In just the last 20 years alone, there were 7,348 large-scale catastrophic events recorded around […]

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Real-world laboratories for autonomous public transport planned in Mannheim and Friedrichshafen

Autonomous driving will play a role for more than just individual transport in the future. When it comes to climate neutrality and multimode/intermodal transport, it is even more relevant to […]

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2020 James Dyson Award International Winner announced

Judit Giró Benet, a 23-year-old from Spain, won the international 2020 James Dyson Award with her Blue Box project. The device offers a new possibility for at-home breast cancer screening. […]

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Tadao Ando is the 2021 guest editor of Domus Magazine

Architecture and design magazine Domus is welcoming Japanese architect Tadao Ando, its fourth guest editor in a series of ten internationally renowned architects who for one year decide on the […]

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From Know-How to Wow. Bosch starts a podcast on research and tech

From the fuel cell and automated driving to energy management and the internet of things as well as rapid Covid tests, a globally active company such as Bosch hosts research […]

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teo or TYPY. Germany’s first digital supermarkets

Since early November, there has been a new, fully automated supermarket in Fulda that represents the launch of a new sales format by organics pioneer and food retailer Tegut. The […]

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Design & Bildung. Call for Papers on design aesthetics and semiotics

Authors are invited to submit articles for the fourth edition of Design & Bildung, a series of essay anthologies about design pedagogy. This edition’s declared focus is the “Aesthetics and […]

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Ulrike von Mirbach to head Mini Germany from January 2021

Ulrike von Mirbach will take over the leadership of MINI Germany on 1 January 2021. This makes her the successor of Wolfgang Büchel, who will be taking over the leadership […]

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Sustainability audit. Is the furniture industry shutting its eyes to environmental issues?

Design consultancy Dodds & Shute is dedicated to the issue of sustainability and presents conscientiously manufactured furniture and lighting on its website. They take the optimistic view that “the design […]

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Kar-go. Delivering autonomously with zero emissions

It is difficult, bad for the environment and expensive to deliver online shopping when it is transported from depots to its recipient. Emissions and costs on the final few kilometres […]

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