Our society is aging. While this comes with societal and economical challenges, it also brings opportunities. To dig deeper into the topic, the European Commission asked a consortium of experts - Technopolis Group (lead), Oxford Economics, and the crowdbased research agency cbased - to carry out a research exploring the new economic challenges and possibilities that arise from the needs of older adults. The Silver Economy team used Discuto to involve the public as well as experts in the discussion.
Nowadays an increasing number of consumers prefers buying products or using services that are labeled eco-friendly. However, consumers often lack appropriate information.
For this reason the “Austrian Ecolabel” was created on the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Environment. Since 1990 it offers reliable orientation for the general public. To ensure the Ecolabels are awarded based on up-to-date standards, the Austrian Consumers’ Association (VKI) regularly revises the criteria. Since 2013 the VKI uses Discuto.io to discuss the new criteria proposals online.
The decisions we make determine the solutions we create and ultimately shape the world we’re living in. Marc Zuckerberg, CEO of the world’s largest social network, raises an important question when he presented Facebook’s global vision this February: ‘Are we building the world we want?’
On behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) a research team is examining how the EU General Data Protection Regulation (entering into force in May 2018) affects Big Data and innovation. The team consisting of cbased (Community-based Innovation Systems), SBA Research and the Vienna University of Economic Science calls citizens, experts and enterpreneurs to participate until 23.10.2017 in a public discussion run on Discuto.io.