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BlueMakers Podcast Series | MYRA Base

BlueMakers Podcast Series | MYRA Base

By Orsolya Bojte
Have you ever thought about how Nature does such incredible work? In natural ecosystems, there is no waste, and everything is connected. Why didn’t businesses apply similar methods like nature in their processes? Imagine, if it would be a reality, then sustainability wouldn’t be a question anymore. In this podcast, I conducted interviews with entrepreneurs who shaped their businesses based on sustainability or the Blue Economy book written by Gunter Pauli and with researchers, professionals about sustainability. I hope that this podcast inspires you.
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E5 | Interview with Christiana Gardikioti from Greece | Blue Economy Entrepreneur | Found of MERAKI People | 03.02.2021

BlueMakers Podcast Series | MYRA Base

E5 | Interview with Christiana Gardikioti from Greece | Blue Economy Entrepreneur | Found of MERAKI People | 03.02.2021

BlueMakers Podcast Series | MYRA Base

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E12 | Interview with Yoram Krozer from the Netherlands | Researcher & Director of Sustainable Innovations Academy | 15.06.2021
Yoram Krozer is a researcher and a very enthusiastic person about sustainable innovations. He worked in non-governmental organizations and industries. After twenty years in the private sector, he joined the University of Twente as director of the Cartesius Institute, Institute for Sustainable Innovations of the Netherlands Technical University, thereafter as a professor at the CSTM of the University of Twente.  After retirement, he continues to support ethical business start-ups in the Sustainable Innovations Academy and is a visiting professor at the TU of Graz.  His work on the economics of sustainability includes the development of products, software, master and vocational courses, about a hundred papers, and several books. In this episode, Yoram talks about his perspective of sustainability and innovations. He also shares some information about his research with practical examples.  If you'd like to reach Yoram, here is his Linkedin profile. Feel free to write him an email at krozer@xs4all.nl. === === === I hope you enjoy this episode. Thank you for being here! Let me know your point of view or questions! :) Please write me at orsolyabojte@myrabase.com! BlueMakers Podcast by myrabase.com with Orsolya Bojte | Interviews with entrepreneurs, researchers, experts who shape their activities by Nature.
48:09
June 15, 2021
E11 | Interview with Henry Ukoha Ogbonnaya from Nigeria - Africa | Founder of CliMatr | Venture builder at Inqumax Incubator
Henry Ukoha Ogbonnaya is a systems practitioner and professional in the circular economy. An avid researcher and cleantech enthusiast passionate about developing sustainable business models, optimizing business processes and operations, and designing products and services from an innovative perspective. His intense passion for the environment drives him. He approaches his work from a systems perspective, paying special attention to the circular economy and cradle-to-cradle design principles, thereby strategically positioning an organization in the green economy. He collaborates with both the public and private sectors to create a more sustainable product/service offering. He is a Nigerian from Africa. He is the founder of CliMatr. They help African organizations, startups, founders, and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) accelerate organizational development sustainably through a system-based sustainable approach. Their team is committed to bringing circular and systemic design thinking into every facet of running an enterprise to affect the world sustainably, which is why our processes and services are structured to promote the SDG objectives. Henry is also a Venture builder at Inqumax Incubator. Their focus is on supporting founders and their startups, to build attractive businesses and enable them to raise their early funding rounds (pre-seed and seed) while laying the foundations for economic, social, and environmental sustainability. If you'd like to reach Henry, here is his Linkedin profile. He is open-minded to connect with you. So, feel free to write him an email at henryukoha@climatr.com. === === === I hope you enjoy this episode. Thank you for being here! Let me know your point of view or questions! :) Please write me at orsolyabojte@myrabase.com! BlueMakers Podcast by myrabase.com with Orsolya Bojte | Interviews with entrepreneurs, researchers, experts who shape their activities by Nature.
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May 29, 2021
E10 | Interview with Michael Boyle from Austria and USA | Regenerative Design expert | Founder of Procurro Solutions LLC
Michael Boyle is a regenerative designer, enthusiastic about inclusivity and supply chain management. He organizes great workshops - Design Sprints, where people can learn how to analyze a problem and understand different stakeholders' perspectives with empathy mapping. He is an American from the USA who lives in Austria (Europe). His passion is directly tied to the 4 components that make up Procurro Solutions LLC, founded by him. Circular Experience: Helping companies to understand and master the sustainable customer experience. Link here; Frugal Innovation: Optimizing scarcity, designing something 'good enough' while focusing on simplicity. The innovative way to reach circularity. Link here; Agile Foundation Institute: They concentrate on making agile meaningful for the entire organization, not just IT. Link here; Tribes Like Mine: Empowerment | Inclusion | Social Transformation. Link here; Apart from these initiatives, he has several years of experience within the realm of eLearning. His first project was putting together a MOOC for iversity.org in 2014, where he was able to get 12,000 students to sign up. Link here. If you'd like to reach Mike, here is his Linkedin profile. Also, he is open-minded to connect with you. So, feel free to write him an email at mike@circular.wien or travelvue@gmail.com. === === === I hope you enjoy this episode. Thank you for being here! Let me know your point of view or questions! :) Please write me at orsolyabojte@myrabase.com! BlueMakers Podcast by myrabase.com | Interviews with entrepreneurs, researchers, experts who shape their activities by Nature.
48:01
May 23, 2021
E9 | Interview with Curt Hallberg from Sweden | Inventor of the Vortex technology | Design Engineer at Watreco and ESSIQ AB | 09.03.2021
Curt Hallberg is a design engineer, an inventor, and a researcher from Trelleborg, Skane County, Sweden. He's the inventor of Vortex Technology, which is a water purification system - without any chemicals. This method not just purifies water but precipitates minerals like lime in an environmentally friendly and efficient way. This results in cleaner water and conduits and a substantial amount of energy savings in industrial processes at a low cost. In this episode, he talks about how we can replace chemicals with physics and purify water with simple steps at the industrial and household level. Curt shares his impressions of the Blue Economy, how he met with this concept and how he applies it in practice. If you'd like to reach Curt, here is his Linkedin profile. The platforms that he mentioned in the podcast are Watreco and Vortex. I also attached a PDF from the Blue Economy website by Gunter Pauli about Curt and his innovative invention, Vortex Technology. Curt said that he is open-minded for collaboration, so feel free to contact him. :) I hope you enjoy this episode. Thank you for being here! Let me know your point of view or questions! :) BlueMakers Podcast by myrabase.com | Interviews with entrepreneurs, researchers, experts who shape their activities by Nature.
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March 09, 2021
E8 | Interview with George Strickland from Toronto, Canada | Sustainable Building Expert | Circular Economy Club | 04.03.2021
George Strickland is an executive director member at the Circular Economy Club from London, in North America. As a Membership Executive at CEC, he brings together the community of circular economy professionals in Canada and the USA. George is also working in the green & sustainable building field. He is experienced in leadership, business development, global networking, educational course development & delivery, speaker at conferences, trade shows. In this episode, he shares his point of view of sustainable approaches and system thinking. I liked his expression of the elegance of a tree regarding how we treat nature. He also talks about biomimicry, replicating nature in businesses, waste, sustainable buildings, and materials. If you'd like to reach George, here is his Linkedin profile. The platforms that he mentioned in the podcast are AskNature and CEC.  I hope you enjoy this episode. Thank you for being here! Let me know your point of view or questions! :) BlueMakers Podcast by myrabase.com | Interviews with entrepreneurs, researchers, experts who shape their activities by Nature.
54:38
March 04, 2021
E7 | Interview with Desiree Driesenaar from the Netherlands | Cross-pollinator with a regenerative vision | European Commission | 26.02.2021
Desiree Driesenaar is a cross-pollinator with a regenerative vision. She is a professional at e.g. EU Commission. Desiree is working with professionals in all sectors to transform governments and businesses with healthy triggers. She aims to make connections between the different stakeholders regarding sustainability. Her primary focus is new business triggers, new governance structures, technology based on the Superformula, combinatorial innovation, ecosystem restoration, it's all part of the same shift. In this episode, she speaks about how she met with the Blue Economy, how she sees the sustainable transition through the three pillars of sustainability. She shares her point of view regarding biomimicry, Nature-Based Solutions, regenerative vision, and her perspective about the role of all of us in this story. If you'd like to reach Desiree, you can get in touch with her on Linkedin. Also, I recommend you to check out her blog on Medium. Besides, here is her website and Patreon page.  I hope you enjoy this episode. Thank you for being here! Let me know your point of view or questions! :) BlueMakers Podcast by myrabase.com - Interviews with entrepreneurs, researchers, experts who shape their activities by Nature.
01:18:00
February 26, 2021
E6 | Interview with Dénes Csala from the UK | Sustainable Energy and Data Visualization Expert | Lancaster University | 05.02.2021
Dénes Csala is a sustainable energy researcher and professor at the Department of Engineering (Lancaster University - UK) and a data visualization researcher and professor at the Department of Economics (Babes-Bolyai University - Cluj-Napoca, RO). At the same time, he is a jury member at the Zayed Sustainability Prize board, together with Gunter Pauli (father of the Blue Economy). He also has different initiatives, like the Diáksztori with the Érted Organization, where they collect high-school stories from students for raising-awareness.  In this episode, he talks about his background and all of the things whiches I mentioned before. Also, you can hear his point of view about consumption, the role of individuals in the sustainability transition, and how we can apply the data-visualization for implementing sustainable initiatives. If you'd like to reach him, here, you can find all of the data regarding his activities: www.csaladen.es. He also can help you if you have questions about data visualization, sustainable energy, or even education. Here are the useful links, recommended by Dénes: powerbi.com, tableau.com, d3js.org, vega.github.io, idl.cs.washington.edu. I hope you enjoy this episode. Thank you for being here! Let me know your point of view or questions! :) BlueMakers Podcast by myrabase.com - Interviews with entrepreneurs, researchers, experts who shape their activities by Nature.
58:09
February 05, 2021
E5 | Interview with Christiana Gardikioti from Greece | Blue Economy Entrepreneur | Found of MERAKI People | 03.02.2021
Christiana Gardikioti is a blue entrepreneur. She shapes her activity based on the Blue Economy by Gunter Pauli. She has been creating Nature Inspired entrepreneurial Ecosystem “the Meraki people” to pilot systemic design in her village(s) in Southern Greece. She is educating and promoting sustainability among the local youth and women by establishing circular economy business projects. She is dedicated to making Mount Parnonas the world’s first Natural Factory while preserving and enhancing its bio and cultural diversity acting Glocally. She is also a fellow member at BioSummit by MIT. In this podcast, she talks about her impressions of sustainability, nature-oriented businesses, food as medicine, and the community's role. If you want to reach her, you can contact her at crisgar@otenet.gr. Her website: themerakipeople.com. Here, you can join the BioSummit Community, about she spoke in this episode. More info here... I hope you enjoyed this episode. Thank you for being here! Let me know your point of view or questions! BlueMakers Podcast by myrabase.com - Interviews with entrepreneurs, researchers, experts who shape their activities by Nature. 
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February 03, 2021
E4 | Interview with Raffaele Mancini from Italy | Blue Economy Expert at Plan Blue UNEP/MAP | 01.02.2021
Raffaele Mancini is a Blue Economy Expert. He has twenty years of professional experience in regional cooperation at the EU and international level. He also has a high level of expertise in marine and maritime affairs (coastal and marine tourism, fisheries and aquaculture, cruise and recreational boating, marine energy) and water resources (water laws and policies, integrated water resources management, climate change adaptation from water-energy-food perspective, sustainable hydropower, stakeholders' capacity building, and networking). In this podcast, he talks about his perspective regarding the blue economy, maritime tourism, aquaculture, and the role of startups, corporations, and Z gen in today's transition. You can reach him on Linkedin for those interested in his activities or who want to work with him. Also, there will be links soon to the platforms, which he recommended in the interview: EU strategies about Blue Economy, Events, Barcelona Startup Centre. I hope you enjoyed this episode. Let me know your point of view or questions! BlueMakers Podcast by myrabase.com - Where waste is not wasted anymore...
36:57
February 01, 2021
E3 | Interview with Jason Scorse from the USA | Professor at Middlebury Institute | 29.01.2021
Jason Scorse is a professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He is also the director of the Center for the Blue Economy, which provides “leadership in research, education, and analysis to promote a sustainable ocean and coastal economy" in California, USA. In this podcast, he talks about his perspective regarding the relation between economy and environmentalism, sustainability, and veganism. For those, who are interested in working with him, or application to his University's Program: Email: profscorse@gmail.com | Linkedin, Fulbright Foreign Student Program and Application Guidelines. I hope you enjoyed this episode. Let me know your point of view or questions! BlueMakers Podcast by myrabase.com - Where waste is not wasted anymore...
22:48
January 29, 2021
E2 | Interview with Ivanka Milenkovic from Serbia | Blue Entrepreneur - Mushroom Producer | 28.01.2021
Ivanka Milenkovic is an entrepreneur. She produces mushrooms at EkoFungi. She also a member of ZERI (Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives). In this podcast, she talks about her business experiences and her Blue Economy and Sustainability perspective. This episode is the only one which I recorded in the last year. The next episodes are freshly recorded. Contact data, if you'd like to reach Ivanka: www.systemekofungi.com | ekofungi@gmail.com. I hope you enjoyed this episode. Let me know your point of view or questions! BlueMakers Podcast by myrabase.com - Where waste is not wasted anymore...
43:30
January 28, 2021
E1 | The beginning of my learning journey | 2021.01.27
Dear Friends, I continue my activity regarding interviews with blue entrepreneurs, professionals who work in the sustainability field, researchers, experts... So, I created this Podcast for a reason, to learn together about these topics. I am not an expert but an explorer. So, I hope this podcast can be a great source of inspiration not just for me but for you also. Protecting our Natural areas and restoring the destroyed, polluted areas is a crucial issue to me... And I know we all are just individuals, but some of us have a household, an SME, a corporation, or an organization... It does not really matter, what we own, but it truly matters what we do with the owned position, "power"... This is the reason why I never gave up on the Blue Economy topic, and I hope I'll never will. I am not a fanatic. I learned about different concepts also, and I think the final goals are the same. Just the implementation and the methods are different, as we - humans being are different too. And I think it is awesome. There are a thousand initiatives, but they still need time to reach more people. Perhaps there are some barriers, like lack of information, lack of resources, lack of knowledge, lack of... who knows? :)) If you think that we have something in common - being curious, willing to learn more about these topics, improving skills, wanting to deepen scientific knowledge --> then let me invite you to listen to this small initiative - the BlueMakers Podcast. I hope you'll find it useful. If not, please, let me know, so I can learn from my mistakes. Kindly, Orsoly BlueMakers Podcast by myrabase.com | Where waste is not wasted anymore...
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January 27, 2021