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Friday, May 22 • 10:00am - 10:15am
POC21: Hacking the climate summit with open source sustainable products

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Next december, 20.000 diplomats will converge toward Paris for COP21, the 21st U.N. climate summit, in what is announced as yet another very last chance to save us all. But over the last 20 summits of this kind, the worldwide co2 emissions have doubled. 

Ahead of this, 100+ makers, designers, engineers, and more, will join forces this summer for a unique 5-week innovation camp of co-living and co-making, in an old french castle. Together, they will create 12 open and sustainable products “sexy like Apple but open like Linux”, in the areas of energy, housing, food, mobility and the circular economy. And then showcased to the world ahead and during the climate summit, in a unique blend of “IKEA Catalog” and Whole Earth Catalog.

This is POC21: a "proof of concept" that open source, the maker movement and distributed fabrication, can help us spread the means and tools for sustainable living. This project is the latest and biggest endeavour from OuiShare, in co-production with our friends OpenState, organizers of the infamous "Palomar5" innovation camp in 2009 in Berlin.

During this keynote, the firs 7 projects participating to the POC21 innovation camp will be revealed, as well our plans for the immediate and long-term future.

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Simon Kiepe

Radical thinker and designer, co-founder of 10hoch16 sustainable design studio and OpenState. Simon is POC21’s creative director, building bridges between disciplines into a coherent concept.
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Justyna Swat

co-founder, POC21 / WIKIHOUSE
Strategic designer and architect. Working on projects developing socially and ecologically responsible solutions using digital tools. Designing systems for agency. Co-founder of POC21 , design assistant at the ENSCI les Ateliers School of Industrial Design, WikiHouse Foundation... Read More →
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Benjamin Tincq

Co-Founder, Good Tech Lab / OuiShare
Co-Founder of Good Tech Lab, OuiShare and POC2Benjamin is an impact entrepreneur, and expert on collaborative innovation and decentralized business models. He is the founder of Good Tech Lab, a research venture exploring the frontiers of technology, entrepreneurship and finance to tackle... Read More →

Friday May 22, 2015 10:00am - 10:15am CEST

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