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TIS Weekly: Innovation, It Doesn’t Need To Be Complicated!

Innovation, It Doesn't Need To Be Complicated!

Every week we select videos we love. Our favorites that have been added by the TIS community. Help us grow our collection and your own favorites. Educate & Inspire! For now, sit back, relax and enjoy! This week we focus on the fact that innovation doesn’t need to be complicated. Three examples!

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An introduction to WeFarm

02:35
WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS?

“See how a P2P platform is helping small scale farmers with no internet access in Africa and Latin America to improve their business”
An introduction to WeFarm
WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS?
“See how a P2P platform is helping small scale farmers with no internet access in Africa and Latin America to improve their business”
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An introduction to WeFarm

WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “See how a P2P platform is helping small scale farmers with no internet access in Africa and Latin America to improve their business”

Yes, of course the internet helps bringing people together to share knowledge and experiences. But what if there is no internet, but mobile phones are around? Then you use the mobile phone as well! WeFarm is an excellent example of that. WeFarm is a network of farmers that can ask questions and share farming tips and advice by sending a local SMS message. WeFarm uses the internet, and a unique peer translation system, to share the knowledge by SMS with other WeFarm members around the world. We love WeFarm!

3 words to address the world

02:37
WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS?

“What3words found a new way to address the world. It works offline and opens opportunities in places that are poorly mapped. ”
3 words to address the world
WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS?
“What3words found a new way to address the world. It works offline and opens opportunities in places that are poorly mapped. ”
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3 words to address the world

WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “What3words found a new way to address the world. It works offline and opens opportunities in places that are poorly mapped. ”

75% of the world has poor or no adressing, that can be a problem for social and economic development of countries. what3words comes up with a simple solution: they have a system with which you can identify every 3mx3m square on the planet by using only three words. Accurate & easy to remember! What a good idea!

Be My Eyes - helping blind see

01:43
WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS?

“Helping the blind 'see' through mobile technology”
Be My Eyes - helping blind see
WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS?
“Helping the blind 'see' through mobile technology”
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Be My Eyes - helping blind see

WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “Helping the blind 'see' through mobile technology”

Good ideas often are simple ideas. Be My Eyes (Lend Your Eyes To The Blind) for example helps the blind ‘see’ with a mobile phone. A blind person requests assistance in the Be My Eyes app. The challenge that he/she needs help with can be anything from knowing the expiry date on the milk to navigating new surroundings. The volunteer helper receives a notification for help and a live video connection is established. From the live video the volunteer can help the blind person by answering the question they need answered. It’s that simple!