Open Source Circular Economy

Around 2012 a series of friendly discussions had started between experts in Europe about today’s biggest challenges.

Such as socioeconomic policies and practices in terms of growing inequality and ecological sustainability.

Specific objectives

Today we are making desirable steps in redistribution of means and resources, optimizing short supply chains and providing access to high tech innovations, or using commons management principles to support local circular economies.


regenerative approach of innovation

Cosmo-localization framework

We began to glimpse the outlines of a regenerative socio-economic system, rooted in the local maker culture & its mutual, peer-to-peer, open source collaborations around the world

When we are able to produce personalized things locally – thanks to advanced technology – and based on the IoT infrastructure that connects communities and shared resources across regions, changes in the economic paradigm – as well as its environmental and social context – become highly probable. Envienta will get you there.

We facilitate both global and local regenerative growth by providing solutions from different areas of science and technology.

Due to our commitment to contribute to regenerative socio-economic conditions – staying within ecological boundaries – our open source research is primarily focusing on solutions for sustainable living, IoT home automation, green-energy , short supply chain manufacturing and food production.

Michel Bauwens

Director Of P2P Foundation

“The general idea is not to impede technological progress though intellectual property, in an era of climate change where we cannot afford the 20-year lag in innovation due to patents and to radically diminish the physical cost of transport through local production. Cosmo-localization is based on the belief that the mutualization of provisioning systems can radically diminish the human footprint on natural resources.”


Envienta cosmo-localization framework

Our shared & unique value proposition

As a result of this process, the wider access to means and resources can be resolved, while creation of local circular economies reduce the ecological footprint.

  • Reduce the costs of development

  • Achieve significant improvement in large scale global and local cooperation

  • Provide the global know-how, while means and resources, energy, raw materials and workforce needed for manufacturing are locally available
  • Encourage the creation of small series, customizable products, while mass production is reduced

  • Increase the product’s lifetime with real-time bug fixes during the development

  • Generate less waste with longer product lifetime, while emission is reduced thanks to recycling
  • Reduce the costs of transport and logistics

  • Change consumer’s habits, as the usage becomes more important than possession

  • Weaken brand loyalty, while the role of marketing and its costs diminished
On the way to resource-based economy

Innovation infrastructure with makerspaces, renewable energy and food supply, open source IoT and exponential tech software / hardware applications, marketplacee products, human contributions, time and experience sharing through education and affiliate services, etc.

Using our protocols it is important to note that there are real products, resources and services behind digital records, serving as a transition step to the resource-based economy.

Empowering local economies

Tokenizing the whole value stream between stakeholders helps to discover and monitor the globally and locally available means and resources in real time.

In addition, an organically scaling global community has even greater potential to achieve environmental, social and economic benefits, hence regenerative development goals by default.


Re-evaluating Life

The many forms of value exchange

We recognize in our daily life that many activities of real value creation does not seem to be considerable on the economic output. These “invisible” contributions to processes can be divided to different forms of value or currency as a tool of exchange.

Material Value

Measured by: What you own
Exchange:
House, car, possessions

How to gain value: Own few things, share what you own

Social Value

Measured by: Who you know
Exchange:
Friends, relationships, influences

How to gain value: Be friendly with everyone, have good relationships

Living Value

Measured by: What you grow
Exchange:
Bacteria, microorganisms, soil, water, plants, animals

How to gain value: Grow many plants, improve your land

Cultural Value

Measured by: Where you go
Exchange:
Traditions, rituals, festivals, holidays

How to gain value: Be grounded, travel

Experiential Value

Measured by: Risks you take
Exchange:
Success, failure, wisdom, embodied experience

How to gain value: Take risks

Intellectual Value

Measured by: What you know
Exchange:
Knowledge, ideas, innovations

How to gain value: Learn, teach

Spiritual Value

Measured by: What you believe
Exchange:
Karma, meditation, yoga

How to gain value: Practice good human values

Financial Value

Measured by: How much you have
Exchange:
Money, credit

How to gain value: Live within your means, share your wealth


Open Source Circular Economy

The Wise City

Innovation hubs are part of our framework, but also provide cheap and well-designed living for individuals, families and communities as an alternative lifestyle of the near future or help in modelling, developing usable solutions for cities.

The concept of the Internet of Things – to increase efficiency and productivity – begins to make sense in a city that is smart in its environment, people, mobility, economy, governance and ultimately living.

Hundreds of new cities are expected to be constructed by 2050 to house about three billion of the world’s populations.

Blueprints for large scale IOT deployments

By displaying a high quality of life based on sustainability, the Envienta innovation hub network can set a strong example that impacts the sustainable development of future cities.

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