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Category: Socio-Ecological Systems and Design

On the way to the 8th European Environmental Program Action Paper – Catalysing a Just Transition to a One Planet Economy

On Monday, 10th of December, Stefan Blachfellner, Managing Director of the BCSSS, was invited to attend the first follow-up event by the Austrian Umweltdachverband (UWD, Environmental Umbrella Organisation) and the Europen Environment Bureau (EEB): Presentation and discussion of the 8th European Environmental Program Action Paper. The 8UAP Action Paper is…

Ethical Challenges in the context of Responsible Innovation and Artificial Intelligence

BCSSS Managing Director Stefan Blachfellner followed a personal invitation of a. Prof. Dr. André Martinuzzi to the event “#Think Tank Responsible Innovation 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence – Ethical Challenges for Enterprises dealing with Artificial Intelligence” which was organized by respACT and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) in…

Innovation in Government – Behavioural Insights and Systems Thinking for Policy Making – an Invitation from the OECD

Stefan Blachfellner, BCSSS Managing Director, followed the personal invitation of The Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) to the ‘Innovation in Government: Steps, leaps and bounds’ Conference, on 19th and 20th November 2018 in Paris, France at the headquarters of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). OPSI convened…

The BCSSS co-hosted the Disruptive Innovation Festival 2018

The BCSSS co-hosted, together with the Circular Economy Club Vienna (CEC), the Disruptive Innovation Festival 2018 (DIF) in Vienna. The DIF is the world’s largest online festival of ideas, organized by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. It is part of a global initiative, where events are taking place at different spots throughout…

Article on the Contribution of the Systems Sciences to the Humanities by BCSSS President Alexander Laszlo is now available online

Alexander Laszlo, BCSSS President, has, together with Ervin Laszlo published an article on “The Contribution of the Systems Sciences to the Humanities”, in 2003. The full article is now availabe online. Summary. The article presents the systems sciences as a field of inquiry and discusses the way in which it…

Leadership and Systemic Innovation

Alexander Laszlo, BCSSS President, presented at the 14ª Congreso Brasileña de Sistemas in Goiania, UFG (Universidade Federal de Goias), Brazil, from 25th to 26th October. His keynote presentation was on “Leadership and Systemic Innovation: Socio-Technical Systems, Ecological Systems, and Evolutionary Systems Design.” Alexander also published an article by the same name in the International Review…

BCSSS at the Keys2Security Event – Risk and Crisis Management as a Key for Security in Business

The Austrian research and know-how-transfer-platform Center for Risk- and Crises-Management (CRC) invited BCSSS Managing Director, Stefan Blachfellner, to the Keys2Security Event on “CRC as a key for Security in Business”, in October 22nd, 2018 in Vienna. Stefan joined the conference and debated, together with other stakeholders, on the influence of…

Shaping the Future of the EU Environmental Policy: Expert Workshop hosted by the Austrian Umweltdachverband

BCSSS Managing Director Stefan Blachfellner attended the event “Expert Workshops – Shaping the Future of EU Environmental Policy: From the 7th to the 8th Environment Action Programme”, hosted by the Austrian Umweltdachverband (UWD, Environmental Umbrella Organisation) and the Europen Environment Bureau (EEB) on October 23rd, 2018 in Hainburg, Austria. Systemic…