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The German company Henkel produces tubular steel furniture. Their business model is to provide high quality products that may be considered pricey but that are long-lasting, rejecting the idea that profits are only gained by high sales volumes.
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This model calls into question the usual path of growth for businesses. While many companies talk about sustainability, this company takes it a step further by manufacturing products that have a guaranteed long life span. Are quality, long-lasting products something that resonates enough with tomorrow’s consumer?
Who thought, that the first entirely digitalized city would be Australia’s small town Parramatta? Now companies are called to join in building the ‘Parra Connect’ project. The goal: building a fully digitally connected work, learning and living space with free WLAN everywhere, centralized intelligent electricity supply, e-government and e-learning services and many more digital gadgets that can make urban life easier and more effective.
3D Reseaux is a computer game for building site professionals. It has been designed to increase their awareness of the dangers associated with buried pipes on building sites. The player can take on the role of a site supervisor or a bulldozer driver.