Archives for 2009

Top 10 achievements for 2009

1. Coca-Cola agree to trial ‘the ideas behind ColaLife’ on the BBC Radio 4 iPM programme on 25/4/09. Here is an extract of the interview (0m 51s): Coca-Cola’s commitment to ColaLife | 25 04 2009 | EXTRACT by colalife The full interview is here on SoundCloud (4m 51s). 2. AidPod design modified through to the […]

Progress Report – 30/12/09

Child at Rene MDC, Tanzania, November 2008 Image credit: Simon Berry May 1988 – May 2008 – the first 7,305 days – no progress! May 1988 Had the idea while working on the British Aid Programme in NE Zambia that Coca-Cola’s distribution muscle could be used to distribute oral rehydration salts in developing countries I […]

Convening Power

I have a great debt of gratitude to those who joined us in the great Open Innovation Exchange (OIE) experiment which I ended up getting a lot of credit for but was really the brain child of David Wilcox et al. The Open Innovation Exchange developed a competitive bid for a UK Government contract in […]

Thank you Trovus

This is the Christmas eCard that went out all Trovus users this week. Thank you again to the Trovus team for their support for ColaLife. The links are: Facebook ColaLife Website Twitter The people behind Trovus are long established supporters of ColaLife and their Trovus Revelations service keeps us informed of who is visiting this […]

Season’s Greetings to all ColaLife Supporters

Thanks to Sam Berry (base image) and Luke Berry (robins and snowflakes), we have a ColaLife Christmas Card. This looks really good when printed on Moo Cards which is what I’ve done for family and friends (sad but true). Feel free to use the image yourself if you are looking for a different image for […]

Executive Summary of the ColaLife Development Plan

We have been prompted to produce a Development Plan by ColaLife progressing to the second stage of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge – we are one of 35 from 215 entries. This plan builds on a Business Plan that has been under development for some time! Here is the Executive summary. Copies of the full development plan have been […]

Public Health Guru, Prof Don Nutbeam, on ColaLife

First it was David Berman author of Do Good Design talking about ColaLife in a Peachpit TV interview and then I was sent a link to the above video interview featuring Professor Don Nutbeam. When this was filmed (June 2009), Don was Honourary Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney who also talks about ColaLife […]

The giant AidPod is off to the RSA

Tomorrow (7/12/09) morning at 6:30 I will be trying to get the giant AidPod on to a Virgin Train to London as a ‘bicycle box’! Well it worked last time: Let’s hope the staff at Rugby are as understanding as the staff were at Euston. On arrival at Euston I’m being met by friend and […]

ColaLife is through the first stage of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

We have just heard that ColaLife is through the first stage of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge. The email said: Your project was selected out of one of the strongest pools in quality of entries that we’ve seen to date. Over 200 projects were reviewed from all over the world. This is a significant milestone for […]

The top 4 ColaLife videos – enjoy!

Note that the first minute of the fourth video is in Swahili. If you don’t speak Swahili, hang around because the rest is in English and is very interesting.