Impact Worldwide - corporAID Podcast for Business & Development

Austria's platform for business and development is now available to listen to. Find carefully researched articles and interviews with designers from the field of business and development in the new corporAID podcast.

Episode 3: Reframing Africa – why we need a new look at our neighboring continent

Africa: a diverse continent with a wide range of narratives. Nevertheless, the negatively connoted images of Africa, which seem resistant to current developments and progress, stubbornly persist in our heads. In the latest episode of our podcast, together with journalist Katja Scherer and Moky Makura (Africa No Filter), corporAID author Frederik Schäfer explores what this has to do with media reporting and aid campaigns designed for compassion and what economic effects undifferentiated images of Africa have. and Veye Tatah (Africa Positive).

Episode 2: Development cooperation, design thinking and innovation: what actually is the Lab of Tomorrow?

As part of the Lab of Tomorrows, innovative market-based solutions for specific challenges in developing countries are implemented. What the successful concept of German development work is all about, what opportunities arise for companies and everything about the first Austrian Lab of Tomorrow in the latest episode of our podcast. In conversation: Lisa Zoder (GIZ), Dorian Wessely (CleanTech Cluster) and Edith Mychalewicz (ADA). Listen now!

Episode 1: Frugal innovation - what it is and why Austrian companies should rely on it

Complicated high-tech products often fail to meet the needs of customers in emerging and developing countries. Frugal innovations promise a remedy, ie products with a greatly reduced scope of services that radically focus on user-friendliness and customer benefits. corporAID author Frederik Schäfer speaks with corporAID expert for emerging and developing countries Sophie Langer-Hansel in the pilot episode of the corporAID podcast about frugal innovations. Why Austrian companies should (finally) rely on frugal innovations and why engineers and product designers need to rethink their minds.