Studio Nima curated the exhibition “Circular Experience & Material Lab” with a focus on circular materials including bio based polymers, leather alternatives from mycelium, algae, castor beans, typha and other agricultural byproducts. The exhibition was part of the Sustainability Hub at ISPO Munich, the largest sports fair in the world
The ambitious goal of the “Digital Integration of Agricultural Supply Chains Alliance” (DIASCA) is a broad agreement, to find and implement common data standards for traceability, forest monitoring and farm income. This joint work will facilitate interoperability and data exchange between traceability systems and enable an easier implementation and monitoring of due diligence legislations and related EU initiatives.
Smart Futures Tunisia
Studio Nima embarked on a foresight journey with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), funded by the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Together with multiple stakeholders that are shaping the future of Tunisia, we jointly developed a future scenario for Tunisia for 2035.
Impact Measurement for Circular Economy
As part of the Circular Together program launched by Impact Hub Berlin, we developed a Masterclass on Impact Measurement for Circular Economy with 4 classes that the seven participating startups through the steps that are necessary to establishing an impact measurement system.
Founded in Munich, Germany, but having its operational and impact focus in Africa, e-mobility start-up MANA Mobility seeks to promote the design and manufacturing of affordable electric cars. We provided advisory support on effective governance mechanisms and structures that are able to protect the social and environmental mission against unwanted shifts over time.
GoB2B Circular Economy Impact Journey
Together with the Innovation Center Denmark, Studio Nima co-organized the GoB2B Circular Economy Impact Journey. The 3,5-days event was designed as an impact journey, during which selected Danish SMEs embark on a trip to Munich and Berlin to dive into the local ecosystem with corporates, investors and successful startups who are driving the transition to a circular economy.
Soziale Innovationen für Nachhaltigkeit
We’re happy to announce our collaboration with Yunus Environment Hub in a three-year research and policy advisory mission for the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, nukleare Sicherheit und Verbraucherschutz (BMUV) regarding effective policies to promote social innovations in the field of climate and environmental protection.
Impact Evaluation Unusual Pioneers Program
As an external impact assessor, Studio Nima was commissioned by Yunus Social Business to evaluate the impact of two of their activities: The first cohort of the Unusual Pioneers Program, and the research output “Social Procurement Manual”.
Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains
We have supported the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and their digitalisation team from The Initiative for Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains (INA) who conducted the Future Lab on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Social Business in Uganda
Studio Nima has been commissioned by Go Smile Uganda to provide advisory support to the establishment and expansion of social businesses working towards sustainable development of the ecological ecosystem in Uganda.
No Going Back X Kunstlabor
As promised earlier on, we have now taken our No Going Back project to the next level. We are super excited that we were chosen as one of 60 artists for the new Kunstlabor 2, a big art project in the abandoned building of the health office in Munich.
UNDP SDG Impact Accelerator
Dr. Aline Laucke and Leonhard Nima had the chance to support as Impact Subject Matter Experts several start-ups participating in the SDG Impact Accelerator programme brought by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP Türkiye.
At Studio Nima we are working on a pilot project to make hydroponic food production an economically viable social business. We aim for circular, hyperlocal & low-environmental impact food production that offers nutritious food at fair prices all year-round.
RESPOND is a BMW Foundation accelerator program operated by UnternehmerTUM that aims to accelerate startups and empower leaders to take their business to the next level. The program supports entrepreneurs who are working towards a peaceful, just, and sustainable future in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
No Going Back Art Series
To spread and share the No Going Back vision manifested by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Muhammed Yunus, Studio Nima teamed up with designer Rafael Bernardo to create an artwork for the Academia Report on Social Business.
Ethiopia Textile Social Business
Together with Yunus Environment Hub we have conducted a feasibility study to explore the Ethiopian textile industry. The study has been financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with the support of GIZ and sequa.
Academia Report Social Business
As a high-profile report with interviews and articles, the report reflects on aspects of the academic landscape that can and should be adapted in order to emphasize the role of doing business in a more social and sustainable way. Published together with Yunus Centre, Yunus + You The YY Foundation.
How Digital Solutions May Enhance Social Finance
For many social entrepreneurs, gaining access to viable financing is a challenging process. Siemens Stiftung and its partners embarked on a mission to understand the mismatch better while bringing attention to game-changing ideas and potential solutions.
Social Enterprises as Job Creators in Africa
The Potential of Social Enterprise to Provide Employment Opportunities in 12 African Countries 2020-2030
The study was published by Siemens Stiftung and funded by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH as part of the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Innovative Financing for SE
Siemens Stiftung organised a Round Table on Innovative Finance Strategies for Social Entrepreneurs that took place in Cairo in July 2019. Studio Nima was the Editing Partner for the report that elaborated on the key findings of the Round Table.
Academia Report 2019
The Academia Report on Social Business 2019 gives an overview about the various universities that are engaged in social business activities all around the world.
Mapping Social Innovation
We have compiled an Exploratory Research Study for Red Bull Germany to explore and map the social innovation space in Germany. The report aims at exploring opportunities for corporate engagement in the field of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.
Academia Report 2014
The Social Business Academia Report 2014 has been published together with Yunus and You – The YY Foundation during the Global Social Business Summit in Mexico City in November 2014, while the initial concept has been presented at the Social Business Day 2014 in Bangladesh.