Persone, Energie, Futuro
Infinityhub: la guida interstellare per una nuova dimensione dell’energia
“How would the global socio-economic scenario be today if the economy took as an example the scientific models of learning, dialogue and co-certification of astrophysics?”. The space-time journey started from one question and it has led to the first ‘interstellar guide for a new dimension of energy’, aiming to create innovative solutions for the future, for holistic sustainability including the environment, the economy and the entire society. A journey that brings together many subjects, from art in its various forms to science, economics, sociology, and engineering, thus confirming an important paradigm: modernity requires solutions originating from multiple fields, from an inter- and multi-disciplinary or even more ‘anti-disciplinary’ approach. Along the ride is the constant presence of Albert Einstein and his wise advice, “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”. Therefore, the book, written by twelve young Ca’ Foscari graduates (six women and six men), brings together twelve topics and focuses on relevant current issues: the environment, economy and sociality. How? By talking about Keynesian multiplier, startups, scaleups and unicorns, fintech and finance, equity crowfunding, social networking as an educational tool for sustainability, sustainability as added value, evolution from Energy Service Company to Energy Social Company, the new professional roles of the Energy and the Sustainability Manager, energy communities and smart grid, Energy Efficiency, enabling technologies and innovative business models, and renewable energy sources. The mission of the book is to share a method, the Y method, that Infinityhub applies in implementing energy efficiency projects that educate on sustainability with an extraordinary result: all participants win and the benefit extends from the environment to the economy to society as a whole. Human intelligence, that precious ability to investigate things, allows us to design a new future, realising that ‘everything is linked’ and ‘we can only go upward by going toward each other’, that ‘energy results by multiplying the mass (us) for enlightenment’. This book paves the way and it is up to us to walk it together, starting with words in order to achieve works.