Exploring the Multiverses

The official Lightwave Blog 

Exploring the Multiverses

The official Lightwave Blog 

Update #146

2. September 2022

🌊 We are back with lots of news from August.

🖥 1. We are getting closer to being able to do a test order with Gut Rheinau through us. We are working on Sprint #1: Connecting the product list between the back-end & front-end. The data import and the data are ready.

📣 The campaign preparation is in full swing:

🕸 2. We have defined our core messages and are in the process of finding photos, graphics & sketches for them.

💡 3. The first draft of the budget and crowdfunding video are here.

🌻 4. we invite you to the next workshop on 17.09 at Gut Rheinau.

💸 5. we had a detailed conversation with Christian Hiss about Regionalwert and Richtig Rechnen.

📚 6. We presented ourselves at the ETH Summer School at Pico.

📦 7. The subscription store of Grassrooted is up and running. It can be debited with card automatically every 2 weeks.

Update #145

25. July 2022

📣 1. We held our 3rd campaign workshop in the Jupiterhaus. We looked at the budget and defined the core messages together.

💻 2. Simon made some adjustments to the database and read in an import file.

💸 3. We received CHF 10,000 from the city of Zurich UGZ for the campaign preparation.

❌ 4. We received a refusal from the Prototype Fund for formal reasons, as we have no developers in Switzerland & our project is a bit too big. They recommend going to the Mercator Foundation for our systematic approach.

🤝 5. We were invited to present our project at the ETH Summer School and had a first get-to-know-you call with Pulpo Marketing Kollektiv.

🚛 6. We organize a round table on the logistics platform in the city of Zurich. Here is the link to make an appointment.

🏕 7. Part of the Lightwave team went on vacation last week & are happy to be back.

Update #144

7. July 2022

📣 1. In the campaign core team we have planned the next workshop: You are invited to come at Jupiterhaus on July 23, 2022 from 10.00-17.00. You can find the agenda here.

🌻 2. We created the first draft of the website for our campaign. In the workshop we add the financing goal and core messages.

💻 3. Simon, Tibor and Seulgi will continue to develop the MVP over the course of the month so that we can read and display real product data.

🌐 4. With FeldzuTisch we discussed the framework conditions for multi-region financing: The foundation holds the code & the operating cooperative covers the maintenance & further development costs for all regions.

🌟 5. Johanna supports us in organizing the events at the Tage der Agrarökologie.

🚛 6. With Sophia (Hängry) we discussed how convenience food is created from food waste of our network. In addition, we organize the round table for logistics in support with the climate forum of the city of Zurich.

Update #143

30. June 2022

🌊 1. We finally met in person in Zurich after 2 years of online meetings.

🎥 2. We took some beautiful shots At MehralsGmües for the Koopernikus video campaign. 

🤝 3. We were happy to accept Simon's help with our technical development and have given an introduction to our data model and MVP. 

🌐 4. With the Freiburg Nutrition Council and FeldzuTisch Basel, we have come to the conclusion that it makes sense to establish a legal form together in order to financially support the infrastructure on a supra-regional level. 

🚛 5. Thomas from Pico gave us an introduction to Pico's ERP system, in order for us to find out how our software can best tie in with it.

🔗 6. In the product management call, we have exchanged ideas on how we can best connect the processes of producers outside Gut Rheinau with Lightwave. 

Update #142

21. June 2022

❤️ 1. After 2 years of online co-creation, Isa visited us in Zurich. We went to Gut Rheinau together to get a nice tour and insight into the Demeter farm with David.

🚛 2. We gave a keynote speech on the topic of regional marketing and logistics at the climate forum of the city of Zurich and co-moderated our working groups with Michel.

📣 3. As the core campaign team, we met Caro at ETH to plan the next workshop. It will take place in our Jupiterhaus on July 23rd. You are welcome to come by if you are interested.

🌻 4. In the corporate identity group we exchanged inspirations and discussed the implementation of the website with the campaign site.

🗣 5. We received a briefing to participate in the Agroecology Days event series.

🧮 6. Our database structure is currently being revised to remove complexity and consolidate micro-services.

Update #141

9. June 2022

📣 1. During the 2nd campaign workshop at MehralsGmües, we were all able to come to the same level of knowledge and already feel a sense of optimism.

👥 2. Toghether, we decided that the target group of our campaign in the first phase will be Zurich residents and end customers.

⭕️ 3. We have created further working groups at Koopernikus: Communications, Corporate Idendity and Finance.

💻 4. With 01 MVP Alpaca, we created a design template in which we focus on processes and flows - we took out complexity to better understand the demands on our IT infrastructure.

🤝 5. We explored synergies with Katharina (Regenerate) and Mathias (Bio Foundation).

🪣 6. We visited Felicia and Mathias from FeldzuTisch Basel and had an inspiring exchange about our experiences and possible cross-regional funding of a common IT infrastructure.

🧑‍🌾 7. We visited Hans Peter Meier from BioMeier and got to know his farm and philosophy of life.

Update #140

1. June 2022

📣 1. We met to prepare the upcoming Koopernikus campaign workshop on June 5th. You are invited to come along and can find more information here. Here findest du weitere Informationen. 

🌻 2. In the Koopernikus Call we created a mind map and organization chart for our business plan. 

🗳3. We have submitted an application to the city of Zurich for the funding of our campaign work. You can find it here. Here findest du ihn. 

🌍 4. We were invited to attend the Snack the System event at the World Economic Forum. There, we were able to network with different umbrella organizations in food as well as with the Federal Office for Agriculture.

🍏 5. We participated in the online workshop of the food councils and learned more about "LebensMittelPunkte".

💻 6. Seulgi & Tibor developed the UI for the home page, company page and shopping cart.

🔍 7. The focus of our product development and design is slowly shifting towards the logistics.

🚛 8. We were asked by the City of Zurich to speak and co-moderate at the Climate Forum: ''Was isst Zürich" - a look at the future on the subject of regional logistics.


Update #139

25. May 2022

📣 1. In the campaign core team, we started setting up a rough schedule for the campaign and began planning the upcoming workshop. We also looked into defining regional value as a core message.

🎥 2. We went to Gut Rheinau and shot footage of their staff, animals and landscapes.

👩‍🌾 3. We visited Frank at MehalsGmües and got an insight into their work and philosophy.

💡 4. In the video working circle, we created a storyboard to present the topic of regional value with participation, ownership and sustainable consumption.

🚛 5. We visited Pico to discuss ownership, funding and further technical cooperation.

🏘 6. At the LifeLab event for Alternative Housing, we networked with housing cooperatives to potentially collaborate.

💻 7. Isa described the workflows to capture new user stories and Seulgi and Tibor looked at the wider UI.

🖌 8. We have designed the container module. Organizations can assign packaging to products and charge depots.

Update #138

17. May 2022

🔐 1. Tibor has implemented authentication for login to the Marketplace.

💻 2. Seulgi implemented missing fields to various services and the Marketplace API and Isa reviewed code.

🔃 3. Seulgi, Laura, and Isa defined user stories for registering and creating a user's profile.

🌻 4. In the Koopernikus sense room, we gathered everyone's needs about code ownership and shared possible solutions.

💸 5. Pico has communicated up to 50,000 CHF to enter the project as a loan. We will discuss further steps next Monday.

❤️ 6. We had a team building meeting to address heart needs as well as to classify the new situation.

🎥 7. Raphael hat beim ersten FeldzuTisch Event gefilmt und fotografiert. Weitere Events findest du hier.

🗳 8. Wir haben beim Protoype Fund den Antrag eingereicht. Weitere Infos findest du hier.

Update #137

10. May 2022

📣 1. We had our first meeting as a core campaign team to define our mission and next steps.

🎥 2. We discussed which FeldzuTisch events we would like to accompany with the camera.

📦 3. Raphael looked at the next steps for the subscription order form with Grassrooted.

🖌 4. We added the following elements to the product design: labels on the start page, enlargement of the images & texts in the setup list, crop failure message.

🌻 5. At Koopernikus we are brainstorming whether to create a business model and budget and to meet 1x a week at a WorkSpace.

📸 6. Insight into our product photography.

🇵🇪 7. We have received a request from Jorge if we can help him to market his organic rice from Peru in Switzerland and build up a direct marketing structure in Peru in the long run.

💻 8. Seulgi has integrated missing attributes of the product description into the API.

🧮 9. Tibor has done several code reviews for code quality.

🔍 10. Isa gave the team an introduction to quality management techniques.