As part of their mission to drive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UK’s DFID and Unilever have launched an open call for social enterprises to share their ideas, harnessing the power of open innovation through the TRANSFORM initiative.
Colin Pyle, the co-founder of CRU Kafe, an ethical, organic coffee brand, is also an adventurous, innovative spirit, and a closer observer of the London start-up scene.
From war effort-driven inventions through to John F. Kennedy’s challenge to put man on the moon, governments have pushed innovation forward throughout history. But should governments invest directly in innovation, or do it by inviting companies to invest and giving them better conditions to do so?
The Climate-KIC Climathon, a global 24-hour climate change hackathon promoted by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), is looking for cities to host the event on 27 October.
Drones that deliver vaccines, medicine and blood transfusions in rural Rwanda, and a project that seeks to eradicate poaching by giving farmers education and access to premium markets for their products, are some of the winners of the Schwab Foundation’s 2017 Social Entrepreneurs awards.
With the population aging fast, the public budget, pension schemes and healthcare systems are under growing stress. Politicians look for economic growth to alleviate these problems. Yet, as the active labour force shrinks, so does GDP. Can innovation come to the rescue by boosting productivity?
The Teach-In conference taking place October 26–27 at The Harvard Innovation Lab, in Boston, USA, offers an unpretentious format: simple 90-minute whiteboard sessions run by some of the world’s top corporate innovators. All participants are invited to ask questions and share their thoughts. Know more here.
If you’ve ever wanted to design innovative solutions for problems you care about, Lynn University and Amani Institute’s Master of Business Administration in Social Innovation Management now offers a roadmap to creating or working within social enterprises. You’ll gain business and management skills and participate in a customised apprenticeship in an organisation matching your interests. […]
The twice-annual event takes place in Washington, DC and Silicon Valley, representing a global convening of black swans and wayward thinkers. Where most bring together luminaries to explore the next big idea, the summit aims at bringing together those hungry not just to talk about the next big thing, but to build it.
If you’ve seen Richard Linklater’s animated film ‘Waking Life’, with its minimalistic images, you may be able to visualise the Smart Specs experience, as VA-ST start-up co-founder Stephen L. Hicks explains on MIT’s Technology Review website. These depth-sensing and augmented-reality lenses can assist people with sight impairment to move around more easily.