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.
The BMW Group and the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC) have announced the Intercultural Innovation Award’s fourth edition. The initiative recognises 10 innovative grassroots projects that promote cooperation and intercultural dialogue around the world. Eligible non-profit organisations can apply until 30 September.
Through small loans and low interest rates to poor people – a revolutionary social innovation model –, Yunus helps turning talent and ideas into businesses. Yunus and the Grameen Bank (he founded in 1983) were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize ‘for their efforts through microcredit to create economic and social development from below’, in […]