Browsing the "innovation" Tag

Cleantech Challenge Mexico Names Its Winners

October 28th, 2012 | by Veronica French

Last month, Cleantech Challenge Mexico honored the competition’s eight finalists during its award ceremony held in Mexico City. The winner of the completion took away MX$250,000 in cash, while the eight finalists were eligible for up to US$30 million in venture capital investments

How Do We Make Progress? (Part II)

January 28th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

This is the second part of a 2-post guest appearance by Alex Magnin, a Brooklyn-based technology entrepreneur whose latest startup is helping to “green Hollywood” (more info at the bottom). This series came about as a response to Peter Thiel’s ‘The End of the Future‘ tract. In part one, Magnin showed patterns in the creation of lasting progress — and encouraged us to fear not, because humans have shown an overwhelmingly impressive ability in their history to innovate and move forward past many daunting challenges. In this post, he looks at what we have to do to ensure history repeats itself….

Infographic: When Innovation is Business As Usual for SME's

December 16th, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

To highlight some of the ways small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) contribute to market innovation, IBM and GOOD teamed up to produce this co-sponsored infographic that looks at recent findings published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, an international think tank. The research study outlined the many ways that SMEs may be small in size, but are often able to raise the bar for innovation

Got an Eco-Idea? Win $5000 With Planet People's- Who Cares About this Planet? Challenge

November 30th, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

Planet People, the manufacturer of innovative and sustainable cleaning products, has launched the Who cares about this Planet? Challenge, a video contest urging both individuals and groups to challenge convention and inspire environmental change. The Challenge follows the company’s 2011 launch of iQ, an innovative line of household cleaning products (excellent products that are effective while being eco-friendly and boy do they look good!) and that questions conventional cleaning with clever packaging that allows consumers to reduce plastic waste by over 80%

The method method: A Cleaner Clean, Design + Innovation and Just Plain Weird

September 23rd, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

How did method, in 10 years, turn the cleaning business industry upside down, redefine cleaners and set new standards for cleaning supplies? Eric and Adam reveal their successes are tied to their obsessions! They talk about the method story in a book they released this week called 'The method method' (an excellent read that is both humorous and gripping). They call these core strategeies "obsessions" because they realize that unless you are obsessed about your business values and practices, they could fade away as your business grows

Quirky Makes Invention Accessible: Coming Today to a TV Near You!

August 30th, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

How easy is it to invent something? Maybe not that hard, but how easy is it to make it count. Really hard. Innovation is the single most important thing that sets us apart as a species, yet our society itself can be the hardest roadblock for innovative solutions to the toughest challenges we face today. A firm called Quirky is trying to change all that! Quirky is a crowd-sourced and an open innovation platform that encourages creative thinking and solutions. Now after launching super successful products and boasting a community of nearly 60,000 innovators, Quirky is going to debut at a television near you. *Drumroll* All of this creative craziness is going to be showcased in The Sundance Channel's new show Quirky that premiers today August 30th at 10 pm.

Bill Gates: In Search of a Smarter and Resourceful Toilet 2.0

July 22nd, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation is embarking on a new sanitation-focussed strategy. The sanitation revolution has done more to save lives and improve health than any public health intervention in the past 200 years. But the flush toilet has only reached one-third of the world’s population. Clearly, we need to encourage new ideas and new approaches to accelerate safe and affordable access to sanitation for everyone. Bill Gates says, "Despite all the recent achievements, 40% of the world's population, or some 2.5 billion people, still lives without proper means of flushing away excrement. But just giving them Western-style toilets isn't possible because of the world's limited water resources."

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