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Report: Social Entrepreneurs Innovate Solutions To Big Problems

A recently released report from McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute asserts that a new breed of social entrepreneurs is innovating solutions to “entrenched social, economic and environmental problems.”<p>The full report is available for free download here.<p>The report’s author, Georgia Levenson …

Live blog: the Festival of Fundraising Innovation 2013

This live blog has now come to an end - thank you for joining us and don't forget tweet us your thoughts and feedback @GdnVoluntary.<p>How do charities make the most of these trends?<p>Make the internet work for you:<p>• <b>Win the moments that matter</b> - consumers search online first so ensure you are visible to …

Meet the Seattle 10: These innovative startups are looking to change the world

Seattle is ripe with innovation.<p>From aerospace to biotechnology to software to retail, startup companies in this moss-covered part of the globe are …

Save Money with Innovative Housing: Recycle your Materials & Build it Yourself

<b>DIY from the ground up by recycling, then building</b><p>There’s a movement afoot to build houses cheaply and reuse materials in their composition, and very …

Articles about contest spotlights four innovative sustainable building materials 0 on Dwell.com - Dwell

The first annual Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge heralds four innovative, sustainable building materials.<p>An inquisitive exhibit recently extended through January 2009 at the Danish Architecture Center asks “What if architecture could...<p>With a history dating back as far as the Roman …

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The ‘Smarter’ Manufacturing Enterprise

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Tom Comstock, Apriso. Tom Comstock, Apriso<p>It’s been called the fourth industrial revolution. Smart factories will change the …

Innovation is Like the Path of Odysseus

How does improvisation work in a business context?<p>Innovation is almost all about improvisation because what is going to happen is when you start …

Is Crowdsourcing Fueling Business Innovation?

<i>By Erica Clark-Mitchell, Senior Director, Integrated Digital, SAP</i><p>When it comes to innovation, two minds are better than one. So what about thousands of minds; what doors could they open?<p><b>Out-of-the-office thinking</b><p>Thanks to social media, businesses today can connect to millions of people worldwide. …

Weekly Innovation: A Light Bulb That's Also A Flashlight

<i>Each week, we highlight a design or product innovation that you might not have heard about yet. Many of them come through your submissions (here's the form), but this week's idea came to us from our NPR</i> <i>Two-Way</i> <i>blogger, Eyder Peralta, who thought this was pretty cool. We did, too.</i><p>With this …

Check out this connected water sensor that makes its own power

Here’s a nifty project running on Dragon Innovation’s crowd funding platform. Driblet, a Wi-Fi connected water sensor that recharges its battery …

Investment-Style Crowdfunding Inches Closer to Reality | The Network | The Network

On Oct. 23, the SEC released its long-awaited proposed rules for Title III of the JOBS Act—aka the crowdfunding provision—with all six commissioners voting to approve them. The proposal kicks off a 90-day comment period, after which SEC staffers will consolidate the comments and decide whether to …

For drought-plagued farmers: a gel that can suck up 250 times its weight in water

The long history of threats of drought in California make the big agricultural state a solid testing ground for tech that helps farmers reduce water …

EU researchers create prototype for a server-free future internet

Researchers at one of the world’s oldest universities, Cambridge, have come up with a prototype for a possible future internet infrastructure that …

MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

Here's a scary statistic: In 2007, 87 percent of households in the U.S. used air conditioning, compared to just 11 percent of households in Brazil …

Why Is Innovation Management So Important to Compete?

In reality, innovation management is really just a form of looking into the future, being creative and imaginative so that you can carve out a new niche before your competitors.<p>Business must look ahead, not behind. It's not just the big companies that need to do this. Every business must innovate …

New social care network in Liverpool stimulates innovation

"People sometimes avoid subjects like death, love and war when it comes to the learning disabled – they are often treated like children, rather than adults," says Bec Fearon, head of participation at the Bluecoat arts centre in Liverpool. "In our sessions though nothing is off limits: we explore …

Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on Innovation and the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

This story appears in the November 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>The approach one takes to anything in business can inevitably be broken into two schools of thought: the innovative and the old-fart-esque. Seriously, it's that simple--and it has nothing to do with age. I've seen plenty of …

10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

This story appears in the November 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies<p>Related Articles:<p>How The Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies Raised Major Money<br>• 4 Famous Crowdfunding Fails<br>• Successful Crowdfunding Is About More Than Money<br>• 9 Successful Crowdfunded Startups<br>• Crowdfunding …

Innovative Roaming Town Square Engages Local London Community

Although most citizen-savvy cities these days recognize that community public space is as much a civic right as it is a priority, some small …

Could Kickstarter Work as a Tool for Neighborhood Economic Development?

How Open-Source Software Could Help Save Endangered Animals From Poachers

No one is going to tell you we’ve been winning the battle against the illegal wildlife trade. In most cases, we’re outmanned, outgunned, and probably …

Collaborative Comes Before Open

by Kevin McFarthing<p>Each Thursday at 12pm EST (US) there is a Twitter chat using the hashtag #innochat. Recently the admirable duo of Sarah Caldicott …

Stanford to collaborate with edX to develop a free, open source online learning platform

EdX will be available as an open source learning platform on June 1. In support of that move, Stanford will integrate features of its existing …

How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation

Taking a different perspective can lead to stunning breakthroughs in any industry, writes Tina Seelig in InGenius.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an adapted excerpt of InGenius (Harper One) by Tina Seelig.</i><p>What is the sum of 5 plus 5?”<p>“What two numbers add up to 10?”<p>The first question has only one …