Call for Appropriate TechnologyMay 2, 2011
THE CENTER FOR APPLIED INNOVATION SEEKS APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE INVENT FOR HUMANITY™ TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER EXCHANGE FAIR
May 2, 2011 (Chicago, IL) – The Center for Applied Innovation (CAI) is seeking Appropriate Technology to feature in the Invent for Humanity™ Technology Transfer Exchange Fair, taking place concurrently with the LESI Global Technology Impact Forum (GTIForum.org) on January 24-25, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Invent for Humanity is seeking in-production and prototype Appropriate Technology across nine categories: Shelter, Health, Water, Enterprise, Education, Energy & Environment, Agriculture, Access to IT, and Mobility.
If you represent innovation beneficial to developing economies, please nominate your technology for consideration. Programs are underway to obtain funds in order to underwrite leading campaigns (matched technology and need) deployed during Invent for Humanity.
While a multitude of organizations and individuals have created Appropriate Technology – field-ready, sustainable solutions for developing countries, implementation has been difficult. Currently, there is no transparent marketplace for humanitarian IP licensing and technology transfer.
Invent for Humanity works to facilitate the transfer of life-changing Appropriate Technology by creating an “Ecosystem for Impact“, which includes the following organizations: Kopernik, Powered by Action, Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc. (CLP), LESI, and Global Access to Technology for Development.
The Invent for Humanity Ecosystem surrounds select needs organizations and technology providers to form a transparent marketplace for humanitarian technology transfer and IP licensing through two mechanisms: Product Campaigns and Enterprise Campaigns.
About the Invent for Humanity™ Technology Transfer Exchange Fair
Organized by the Center for Applied Innovation, the Invent for Humanity Technology Transfer Exchange Fair will take place in tandem with the LESI Global Technology Impact Forum 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland, on January 24-25, 2012. Invent for Humanity showcases field-ready sustainable innovations – Appropriate Technologies – and leverages the experience of professionals in IP and licensing in order to effectively match and structure the transfer of such technology to meet the needs of organizations working to benefit developing economies. The two day Invent for Humanity Technology Transfer Exchange Fair event is open to the media and the public.
About the Center for Applied Innovation (CAI)
The Center for Applied Innovation is an Illinois non-profit corporation created to manage education, public policy outreach and related economic activity around Applied Technology and intellectual property (IP) rights in the State of Illinois and around the world. Applied Technology is defined as proven IP or technology that is in use or was developed for a specific purpose and protected by patents and/or patent applications (as well as other forms of intellectual property such as trademarks and copyrights). CAI will examine the current environment and identify opportunities for IP to be utilized both in the State of Illinois and across the world to stimulate economic growth. The Center will create a critical mass of available resources and focus on redeploying existing IP, but will also encourage continued technology development.Media Contact: Kristi Stathis firstname.lastname@example.org 773.294.4360
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