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Announcing: $10,500 in Funding Allocated to Support 14 Campaigns at First-Ever Invent for Humanity Event

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The Center for Applied Innovation Announces $10,500 in Funding Allocated Toward 14 Campaigns During the Invent for Humanity™ Technology Transfer Exchange Fair March 2, 2012 (Chicago, IL) – The Center for Applied Innovation, a Chicago based 501(C)3 non-profit organization, announced … Continue reading

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Solar Sister Girl Empowerment Program

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The second campaign was developed by Solar Sister to empower girls by providing them with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through deliberate strategies to connect learning to real-life experiences. Incorporating technology, including solar powered products from d.light, Barefoot Energy and Nokero, Solar Sister teaches business skills and provides expanded access to clean energy technologies that enhance educational performance. Continue reading

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Manufacturing Mobility in Romania

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Invent for Humanity is working with Ecotrust and Global Research Innovation and Technology (GRIT) to develop a campaign for manufacturing the Leveraged Freedom Chair in Transylvania. The Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC) is a lever-driven mobility aid designed for use in … Continue reading

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Q Drum Manufacturing Campaign

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The Q Drum is a durable donut-shaped plastic container designed to roll easily, and can transport fifty liters of clean and potable water. The effort required to move the Q Drum allows children to be active helpers in a very … Continue reading

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Bring Clean, Bright Light to Atauro

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Most of the population living in Atauro rely on the fishing industry for income. Fishing activity takes place at night and flashlights are used to help them fish in the dark. Batteries for the flashlights need to be changed every … Continue reading

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Check-Out a Light

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Imagine in 2012 trying to read or study at night over a single kerosene lantern. Amazingly, in Peru, approximately one out of every four people do not have access to electricity, and the rising cost of kerosene makes access to … Continue reading

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Drinks Are On Me

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Around 6 million households in Indonesia are headed by women. However, according to Indonesian law, the household head must be a man, thus a woman who finds herself as the head of her family faces a whole range of discriminatory … Continue reading

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Give Safe Drinking Water to Rural Nigerians

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The majority of people in Nigeria, especially in rural communities, lack accessibility to safe and clean drinking water. The issues of sanitation and water supply are significantly linked to child mortality, maternal health, primary education, gender equity, poverty reduction, hunger … Continue reading

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Make Some Noise for Children in Vietnam

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It is essential for children to hear sound to develop spoken language. This project will fit children with hearing loss with hearing instruments to provide this access to sound. The low-cost hearing aid technology from Solar Ear, combined with early … Continue reading

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Smarter Cooking for Indian Women

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Traditional cooking methods in villages require a lot of wood. This results in rapid deforestation and the excessive smoke produced causes various respiratory diseases in the women using them. Energy efficient biomass stoves will solve the problem of smoke and … Continue reading

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