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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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October 13th is the International Day for Disaster Reduction

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The UN has declared October 13th as the International Day for Disaster Reduction. The goal of this day is to raise awareness and commitment for sustainable development practices that will increase safety and wellness of citizens and reduce the risk of … Continue reading

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Switching on to solar – goodbye kerosene

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This morning I received WIPO Magazine via email and one of the featured stories immediately struck me as interesting – “Switching on to solar – goodbye kerosene“. WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization) recently held a Conference on Innovation and … Continue reading

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Featured Interview with Katherine Lucey – Founder & CEO of Solar Sister

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Solar Sister has brought hope and empowerment to women all across Sub-Saharan Africa. Their solution to the basic need of electricity has allowed women to invest in their families’ future and also have a stake in their community. Invent for … Continue reading

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Appropriate Technology Does the Environment Good

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Yesterday was World Environment Day – a day for people from all walks of life to come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook for themselves and future generations. Keep in mind that this is not a once-a-year … Continue reading

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