New devices made from patterned release paper— for use in biotechnical applications—were included as one of five discoveries showcased at the University of Maine earlier this year, as part of their Maine Innovation, Research and Technology Accelerator (MIRTA) program. The innovative devices were developed in partnership with Sappi’s Westbrook Technology Center. MIRTA is a 16-week program that guides participants through customer discovery, market analysis, intellectual property analysis, and the development of a business model.
by Nick Cherney CFA, Senior Vice President, Janus Henderson
As Americans become more aware of the environmental and health benefits of organics, we are presented with an opportunity to align our investments with our lifestyle choices – by investing in the companies and agricultural operations that are driving organic innovation and bringing natural products to the marketplace.
“Algorithms help determine a lot of important aspects of our lives, such as job eligibility and access to loans and funding. Because of this, it’s important that people of all backgrounds have a role in making data-driven decisions.”
by Leah Thibault, CEI Capital Management and Brett Richardson, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
The idea of “nose-to-tail” dining, shorthand for using as much of an animal as possible, has no field-grown counterpart. What about the grains that make up so much of our agricultural production and diet? Where is our “seed to stalk?”
Securing mobile devices against cyberattacks. Transforming the taxpayer experience. Using bioinformatics to revolutionize healthcare. Booz Allen shares these stories and more in the firm’s 2019 Impact Report, which captures highlights from its work with clients solving the world’s most pressing challenges.
From citizen services to cyber
The report features Booz Allen’s work for government and commercial clients in a digitally transforming world, including:
As summer approaches, so does the season of tornados, floods, and forest fires. People across America need to be ready for anything—but are they?
Booz Allen conducted a survey to find out how prepared Americans are for a natural disaster and how they would use technology in disaster response. Highlights follow, with tips for how government can help improve disaster response and community resilience.
People rely on technology—and need more information
Ghana Social Enterprise Transforms Plastic Waste to Paving Blocks
The ASASE (‘Mother Earth’) Foundation has put the circular economy into practice through its CASH IT! social enterprise, aiming to establish a replicable, sustainable business model, formalizing employment, mobilizing volunteers, and creating a product desperately needed by the community from trash that formerly littered the streets. It’s sustainability in action.
Every year, more than 40,000 artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs gather at SXSW to explore what’s next. For Booz Allen’s team on the ground, one promising theme at SXSW 2019 was the future of government.
Highlights follow from Booz Allen’s top five SXSW takeaways.