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Research4Life Publisher Partners Commit to Free and Low Cost Access Through 2020

18,000 resources available to the developing world via the HINARI, AGORA, OARE, and ARDI programs
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London, United Kingdom., November 14th, 2012 /3BL Media/ – The Research4Life partners announced today that they have agreed to extend their partnership through 2020. Research4Life (www.research4life.org) currently provides over 6,000 institutions in more than 100 developing countries with free or low cost access to peer-reviewed online content from the world’s leading scientific, technical and medical publishers.

Business Sustainability: It’s Never Too Late

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“Mature corporations are designed to execute on the science of delivery — not engage in the art of discovery. They're bad at innovation by design: All the pressures and processes that drive them toward a profitable, efficient operation tend to get in the way of developing the innovations that can actually transform the business.”

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Debuts Online Business Training Program for Women

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Twenty women from the Copiapó Province in Chile inaugurated the test phase of a new online business academy for women in Chile and Peru. The academy was created through a partnership between Freeport-McMoRan and the Thunderbird School of Global Business Management.

The program is called DreamBuilder: The Women’s Business Creator. It is currently being piloted in communities surrounding the Company’s mining operations in South America; Cerro Verde in Peru, and Candelaria/ Ojos del Salado and El Abra in Chile.

Student Entrepreneurs from India Win Intel Award for Green Innovation

Intel Foundation Awards $100,000 for Entrepreneurial Research
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Team Greenway Grameen Infra of India won the 2012 Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, receiving $50,000 from the Intel Foundation.
  • Greenway Grameen Infra invented an efficient, biomass-based stove that increases fuel efficiency.
  • Other top-placing teams were Nanoly Bioscience of the United States, which developed a protective shield that eliminates the need for vaccine refrigeration; Sustainable Agriculture Solutions of Colombia, which created sustainable farming solutions such as enhanced efficiency fertilizer; and Avetics of Singapore, which invented an autonomous mini-plane that takes high-resolution photographs for aerial maps.
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Team Greenway Grameen Infra of India won the 2012 Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, receiving $50,000 from the Intel Foundation.
  • Greenway Grameen Infra invented an efficient, biomass-based stove that increases fuel efficiency.
  • Other top-placing teams were Nanoly Bioscience of the United States, which developed a protective shield that eliminates the need for vaccine refrigeration; Sustainable Agriculture Solutions of Colombia, which created sustainable farming solutions such as enhanced efficiency fertilizer; and Avetics of Singapore, which invented an autonomous mini-plane that takes high-resolution photographs for aerial maps.

Sustainable Innovation: It is About Finding the Right Balance

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Our sustainability consulting spends a considerable amount of time speaking and writing about innovation.  It seems to be the hot topic that can, at times, get to be a little bit overwhelming.  However, like many of our peers, we believe that motivated and enabled creativity is one of the key ingredients to business sustainability. Thus, we explore the many avenues businesses are utilizing to stimulate innovation.

GM Pioneers Use of Lightweight Magnesium Sheet Metal

Double-digit fuel economy gains possible with more substitution for steel and aluminum
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DETROIT, October 25, 2012 /3BL Media/ - General Motors is testing an industry-first thermal-forming process and proprietary corrosion resistance treatment for lightweight magnesium sheet metal that will allow increased use of the high-strength alternative to steel and aluminum.

Wisconsin helps GE power a healthier world

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Investing in the future of Wisconsin makes sense. That’s why this past week has been so exciting for all of us at GE in the Badger State. We’ve just finished the Wisconsin leg of a national “GE Works” series of events, where we again experienced the spirit of a state that’s committed to growth and innovation for the future.

Community Environmental Council Hosts Annual Green Gala Fundraiser; Be Green Joins in the Festivities

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This past weekend, the Community Environmental Council (CEC) threw the ‘greenest party of the year’ at the historic Armory building in downtown Santa Barbara.  The event, which attracts local environmental, business, innovation, and philanthropic leaders, is intended to help the CEC reach its annual fundraising goals so that the organization can continue its tireless mission of promoting environmental education and social change in the Santa Barbara region.

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Building the Relationship Between Home and School for Student Success Takes a ‘Whole Village’: The Second-Place Innovative Idea In The ING Unsung Heroes® Awards Program

The ING Unsung Heroes® Program Has Given Nearly $4 Million to Honor Innovation and Creativity Among the Nation’s Educators
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(3BL Media) Windsor, Conn. - Sept. 14, 2012 - ING U.S., a financial services company and leading provider of retirement plans and programs for educators, announced today that Tosha Rooks, a curriculum facilitator at Clara J. Peck Elementary School in Greensboro, N.C., has received the second-place prize in the national 2012 ING Unsung Heroes® awards program. Through this program, ING U.S. awards grants to educators throughout the U.S. for innovative teaching ideas.

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