Innovation

Sourcing Innovation to Solve Healthcare Challenges

by Ingo Elfering, GSK Business Transformation
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Some weeks ago our team approached me asking if I wanted to participate in the judging panel for the Harvard Innovation Lab (iLab). I immediately said yes because it was an opportunity for me to champion the idea of innovation in healthcare and see what others are doing.

FedEx Inspires Business Innovation Among Hong Kong

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Six secondary school students in Hong Kong have devised winning strategies to capture a share of the entertainment services business in India as part of the local leg of the FedEx Express / Junior Achievement 2012 International Trade Challenge.

They will represent Hong Kong at the regional competition which will be held in Hong Kong on August 27-29. These Hong Kong winners will compete with 24 other teams from Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Cisco to Invest USD 15 million in Venture Capital Fund Redpoint e.Ventures to Foster Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Brazil

The fund will invest primarily in technology and digital economy early stage Brazilian startups
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(3BL Media) Sao Paulo, Brazil - July 24, 2012 - Cisco announced today the investment of USD 15 million in the venture capital fund Redpoint e.ventures Brazil, RPeV, a joint venture between Redpoint and BV Capital/e.ventures, two successful venture capital funds based in Silicon Valley. The locally managed and operated RPeV fund is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The fund has closed USD 130 million on July 19th, with Cisco committing $15 million.

The new venture capital fund will focus on early-stage investments in Brazil, a key market for Cisco.  

Sanofi US Launches Collaborative Activate Innovation Campaign

Novel Ideas Sought on How to Better Engage Patients in Their Health
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(3BL Media) Bridgewater, NJ – July 24, 2012 Sanofi US launched the Collaborate Activate Innovation Challenge, which will award a total of $500,000 to teams of patient advocacy groups and/or medical professional associations who deliver novel approaches to better engage patients in their own health. Based on the concept that advocates working together can make a bigger collective impact than groups working alone, the Challenge requires groups to collaborate to qualify for the contest.

"Get in For More. It's Just Gooder."

From Forest to Factory, Taylor Guitars practices Eco-Responsibility at Every Level.
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Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug established Taylor Guitars in 1974 and have watched it evolve into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium acoustic, acoustic/electric and electric guitars.

A New Education for Business Leaders

Rethinking Education
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Reinventing how we teach young adults to be leaders might be the defining opportunity of our time. But it’s going to take a wholesale rethinking of how we educate.

Cisco Uses the Power of TelePresence to Shape the Next Generation of African Women's Leadership

Inaugural Cisco Africa Women Leadership Network Program and MENA ITU ICT Day Help to Boost Future Outlook for Talented Young Women throughout Africa
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(3BL Media) July 9, 2012 - Cisco is utilizing the power of Cisco TelePresence® technology to deliver impactful networking events designed to help talented young women in Africa boost their future outlook.

GM Powers Computers with Energy from Engine Testing

Efficient powertrain engineering center in Torino, Italy captures its spent energy
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(3BL Media) Torino, Italy – June 29, 2012  As visitors to the General Motors Powertrain Engineering Center in Torino walk the halls, they can often hear the whirring of engines being tested. But what they can’t hear is the excess energy being transferred back to the grid.

Within a year, the center has harvested 300,000 kilowatt hours of energy from test benches – equipment that tests various measures of a running engine.

CRedit360 Named Best Sustainability Software at Responsible Business Awards

Prestigious Independent panel praises CRedit360 for leadership position in sustainability software
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(3BL Media) Cambridge, UK /Chicago, Il, USA - June 28, 2012 - On Monday 25th June, CRedit360 was honoured with the award for Best Sustainability Software at the 3rd Annual Ethical Corporation Awards in London. The award was announced at a dinner for over 180 of the world’s leading sustainability experts.

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