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GE Healthcare Acquires U-Systems, Expands GE Presence in Breast Cancer Detection

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GE Healthcare, the healthcare division of General Electric (NYSE: GE), announced today the acquisition of U-Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of ultrasound products specifically designed for breast applications. With operations in Sunnyvale, CA and Phoenix, AZ, U-Systems, Inc. has developed the somo•v® Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS), the first and only ultrasound system on the market approved in the U.S. for breast cancer screening as an adjunct to mammography for asymptomatic women with greater than 50 percent dense breast tissue and no prior breast interventions.

GE, Clean Energy Fuels Partner to Expand Natural Gas Highway

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GE and Clean Energy Fuels announced a collaboration to expand the infrastructure for natural gas transportation in the United States.

The agreement supports Clean Energy's efforts in developing America's Natural Gas Highway, a fueling network that will enable trucks to operate on liquefied natural gas coast to coast and border to border.

The Lemelson Foundation Announces $24 Million to Inspire and Educate the Next Generation of Inventors

Grants to the Lemelson-MIT Program and National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance support educational efforts and other activities that will leverage invention’s ability to stimulate the economy
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PORTLAND, OR, November 29, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Today, The Lemelson Foundation announced it is awarding more than $24 million to two organizations in order to inspire and educate the next generation of inventors with the knowledge and skills necessary to transform their ideas into inventions and those inventions into enterprises that improve lives and stimulate the economy.

How Can Your Company Enhance Its Innovation Strategy?

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“Too many companies see innovation as merely coming up with new products or services. Certainly, that’s part of it. But at its core, innovation is all about thinking differently than you have in the past. It’s about finding new ways to improve internal systems and processes.” -Forbes Magazine
 

Sustainable Innovation Continues to Make Major Headlines

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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CNN Money recently published an article, 4 Keys to Growth through Transformational Innovation, which discusses an aligned perspective on sustainable business development.  Seeking to overcome today’s business challenges, and in some cases derailleurs, the author points to ‘break-through’ innovation as a key business sustainability differentiator.
 

Social Innovation Summit Convenes Business, Investor and Non-Profit Leaders to Explore Creative Approaches to Driving Social Transformation

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., November 28, 2012 /3BL Media/ - At a time when publicly traded, privately held and mission-driven organizations in ever greater numbers are incorporating social responsibility and shared value into their overall strategies, executives of all stripes are keenly aware of the need to identify market opportunities that produce sustainable financial while driving positive social and environmental outcomes through scalable innovations.

The Future Of Design

Where Design is Going & How To Be There
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November 27, 2012 /3BL Media/ - 

An Overview of CSR at Cisco

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Cisco uses its expertise, its technologies, and its partnerships to transform lives, communities, and the planet we live on. By combining these human and technology networks, Cisco multiplies its impact and accomplishes extraordinary things, even under the most difficult circumstances.

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GM Plans 500,000 Vehicles with Electrification by 2017

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General Motors is paving the way to a greener future by engineering vehicles that utilize renewable energy sources and reduce the impact on the environment.

At last week’s GM Electrification Experience in San Francisco, General Motors kicked that commitment into overdrive by announcing plans to put up to 500,000 vehicles on the road with some form of electrification by 2017 with a focus on plug-in technology.

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