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.
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.
The ING Unsung Heroes® Program Has Given Nearly $4 Million to Honor Innovation and Creativity Among the Nation’s Educators
(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.
A new KPMG study finds that healthcare providers, payers, and pharmaceutical firms view health IT as a crucial factor in the impending changes in healthcare. 92 percent of providers that deployment of health IT across the whole spectrum of healthcare was “very important” to develop a more sustainable business model. 27 percent of providers view their current business model as “unsustainable.”
(3BL Media) Amsterdam - September 12, 2012 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, now offers its entire collection of books and journals on its online platform ScienceDirect, as well as access to its abstracts and citation database Scopus to innovators in 105 countries for free or little cost through the ARDI (Access to Research for Development and Innovation) program.
YOUNTVILLE, Calif., Sept. 6, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Confronted with a water crisis in drought-stricken Ethiopia, renowned winemakers are responding with a miracle of their own making: turning wine to water.
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.
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.
The fund will invest primarily in technology and digital economy early stage Brazilian startups
(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.