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Biomimicry Design Challenge Expands to Include $10K Living Product Prize
Biomimicry Design Challenge Expands to Include $10K Living Product Prize

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The annual competition from the Biomimicry Insititute is spreading its wings: The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) is expanding to include the Living Product Prize.

Trending: Reducing Waste With Chewing Gum Plastic, Innovative Design
Trending: Reducing Waste With Chewing Gum Plastic, Innovative Design

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Rather than creating more waste, two new plastic solutions are speaking to the eco-conscious: Gumdrop Ltd. is using chewing gum in a novel, closed-loop recycling solution, while a new container was designed for improved reusability and recyclability.

Trending: Biomimetic Design Solutions Collecting Clean Water from the Air
Trending: Biomimetic Design Solutions Collecting Clean Water from the Air

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - According to the United Nations, 1.2 billion people live in areas of physical water scarcity and another 1.6 billion people face economic water shortage or lack the infrastructure to take water from rivers and aquifers, making water scarcity one of the most significant global problems to be faced this century.

Innovation Inspiration: What Bones Taught Airbus About Optimizing Strength
Innovation Inspiration: What Bones Taught Airbus About Optimizing Strength

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Airbus Group is taking innovation inspired by nature to the air by using 3D printing to help build a stronger, lighter-weight galley partition that mimics cells structure and bone growth. The design literally lightens each airplane’s load, allowing it to do things like save a projected 465,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

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‘Vaseline Healing Project’ Inviting Consumers to Help Provide Relief to Disaster Victims, Syrian Refugees
‘Vaseline Healing Project’ Inviting Consumers to Help Provide Relief to Disaster Victims, Syrian Refugees

COLLABORATION - Dermatologists Grace Bandow and Samar Jaber were surprised by the experience they had on their first mission to a Syrian refugee camp. They prepared for parasitic and bacterial infections associated with crowded living – minor diseases that flourish in “close, dirty quarters.” What they did not anticipate was the number of people who simply needed an item commonly found in a household medicine cabinet.“It never occurred to us to prioritize Vaseline petroleum jelly,” they wrote in an article published by The Washington Post upon their return.

Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions Teams with Plug and Play
Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions Teams with Plug and Play

PRESS RELEASE - Participation in the newly created Health and Wellness Technology Accelerator is open to companies that support human wellbeing through interventions that target nutrition, physical activity, stress, sleep, alcohol and smoking cessation. Companies will be selected based on criteria established jointly by JJHWS and Plug and Play. Consistent with Johnson & Johnson’s efforts to support diversity and its focus on increasing women’s representation in science and technology, the accelerator will target at least 30% participation by companies founded by women or minorities.

Ford Testing Autonomous Hybrids in California, Sensors for Mobility Data in Rural Africa
Ford Testing Autonomous Hybrids in California, Sensors for Mobility Data in Rural Africa

CLEANTECH - The Ford Motor Company is ‘going further’ with its Smart Mobility Plan, which focuses on innovation in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. Two recent developments include the use of sensor technology on motorcycles to collect mobility data in Africa, and autonomous vehicle testing on public roads in the US.

Global Brand Innovation Leaders Gather for Sustainable Brands ’15 London
Global Brand Innovation Leaders Gather for Sustainable Brands ’15 London

PRESS RELEASE - Sustainable Brands® pan-European conference SB’15 London begins today at the Beaumont Estate in Windsor. Nearly 400 business executives across diverse industry sectors and from 30+ countries are convening today through November 18th to collaborate and demonstrate how brands are transforming sustainability-led initiatives into profitable business outcomes.

Report: Higher CO2 Levels Directly Affect Human Cognition
Report: Higher CO2 Levels Directly Affect Human Cognition

NEW METRICS - Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that carbon dioxide (CO2) has a direct and negative impact on human cognition and decision-making, according to a new study, as reported by ThinkProgress.These impacts have been observed at carbon dioxide levels that most Americans are routinely exposed to today inside classrooms, offices, homes, planes and cars.

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Q&A: Gliimpse Wants to Translate Your Medical Records Into Actionable Data
Q&A: Gliimpse Wants to Translate Your Medical Records Into Actionable Data

CLEANTECH - Medical records, electronic or otherwise, might as well be Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics to, well, just about anyone other than a medical professional. This makes it next to impossible for us to make sense of our personal health data.But a startup called Gliimpse says it has developed the “Rosetta Stone” for medical records, which helps translate the esoteric information into fluid, actionable data. I recently caught up with Gliimpse co-founder and CEO Anil Sethi, and co-founder and president Karthik Hariharan.

6 Health, Energy, Infrastructure Solutions Shortlisted for World Design Impact Prize
6 Health, Energy, Infrastructure Solutions Shortlisted for World Design Impact Prize

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Earlier this week, the shortlist was announced for the World Design Impact Prize 2015-2016, a global competition hosted by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). Six projects that address health, energy, and infrastructure challenges were selected from the 82 nominations.

Why investors are serious about sustainability
Why investors are serious about sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - Novozymes ranks among the top in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. But why does the ranking matter to investors and what do we learn from it? We asked two investment specialists from RobecoSAM to explain. For more than ten years, Novozymes has been recognized as one of the most sustainable companies in the world by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), which evaluates and ranks leading companies based on their sustainability performance. Once again, on Sep. 10, the DJSI announced that Novozymes scored 90 points out of 100 in the highly competitive Chemical Industry sector of the Ind​ex, placing the company among the top 3 percentile of sustainability leaders in their sector. ​

Could Sugar-Embedded Products Help Us Survive in a World Ravaged by Drought?
Could Sugar-Embedded Products Help Us Survive in a World Ravaged by Drought?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Climate impacts already cost billions in economic damage each year. Global drought losses are expected to surpass $8 billion in 2015 alone. A 2010 study by the National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) predicted that extreme drought will threaten large parts of the U.S., Central and South America, and Southern Europe by the 2030s.

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Sustainability Mythbusters: Are Bio-Based Products Always Preferable to Oil-Based?
Sustainability Mythbusters: Are Bio-Based Products Always Preferable to Oil-Based?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The common viewIn times where concerns over depletion of non-renewable resources and climate change are drastically increasing, it seems easy to accept that bio-based products are without a doubt better than fuel-based products.

CVS' No Smokes Decision Decreased Tobacco Sales in Chains Across the US
CVS' No Smokes Decision Decreased Tobacco Sales in Chains Across the US

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - One year after drugstore chain CVS Health stopped selling cigarettes, the company released new data that shows the decision has influenced tobacco sales across many types of retailers and announced a new school-based tobacco-prevention program.

Trending: 'Freaky Friday' Technologies Grow Metal, Create Batteries from Trees
Trending: 'Freaky Friday' Technologies Grow Metal, Create Batteries from Trees

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - We know from the emerging discipline of biomimicry that natural systems can stimulate sustainable designs for human use. Two recent innovations use trees for inspiration and materials in unconventional products that may revolutionize very different industries: large-scale metal production, and battery technology to suit cars and wearable devices.

Trending: Biobased Microbeads, Flexible Foams Could Offer Renewable Materials for Hundreds of Products
Trending: Biobased Microbeads, Flexible Foams Could Offer Renewable Materials for Hundreds of Products

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - TerraVerdae BioWorks, an industrial biotechnology company developing advanced bioplastics and environmentally sustainable biomaterials, announced Monday that it has successfully achieved key milestones for the commercial production for its line of Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)-based biomaterials. These include 10,000-liter production runs of its line of biodegradable, natural microspheres for use in personal care and cosmetic products.

Fortune Launches Inaugural 'Change the World' List of Companies Doing Well by Doing Good
Fortune Launches Inaugural 'Change the World' List of Companies Doing Well by Doing Good

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Today, Fortune published its inaugural “Change the World” list of the top companies that are innovating business solutions to address complex social and environmental challenges. This list, developed with input from FSG and the Shared Value Initiative, illustrates a shift in business-as-usual among large corporations: For the first time companies are recognized for, and competitively ranked on, innovative strategies that positively impact the world.

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IBM’s 2014 CSR Report Highlights City Resiliency, Public Health Efforts
IBM’s 2014 CSR Report Highlights City Resiliency, Public Health Efforts

CLEANTECH - The IBM Smarter Cities Challenge last year achieved concrete results in cities in Australia, Ireland, Mexico and the United States, according to the company’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report.This included improving infrastructure and its effectiveness, integrating municipally-owned solar energy into the existing power grid, planning for economic development and reversing neighborhood decline while increasing tax revenue.The report details how the company’s technology and talent are transforming governments, institutions, communities and the quality of life for people around the world.

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