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Just when you thought you could relax those ideating muscles – we've got a brand new challenge to give your creativity a work-out! The Grameen Social Business Challenge asks How might we use social business to improve health in low-income communities? We're featuring Caldas in Colombia but, as always, are also interested in the global context. Swing by and check out the brief – then come over and wow us with your Inspirations! We've got 4 missions to get you activated – taking in social enterprise, the health landscape in low-income communities, life in South America – and case you've got any surprise moves, there's an opportunity to post those too! Remember that the Inspiration phase is about existing initiatives, examples & insight – you'll get the chance to exercise your Concepting dexterity shortly in the next phase.

Keeping in mind that things don't end when challenge winners are announced – check out our newly opened Realisation phase of the Maternal Health + Mobile Technology Challenge. We'll be updating you on the onwards journey of the challenge concepts out in the real world – and also welcome any impact stories that the challenge has inspired from our switched on community. And speaking of community stories – have you seen this little beauty from OpenIDEATOR Arjan Tupan from over on our User Forums?

It was a total honour to accept our Webby Award in New York this week for the Best Community Site on behalf of every one of you. In Webbys tradition we were asked to make a 5-word acceptance speech so put the call out via Facebook & Twitter to see what suggestions you might have. There were some real gems – and you can check out the video of our acceptance speech to reveal which concise communiqué we went with!

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