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With a couple inspirations pointing out the potential for using UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to gather information from hard-to-access areas to prevent atrocities, just wanted to explore the possibilities of this a little more.

With a couple inspirations pointing out the potential for using UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to gather information from hard-to-access areas to prevent atrocities, just wanted to explore the possibilities of this a little more.

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A San Francisco startup, Koozoo, is creating a network where people can use their smartphones to create livestreaming video feeds. You'll be able to use an old smartphone as a 24 hour stream, or your current smartphone for this purpose as needed.

A San Francisco startup, Koozoo, is creating a network where people can use their smartphones to create livestreaming video feeds. You'll be able to use an old smartphone as a 24 hour stream, or your current smartphone for this purpose as needed.

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When war between Israel and Iran seemed imminent, Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry shared a poster on Facebook of himself and his daughter with a bold message: "Iranians ... we [heart] you."

When war between Israel and Iran seemed imminent, Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry shared a poster on Facebook of himself and his daughter with a bold message: "Iranians ... we [heart] you."

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How can you provide healthcare for 250,000 people over a 100 miles radius, with only 2 doctors? Through 500 community health volunteers, who receive basic training & a health kit, and stay connected to a central clinic through Frontline SMS Medic

How can you provide healthcare for 250,000 people over a 100 miles radius, with only 2 doctors? Through 500 community health volunteers, who receive basic training & a health kit, and stay connected to a central clinic through Frontline SMS Medic

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CEWARN is a collaboration of 7 countries (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Sudan, Eritrea) to empower stakeholders to prevent violent conflicts, focusing on cross-border pastoralist conflicts such as land/water use and livestock theft.

CEWARN is a collaboration of 7 countries (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Sudan, Eritrea) to empower stakeholders to prevent violent conflicts, focusing on cross-border pastoralist conflicts such as land/water use and livestock theft.

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Watch the video to see how this project combined satellite evidence of destroyed villages on the ground, mobile video filmed by assailants, and in-person interviews/documentation to gather multi-source verified evidence of wrongdoing.

Watch the video to see how this project combined satellite evidence of destroyed villages on the ground, mobile video filmed by assailants, and in-person interviews/documentation to gather multi-source verified evidence of wrongdoing.

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Mbaye Diagne was a UN military observer during the 1994 Rwanda genocide. He disobeyed the UN observer rules of engagement at the time, in order to save likely hundreds of potential victims (including the children of the slain Rwandan Prime Minister).

Mbaye Diagne was a UN military observer during the 1994 Rwanda genocide. He disobeyed the UN observer rules of engagement at the time, in order to save likely hundreds of potential victims (including the children of the slain Rwandan Prime Minister).

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During a visit to a Darfur refugee camp, two Human Rights Watch representatives gave children paper and crayons while their parents were being interviewed. View the video (also in the challenge resources) to see what they drew.

During a visit to a Darfur refugee camp, two Human Rights Watch representatives gave children paper and crayons while their parents were being interviewed. View the video (also in the challenge resources) to see what they drew.

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Ever had trouble finding out what to do with an item you own once you could no longer use it (i.e. a mobile phone that's been replaced, clothing that a child's outgrown, or a television that broke down)? Was the item ultimately reused or recycled?

Ever had trouble finding out what to do with an item you own once you could no longer use it (i.e. a mobile phone that's been replaced, clothing that a child's outgrown, or a television that broke down)? Was the item ultimately reused or recycled?

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When you got a new cell phone, what happened to your old one?

Have you ever meant to recycle/donate/safely discard/etc something, but months later it's still lying around (or even thrown out), because you never got around to it?

When you got a new cell phone, what happened to your old one? Have you ever meant to recycle/donate/safely discard/etc something, but months later it's still lying around (or even thrown out), because you never got around to it?

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The Startup Genome Compass allows you to track your progress on key startup goals, compare to peers at the same stage, and figure out what's important to work on next based on indicators on Customer, Product, Team, Business Model, & Financials.

The Startup Genome Compass allows you to track your progress on key startup goals, compare to peers at the same stage, and figure out what's important to work on next based on indicators on Customer, Product, Team, Business Model, & Financials.

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Lean Startup, Agile Development, Discovery Driven Planning, Design Thinking, etc....though these emerged from different areas (biz, tech, design), they share the same core: creating from chaos. There's much possibility for cross-fertilization!

Lean Startup, Agile Development, Discovery Driven Planning, Design Thinking, etc....though these emerged from different areas (biz, tech, design), they share the same core: creating from chaos. There's much possibility for cross-fertilization!

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Entrepreneurship isn't simply having an idea, it's about making it a reality.

Many skills are needed to bring a venture to life.

For web startups, hacking/coding/developing/programming is a fundamental building block.

Entrepreneurship isn't simply having an idea, it's about making it a reality. Many skills are needed to bring a venture to life. For web startups, hacking/coding/developing/programming is a fundamental building block.

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If we're already filing our taxes with the government online, & even entrust the security of our $$$ through electronic (ATMs, credit card scanners, bank records) & online/mobile (banking, bill payment,shopping,investing, etc.) means, why not voting?

If we're already filing our taxes with the government online, & even entrust the security of our $$$ through electronic (ATMs, credit card scanners, bank records) & online/mobile (banking, bill payment,shopping,investing, etc.) means, why not voting?

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"Tommy Edison has been blind since birth and [is] now producing videos online that reveal a glimpse into his life and the funny challenges that he faces daily. "
  -from his website.

Entertaining & insightful. Well worth the ~2 minutes/video.

"Tommy Edison has been blind since birth and [is] now producing videos online that reveal a glimpse into his life and the funny challenges that he faces daily. " -from his website. Entertaining & insightful. Well worth the ~2 minutes/video.

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Detroit's ~100K vacant lots are a reinvention opportunity. Could some be salvaged for community centers; others cleared for urban farming; & old building materials reused for furniture? Could "Reclaimed in Detroit" become a mark of Motor City pride?

Detroit's ~100K vacant lots are a reinvention opportunity. Could some be salvaged for community centers; others cleared for urban farming; & old building materials reused for furniture? Could "Reclaimed in Detroit" become a mark of Motor City pride?

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Was talking to a friend the other day. He's a talented, socially conscious artist whose work's been honored with awards, and used by globally known brands & musicians. Anyways, he's come to a point where he's looking for something different.

Was talking to a friend the other day. He's a talented, socially conscious artist whose work's been honored with awards, and used by globally known brands & musicians. Anyways, he's come to a point where he's looking for something different.

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As many inspirations show, public holidays, festivals, art, & other shared experiences, can all build & showcase vibrancy.

Thought it'd be interesting to do a comparative case study on how a common communal experience, fireworks shows, can vary.

As many inspirations show, public holidays, festivals, art, & other shared experiences, can all build & showcase vibrancy. Thought it'd be interesting to do a comparative case study on how a common communal experience, fireworks shows, can vary.

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Rockford, IL is one of the worst hit US cities: unemployment reaching nearly 16 percent. The NY Times compiled audio interviews/photos of 24 people there: assembly worker, CEO, police sergeant, teacher, military recruiter, small business owner, etc.

Rockford, IL is one of the worst hit US cities: unemployment reaching nearly 16 percent. The NY Times compiled audio interviews/photos of 24 people there: assembly worker, CEO, police sergeant, teacher, military recruiter, small business owner, etc.

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Around the world, from the Arab Spring to Chinese Anti-Corruption Campaigns to African Crisis Mapping to Occupy Wall Street, people are using mobile phones & online social networks/media to become activists & communicate important information.

Around the world, from the Arab Spring to Chinese Anti-Corruption Campaigns to African Crisis Mapping to Occupy Wall Street, people are using mobile phones & online social networks/media to become activists & communicate important information.

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As many people have experienced some level of fear & powerlessness associated with a dentist visit, thought this might be an interesting way to empathize with detainees, and consider what would help improve these situations.

As many people have experienced some level of fear & powerlessness associated with a dentist visit, thought this might be an interesting way to empathize with detainees, and consider what would help improve these situations.

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Have you ever been in an unfamiliar place? One where you weren't used to the customs? Didn't understand the language? My wife & I found ourselves in this situation, and next thing you know, we were running away from the police...

Have you ever been in an unfamiliar place? One where you weren't used to the customs? Didn't understand the language? My wife & I found ourselves in this situation, and next thing you know, we were running away from the police...

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When China cracked down at Tiananmen, they also placed General Secretary Zhao Ziyang, who advocated dialogue, under house arrest until his death 16 years later. Incredibly, his memoir of smuggled out, piecemeal, 6-minute recordings is now available.

When China cracked down at Tiananmen, they also placed General Secretary Zhao Ziyang, who advocated dialogue, under house arrest until his death 16 years later. Incredibly, his memoir of smuggled out, piecemeal, 6-minute recordings is now available.

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Our generation is passionate about contributing to make our world better. And, at least from my experience, there are many who have the drive to start new projects & programs, once they find an idea worth pursuing, worth believing in.

By promoting

Our generation is passionate about contributing to make our world better. And, at least from my experience, there are many who have the drive to start new projects & programs, once they find an idea worth pursuing, worth believing in. By promoting

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OpenIDEO's "Realization Phase" is mainly being utilized to share updates on realization efforts by challenge sponsors/OpenIDEO. This is great, yet there's the potential to be so much more! What if the "Realization Phase" also facilitated implementati

OpenIDEO's "Realization Phase" is mainly being utilized to share updates on realization efforts by challenge sponsors/OpenIDEO. This is great, yet there's the potential to be so much more! What if the "Realization Phase" also facilitated implementati

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When considering, designing for, and evaluating social impact, it's important to take both depth & breadth into account. We aim to 1) significantly improve people's lives, and 2) broadly reach as many people as possible.

When considering, designing for, and evaluating social impact, it's important to take both depth & breadth into account. We aim to 1) significantly improve people's lives, and 2) broadly reach as many people as possible.

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Been very impressed with various system-level contributions on OpenIDEO. They help us get our minds around large amounts of complexity & quantity, ensure we're exploring a range of complementary avenues for impact, and spark new connections & ideas.

Been very impressed with various system-level contributions on OpenIDEO. They help us get our minds around large amounts of complexity & quantity, ensure we're exploring a range of complementary avenues for impact, and spark new connections & ideas.

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When seeking investments for Social Businesses, it’s important to remember that the wealthy are not the only ones who can help. In fact, while a wealthy individual can donate a higher absolute amount, studies have shown that those with average means

When seeking investments for Social Businesses, it’s important to remember that the wealthy are not the only ones who can help. In fact, while a wealthy individual can donate a higher absolute amount, studies have shown that those with average means

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The current level of economic inequality is one of the starkest things that stood out from the inspiration phase & our video chat with Grameen Caldas: Colombia has the most unequal distribution of resources in Latin America (Gini coefficient of .587

The current level of economic inequality is one of the starkest things that stood out from the inspiration phase & our video chat with Grameen Caldas: Colombia has the most unequal distribution of resources in Latin America (Gini coefficient of .587

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Student social businesses: 1) help raise education funds, 2) promote learning by doing, building entrepreneurial skills, & 3) benefit the community, while raising student social awareness. Video below profiles some of these efforts in Africa.

Student social businesses: 1) help raise education funds, 2) promote learning by doing, building entrepreneurial skills, & 3) benefit the community, while raising student social awareness. Video below profiles some of these efforts in Africa.

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Telenovelas are a television drama form that is quite popular in Latin America, including Columbia, & beyond. In fact, "Betty la Fea" (aka "Ugly Betty"), a popular Columbian telenovela, has been adapted for >30 networks around the world.

Telenovelas are a television drama form that is quite popular in Latin America, including Columbia, & beyond. In fact, "Betty la Fea" (aka "Ugly Betty"), a popular Columbian telenovela, has been adapted for >30 networks around the world.

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PSFK's Future of Health Report provides inspiration on 15 global health/wellness trends, with much potentially relevant for improving health in Caldas & other low-income communities including decentralized affordable healthcare, mobile, & off

PSFK's Future of Health Report provides inspiration on 15 global health/wellness trends, with much potentially relevant for improving health in Caldas & other low-income communities including decentralized affordable healthcare, mobile, & off

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A gel is being tested in South Africa that both helps prevent HIV transmission & increases sexual pleasure. Combining long & short-term benefits can increase uptake, as demonstrated by Trojans' Her Pleasure condoms.

A gel is being tested in South Africa that both helps prevent HIV transmission & increases sexual pleasure. Combining long & short-term benefits can increase uptake, as demonstrated by Trojans' Her Pleasure condoms.

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Just came across these while browsing the Holistic Social Business Movement of Caldas section on the  Grameen Creative Lab website. Thought it might be helpful for our inspiring & concepting to highlight what's currently being done and considered

Just came across these while browsing the Holistic Social Business Movement of Caldas section on the Grameen Creative Lab website. Thought it might be helpful for our inspiring & concepting to highlight what's currently being done and considered

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At the start of this month, Stonyfield Farm, the world's leading organic yogurt maker (also makes smoothies, ice cream, & milk), launched a campaign to build momentum for organic food. The focus is on encouraging people to share the reasons behind wh

At the start of this month, Stonyfield Farm, the world's leading organic yogurt maker (also makes smoothies, ice cream, & milk), launched a campaign to build momentum for organic food. The focus is on encouraging people to share the reasons behind wh

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Herbie the Hairy challenges kids to give it a full set of hair, using a fun planter pre-filled with compost, easy-to-grow herb seeds, & simple instructions/info for growing, cutting, & eating hair. Kids discover agriculture, cooking, nutritio

Herbie the Hairy challenges kids to give it a full set of hair, using a fun planter pre-filled with compost, easy-to-grow herb seeds, & simple instructions/info for growing, cutting, & eating hair. Kids discover agriculture, cooking, nutritio

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Want to eat fresh food from your local farm, but worried about figuring out how to use the mystery box of produce that arrives weekly with your typical CSA (community supported agriculture) share (and which you often have to supplement with additiona

Want to eat fresh food from your local farm, but worried about figuring out how to use the mystery box of produce that arrives weekly with your typical CSA (community supported agriculture) share (and which you often have to supplement with additiona

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Interested in growing some of your own food, but doubt you have the time, knowledge, or skills required? Food Landscapers help you turn your yard, balcony, window, or even rooftop (name a place, and we’ll find something to grow on it!) into beautiful

Interested in growing some of your own food, but doubt you have the time, knowledge, or skills required? Food Landscapers help you turn your yard, balcony, window, or even rooftop (name a place, and we’ll find something to grow on it!) into beautiful

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Just wanted to share some of the initiatives (from Europe to America, suburban & urban) out there that are successfully matching people who want to grow food to people who have land to spare.

Just wanted to share some of the initiatives (from Europe to America, suburban & urban) out there that are successfully matching people who want to grow food to people who have land to spare.

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Many of us are familiar with school garden plots, agricultural interships/work-study, etc., so just wanted to point out 2 examples that takes things to another level as inspiration.

Many of us are familiar with school garden plots, agricultural interships/work-study, etc., so just wanted to point out 2 examples that takes things to another level as inspiration.

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In China, I've bought fresh & prepared food from underground subway stations complete with groceries & restaurants; produce & food vendors lining busy streets/sidewalks; & even bikes with attached barbecues darting around to wherever

In China, I've bought fresh & prepared food from underground subway stations complete with groceries & restaurants; produce & food vendors lining busy streets/sidewalks; & even bikes with attached barbecues darting around to wherever

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Anvil Knitwear provides an interactive site (& soon a "Shirt Scan" mobile app) that enables you to type a shirt label # or scan a QSR code to track and learn about your shirt's journey and environmental impact.

Anvil Knitwear provides an interactive site (& soon a "Shirt Scan" mobile app) that enables you to type a shirt label # or scan a QSR code to track and learn about your shirt's journey and environmental impact.

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This concept seeks to rebrand "bone marrow donation" to "life saving stem cells" in order to provide a more accurate picture and drop the prevalent but outdated perception that by registering, you're basically guaranteeing yourself a very painful & s

This concept seeks to rebrand "bone marrow donation" to "life saving stem cells" in order to provide a more accurate picture and drop the prevalent but outdated perception that by registering, you're basically guaranteeing yourself a very painful & s

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This campaign would be run at mass/spectator sporting & entertainment events where participants willingly subject themselves to tough conditions (for pride, the thrill of the challenge, camaraderie, to make a difference, etc.), and are supported and

This campaign would be run at mass/spectator sporting & entertainment events where participants willingly subject themselves to tough conditions (for pride, the thrill of the challenge, camaraderie, to make a difference, etc.), and are supported and

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Hate waiting forever at the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles)? What if, when you are filling out your car registration or driver's license application(which often includes opt-in or mandated choice questions for organ donor & voter registration), yo

Hate waiting forever at the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles)? What if, when you are filling out your car registration or driver's license application(which often includes opt-in or mandated choice questions for organ donor & voter registration), yo

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This concepts seeks to harness a family's (including the father, in-laws, etc.) concern for producing a healthy baby to improve the wellbeing of the unborn child and mother. Through mobile-facilitated group funding, it aims to recruit both financial

This concepts seeks to harness a family's (including the father, in-laws, etc.) concern for producing a healthy baby to improve the wellbeing of the unborn child and mother. Through mobile-facilitated group funding, it aims to recruit both financial

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The Red Cross surfed the vampire craze to increase blood donations, including partnering with Hollywood on joint blood drive campaigns/new vampire show & movie launches featuring tv ads & blood drives at hundreds of colleges/high schools.

The Red Cross surfed the vampire craze to increase blood donations, including partnering with Hollywood on joint blood drive campaigns/new vampire show & movie launches featuring tv ads & blood drives at hundreds of colleges/high schools.

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This concept focuses on making nutritional intake convenient, attractive, and culturally-relevant to improve maternal and infant mortality and morbidity (direct improvements on anemia, neural development, infection, low birth weight, premature delive

This concept focuses on making nutritional intake convenient, attractive, and culturally-relevant to improve maternal and infant mortality and morbidity (direct improvements on anemia, neural development, infection, low birth weight, premature delive

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Just following up on posts about viral Facebook status by Joris, Jaskeerat, and others. These types of updates have also successfully created ripple effects in various social media around the world such as the recent protests/revolutions (Tunisa, Egy

Just following up on posts about viral Facebook status by Joris, Jaskeerat, and others. These types of updates have also successfully created ripple effects in various social media around the world such as the recent protests/revolutions (Tunisa, Egy

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23andMe provides a personal genome service that helps you understand your inherited traits & ancestry (for example, learning of a genetic propensity towards high cholesterol, can help you decide to proactively manage your diet and exercise.

23andMe provides a personal genome service that helps you understand your inherited traits & ancestry (for example, learning of a genetic propensity towards high cholesterol, can help you decide to proactively manage your diet and exercise.

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Imagine if a mom to be could simply call or text to choose from a list of qualified, experienced moms in her community for a meet up in a public place (like a market). The mom mentor would share her own personal story & advise on how to have a health

Imagine if a mom to be could simply call or text to choose from a list of qualified, experienced moms in her community for a meet up in a public place (like a market). The mom mentor would share her own personal story & advise on how to have a health

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Just trying to better understand the goals & nature of this marrow donor challenge. As we're ultimately trying to increase the # of completed donations to save lives, are there other impactful angles to approach beyond simply registration volume?

Just trying to better understand the goals & nature of this marrow donor challenge. As we're ultimately trying to increase the # of completed donations to save lives, are there other impactful angles to approach beyond simply registration volume?

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A STD test is being developed in the UK which will allow people to simply pee or spit onto a card, and then receive their diagnosis within minutes (sort of like a pregnancy test, but for STDs). The vision is to eventually distribute these for ~$1/eac

A STD test is being developed in the UK which will allow people to simply pee or spit onto a card, and then receive their diagnosis within minutes (sort of like a pregnancy test, but for STDs). The vision is to eventually distribute these for ~$1/eac

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SquareUp ( http://www.squareup.com ), co-founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, is a small credit card reader that can be plugged into a cell phone's audio/mic jack, enabling anyone with a phone to accept credit card payments (SquareUp charges a

SquareUp ( http://www.squareup.com ), co-founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, is a small credit card reader that can be plugged into a cell phone's audio/mic jack, enabling anyone with a phone to accept credit card payments (SquareUp charges a

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Dr. Devi Shetty, who was Mother Teresa's cardiac surgeon, worked with the government of Karnataka, India to develop a health insurance for poor farmers that only costs them $3/year. ~3 million people are covered by this insurance. This model is enabl

Dr. Devi Shetty, who was Mother Teresa's cardiac surgeon, worked with the government of Karnataka, India to develop a health insurance for poor farmers that only costs them $3/year. ~3 million people are covered by this insurance. This model is enabl

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A Swedish startup has created a chamber pot that is comfortable to sit on that also doubles as a tightly sealed, odor-containing watering can. By diluting the urine with water, the resultant fertilized can be used to increase plant growth/crop yields

A Swedish startup has created a chamber pot that is comfortable to sit on that also doubles as a tightly sealed, odor-containing watering can. By diluting the urine with water, the resultant fertilized can be used to increase plant growth/crop yields

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When are people most likely to relate to others’ sanitation problems? When they’re feeling the urge to relieve themselves of course!

Imagine if awareness/action-raising stickers/posters were placed on the inside of public toilet stalls in the deve

When are people most likely to relate to others’ sanitation problems? When they’re feeling the urge to relieve themselves of course! Imagine if awareness/action-raising stickers/posters were placed on the inside of public toilet stalls in the deve

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This builds on Larry’s concept of “Gold Medal Service”. Imagine if public toilet users could transparently tell whether a facility consistently met high standards for hygiene and disposal. This could become a reality by leveraging government sanction

This builds on Larry’s concept of “Gold Medal Service”. Imagine if public toilet users could transparently tell whether a facility consistently met high standards for hygiene and disposal. This could become a reality by leveraging government sanction

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The PeePoo is a brilliant project that addresses existing “flying toilet” behaviors through a single-use sanitizing toilet bag that improves hygiene and creates fertilizer. As the project has been field testing (well worth a look: http://www.peepoopl

The PeePoo is a brilliant project that addresses existing “flying toilet” behaviors through a single-use sanitizing toilet bag that improves hygiene and creates fertilizer. As the project has been field testing (well worth a look: http://www.peepoopl

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As the elderly population in Japan increases, companies there have developed technology that turns adult diapers (and child diapers) into sterile, odorless, concentrated, portable pellets that can be used for fuel and construction (http://news.cnet.c

As the elderly population in Japan increases, companies there have developed technology that turns adult diapers (and child diapers) into sterile, odorless, concentrated, portable pellets that can be used for fuel and construction (http://news.cnet.c

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This concept is directly inspired by Alessandro’s call to “imagine that people would not have to pay anything to use the bathroom, but that these bathrooms were small factories that produce gas and fertilizer”, as well as by the many other OpenIDEO c

This concept is directly inspired by Alessandro’s call to “imagine that people would not have to pay anything to use the bathroom, but that these bathrooms were small factories that produce gas and fertilizer”, as well as by the many other OpenIDEO c

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This concept is inspired by the following article “Toilets are being converted to bedrooms in Kumasi “ (http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=165948), as its direct commentary on the toilet situation in Kumasi (the region t

This concept is inspired by the following article “Toilets are being converted to bedrooms in Kumasi “ (http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=165948), as its direct commentary on the toilet situation in Kumasi (the region t

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This builds on the observations by the OpenIdeo Ghana Field Team that “in just about every home there [were] cell phones (one or two per family member)” and Andy’s remark that “there’s more cell phones than toilets in Africa”, as well as building com

This builds on the observations by the OpenIdeo Ghana Field Team that “in just about every home there [were] cell phones (one or two per family member)” and Andy’s remark that “there’s more cell phones than toilets in Africa”, as well as building com

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Please view the included media that illustrate this concept and the need for it. By slightly modifying the pre-existing pay public toilet system and nudging users through signage placed inside and outside the toilet stall, this concept aims to build

Please view the included media that illustrate this concept and the need for it. By slightly modifying the pre-existing pay public toilet system and nudging users through signage placed inside and outside the toilet stall, this concept aims to build

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Dog poop is disposed of in various ways including simply being left on the ground (in volume, can spread disease, contaminate water supply, and emit greenhouse gas), bag & trash (plastic bag & contents don't decompose and take space in landfill), flu

Dog poop is disposed of in various ways including simply being left on the ground (in volume, can spread disease, contaminate water supply, and emit greenhouse gas), bag & trash (plastic bag & contents don't decompose and take space in landfill), flu

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Building on Anna's "Fund it with Advertising" inspiration, Charmin toilet paper has been sponsoring public restrooms in the US as a marketing activity for years, rolling up to big public events with their luxury freestanding and mobile restrooms. For

Building on Anna's "Fund it with Advertising" inspiration, Charmin toilet paper has been sponsoring public restrooms in the US as a marketing activity for years, rolling up to big public events with their luxury freestanding and mobile restrooms. For

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Johan's nice overview of European automatic washing/sanitizing reminds me about the Japanese take on the modern sitting toilet: special toilet slippers for use in the bathroom, automatic cleaning and drying down below, re-use of handwashing water for

Johan's nice overview of European automatic washing/sanitizing reminds me about the Japanese take on the modern sitting toilet: special toilet slippers for use in the bathroom, automatic cleaning and drying down below, re-use of handwashing water for

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Have had ample experience with squat toilets, due to travelling and living in places where they are prevalent. Though I prefer sitting, there are benefits to squatting as well. In fact, I have friends who, when using a sitting toilet, will always use

Have had ample experience with squat toilets, due to travelling and living in places where they are prevalent. Though I prefer sitting, there are benefits to squatting as well. In fact, I have friends who, when using a sitting toilet, will always use

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These Millennium Development Goals (http://www.un.org/milleniumgoals) were agreed to by all members of the United Nations, as well as >20 other international organizations. As about 2/3 of the time has passed from the launch of the Millennium Develop

These Millennium Development Goals (http://www.un.org/milleniumgoals) were agreed to by all members of the United Nations, as well as >20 other international organizations. As about 2/3 of the time has passed from the launch of the Millennium Develop

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Following up on Shana's inspiration about local government engagement in San Francisco, there is an opportunity at all levels of government (from individual towns to international organizations like the United Nations) to increase public participatio

Following up on Shana's inspiration about local government engagement in San Francisco, there is an opportunity at all levels of government (from individual towns to international organizations like the United Nations) to increase public participatio

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Each student brings their parent (or other relative) to class for 1 hour each semester (or class visits parent on site for contextual learning), during which the student & parent jointly teaches the class about something related to the parent's work

Each student brings their parent (or other relative) to class for 1 hour each semester (or class visits parent on site for contextual learning), during which the student & parent jointly teaches the class about something related to the parent's work

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Carrot Producers have invested $25 million in launching a multi-faceted campaign to promote baby carrots vs junk food including convenient packaging, vending machines, scarrots (for Halloween), a video game, social media, & tv ads. Check out the atta
Carrot Producers have invested $25 million in launching a multi-faceted campaign to promote baby carrots vs junk food including convenient packaging, vending machines, scarrots (for Halloween), a video game, social media, & tv ads. Check out the atta

Carrot Producers have invested $25 million in launching a multi-faceted campaign to promote baby carrots vs junk food including convenient packaging, vending machines, scarrots (for Halloween), a video game, social media, & tv ads. Check out the atta

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Akanksha, an Indian NGO founded by the CEO of Teach for India when she was 18, utilizes after-hours office & school space as learning centers for slum children, as well as community teaching volunteers (college students, Teach for India, working peop
Akanksha, an Indian NGO founded by the CEO of Teach for India when she was 18, utilizes after-hours office & school space as learning centers for slum children, as well as community teaching volunteers (college students, Teach for India, working peop

Akanksha, an Indian NGO founded by the CEO of Teach for India when she was 18, utilizes after-hours office & school space as learning centers for slum children, as well as community teaching volunteers (college students, Teach for India, working peop

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After I checkout at supermarkets, I often scan the receipt totals to see how much I've saved vs. spent. It's becomes a game to maximize this %, and I've even had a friend call just to report a "high score". Imagine if grocery receipts included simple

After I checkout at supermarkets, I often scan the receipt totals to see how much I've saved vs. spent. It's becomes a game to maximize this %, and I've even had a friend call just to report a "high score". Imagine if grocery receipts included simple

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This builds on Smriti’s inspiration about matchboxes having the most pervasive distribution network/deepest market penetration in rural India. As matchboxes have unused but visible print spaces, perhaps this space could be used as an educational oppo

This builds on Smriti’s inspiration about matchboxes having the most pervasive distribution network/deepest market penetration in rural India. As matchboxes have unused but visible print spaces, perhaps this space could be used as an educational oppo

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The Mobile Learner makes it easy for students & teachers to create, share, & interact with educational content like books, tutorials, flashcards, & quizzes. The Mobile Learner consists of a re-purposed mobile phone loaded with a free educational soft

The Mobile Learner makes it easy for students & teachers to create, share, & interact with educational content like books, tutorials, flashcards, & quizzes. The Mobile Learner consists of a re-purposed mobile phone loaded with a free educational soft

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Building on Chris’s “Zones on Plates” & Max’s follow-up, color coding is applied to lunchboxes & trays, encouraging kids to eat balanced meals and simplifying/nudging assembly (for the likely busy adult). The inside of the lunchbox lid mirrors the co

Building on Chris’s “Zones on Plates” & Max’s follow-up, color coding is applied to lunchboxes & trays, encouraging kids to eat balanced meals and simplifying/nudging assembly (for the likely busy adult). The inside of the lunchbox lid mirrors the co

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Herbie the Hairy challenges kids to give it a full set of hair, using a fun planter pre-filled with compost, easy-to-grow herb seeds, & simple instructions/info for growing, cutting, & eating hair. Kids discover agriculture, cooking, nutrition, & new

Herbie the Hairy challenges kids to give it a full set of hair, using a fun planter pre-filled with compost, easy-to-grow herb seeds, & simple instructions/info for growing, cutting, & eating hair. Kids discover agriculture, cooking, nutrition, & new

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>1 million 0 rupee notes (having upload problems so linked: http://india.5thpillar.org/zrn/hindi_front.jpg) are in circulation in India to combat corruption: when asked for a bribe, the note is handed over (http://5thpillar.org/~pillar/india/category

>1 million 0 rupee notes (having upload problems so linked: http://india.5thpillar.org/zrn/hindi_front.jpg) are in circulation in India to combat corruption: when asked for a bribe, the note is handed over (http://5thpillar.org/~pillar/india/category

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Terracycle (a company that upcycles waste), has been producing/selling these small Kids Vegetable/Herb Growing Kits. The planters are made from Stonyfield Yogurt cups filled with compost, seeds are embedded in the carboard, and growing instructions a

Terracycle (a company that upcycles waste), has been producing/selling these small Kids Vegetable/Herb Growing Kits. The planters are made from Stonyfield Yogurt cups filled with compost, seeds are embedded in the carboard, and growing instructions a

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Health insurers have a vested interest in ensuring their members are healthy (lower costs to reimburse) and thus provide education & incentives for eating healthy. For example, my health insurer gives rebates for joining a fitness club and for comple

Health insurers have a vested interest in ensuring their members are healthy (lower costs to reimburse) and thus provide education & incentives for eating healthy. For example, my health insurer gives rebates for joining a fitness club and for comple

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Produce for Kids (www.produceforkids.org) promotes healthy eating of fruits/veggies (& supports kid's causes) through supermarkets (display, recipes), online (games), school materials, etc. Started & mainly funded by the produce industry, it has a pr

Produce for Kids (www.produceforkids.org) promotes healthy eating of fruits/veggies (& supports kid's causes) through supermarkets (display, recipes), online (games), school materials, etc. Started & mainly funded by the produce industry, it has a pr

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The Kids Table in Chicago aims to get kids to love healthy food through cooking classes & products to get parents and children cooking together.  Its tagline is “where healthy food is fun!”.  Cooking areas & tools are kid-sized; ingredients are natur

The Kids Table in Chicago aims to get kids to love healthy food through cooking classes & products to get parents and children cooking together. Its tagline is “where healthy food is fun!”. Cooking areas & tools are kid-sized; ingredients are natur

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Just thought these stats for India might be helpful in thinking about potential access & reach. These are 2010 figures from the CIA World Factbook (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/in.html), except where noted. M = mil

Just thought these stats for India might be helpful in thinking about potential access & reach. These are 2010 figures from the CIA World Factbook (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/in.html), except where noted. M = mil

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Citizen Schools, pairs volunteer adults, w/ expertise/experiences, & school children to explore new areas, build practical skills, & create hands-on projects (from farming to programming), increasing active engagement of both students & adults in edu

Citizen Schools, pairs volunteer adults, w/ expertise/experiences, & school children to explore new areas, build practical skills, & create hands-on projects (from farming to programming), increasing active engagement of both students & adults in edu

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For many busy, overburdened, stressed parents, convenience is key. Happy Meals & Lunchables are very convenient. How can we make fresh foods for kids more convenient?

For many busy, overburdened, stressed parents, convenience is key. Happy Meals & Lunchables are very convenient. How can we make fresh foods for kids more convenient?

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Charter schools are independently run schools that receive public government funding, dependent on meeting certain accountability criteria. Although mainly in the developed world, charter schools were/are extensively used in Chile, which is in the mi

Charter schools are independently run schools that receive public government funding, dependent on meeting certain accountability criteria. Although mainly in the developed world, charter schools were/are extensively used in Chile, which is in the mi

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Part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign, the Apps for Healthy Kids competition has many submissions for tools/games to encourage children to eat healthy. Check them out at: http://www.appsforhealthykids.com/application-gallery

Part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign, the Apps for Healthy Kids competition has many submissions for tools/games to encourage children to eat healthy. Check them out at: http://www.appsforhealthykids.com/application-gallery

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When I think holidays, I think food: e.g. in the US Thanksgiving Turkey, Christmas Dinner, July 4 Barbecue, Halloween Candy, Easter Egg Hunt, etc. Perhaps an opportunity for awareness, education, & behavior modelling? With all the excitement, maybe i

When I think holidays, I think food: e.g. in the US Thanksgiving Turkey, Christmas Dinner, July 4 Barbecue, Halloween Candy, Easter Egg Hunt, etc. Perhaps an opportunity for awareness, education, & behavior modelling? With all the excitement, maybe i

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Food Pyramids seems like a decent way to illustrate food groups and the balance between them. For those ideas, involving measuring progress on an app or website, filling in the sections, seem to be an intuitive way to provide visual feedback. What ot

Food Pyramids seems like a decent way to illustrate food groups and the balance between them. For those ideas, involving measuring progress on an app or website, filling in the sections, seem to be an intuitive way to provide visual feedback. What ot

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S2H (http://www.s2h.com) motivates people, including kids, to exercise through wristwatches that reward physical activity. Although this is for exercise, perhaps some of the principles used would be applicable for motivating healthy eating behavior.

S2H (http://www.s2h.com) motivates people, including kids, to exercise through wristwatches that reward physical activity. Although this is for exercise, perhaps some of the principles used would be applicable for motivating healthy eating behavior.

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Steve’s onto something w/ ColaLife , shipping ‘social products’ in drink crates. 
For education though, physical shipment may not be needed. Coke now has touch-screen, Bluetooth, & audio-enabled, vending machines.  It’d be a waste just to sell soda.

Steve’s onto something w/ ColaLife , shipping ‘social products’ in drink crates. For education though, physical shipment may not be needed. Coke now has touch-screen, Bluetooth, & audio-enabled, vending machines. It’d be a waste just to sell soda.

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Mobile phones, compared to computers, are low cost & have high penetration in developing countries (in Africa, penetration is ~50% for mobiles vs. ~10% for internet).  So, there’s a large opportunity to deliver appropriate educational technology/cont

Mobile phones, compared to computers, are low cost & have high penetration in developing countries (in Africa, penetration is ~50% for mobiles vs. ~10% for internet). So, there’s a large opportunity to deliver appropriate educational technology/cont

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Vincent commented on P.A.C.T. - Portable Anonymous Communication Technology

Congrats on your winning concept Richard!

Thought you might be interested in this new Google X Initiative on "Balloon Powered Internet Access": http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/14/google-x-announces-project-loon-balloon-powered-internet-for-rural-remote-and-underserved-areas/

Might be relevant/helpful in pursuing realization.

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Vincent commented on Internpreneur Starter Kit (ISK) and Certification Program

Well done Kirk! I'm inspired.

Organizations like http://netimpact.org might be a great way to develop and spread this Internpreneur Starter Kit & Certification.

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Vincent commented on Wiki for Business World Benefit (UPDATED: 11/16/2012)

Even quicker & dirtier collaborative wiki prototyping through http://hackpad.com

Could start fleshing this out through an in-person or virtual workshop/hackathon with the Fowler Center