Grant PI Bob Allen reports that so far 15 students have graduated from the program with MS degrees. JHPIEGO, JHU’s global health partner, is further developing two other projects from the grant: an electronic partogram and the antenatal screening kit (a 2010 E-Team grantee and Popular Science invention of the year).
Meet Sustainable Vision 2012 speaker (and NCIIA grantee) Krista Donaldson:
Krista now runs D-Rev: Design Revolution, which creates world class products - market and user driven - designed to meet the needs of the four billion people all over the world living on less than four dollars a day.
Sustainable Vision 2012 is part of NCIIA's 16th Annual Conference
Sustainable Vision grantee Krista Donaldson now runs D-Rev: Design Revolution, which creates world class products - market and user driven - designed to meet the needs of the four billion people all over the world living on less than four dollars a day.
In 2009, NCIIA awarded $46,500 to Krista's Stanford University team to develop Brilliance, an affordable technology designed to treat neonatal jaundice in rural areas in India. Fast Company reported on Brilliance earlier this year.
Read more about Jerome Lemelson's vision for US economic competitiveness, and the role of young people as inventors, in this great interview between the Foundation's Erin Tochen (pictured) and Krista Donaldson from D-Rev.
In partnership with Intel, NCIIA will provide the winners of Intel Innovators with specialized training through a series of one-on-one business strategy development sessions. Through NCIIA’s immersive five-day program, VentureLab, the winning entrepreneurs will learn to identify potential markets for their innovations, and create valuable connections to industry professionals in order to help position them for further investment.
Intel Innovators is a new platform and a nationwide competition on Facebook to discover, empower and award the next generation of young entrepreneurs with the best game-changing technology ideas up to $100,000 every month.
At the beginning of each month, a panel will pick 20 top ideas (see submission guidelines below), which are then put up for a public vote. By month's end, the five entrepreneurs whose ideas earn the most support from voters will be given three minutes to present their idea to an expert panel of judges that includes startup and technology experts from Ron Conway’s SV Angel firm, seed investor Betaworks and Intel Capital. The panel will choose one innovator to be awarded $50,000 and become an Intel Innovator. A top fan will then decide how to award an additional $50,000 — either to the winning innovator or to one of the other four finalists. The process restarts every month.
Since 2000, Dave has led Mtech, one of the leading university-based entreprenurial ecosystems in the US. He was honored by The Daily Record for 'the tremendous effect and impact his work has had on Maryland.'
Jhpiego, a global health nonprofit organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins, will lead a $24.9 million effort to expand its array of simple inexpensive lifesaving technologies to address today’s global health challenges.
In 2010 the Antenatal Screening Kit team received a $16,000 E-Team grant to develop a simple self-screening test for diseases such as pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, the second-leading cause of maternal deaths worldwide.