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Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013 - 8:13pm in ecovative

NCIIA E-Team Ecovative was recently featured in a special issue on innovation from The New Yorker. The article, "Form and Fungus," by Ian Frazier, asks if mushrooms can help us get rid of styrofoam. Ecovative has been working on making that happen since receiving an E-Team grant in 2007 to develop mushroom-based, environmentally friendly home insulation material. They have since... Read More & Comment

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 - 4:11pm in sanergy

Check out this in-depth interview of Sanergy co-founder Nathan Cooke in Smartplanet. Sanergy, which recently won NCIIA's first Sustainable Practice Impact Award, is focused on providing hygienic, accessible, affordable sanitation for everyone in Nairobi's urban slums. In the interview, Cooke talks about innovative toilets, design in underserved communities and how students in New England can help... Read More & Comment

Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 2:35pm in Open 2013, sanergy

Congratulations to Sanergy, winner of NCIIA's first Sustainable Practice Impact Award, given last week at our annual conference. Sanergy is focused on providing hygienic, accessible, affordable sanitation for everyone in Nairobi's urban slums. Read Sanergy's blog post thanking NCIIA and the Lemelson Foundation for the award. We wish them the best in the future! Read More & Comment

Posted on Monday, April 1, 2013 - 3:39pm in Open 2013

Take a look at this blog post at NextBillion.net highlighting a few of the teams that presented at Open Minds during our annual conference in DC last week. It goes on to explain NCIIA's approach to scaling up social ventures: integrating core concepts of for-profit businesses--mapping a strategy, articulating a value proposition and conducting market research--to vastly improve upon a company's... Read More & Comment