In this third review of books about social enterprise, were going to look at a book called Be a Changemaker. This is a young adult book (hence the YA in the library call number) meaning it is written for young people, but I found it so interesting that I would recommend it for anyone who wants to know what a social enterprise is and is wondering about how to start one.. The author, Laurie Ann Thomson, has written an informative and inspiring book encouraging young people to not wait, but to do things right now, today, that they see needing to be done.. The basic impulse or motivation to start a social enterprise isnt that different than from other businesses. Someone sees a need that is not being filled and then fills it.. The major difference between a social enterprise and a normal business, the reason we call them social enterprises, is that they often start with an observation of a social problem or injustice and a thought for making the world a better place, fixing something: "Someone ...
In this third review of books about social enterprise, were going to look at a book called Be a Changemaker. This is a young adult book (hence the YA in the library call number) meaning it is written for young people, but I found it so interesting that I would recommend it for anyone who wants to know what a social enterprise is and is wondering about how to start one.. The author, Laurie Ann Thomson, has written an informative and inspiring book encouraging young people to not wait, but to do things right now, today, that they see needing to be done.. The basic impulse or motivation to start a social enterprise isnt that different than from other businesses. Someone sees a need that is not being filled and then fills it.. The major difference between a social enterprise and a normal business, the reason we call them social enterprises, is that they often start with an observation of a social problem or injustice and a thought for making the world a better place, fixing something: "Someone ...
As a member of the Capital Markets team, and under the supervision and direction of the VP, Philanthropic Equity, the Senior Associate, Social Enterprise Marketing, is responsible for developing and executing an integrated marketing strategy to catalyze the growth of the HPN brand and its multiple business lines, social enterprises and constituents. This includes Capital Markets, Communications, Membership, Policy, and social enterprises created by HPN such as HPN Select, the Housing Partnership Equity Trust and Develop Detroit. The Senior Associate is a key member of the broader HPN social enterprise incubation and development team.. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ...
SAGES Project 6 Summit, taking place today in Los Angeles, will convene telementoring experts and surgeons to strategize and make recommendations for future directions in the field that aim to accelerate the rate at which less invasive surgery will be available to patients.. "In the military, got your six means Ive got your back, and thats how we view telementoring," says Dr. Brian Dunkin, President of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and Head of Endoscopic Surgery and Medical Director at the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIE℠). "Todays technology allows us to virtually stand side-by-side in support of our fellow surgeons and patients in the operating room," said Dr. Dunkin, who has been telementoring colleagues for the past several years at MITIE℠.. The Project 6 Summit will bring together stakeholders to identify barriers to telementoring and strategize on how to overcome them. Five separate working groups ...
Technological innovation is increasingly recognised as one of the most important sources of sustainable competitive advantage for businesses around the world. However, building an organization which can successfully and repeatedly create technological innovation for markets is a daunting managerial challenge, with many businesses failing to deliver. This module looks at the practices and processes of successful technological innovation management. This module will be of interest to students seeking to develop their own business, or who plan on working in dynamic, technology-driven businesses. Over the duration of the module, five main aspects will be covered: the general aspects of technological innovation, the process of diffusion of innovation, strategies to effectively protect technological innovations, barriers to innovation activity and innovation failure. The focus will be on new and established companies, in addition to firms that have been successful and unsuccessful in the introduction ...
The Challenge of Transforming Scientific Innovation into Commercial Success. Dr. Norbert Riedel Kellogg Biotech Symposium April 16, 2004. Healthcare is Changing Rapidly. Increasing age of world population Increased prevalence of life-threatening conditions Slideshow 76128 by arleen
The 2017 State of Social Enterprise Report, supported by Santander, is the largest, most representative survey of social enterprises in the UK.
China Automatic Biochemistry Analyzers, ECVV provides Automatic Biochemistry Analyzers purchasing agent service to protect the product quality and payment security.
A Waqf-Integrated Reporting (WAQIR) Model: Performance, Governance, and Socio-Economic Impact: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1245-6.ch014: This chapter proposes the best reporting practices for waqf institutions, concerning information disclosure on performance, governance, and socio-economic
The prime objective of this study is to assess the socio-economic impact of wetlands in the study area; the secondary objective is to establish the condition of the wetlands and to propose remedial measures. Primary and secondary data were used for this study. As primary data, we employed direct observation, questionnaire survey and group discussion. As secondary data, we utilized statistical data from Navithanveli DS Division, previous researches and general ecological works. In Navithenveli DS Division, inhabitants are benefitted by wetlands in many ways. Paddy cultivations, vegetable cultivation, small-scale fishing, biodiversity, groundwater recharge, gardening, Tule mat industry and water for domestic usages. Indiscriminate activities of inhabitants, unplanned and improper infrastructure have caused many challenges for the wetlands in the study area. Many remedial measures have been recommended to conserve the wetlands in the study area ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Community social enterprises as a response to the service needs of ageing rural populations. AU - Munoz, S. AU - Steinerowski, A. AU - Farmer, J. AU - Stephen, K. N1 - WP8.2. PY - 2011. Y1 - 2011. KW - Ageing population. KW - Community social enterprise. M3 - Article. VL - 2. SP - 23. EP - 43. JO - Journal of Social Management. JF - Journal of Social Management. ER - ...
Downloadable! This paper empirically analyzed the relationship between population, technological progress, and economic growth in Taiwan from 1954 to 2005, using the LA-VAR (lag-augmented vector autoregression) model. The empirical results reveal that a major conformational change in the economic development of Taiwan after 2000.
The AQR research group, at the University of Barcelona (Spain), in partnership with EuroLIO,is organizing the 4th Geography of Innovation Conference,...
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A new report shows the equivalence of YSI’s 2300 STAT Plus Glucose and Lactate Analyser and their new 2900D Biochemistry Analyser for reference me...
The quality of life is normally taken to mean the general well being of people and the environment in which they live in. it is undeniable that recent scientific and technological innovations have enhanced the quality of life for many. However, the developments of today that promise us a better quality of life are also the ones that can worsen the quality of life. Science and technology give their creators and inventors ever-greater supremacy and control, for good or otherwise, over the physical universe. Indeed, the possible dire consequences and impact of misused and misapplied innovations can affect the quality of life drastically. Technological innovations have resulted in an improved and well-established system of telecommunications and satellites. This leads to ease in access of communication system globally. International calls can now be made so readily that two people at separate ends of the world can now stay instantly in contact with a touch of the dial. But, with the onslaught of the ...
Global diabetes devices market will be worth US$66,053.1 mn by the end of 2025 from US$37,220.8 mn in 2016 at a CAGR of 6.7% therein. Among the various products to manage diabetes, glucose monitoring devices and the various products under this segment are
Social impact investment company Resonance has published the first annual social impact report for the Resonance Bristol SITR Fund - the first impact investment Fund of its kind using Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) to build a portfolio of investments into social enterprises in the region.
Ms. Shah Rukh Abbas (PhD student, CABs-Hall Lab) was awarded, along with her team member Faisal Khan from University of Oxford, for both of their Business ideas in CUE £1K Award ceremony. The team won £1K Challenge 2010-11 for its Social enterprise Venture "Khadijas Business Park which provides Women Empowerment as a possible solution to alleviate the economic crises caused by the2010 devastating floods in Pakistan. ...
|p|Describes efforts by the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Community Wealth Ventures to support social enterprises.|/p|
Llais y Goedwig are very pleased to announce that expressions of interest are now being taken for Making Local Woods Work, a Big Lottery funded project working to help support and grow woodland-based social enterprises across the UK.
Social enterprises (SEs) have an increasingly important role in developing more equitable societies worldwide. The capabilities of SEs are an important dri
Much of the environment problems arise from the supply and utilization of energy for industrial, transportation and domestic markets. The use of fossil fuels can result in environmental, atmospheric, and terrestrial problems, including organic, acid rain, and global warming hazards. Here I will address the CO{sub 2} global greenhouse problem and touch upon the nuclear industry and its dilemma as well. We recognize the possibility of global natural feedback phenomena which may limit and mitigate anthropomorphic global greenhouse climate change, however, here I am limiting the discussion to anthropomorphic (man made) technological mitigation process as opposed to adaptation which means adapting to change. ...
Alternative fuel sources come in all shapes and sizes. But if you are confused about what they are, here is a short definition. Alternative fuels are non-conventional or advanced sources of fuel; substances that can be used as fuel sources that are not conventional.
The workshop organised by ECHA together with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) aims to take stock of and pave the way for increased collaboration in sound chemicals management. The workshop organised by ECHA together with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) aims to take stock of and pave the way for increased collaboration in sound chemicals...
RSF Capital Management, PBC is a wholly owned subsidiary of RSF Social Finance (RSF), a financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. RSF offers investing, lending, and giving services that generate positive social and environmental impact while fostering community and collaboration among participants. Since 1984, RSF has made over $275 million in loans and over $100 million in grants to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises. RSF Capital Management was formed in 2008 to manage all of RSFs lending activity to for-profit social enterprises. RSF Capital Management provides senior working capital and subordinated term debt to businesses meeting a rigorous social enterprise profile.. RSF offers investing, lending, and giving services to individuals and enterprises committed to improving society and the environment. It currently has over one thousand clients who are creating enormous positive impact by helping the company redirect the flow of ...
With the oil industry facing an uncertain future in the wake of low oil prices, the maintenance of mature fields has become an extremely tough challenge. Despite the volatile economic environment, it is still possible for operators to wring additional value from these fields while keeping costs at a reasonable level, a trio of experts said.. In a forum that took place at IHS CERAWeek in Houston, Tim Dodson, Michel Hourcard, and Leta Smith discussed the need for the industry to preserve mature fields by emphasizing technological innovation and creative management strategies. Dodson is the executive vice president at Statoil; Hourcard is a senior vice president of development, exploration, and production at Total; and Smith is a director at IHS.. Dodsons presentation focused primarily on Statoils efforts in the North Sea, particularly the Norwegian continental shelf. He said the mature areas in the Norwegian shelf remain attractive to the company because it is familiar with the geology, and it ...
Article ENVIRONMENT- Technological Innovation. Untitled Document LuminoTox, a new easy to use tool for toxicity assessment, has been tested on various types of wastewaters to validate its effectiveness and scope of use. ...
General references Aghion, P., U. Akcigit, and P. Howitt (2014). What do we learn from Schumpeterian growth theory? In P. Aghion and S. Durlauf (eds), Handbook of Economic Growth, Vol. 2. Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 515-563. Amable, B., and D. Gatti (2004). Product market competition, job security, and aggregate employment. Oxford Economic Papers, 56(4), 667-686. Berman, E., J. Bound and S. Machin (1998). Implications of skill-biased technological change: International evidence. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 113(4), 1245-1279. Berman, E., Somanathan, R., and Tan, H. W. (2005). Is skill-biased technological change here yet?: Evidence from indian manufacturing in the 1990s. World Bank Policy Research Working Papers, Washington DC Blechinger, D., Kleinknecht, A., Licht, G., and Pfeiffer, F. (1998). The impact of innovation on employment in Europe: an analysis using CIS data. ZEW-Dokumentation. Blechinger, D., and Pfeiffer, F. (1999). Skill structure, employment and technological progress. ...
The most obvious example for such a dynamic is in our never-ending struggles with insects and harmful bacteria. In those wars, evolutionary mechanisms decree that after most battles we win, the enemy regroups by becoming resistant to whatever poison we throw at them. Drug-resistant bacteria are increasingly common and require novel approaches to new antibiotics. The search for novel antibiotics will resume with tools that Chain and Florey would never have dreamed of - but even such new antibiotics will eventually lead to adaptation.. In agriculture, the advance in fertiliser use has helped avert the Malthusian disasters that various doom-and-gloom authors predicted. But the vast increase in nitrate use following Fritz Habers epochal invention of the nitrogen-fixing process before World War I has now led to serious environmental problems in aquifer pollution and algae blooms. Again, technology will provide us with a fix, possibly through genetic engineering in which more plants can fix their own ...
Two major pressures are currently influencing the Finnish and global economy: climate change and technological progress, including robotisation, digitalisation, the platform economy and artificial intelligence. Taxation should accordingly take better account of development that is socially, economically and ecologically sustainable.. The globalised economy and technological progress are threatening the traditional main function of taxation: financing the services and benefits of societies. The main problem with the current tax system is that regulation remains largely national, even as capital moves freely across borders and enterprises operate internationally. Finland must promote national and international solutions that secure and strengthen its tax base in a globally sustainable manner. The tax base of mobile capital is leaky. The longer-term theoretical objective should be taxation of corporate groups as a single entity. We must first tackle aggressive tax planning by strengthening the tax ...
An automated control system for a dual-fuel boiler, engine, or other apparatus continuously monitors the consumption of a primary fuel source and automatically switches from the primary fuel source to a secondary fuel source when a predetermined amount of the primary fuel is used in a measured time period, the object of the system being to automatically maintain a 100% load factor of the primary fuel source. A meter continuously monitors consumption of the primary fuel and outputs an electronic flow signal representing consumption of primary fuel. The flow signal is received by a programmable logic controller having a real-time clock whereby consumption of the primary fuel is measured against time. Remote control actuated ball valves mounted in the primary and secondary fuel lines selectively control the flow of primary and secondary fuels to the dual-fuel apparatus. The programmable logic controller is programmed with a measured time period, and a 100% load limit of fuel consumed during the given time
Technological progress comes with a dark side where good ideas and intentions produce undesirable results (extreme downsides include atomic and biological weapons). The many and various unexpected ... More. Technological progress comes with a dark side where good ideas and intentions produce undesirable results (extreme downsides include atomic and biological weapons). The many and various unexpected outcomes of technology span humorous to bizarre, to situations that threaten human survival. Development can be positive for some, but negative and isolating for others (e.g. older or poorer people). Progress is often transient, as faster electronics and computers dramatically shorten retention time of data, knowledge, and information loss (e.g. even photos may be unreadable within a generation). Progress and globalization are also destroying past languages and cultures. Advances cut across all areas of science and life, and the scope is vast from biology, medicine, agriculture, transport, ...
This session considered what effects profitability of fish farming and why Norwegian salmon has been successful in the global seafood market. The profitability
Glycation (or nonenzymatic glycosylation) is a natural process in which sugars in the bloodstream attach to nucleophilic groups present in proteins, lipids or DNA, forming harmful new molecules. In turn, these can further react to form advanced glycation end-products (AGE), which may lead to a wide arrange of diseases. The main mechanisms to inhibit glycation are believed to be the scavenging of carbonyl and radical species and the chelation of metal ions such as Cu(II) and Fe(III), which increase the formation of AGEs. Aminoguanidine is known to be a glycation inhibitor. Its free radical activity has been recently studied. A systematic study of the thermodynamic stability of various Cu(II) and Fe(III) complexes with aminoguanidine (protonated and neutral) is carried out at physiological pH in a polar environment. Calculations are performed at the M05/6-31++G(d,p) level of theory combined with the SMD continuum solvation model. We aim to identify the most thermodynamically stable complexes and to
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Thesis structure: Introduction, 5 chapters, general conclusions, recommendations, bibliography of 280 titles, 133 pages of main text, 57 figures, 70 tables, 11 annexes. Obtained results are published in 51 scientific papers, including one monograph. Field of study: Pathology. Purpose of study: Evaluation of molecular profile of ductal and lobular invasive mammary carcinomas in comparison with ipsilateral lymph node metastases, as well evaluation of molecular subtypes stability during metastatic process. Objectives: Tumors molecular phenotype assessment in relation to histological grade and type, lymph nodes involvement, as well evaluation of ER, PR, AR, HER2, CK5, EGFR, p53, BCL2 and E-cadherin stability during metastatic development of breast carcinoma. Scientific innovation: For the first time was demonstrated the instability of ER, PR, AR, HER2, CK5, EGFR, p53, BCL2 and E-cadherin markers during metastatic development of ductal type NOS and lobular invasive carcinomas. We set it up for the ...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services covers traditional, tubed insulin pumps, but not tubeless patch pumps, causing concern not just around patient access to the devices, but also around the stifling of innovation in the diabetes space.
Marketing-driven innovation in the field of pediatric nutrition, in particular in the infant formula segment is not sustainable. New benefits of products must be scientifically proven and safety and efficacy of new formulae established in clinical trials. The scientific innovation process of three infant formulae is described. Improvement in protein quality allowed to reduce the protein concentration in whey-based infant formula.Weight gain and BMI of infants fed those formulae corresponds to breastfed infants and is lower than in infants fed traditional formulae with higher protein concentration. A meta-analysis indicates associations between rapid weight gain in infancy and obesity later in life. If infants cannot be exclusively breastfed until 4-6 months of age, feeding low-protein formulae may contribute to positive long-term health outcome with potentially important health economic effects. A partially hydrolyzed whey based formula for prevention of allergic symptoms in children with ...
Devices like CGMs and infusion sets for insulin pumps must be changed regularly because the bodys immune response causes whats known as a fibrotic cascade.
A deal worth $2.1 billion has been struck between Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and the firm behind the world-leading glucose monitoring system. Around 20 million people worldwide benefit from the product
The diverse team of experts at the CDI, who are focused on creating a culture of scientific innovation, are actively discovering methods to detect disease in patients before it happens.. Read More. ...
Among the many issues discussed, a special focus was put on promoting scientific innovations in India when compared to the US and China.
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The question of data ownership touches on the relationship between the protection of privacy and informational self-determination on the one hand and freedom of thought, communication, science, economic competition and technological innovation on the other. In order to protect both types of interests data, has so far not been subject to any proprietary right.. Generally, governments grant exclusive property rights as an incentive to invest, and, in return, expect benefits for the general public that result from the resulting technological progress (e.g. fostering technical progress through patented inventions). In this respect, data ownership could create new investment incentives by encouraging the collection and use of data. Further advantages of data ownership could be the better economic allocation of data and a more convenient usability of the data.. However, the owner of data is usually not interested in protecting the data as such, but rather seeks for protection of the information ...
A narrow tower two stories high sits behind chemical engineer S. Venkata Mohans lab at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Researchs Indian Institute of Chemical Technology. Every other day for 6 months in 2017, he and his team fed this "beast." They collected food waste from the institutes cafeteria, ground it up, filtered out large particles, drained the oils, and added it to the tower, which contains an anaerobic digester filled with a soup of waste and bacteria. Munching on the leftover lunch, those microorganisms didnt produce a conventional biogas, the typical output of digesters. With some scientific innovation from Mohan and his team, the microbes instead produced a gas rich in hydrogen. Building on the beasts ability to pump out 5 kg of hydrogen per day, Mohan is now in talks with Indian officials to build similar plants 10 times as large to treat municipal waste in Delhi and Mumbai.. ...
For a country that makes up just 0.3% of the worlds population, Australia packs a heavyweight punch in science - generating 3.9% of the worlds research publications. However taking that research to market has proved a broader challenge.. Fostering the commercialisation of research success and encouraging collaboration between industry and researchers is at the forefront of the governments renewed focus on scientific innovation, with over $1.1 billion earmarked to kickstart the "ideas boom" as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda.. "Collaboration is key to turning Australian ideas into viable and lucrative commercial products and services," says Christopher Pyne, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, adding that high-tech knowhow plus innovative R&D will drive jobs and wealth in the future.. "We must capitalise on the opportunities that are presenting themselves in the economic transition taking place in Australia by being agile, innovative and creative," Pyne ...
NEW ORLEANS (November 2, 2014) - Calling the Ebola epidemic a "critical moment in the history of global health," Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, today urged greater investment in scientific innovation to ensure that the world stays ahead of rapidly evolving disease threats such as drug-resistant malaria and dengue fever. Addressing the 63rd annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Gates announced that the foundation is committing more than $500 million in 2014 to reduce the burden of malaria, pneumonia, diarrheal diseases, and an array of parasitic infections that are leading causes of death and disability in developing countries. Gates also announced that the foundation has boosted its annual funding for malaria by 30 percent, and he laid out a vision for how malaria can be eradicated by the middle of the 21st century.. Gates said important lessons from the Ebola epidemic must guide the worlds response to all infectious diseases, ...
In 2005, Dr. Elias Zerhouni, former Director of the National Institutes of Health, wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine:. "It is the responsibility of those of us involved in todays biomedical research enterprise to translate the remarkable scientific innovations we are witnessing into health gains for the nation... At no other time has the need for a robust, bidirectional information flow between basic and translational scientists been so necessary.". In that publication, Dr. Zerhouni introduced his ideas to re-engineer the way clinical research was performed in the United States, with the realization that this cannot happen without input from the field of biomedical informatics. In addition to the key role that biomedical informatics has in driving translational science, it has an even bigger role in the newly emerging paradigm of BIG DATA in biomedicine. BIG DATA refers to the proliferation of data accruing in high volume, at high velocity, and in great variety. We all know how ...