Social Ventures’ Role in Reaching Goal 2025: Lumina Foundation’s Social Innovation Prize for Postsecondary Learning

Posted by Michael Franklin on Mar 7, 2016 11:44:29 AM

Challenges are a way for companies and individuals to submit their ideas regarding solutions to issues that organizations are working to solve. Some of the country’s most innovative organizations use crowdsource innovation challenges to connect with the world’s most talented thinkers who then compete to provide solutions in return for a monetary prize and the networking opportunities that being announced as a winner creates.  This, in turn, helps Lumina in our work. We have only 9 years to reach Goal 2025; the aim of increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60% by 2025.

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Topics: Innovation Insights, Challenges, Seekers

Using 3D printers for innovation problem solving in the Middle East refugee crisis

Posted by Sean Carmichael on Jan 19, 2016 3:02:42 PM

One of the great aspects of 3D printing is how it has democratized manufacturing. Anyone with access to a 3D printer, raw materials like polymers, and a little imagination, can make almost anything.

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Topics: Innovation Insights, Challenges

An innovative product that earthquake proofs buildings using ancient Japanese building techniques

Posted by Sean Carmichael on Jan 7, 2016 12:32:33 PM

One of the more vexing problems in modern construction is how to make buildings more earthquake proof. Since more construction is taking place around the Pacific Rim, where earthquakes tend to take place, finding answers has become vital.

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Topics: Innovation Insights, Challenges

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