With the launch of the second Challenge on the bauma Open Innovation (OI) platform, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight this exciting collaboration! bauma is the leading trade fair for the construction and construction machinery industry and the world's largest trade show. The bauma Open Innovation initiative aims to extend the bauma experience for their exhibitors and attendees beyond the trade show, providing opportunities throughout the year for Solvers to tackle industry leaders’ problems, and connecting Seekers with innovative minds around the world.
Last week the Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions released its report on ‘Pharma and the connected patient: How digital technology is enabling patient centricity’. The report explores the “transformation of healthcare from a provider-driven marketplace to a patient-centric health ecosystem”. It looks at the drivers, the challenges involved and the role of digital technologies in a successful transition.
The MasterCard Foundation has launched the third edition of the US$150,000 Clients at the Centre Prize, seeking the client-focused financial service provider that best responds to the needs and aspirations of poor people living in developing countries. We caught up with Roger Morier, Senior Communications Manager at the Foundation, to talk about learnings and achievements from the last two editions and the aims for this year’s Prize.
The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), in collaboration with consumer product formulators and preservative manufacturers/suppliers, recently launched their Challenge to find new, safe, and effective preservatives, preservative boosters, or multi-functionals for use in personal care and household products. There are concerns about the impact of some preservatives on human health, particularly because of their widespread use. Therefore, the Seeker organizations desire preservatives with improved environmental health and safety profiles.