Innovation
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Most entrepreneurs go to Kickstarter Inc. seeking money to turn an idea into a viable product. Already flush with cash, Alex Gizis looked to the crowd-funding site in search of enthusiastic testers. more
Here’s the problem. Say you take a picture and email it to friends and family. And they, in turn, pass it along to another group of eager viewers. What you have is one image copied umpteen times and occupying valuable space in the fast-filling virtual world. more
For most organizations, innovation planning has a heavily internal focus. But for The Rhode Island Foundation, a nonprofit leader of philanthropic ventures in the state, a recent push for innovation started with a clarion call outward. more
EpiVax Inc., a biotech firm in Providence’s Knowledge District, is an innovator in the field of computational immunology, which involves feeding data into computers that apply mathematical approaches to ultimately develop vaccines and defeat disease. more
The bar code – that series of lines marking almost everything you buy – could lead to huge savings for American taxpayers in the near future and perhaps save lives in times of conflict. more
There is no room for error when your clients are charged with keeping people safe. This is what drives Purvis Systems Inc. to innovate at the highest level, giving their clients on the front lines of public and national safety the tools they need to do their jobs. more
In the dry language of the health care bureaucracy, core clients of the innovative Living Rite program are called “dual eligibles.” They are the neediest patients, battling chronic diseases or disabilities, supported by both Medicare and Medicaid. The Living Rite program’s goal is to provide comprehensive and preventive health care to its long-term care clients. This can include people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or with chronic illnesses. These people are among the most costly to the health care system. more
ShapeUp Inc. began eight years ago with a simple idea: shine a public light on a person’s health by embracing it in a public and social way. No stepping on scales in the bathroom with the door closed. No hiding diet shakes behind the sodas in the fridge. No more doing it on your own. more
The Learning Community, a public charter school, and its sister organization, The Teaching Studio, have developed an innovative, successful model for helping children to become better learners in urban school districts with high levels of poverty. more
Within the overarching goal of creating a better world, students from Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design have organized the sixth annual conference, A Better World By Design, focused on the theme “Pause and Effect.” more
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