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Big data, challenge prizes, and philanthropy
Data for social good

Big data, challenge prizes, and philanthropy

Challenge prizes have been used to spur innovation for centuries, but have recently surged in use. This is due to a number of factors, including rec…
SIX
27 March 2018Jordan Junge & Kendra Schreiner
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25 companies carrying out corporate social innovation
Corporate Social Innovation

25 companies carrying out corporate social innovation

Between the 2017 Paradise Papers scandal, the globally contested multi-billion merger between a large pharmaceutical and an agrochemical company, in…
1 February 2018Marc Violo
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Building Accra to be more than a smart city- SIX and iSpace are looking for partners and sponsors
Cities

Building Accra to be more than a smart city- SIX and iSpace are looking for partners and sponsors

SIX and iSpace are looking for partners and sponsors!After the success of our series of work in Africa so far, including the event on what makes a c…
15 April 2016
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Modern Day Innovative Mapping
Technology & Digital

Modern Day Innovative Mapping

In today’s world, connectivity in part comes from the use of digital maps, whether it’s looking at holiday destinations, places to stay or findi…
29 February 2016Lorna Reed, Intern at SIX
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Learning from Nairobi - Ore Disu & Malaika Toyo from Nsbidi Institute in Nigeria
Capacity Building

Learning from Nairobi - Ore Disu & Malaika Toyo from Nsbidi Institute in Nigeria

See more from Learning from Nairobi - What makes a city a hub for innovation?
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9 July 2015
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Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge For Development
Article

Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge For Development

USAID is partnering with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionand the United State…
3 November 2014USAID
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Social Innovation in Africa: The footprint of 2iE
Education

Social Innovation in Africa: The footprint of 2iE

Written by Paul Ginies (2iE) for the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal "Social innovation" is a hot topic these days. Why such an interest in…
24 July 2013Paul Ginies
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Unexpected Social Innovation Discoveries in Nigeria
Scaling Innovation

Unexpected Social Innovation Discoveries in Nigeria

One of the more unexpected social innovation discoveries at the annual Maker Faire Africa this November in Lagos, Nigeria was a urine-powered genera…
3 December 2012Sangeeta Haindl
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Divine - Fairtrade Chocolate Company
Consumption

Divine - Fairtrade Chocolate Company

Divine is the Fairtrade Chocolate Company co-owned bythe cocoa farmers cooperative Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana, who not onlyreceive a fair price for their…
SIX
13 March 2008
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