News Releases

News Releases
November 2, 2011

On September 21, the Foundation, in partnership with PNCA’s MFA in Collaborative Design, Illahee and Mercy Corps Action Center was proud to host Harish Hande, recent recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award – often considered “The Asian Nobel Prize" in a guest lecture in our home city of Portland, Ore.

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October 26, 2011

Congratulations to three National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) teams who won a combined $200,000 in funding from the second annual MassChallenge. The world's largest startup competition – designed to catalyze the launch and success of high-growth, high-impact new businesses – MassChallenge provided $1 million in awards for 17 teams, including three $100K Diamond Prize Winners and fourteen $50K Gold Prize Winners.

News Releases
October 16, 2011

In this age where kids dream of growing up to become rock stars or athletes it's even more important than ever to inspire the next generation to become inventors, problem solvers, scientists and engineers. These are the youth that will help develop solutions that will improve lives, establish new and exciting products and companies, and provide leadership and prosperity for further generations.

News Releases
August 1, 2011

Our friends at Living Goods have a compelling new series of short videos on how they are building a scalable and sustainable distribution platform for a wide range of life-saving and life-changing products. Founded in 2008, Living Goods is an Avon-like network of door-to-door Health Promoters who make a modest income selling essential health products and technologies at prices affordable to the poor.

News Releases
June 29, 2011

NOTE: A few weeks ago, we announced our Spring 2011 Grants , pledging over $4 million to help fund six organizations that use invention to solve social issues around the globe. Over the past several weeks, we’ve featured guest blog posts about each grant. Today, Lemelson Foundation Program Officer Erin Tochen talks about a grant to support an innovative collaboration to develop and disseminate new neonatal technologies.

News Releases
June 27, 2011

The Lemelson Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Carol A. Dahl will join our staff as Executive Director as of July 25. With experience working for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation first as Director of the Global Health Discovery team and more recently as Director of Staff for the Global Health Program, Dahl brings to us a passion for innovation and a keen understanding of the power of invention and innovative technologies to transform lives both in the U.S. and in developing countries.

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