News Releases
April 20, 2010

The Foundation Center has now put up a recent podcast in their "Philanthropy Chat" series featuring an interview with Patrick Maloney and Jill Tucker, The Lemelson Foundation's Program Director and Senior Program Officer. The podcast offers Patrick and Jill's thoughts about The Foundation's approach to strategic grantmaking – both in the U.S.

News Releases
April 2, 2010

It's been a little over a week since the end of the Annual NCIIA (National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance) Conference last week in San Francisco. As major funders of NCIIA, it's always great to travel to the conference (which seems to alternate coasts each year) and see all the exciting work the next generation of innovators are doing, as well as reconnect with educators and others exploring the science, business and practice of technology innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education.

News Releases
March 4, 2010

Want to help with the relief efforts in the wake of Chile's devastating earthquake last week? NESsT, The Lemelson Foundation's RAMP partner in Peru, has established the Levantando Chile Fund to support local Chilean nonprofit organizations that are channeling assistance to communities on the ground. In the short run, the Fund will support both immediate assistance and long-term reconstruction efforts in Chile.

News Releases
March 3, 2010

Congratulations to the winners of the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Collegiate Student Prizes! The four awarding universities – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – announced their respective student winners today, featuring innovation in a range of fields.

News Releases
February 13, 2010

After a fun and informative three days, Tech4Society has come to a close. The event, which brought together pioneers on the cutting edge of innovation in solar energy, clean water, mobile technology, science education, agriculture and healthcare, was sponsored by Ashoka and The Lemelson Foundation (with generous support from Microsoft)

News Releases
February 11, 2010

Over in Hyderabad, India, things have wound down after a packed first day at Tech4Society. The day's activities featured a keynote address on entreprenuership and innovation, as well as a panel with several Ashoka-Lemelson Fellows discussing the lessons they've learned as serial-entrepreneurs.