News Releases
June 5, 2012

Congratulations to prolific inventor Dr. Stephen Quake, recipient of the 2012 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. An adventurer at heart, Quake relishes in the adrenaline that comes from mountain biking and ski mountaineering. It is that same rush he gets from exploring the unknown that drives him to consistently push scientific limits.

News Releases
December 16, 2011

December 16 – Foundation grantee Embrace – developers of a sleeping bag-style infant warmer – will be featured on a segment of ABC's 20/20 this Friday at 10 p.m. local time. The episode will be covering several important issues in global health – including infant mortality. 

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.

News Releases
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.