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December 8, 2009

Solar lamps designed and distributed by former NCIIA E-team Greenlight Planet are lighting up the lives of people in rural India, as reported yesterday in The Wall Street Journal. Greenlight Planet was started as a E-Team by students at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to develop a solar-charged, battery powered LED lantern for use in India and China.

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November 30, 2009

RAMP India innovator K. Vivekanandan was featured last week in The Hindu, the national newspaper of India. Vivekanandan's innovation is a modified pin pulverizer for grinding spices in rural villages. The technology eliminates the need for villagers to travel long distances to find similar machines, which require too much energy and are too expensive for use in rural areas.

News Releases
October 12, 2009

A few weeks ago, The Lemelson Foundation executive director Julia Novy-Hildesley attended the annual Clinton Global Initiative, presenting a report on the Foundation's 2007 commitment as well as participating on a panel about energy and climate changes. She also served as a facilitator of an innovation break-out session.

News Releases
September 17, 2009

Winners of the International Smart Gear competition were announced today, including the special East African regional prize funded in part by the Lemelson Foundation. The competition aims to "inspire and reward practical, innovative fishing gear designs that reduce bycatch - the accidental catch and related deaths of sea turtles, birds, marine mammals, cetaceans and non-target fish species in fishing gear such as longlines and nets."

News Releases
September 9, 2009

Add another accolade to the growing list about Ecovative, the company that is using mushrooms and other organic materials for a drop-in replacement to styrofoam. The company, recently highlighted in Popular Science, was last week featured on CNN.com's "Young People Who Rock" blog as well as on a CNN.com Live Interview with 24-year-old founders/innovators Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre.

News Releases
September 9, 2009

Among the winners announced today for The Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Awards was recent Lemelson-MIT Sustainability winner Joel Selanikio and his company DataDyne. The nonprofit was picked from more than 500 entries for their free EpiSurveyor software that helps health care officials in developing countries use mobile devices to collect data on immunization rates, vaccine supplies and other health-care related information.

News Releases
August 18, 2009

The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) has announced a limited number of $500 stipends are available for expenses related to developing biomedical innovations for participation in the BMEidea competition. The deadline for stipend applications is November 6, 2009.

News Releases
August 11, 2009

The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) has announced a limited number of $500 stipends are available for expenses related to developing biomedical innovations for participation in the BMEidea competition. The deadline for stipend applications is November 6, 2009.

News Releases
August 1, 2009

With the understanding that the possibilities of geothermal technology have not yet been fully realized and the intent of addressing energy security, the Foundation for Geothermal Innovation (FGI) and the Lemelson Foundation have released initial findings defining the technical criteria for a critical new generation of geothermal pumps.

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