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This international network consists of more than 9. VcA’s objective is to provide clean water to everyone in the world due to development projects, intercultural exchange and awareness raising. Adrion was awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in in recognition for his accomplishments with Viva con Agua. Adrion looks back on a successful career as professional football player. He ended his professional football career to dedicate himself entirely to his vision of a world without thirst. In he gathered a group of friends and founded Viva con Agua. It has become the first organization seeking societal change that embraces the all-profit principle: So far, the living conditions of more than 2. Shuen Chan, Sustineri Shuen has 25 years of experience in building new business ventures in the financial markets across Asia and Europe.

Economic allies: The US and Israel’s top partnerships

Related content The fintech imperative Fintech is one of the biggest disruptors of our time for financial institutions. Whether it is providing new ways to enhance the customer experience, make service delivery more cost effective, or improve the efficiency of back-office functions — the myriad fintech solutions are rapidly reinventing the value chain. The challenge for many financial institutions is determining the best way to embrace the fintech imperative given their unique strategic vision and business objectives.

In this fall edition of Specialty Food Magazine, the Specialty Food Association presents the inspirational efforts of its Lifetime Achievement Award honorees, including pioneering the sale of specialty foods in foodservice and propelling Creole and Cajun cuisine into the international spotlight.

Share on facebook Share on twitter A woman walks near high-rise buildings in the hi-tech business area of Tel Aviv. Here are some of the historic agreements and collaborations between the United States and the Jewish State. Be the first to know – Join our Facebook page. The aid package is set to last until and requires that Israel not lobby the US Congress for additional funds.

Israel relied more heavily on loan guarantees to lower borrowing costs during the second Intifada, when it was building its expensive West Bank separation barrier, along with absorbing hundreds of thousands of Russian immigrants in the s. The agreement opens the door to dozens of Israeli clean-energy firms to seek multi-billion-dollar contracts facilitated by Power Africa. The aid program seeks to provide electricity — via private companies — to some 60 million Africans by At least , people are owners of an Israel bond.

They are a way for the Israeli government to issue debt in order to sponsor infrastructure projects and bolster the Israeli economy. Since its inception in , BIRD has approved more than projects, many of them being leading multinational corporations. The company helped develop Tamar gas field, and is part of a consortium developing Leviathan, Tamar and Karish gas fields.

Forging the future: Embracing fintech to evolve and grow

Feb 8, Today, Amazon GameLift introduces backfill functionality for FlexMatch, a powerful matchmaking service that enables you to match players together based on rules you define. Whether you choose to build your matches based on player skill, latency, or some other custom criteria, FlexMatch allows you to build robust and flexible matchmaking pipelines to suit your desired gaming experience. With the new backfill capabilities, FlexMatch now finds players to join a game session that is already in progress, using the same custom criteria used to populate the original game session.

This ensures that when a player drops from an existing multiplayer session, you can backfill the empty slot with the most appropriate new player for that match and deliver a gaming experience that is always fast, full and fun for your players. FlexMatch automatically routes grouped players into a game session queue, which places the match in the AWS region that best balances low player latency and high server utilization.

To ensure players are efficiently placed into game sessions, you can also configure FlexMatch to automatically expand matching criteria if wait time crosses a custom threshold so that players can quickly join the next best game.

The Leeuwarden declaration presents key findings of the 3rd EIP Water conference and a European innovation action agenda that address the urgent need to accelerate the development and uptake of innovation in the European water sector.

Tweet The peer-to-peer business model works on the premise of playing matchmaker between individuals with a service to offer and others who could use that service. We look specifically at Lyft, a company that helps individuals who need a ride match up with people who have a car and want to earn a few bucks by giving them rides. Is there an opportunity for your organization to leverage matchmaking among your customers to fulfill their needs and to generate some revenue?

A peer-to-peer business is one where consumers can buy and sell products and services to one another. Economies of scale, making really big purchases and doing big things like ensuring investments, standards of quality, recourse, brand promise. So, like many things I encounter through daily deals, it sparked my interest beyond just getting a discount. You could then call the person to negotiate the shared ride and conditions sharing gas, sharing driving, pay a fee, etc.

I took advantage of the board many times over the four years I was at the university. Nowadays, with email, texting, and social media, ride sharing is much easier to arrange. And it has expanded beyond the campus. A spin-off of Zimride, founded in , which offers carpool solutions for university and corporate networks, Lyft was launched in June of in San Francisco and is being promoted as the latest in peer-to-peer p2p transportation. According to Scott Kirsner in a Boston Globe article:

Economic allies: The US and Israel’s top partnerships

June 04, All stages of the development chain are of interest to us, but proposals involving an advanced stage of development will be given more attention. The evaluation process consists of several stages. It starts with quick screening, scoping and triage, and it continues with several rounds of interviews, internal reviews and in-depth dialogue against a comprehensive set of questions and criteria tailored to probe novelty and fit of the approach, scalability and potential solution implementation issues and partnership fit.

What level of commercial maturity do you typically look for when making an investment? We are stage and source skeptic; however, it is natural that the more developed concepts and solutions closer to implementation will be given more attention.

DePaul Collaborative Matchmaking challenges the traditional silos by connecting collaborators across colleges and disciplinary lines and by making collaborative projects .

But, what actually is brainstorming? And what is it actually useful for? But what the critics are really complaining about are formal brainstorming sessions, governed by a set of rules that originated with advertising manager Alex Faickney Osborn, in his book Applied Imagination. The basic assumption is that by suspending judgement, people free themselves to come up with unusual and potentially useful ideas.

The four most important rules are: Generate as many ideas as possible — the more ideas you come up with, the better chance you have of coming up with good ones. A leader is appointed to facilitate the session, encouraging people and making sure they stick to the rules. The leader is also responsible for collecting the ideas, usually by writing them on a whiteboard, flipchart or post it notes. Once ideas have been generated, they are evaluated at a later stage, to see which are worth implementing.

Again, McGuiness explains this very clearly: But again, the research raises doubts about this. One study compared classic brainstorming sessions with sessions in which brainstormers were told what criteria would be used to evaluate their ideas and encouraged to use this information to guide their idea generation.

Forging the future: Embracing fintech to evolve and grow

The Digital Revolution in Buying and Borrowing Perspectives The directors of MPD are recognized authorities in their field and have written extensively about the financial industry, platforms, mobile, payments and technology space. Commentary by David S. Evans PEOPLE We don’t build practice knowledge with client investment, nor do we staff projects with large junior teams managed by an often-absent senior principal.

We also don’t produce mind-numbing charts and statistics; rather we provide analysis to the secondary data that exists that reflects our deep and strategic insights into the payments space.

The innovation mix or the 4Ps is a model that was developed by John Bessant and Joe Tidd. The tool enables you to discover what the innovation process can improve and bring to your business. The innovation mix, Paradigm, Product, Position and Process, is not to be mistaken with the market mix and its other 4Ps: Product, Place, Promotion and.

TechEmerge, a World Bank Group initiative, is a first of its kind matchmaking program for proven technology companies around the world that are looking to grow their business in emerging markets. Our objective is to bring technologies to new markets, and spur sustainable innovation in regions that need it the most. The inaugural program was launched for the healthcare technology market in India, with the dual goals of improving healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.

The top 33 startups were selected to attend the TechEmerge matchmaking event in India, where they had one-on-one meetings with leading Indian healthcare providers. As a result, 17 innovators were successfully matched with 15 providers, to implement 22 pilot projects as a first step to building long-term partnerships.. The TechEmerge India program has led to exciting results, with new partnerships formed and commercial contracts signed.

Watch the video below with testimonials from the matched innovators and providers, and learn more about technology solutions that are transforming Indian healthcare. What’s Next for TechEmerge? We’re looking forward to scaling TechEmerge to other geographies to spur healthcare innovation and accelerate meaningful partnerships in emerging markets. If you’re interested in getting involved as a program partner, contact us at techemerge ifc.

Nordic innovators matchmaking for independent living

Everyone in the innovation blogosphere recognizes that innovation proceeds through two complementary modes: It is ambition-driven and implemented by senior leaders who organize the process from vision to reality. Bottom-up innovation, as illustrated by Google and the archetypal 3M Company, is fueled by the many ideas initiated by employees. It is driven by entrepreneurs and is supported by a top management emphasis on creativity and the development of a can-do culture.

On April 10, 11 and 12, Jaarbeurs Utrecht was fully dedicated to packaging. It was three beautiful days of this successful exhibition! We would like to thank our exhibitors, visitors and .

The venue made it possible for DTU representatives and investor Martin Friis-Mikkelsen to meet and start the initial discussion regarding a potential partnership. Attend the Bazar — everything can happen. The event was very well organized which enabled us to meet many new contacts in a short period of time. As a result we expect that new companies will be joining our export network. Thomas Andersen, Danish Export Association As a new tech start-up engaged in welfare technology, we consider Medico Bazar as an ideal event to meet and create relations to future customers and get insights from researchers and people working within the industry.

We are looking forward to showcase our prototype and talk about how we might bring Enable into your business in the near future. Frederik Neble, Obital At Medico Bazar you have the opportunity to meet very innovative medtech companies and all the relevant support and funding agencies for the sector. Lars Seier-Petersen, GreenDale Medical Engineering Medico Bazar is an excellent and efficient method to meet new partners and collaborators within the medico space and the peripheral competences and players serving that niche.

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EPSI EPSI is a membership-based networking organisation within Europe that focuses on innovation in the areas of physical activity related to sport, leisure and health. EPSI strives for a more innovation-friendly environment for the EU sports industry, in order to stimulate technological innovation and to set up businesses with a focus on innovative technology.

The cluster incorporates 9 sport field labs in the region, located around top sport facilities.

Tech Supply and Innovation Matchmaking: Development of matching opportunities for high-tech startups and SMEs, aimed at potential investors, partners, and traditional companies seeking innovation.

Urbanisation has left cities struggling with congestion and air pollution. Europe seeks to lead urban transformation towards liveable and car-free cities. Servitisation, electrification and automation of vehicles and vessels is remodelling mobility and the transport of goods. European IT enterprises are also essential to the development of the mobility and transport industry. How will our mobility change in 10 or 20 years? Smart Health Demographic changes, progress in medical sciences, and new possibilities of the digital era constitute massive change drivers for the healthcare sector and its suppliers.

Physical distances will diminish thanks to the superb connectivity offered by new network technologies. How can the healthcare industry best serve the growing numbers of customers that will require efficient and affordable healthcare? Smart Energy The production, distribution and use of energy is undergoing an unprecedented change in Europe and globally.

Key drivers are the needs — at all levels — to reduce the systemic energy consumption patterns and decrease the carbon footprint. Emerging new energy systems will require a completely new level of intelligence, made possible by ever-increasing digitisation. New technologies will open new possibilities to intensify the use of energy in buildings, traffic and industries.

At the same time these new, more flexible and multi-faceted energy systems will bring forth new business models, enabling the integration of completely new services to the business of the energy sector. Smart Industry The manufacturing industry has been important source of employment and well-being in Europe.


Today, consumers are bored by the end of this sentence. Where, how, and why should do it for you. And the more you impact people, the more you impact perception, and ultimately – profit. Traditional retailers need non-traditional solutions, online sellers need an offline presence, tech start-ups need scale, and on and on.

We need to go big. Filled with a global audience and exhibitor base that could only come from NRF.

Innovation consultant / Business designer. You support corporate innovation teams in their quests for new business opportunities. Working in a structured and agile way, you guide them through different phases of developing innovative products and services.

Held in Athens, Ohio at Ohio University from July 17 , the Matchmaker is an opportunity for businesses, contractors and universities alike to be part of aerospace industry services and contracting. About Matchmaking A matchmaker offers one-on-one sessions that connect businesses with government agencies, and large prime contractors.

Matchmaking operates as a rapid interviewing process. The structure and flow of the session is determined by the personnel of the buying organizations conducting the interview s. Government buyers and large prime contractors will be seated at tables. Businesses will be able to meet with them on a one-on-one basis. Listen to NASA officials, industry leaders and resource partners, and learn how to do business with their agencies.

Air Force, Sierra Nevada Corp. Participate in one-on-one matchmaking opportunities, network with contractors, and pitch your products and services. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to connect with NASA buyers. You represent an business or organization that wants to do business with NASA and other aerospace and defense-industry agencies and contractors. You represent a business that wants to secure government contracts with other federal, state and local agencies.

You represent large contractors that want to team with small businesses. Why should you attend?

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Dhanani is a career Foreign Service Officer. Before returning to Washington in , she served as Consul General at the U. Consulate General in Hyderabad, India. What time is the conference?

IN-PART is a matchmaking platform for university-industry collaboration that provides the initial introduction for new partnerships in technology transfer.

Although the participant groups was a heterogeneous one, including students, startups, health care professionals and established companies, they seemed to enjoy the two days. It is nice to have the city representatives here, and I have had good talks with several of the end users”, said Nicolai S. Laugesen who works at large Danish company Falck. Other participants benefitted from being challenged on their own ideas.

The participants were part of 75 teams selected by an independent Nordic jury to further compete for the main prize, after more than ideas had been submitted in the initial stage. In the beginning of June, the jury will pick 25 of the 75 teams represented at the matchmaking event to progress in the competition.

Fiona Hutchison, Interface: Innovation Matchmaking in Colleges and Universities

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