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Monday, April 20, 2015

NexThought Monday - How to Unlock the Potential of Young Inventors

By Carol Dahl

I recently met an amazing set of entrepreneurs who are tackling a dizzying array of challenges: developing systems to allow impoverished families in poor countries to heat and pressurize water for bathing, cooking and cleaning; or creating a lawnmower-type machine that harvests and converts crops directly into biomass pellets for fuel. I wasn't at SXSW or a high-level Silicon Valley gathering, but at VentureWell’s annual Open Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Why Financial Inclusion May Well Depend on Cyber ID Data: Digital IDs are quick and cost-effective – but more data on unbanked customers is needed

By Stephen Ufford

Among the obstacles to digital financial inclusion is the challenge of serving people who lack traditional identity data. But as Trulioo founder Stephen Ufford explains, our online activity creates a digital footprint that can be used to identify us quickly and cost-effectively. He describes how Trulioo is cultivating partnerships to advance its goal of establishing a digital ID for the entire global population.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Better Way to Pay for R&D? (Part 2): Pilot projects designed to help get Health Impact Fund 'across the finish line'

By Kyle Poplin — WDI

After pilot projects have shown the Health Impact Fund really works, Professor Thomas Pogge says, "It will not be difficult to get some far-sighted – and cash-strapped – governments to become HIF supporters. And an agreement to create the HIF might then be reached, perhaps at a G20 meeting."

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Monday, April 13, 2015

NexThought Monday – A Better Way to Pay for R&D? (Part 1): The plan to enable everyone to buy drugs at manufacturing cost

By Kyle Poplin — WDI

Every year, millions of poor people around the world die because they can't get the medicine they need. Professor Thomas Pogge has long touted an idea that he believes would get the medicine where it's needed and ensure reasonable returns for pharmaceutical companies. Is it time to pay attention to the Health Impact Fund?

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Monday, April 20, 2015

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