This page includes a collection of press releases and news articles about LAUNCH.
Nike was named by Fast Company as one of the World's Most Innovative Companies.
February 14, 2014
Andrew Winston at the Harvard Business Review has written a great top ten list meant "...to summarize some of the latest stories about the big environmental and social pressures on business, and how some innovative companies are dealing with them." Through the diverse efforts of our partnership we've managed to make the #9 spot on Andrew's list. Check out the article to read "what a weird, wonderful mix of business, government, and scientific organizations" is accomplishing.
December 18, 2013
The Guardian describes why "wasted milk may one day be converted to a silk-like fiber replacement for cotton, thanks to an innovative technology called Qmilk."
November 27, 2013
"Aquagenx, a UNC-spinoff that provides microbial water testing products, is deploying its "compartment bag test" at the request of the Philippines’ government." Congratulations to Mark Sobsey and team for their continued efforts to help the world identify safe water sources.
November 21, 2013
We are proud to share that Ecovative, a LAUNCH: Systems innovator, has won the Buckminster Fuller Challenge this year. "Each year, the Buckminster Fuller Institute awards $100,000 to support the development and implementation of a solution that has significant potential to solve one of humanity’s most pressing problems."
October 23, 2013
"The careful orchestration required for a space mission, from pre-launch through final landing, is similar to a startup’s process of mapping and executing complex decision trees." LAUNCH Council Member Kathryn Lewis describes what she learned at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory during the LAUNCH: Systems Forum.
October 17, 2013
Mashable discusses this year's LAUNCH Systems Challenge innovations and asks, "Do you think these innovations might actually change the world?"
October 06, 2013
Join us from 9am-12:30pm PDT on September 27 and 28 for the LAUNCH: Systems Challenge 2013 Forum. We'll be livestreaming the event on http://mindmapr.launch.org and using the hashtag #LAUNCH2020 to talk about the ten remarkable innovations that will be presented. Join us and share the link.
September 27, 2013
The LAUNCH Valuation Report aims to capture the impact of LAUNCH as a social entrepreneurship enterprise beyond conventional return on investment. To better understand the value impact of LAUNCH, the valuation model developed for LAUNCH explores the underlying motivations, approaches, and impact of innovation, collaboration, and sustainability – the core of LAUNCH.
September 26, 2013
As you may recall from our last update, 6 months ago we had just closed our Joint Venture with India's most successful ice equipment manufacture in Mumbai, received our biggest purchase order to date, and closed a round of funding from an Indian investor. With money in the bank, a great local partner, and a customer order in the books, we began setting up our volume production.
September 10, 2013
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