Monday, April 24, 2017

OtterHacks Online Contest Software Slated for Late April in Monterey, CA

If you’re going to attend a hackathon, why not pick one in a gorgeous location? Sure, you’ll be inside working away for much of the time. But when you step outside for a break… ahhh! Monterey, California, on the state’s rocky central coast, is one such ahhh-inducing site. That’s where the OtterHacks Hackathon will take place April 21-23.

About OtterHacks

A group of 150 students will collaborate to come up with unique, fresh, and innovative ideas. From writing groundbreaking code to finding new ways to use the latest online contest software, these hackers will be blazing a trail into the future. Yes, that’s a pretty dramatic statement, and yes, it’s absolutely true. Event organizers advocate “learning through doing,” and there’s no doubt this group will be doing amazing things. Read more from this blog.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Winners Announced in Johnson & Johnson Africa Contest Software

Johnson & Johnson recently announced the winners in the first Africa Innovation Challenge. The contest software was created to generate new ideas for sustainable health solutions that can be implemented in African communities. Nearly 500 entrepreneurs and innovators from all parts of the continent submitted ideas.

Johnson & Johnson supports health and education systems in Africa in a number of ways. It has devoted a great deal of resources to the continent in part because it’s one of the fastest growing regions in the world. The company recently opened regional offices in Ghana and Kenya, which along with its global public health headquarters in South Africa, will provide support for health systems and public health programs. Read more from this blog.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Harvard’s President’s Competition Platform Announces Finalists

The President’s Innovation Challenge at Harvard University encourages the school’s student body to explore challenges facing the world and find ways to meet those challenges. The goal of the competition platform is to help solve issues facing our healthcare system, the sciences, and society in general, but also to make progress in areas that aren’t easily categorized.

Organizers recently announced 15 finalists for the 2017 edition of the President’s Innovation Challenge. Winners will be announced in a ceremony on May 9, and will split more than $300,000 in awards. Grand prize winners in each of the competition’s three categories will receive $75,000. Three runner-up teams will receive $25,000. The “crowd favorite” as chosen at the ceremony will be awarded $10,000. Read more from this blog.