The Shell GameChanger™ Accelerator Powered by NREL Announces First Cohort of Start-Ups

Each participating startup will receive as much as $250,000 in non-dilutive funding to aid in development and demonstration of its technology, with the opportunity for future follow-on funding and beta-testing with a strategic program partner, in addition to access to expertise and laboratory capabilities at both NREL and Shell.

U.S. Call for applications: 2019 Stem Cell Research Awards

Win a research award valued up to $15,000 in Biological Industries USA (BI-USA) products and services. Multiple awards available. Application deadline is February 15, 2019 and Winners will be announced by March 31, 2019.
Application Deadline in 2 months

Intel Drone Solutions Modernize and Increase Efficiency for US Bridge Inspections

Intel collaborated with two departments of transportation to improve bridge inspections, supplementing manual inspections of the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge connecting Ohio and Kentucky and the Stone Arch Bridge in Minnesota. Throughout the inspections, Intel’s advanced automated commercial drone hardware and software solutions increased efficiency and produced more reliable data in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional methods.

NREL Awarded $2.8M from ARPA-E to Develop Low-Cost Thermal Energy Storage

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been awarded nearly $2.8 million in funding from DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a system for grid electricity storage and power generation.

Web-Based System for the Remote Monitoring and Management of Precision Irrigation: A Case Study in an Arid Region of Argentina

This article presents a description of the design, development, and implementation of web-based software and dedicated hardware which allows for the remote monitoring and control of a drip irrigation system.

U.S. city of San José targeted to become pilot city for an automated on-demand ride-hailing service

San José is planned to be the pilot city for trials, targeted to begin during the second half of 2019, of the highly and fully automated driving (SAE Level 4/5) on-demand ride-hailing service recently announced by Bosch and Daimler.

Call for Proposals: Improve the production and distribution of food in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East

The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field.
Application Deadline in 15 days

Call for Applications: The 2018 - 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award

Announced at the One Young World Summit for the second year in a row, the call for applications for The 2018 - 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award has officially launched! There will be double the number of potential winners, from 5 to 10, with total value of all prizes combined - USD$100,000.
Applications are closed

Call for Innovation: Smart Cities Challenge

The Cities of Vancouver and Surrey have the opportunity to design the future of smart and safe urban mobility. Our joint Smart Cities Challenge first stage application was chosen out of 130 submissions to be among the 20 finalists vying for federal funding of smart city projects designed to improve the quality of life of city residents.
Applications are closed

Solving global business problems with data analytics

David Simchi-Levi leads the Accenture and MIT Alliance in Business Analytics to develop novel solutions to the most pressing challenges faced by global companies.
7 months ago

The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off

Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks.
7 months ago

Osram Acquires Stake in Montreal-Based Horticulture Start-up Company Motorleaf

Osram’s venture capital arm, Fluxunit, has acquired a stake in Canadian startup Motorleaf, an artificial intelligence company focused on bringing actionable, data-driven insights to greenhouse and indoor farm operators.
7 months ago

DARPA selects research teams to explore paradigm-changing approaches to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

DARPA’s Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M) program, drawing inspiration from biological systems, seeks to develop fundamentally new ML approaches that allow systems to adapt continually to new circumstances without forgetting previous learning.
7 months ago

University of Toronto researchers develop portable 3D skin printer to repair deep wounds

University of Toronto researchers have developed a handheld 3D skin printer that deposits even layers of skin tissue to cover and heal deep wounds.
7 months ago

New DARPA Challenge Seeks Flexible and Responsive Launch Solutions

DARPA announced the DARPA Launch Challenge, designed to promote rapid access to space within days, not years. With the launch challenge, DARPA plans to accelerate capabilities and further incentivize industry to deliver launch solutions that are both flexible and responsive.
8 months ago

IAEA Conducts Successful Test of Drones in Fight Against Disease-Transmitting Mosquitos

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its partners have successfully tested releasing sterile mosquitos from drones as part of efforts to use a nuclear technique to supress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases.
8 months ago

Xcel Energy Announces a New Milestone for Drone Technology

Xcel Energy, a leader in using drone technology to inspect energy infrastructure, will be the first utility in the nation to routinely fly unmanned aircraft beyond the operator’s line of sight when it begins surveying transmission lines near Denver, Colorado.
8 months ago

U.S. NIFA Call for applications: Aquaculture Research Programs

This year, NIFA is soliciting applied aquaculture research applications that directly address major constraints to the U.S. aquaculture industry and focus on one or more program area priorities: Genetics of commercial aquaculture species, Critical disease issues impacting commercial aquaculture species, Design of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture production systems, Economic research for increasing aquaculture profitability.
Applications are closed
8 months ago

Call for Applications: GovHack on Environment & Wellbeing for the cities of Tokyo and Santiago

This challenge calls for startup utilizing the concepts of circular economy to create new products and services that help the environment and impact in(directly) the healthcare of its citizens.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

Call for Applications: GovHack on Governance & Resilience for the cities of New Delhi and Washington DC

Startups applying for this challenge should be leveraging emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Block chain to aid governments in addressing issues of collecting, analyzing and utilizing large flows of data while preserving privacy and security.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

Smart Farming: Including Rights Holders for Responsible Agricultural Innovation

This article draws on the literature of responsible innovation to suggest concrete processes for including rights holders in the “smart” agricultural revolution. It first draws upon historical agricultural research in Canada to highlight how productivist values drove seed innovations with particular consequences for the distribution of power in the food system.
9 months ago

Major U.S. Food Companies Join to Address Climate Change and Healthy Soils by Creating a New Standard Focused on Regenerative Agriculture

The Carbon Underground and Green America, in partnership with Ben & Jerry's (Unilever), DanoneWave, Annie's (General Mills), and MegaFood have begun development of a global verification standard for food grown in a regenerative manner. The standard seeks to encourage farmers to restore the carbon cycle and build soil health, crop resilience, and nutrient density.
9 months ago

Nonsurgical Neural Interfaces Could Significantly Expand Use of Neurotechnology

The state of the art in brain-system communications has employed invasive techniques that allow precise, high-quality connections to specific neurons or groups of neurons. These techniques have helped patients with brain injury and other illnesses. However, these techniques are not appropriate for able-bodied people. DARPA now seeks to achieve high levels of brain-system communications without surgery, in its new program, Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3).
9 months ago

USDA Call for Proposals: Local Food Promotion Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), is seeking applications for its Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) to increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets, by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of local and regional food businesses (including those that are not direct producer-to-consumer markets) that process, distribute, aggregate, or store locally or regionally produced food products.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

LineRanger robot: Innovative live-line inspection solution

Hydro-Québec announces a new milestone in the development of power line inspection robots with the unveiling of a functional prototype of its new robotic platform, the LineRanger. The robot, developed by Hydro-Québec's research institute (IREQ) in Varennes, is a new technological solution for the efficient inspection of conductor bundles on high-voltage transmission lines.
9 months ago

Breakthroughs Move U.S. Researchers One Step Closer to $35 Billion Fuel Savings

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its partners recently revealed breakthroughs in identification of fuel blendstocks for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. This national research effort is providing industry with the scientific underpinnings needed to accelerate introduction of high-performance fuels and engines that reduce energy consumption, improve air quality, and lower drivers' costs.
9 months ago

New wearable tech from Western University may hold big benefits for people with Parkinson’s

A new prototype for wearable tremor suppression gloves has a team of Western University researchers believing real change is on the way for the more than 6 million people in the world afflicted by Parkinson’s disease.
9 months ago

Whole Oceans To Grow Atlantic Salmon With Land-Based Aquaculture Operation in Maine, USA

Rob is leading efforts to launch Whole Oceans, a state-of-the-art recirculating aquaculture system (RAS), that will raise Atlantic salmon on the site of the former Verso paper mill in the heart of Bucksport, Maine.
9 months ago

Sprint Unveils Six 5G-Ready Cities; Significant Milestone Toward Launching First 5G Mobile Network in the U.S.

Sprint's first 5G-ready Massive MIMO cell sites are capable of delivering up to 10 times the capacity of current LTE systems, significantly increasing data speeds for more customers in high-traffic locations. With Massive MIMO at the foundation of Sprint's Gigabit LTE and 5G service, Sprint can keep meeting its customers' demand for unlimited data and high-bandwidth applications.
10 months ago

Canada call for proposals: Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities: BioHeat, Demonstration & Deployment Program Streams

This program is seeking proposals to reduce the reliance of rural and remote communities on diesel fuel for heat and power. The program, which plans to support a suite of diverse projects across Canada, will be evaluated against a range of criteria.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

U.S. Call for Proposals: Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS)

DARPA is soliciting innovative proposals for concepts that use naturally-occurring or engineered marine organisms as sensor elements in a system designed to provide persistent monitoring of manned and unmanned vehicle (M/UUV, e.g., submarines, semi-submersibles and/or unmanned underwater gliders or vessels) movement, particularly in shallow-coastal and littoral marine environments.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Call for Applications: Microsoft AI Residency Program 2018 - Learn new Artificial Intelligence skills and improve people’s lives with intelligent technology

You will gain skills and hands-on experience working on practical AI and machine learning problems that help tackle some of society’s toughest challenges. The ideal candidate will have a passion for leveraging their expertise from computer science work and/or other technical fields to solve real-world challenges by applying AI and machine learning.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Canada's Call for Applications: Industry Innovations in the field of Aging and Brain Health

CABHI maintains a strong commitment to the cognitive and mental well-being of older adults, and the health and social care needs of persons with dementia, and those who care for them, by supporting innovations that are aimed at finding solutions.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Frost & Sullivan Explores Five Different Applications for Blockchain in the US Digital Grid Sector

This potential disruption is forecast to make the grid more reliable and efficient, reduce utilities' capital expenditure on renewable energy generation, and allow consumers to participate in peer-to-peer (P2P) trading.
10 months ago

United States tax act could lead to repatriation of $2 trillion of overseas investment

Repatriations could cause a large drop in the outward FDI stock position of the United States, from the current $6.4 trillion to possibly as low as $4.5 trillion, with inverse consequences for inward FDI stocks in other countries. About one quarter of United States outward stock of FDI is located in developing countries. However, it is likely that a large part of the stock located in developing countries is invested in productive assets and therefore not easily repatriated.
10 months ago

Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS) program Turns to Marine Organisms to Help Monitor Strategic Waters

The Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS) program will study natural and modified organisms to determine which ones could best support sensor systems that detect the movement of manned and unmanned underwater vehicles. PALS will investigate marine organisms’ responses to the presence of such vehicles, and characterize the resulting signals or behaviors so they can be captured, interpreted, and relayed by a network of hardware devices.
10 months ago

U.S. Call for Proposals: High Performance Computing Collaborations for U.S. Manufacturers

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $3 million in funding for 10 projects to help American manufacturers leverage the national laboratories' high performance computing (HPC) capabilities to address manufacturing challenges through state-of-the-art modeling, simulation, and data analysis.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

U.S. Call for Proposals: AIM Onshore competition on new energy technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the opening of the American Inventions Made Onshore (AIM Onshore) prize competition and the availability of DOE’s Build4Scale manufacturing training,both part of a DOE initiative to close the gap between American innovators who develop new energy technologies and domestic manufacturers who produce them.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Agroforestry systems may play vital role in mitigating climate change

The transition from agriculture to agroforestry significantly increased soil organic carbon an average of 34 percent, according to Michael Jacobson, professor of forest resources, whose research group in the College of Agricultural Sciences conducted the study. The conversion from pasture/grassland to agroforestry produced soil organic carbon increases of about 10 percent, on average.
10 months ago

Renewable electricity accounted for 67 percent of U.S. electricity capacity additions in 2016

The 2016 Renewable Energy Data Book shows that U.S. renewable electricity grew to 18.3 percent of total installed capacity and 15.6 percent of total electricity generation in 2016.
10 months ago