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in case you havent seen it, I would say that the mit idea process has the best monthly newlsetters and actions involving students I have seen - unfortunatley its on any innovation rather than innovations prioritsed for sustainability but if we could work out how to learn from mit I would be interested in some small sponsorhips of work on that



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From: Lars Hasselblad Torres
Subject: [IDEAS INFO] News | MIT150 Launch & Updates :: August 30, 2010
To: "ideas-info@Date: Monday, 30 August, 2010, 18:03

The MIT150 has launched! Check out their activities for the year ahead as the Institute celebrates 150 years of service to the world – we’re proud to be a part of it:
[Please note: Beginning September 1, 2010 you will receive IDEAS updates via a single IDEAS & Global Challenge News & Updates list,]
1 - Welcome Kate Mytty!
Please flood newly seated IDEAS and Global Challenge Coordinator Kate Mytty with good wishes in the year ahead – its going to be exciting! Read Kate’s intro here:

2 – IDEAS & Global Challenge MIT Alumni Video Pitch Contest
28 hours left to pack your passion, creativity and voice into a 2-minute video! MIT students and collaborators are invited to enter 2-minute videos pitching your world changing project, and how the MIT IDEAS Competition and Global Challenge advance “invention as public service.” Best video wins $1500 and a feature in our launch campaign. Deadline is September 1, 2010. More information here:

3 – IDEAS & Global Challenge Volunteers Needed
Are you an experienced entrepreneur? Do you have expertise in a particular part of the world? Do you have deep technical insight in a specialized field? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, and have excellent communication skills, and are keen to support student invention as public service, we’d love to discuss volunteer opportunities at the Global Challenge. Please email us at

4 - Have You Helped in Pakistan?
The Global Poverty Initiative shares that a lot of people in Pakistan are in trouble because of flooding.  A fifth of the country has been under water and at least a million people now have no homes.  Many more have lost their livelihoods. The country has also lost about 4% of its total arable land (agriculture comprises 20% of Pakistan's GDP). They’ve shared some ways to help:
- text the word SWAT to 50555 to donate $10 to UNHCR
- visit to donate to Direct Relief International
- assist UNICEF or Islamic Relief
- assist USAID
- spread the word
Omar ( ), a PhD student and civil servant is in Pakistan right now so consider emailing him if you have questions that are not answered by the links above.

5 - Grand Challenges in Global Health Grants
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 6 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level, in any discipline, and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies. Grant proposals are being accepted online until November 2, 2010.

Learn more at:

6 – Team eggEnergy Expands operations in Tanzania
IDEAS09 winners eggEnergy are continuing their work to bring clean, affordable, house-hold level energy to communities in Tanzania through their innovative battery installation and leasing service. Read a profile at:

Interested in having your work spolighted as we prepare to launch the Global Challenge? Please reach out to Kate Mytty, IDEAS and Global Challenge Coordinator at

7 – Fair Trade Futures Conference w/MIT FAC
September 10-12, MIT Food and Agriculture Collaborative will bring together farmers, artisans, entrepreneurs, advocates, students, faith community members, interested individuals, and others in Boston, MA for the largest Fair Trade event in North American history! Visit to learn more.

8 – A Better World By Design Conference
A Better World by Design creates connections to make our world a better place. On October 1-3, over 500 guests from around the world will convene to discuss innovative approaches to global issues.  Learn more at:

9 – 2010 IDEAS Winner Komera Launches New Website
Keep up to date with the latest news and information about Komera by subscribing to their blog feed or visit their site at:
Do you have a website for your IDEAS project that you’d like promoted? Update your team profile at

10 – Mark Your Calendars: IDEAS2011 and Global Challenge Fall Generator
The MIT IDEAS Competition and Global Challenge will kick off the 2010-2011 year with a fall mixer on Wednesday, October 13 in Morss Hall (Walker Memorial). Got an interesting project idea to pitch? Not sure about a project, but have skills and talents to contribute? Please join us from 7:30-9:30 for an interactive evening of pitches and discussions intended to help students and collaborators connect around shared interests in innovation, entrepreneurship, and public service. Questions? Email

11 – 2010-2011 Yunus Challenge Kick-off
The 2010-2011 Muhammad Yunus Challenge to Alleviate Poverty will support innovations in agriculture, including production and processing innovations. The challenge, which focuses on challenges faced by the world’s lowest income earners, will kick of the year with a mixer in the Stata Center R&D Lounge on October 21, from 7:00-9:00pm. For more information visit:

12 – MIT Conference on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges
MIT's annual systems thinking conference, sponsored by the System Design and Management Program, will showcase new ways of thinking, working, and leading required to address complex challenges. Focused on energy, sustainability, health care, and service systems, this two-day conference is designed to provide practical information on how to use systems thinking to integrate technology, management, and social sciences to achieve success. Learn more at:

13 – 9th Annual International Development Fair
The 9th International Development Fair, hosted by the International Development Network at MIT, will host its annual showcase of international development opportunities across the Institute on Friday, September 19 from 1:00-3:00pm in Lobby 13. For more information visit:
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The MIT $100K is back for another fantastic year.  We hope that you will come along on our journey through our three entrepreneurial contests and our many networking events.

The first contest, the high energy Elevator Pitch Contest, kicks us off in less than 2 months!  Mark your calendars now for our finale shows this year:

  • October 27th, 2010, 7pm - Elevator Pitch Contest Finale
  • February 10th, 2011, 7pm - Executive Summary Contest Finale and Business Plan Contest Kickoff
  • May 11, 2011, 7pm - Business Plan Contest Finale

Our finale events are always open to our alumni, past organizers, and the general public - we hope to see you there!  For more information on key dates and estimated submission deadlines, please check out our website.

Relive Last Year's EPC Fun!

Want to experience the fun from last year? Enjoy the Elevator Pitch Contest from last fall.

Also, you can never have too much of Sexy Pitch.

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The MIT Global Challenge ( seeks stories about the ways MIT students are changing the world through invention and entrepreneurship – and how the worldwide MIT community can augment that work through the IDEAS Competition and Global Challenge. Entries should be original works of less than 2 minutes. The winning entry will be featured at the MIT Alumni Leadership Conference October 23. More information at:

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