This week in PopTech: Brain scans, sustainable finance and the micro-everything revolution
Friday, June 15, 2012 UTC|
There's always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week's highlights follows.
- Adrian Owen (PopTech 2010) has found a way to use brain scans to communicate with people who are in vegetative states. This week, Owen talks to Nature about the fight to take his methods to the clinic.
- Congratulations to 2011 Social Innovation Fellow Rose Goslinga and Kilimo Salama, the first micro-insurance product available to smallholder Kenyan farmers, for winning the FT/IFC Award for Technology in Sustainable Finance. The FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards are the major global awards for environmentally and socially responsible banking and investment.
- If you missed it earlier this week, we released PopTech Editions II - Small is beautiful: The micro-everything revolution, the second feature in our series that examines an emerging theme at the edge of change from the perspective of some of the remarkable innovators shaping it. As with our last Edition, this one serves as a guide to a timely topic with original essays and articles from contributors, interviews from the field, videos on and off the PopTech stage, and more. Take a look.
Image: Kenny Stoltz
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