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$20,000 prize for renewable energy solution to provide off-grid power

January 20th, 2013 by Nesta UK

The United Nations Development Programme have launched a global challenge to find a renewable energy solution capable of providing off-grid power, with a $20,000 cash prize for the winner. More than 3,000 families who returned to Bosnia and Herzegovina over ten years ago after the war are still waiting for access to electricity. For most […]

Nesta’s Centre for Challenge Prizes offers large rewards to help Britain become a nation of cyclists

January 8th, 2013 by Nesta UK

Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, has asked people and organisations to come up with new ways to get the nation cycling by launching a ‘challenge prize’. The initiative has been launched by the Centre for Challenge Prizes. ‘Hands off my bike‘ is a challenge that is calling on people from all over the UK to […]

The rise and rise of collaborative consumption

April 19th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Rachel Botsman is co-author of the book ‘What’s Mine is Yours‘ which The Financial Times described as “a remarkably hopeful and accessible book about a social revolution gaining momentum.”