The 2013 India DM is focused on identifying social enterprise projects that have the potential to scale the impact of their work in the States of Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. Read more about the eligibility criteria for the 2013 India DM. The call for proposal was launched in January 2013 and we received over a 190 proposals in response. Development Marketplace | Turning Ideas into Action
Global mobile statistics 2011: all quality mobile marketing research, mobile Web stats, subscribers, ad revenue, usage, trends… The mobiThinking compendium of mobile statistics and research The stats, all the stats and nothing but the stats… In the past three years, we have gone from a smattering of mobile statistics to an abundance of useful information. But there's still a long way to go, there are still huge gaps in our knowledge, some countries enjoy a proliferation of data sources, while others have little or none; and the quality of statistics varies incredibly. As telecoms regulators and industry associations start to collect and share meaningful data, things will only get better. An unfortunate side effect of the media’s recent surge of enthusiasm for mobile in the past year is a tendency to highlight data of dubious quality (often when better is available), and/or widespread misunderstanding, misreporting and failure to qualify figures they have cherry-picked. This isn't just misleading and confusing, it's damaging.
Database at a Glance: eHealth and mHealth | Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) Over the past several years, eHealth (the use of information communication technology in health) has exploded onto the global health scene. Health programs all over the world are beginning to employ these new tools, funders are looking to support the most innovative and promising uses of information communication technology (ICT), and researchers are avidly discussing the benefits and downfalls of this new field. Despite the buzz around eHealth, studies on this field frequently focus on the work of specific programs; fewer studies have taken a higher level look at this field. Therefore, for this Database at a Glance, we are asking: what can the CHMI database tell us about the landscape of eHealth? WHERE ARE ICTs BEING EMPLOYED FOR HEALTH? There are currently more than 260 programs in the CHMI database using ICTs.
GE launches multi-pronged $1B cancer initiative GE has launched a new initiative aimed at accelerating cancer innovation and improving care for 10 million patients around the world by 2020. As part of Thursday's announcement, GE is sponsoring a $100 million open innovation challenge to identify and bring to market ideas that advance breast cancer diagnostics. As part of its healthymagination initiative, GE's Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt, alongside several venture capital partners, announced that GE will invest $1 billion over the next five years on R&D programs to expand its suite of advanced technologies and solutions for cancer detection and treatment, beginning with breast cancer.
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