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1. The joys of sharing
(About Us/News)
... a large nappy like dhoti, and the ancient toothless grin looked friendly. We had no language in common but it seemed he just wanted a ride, and I guess waving his knife and grinning worked pretty well ...
Saturday, 24 September 2011
2. William James Foundation
(Partners/Innovation Support)
... be any age or anywhere in the world, but must be starting or growing for-profit companies that are either pre-revenue, or are within five years of their first revenues. All entrants who are accepted ...
Monday, 12 September 2011
... including the journal Nature; and continues to speak internationally on design and innovation.  Mike masterminded builds on the Discovery Channel show Prototype This!, where he led teams of crack inventors, ...
Monday, 23 May 2011
4. Partners - Reallocate - engineering
(Partners/Technical & Engineering)
Pairing professionals with problems and giving them the infrastructure to execute. What happens when you put highly skilled professionals face-to-face with real world issues and give them the resources ...
Saturday, 14 May 2011
I've just sent out my second newsletter, and you can read it here, and you can subscribe here to get future issues.  ...
Monday, 04 April 2011
Urban Ecological Systems a company I helped raise several million dollars just before starting Natural Innovaftion .org have received planning permission for their state of the art integrated organic horticulture ...
Thursday, 24 March 2011
... rather than profit potential. Budding Social Ventures might also like to check out the Hub, a growing network of co-work places that has been a great source of ideas and colleagues during my development ...
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
8. Success - UES investment
(About Us/News)
Sometimes things take a long time, and a highlight this year was seeing Urban Ecological Systems get the investment, from someone I introduced to them in the middle of 2009, for their first commercial ...
Friday, 24 December 2010
9. Social Ventures
(About Us/News)
... early stages of technology, the question is where the funding will come from, and what the equivalent of venture capital is, in the area of impact investing. I led a session at the excellent SoCap ...
Friday, 24 December 2010
10. Project - Sunvention
(About Us/News)
I first came across Sunvention when I was looking for some technology for UES to improve energy efficiency in their greenhouses. We traveled to Tamera in Portugal and met Jürgen Kleinwächter there. Apart ...
Friday, 24 December 2010
I've been on a quest - that started with asking once again, how I could be most effective in making a difference. So here is the story so far ... I started the journey of creating the Natural Innovation ...
Friday, 24 December 2010
12. Innovation: SunPulse Water - solar thermal water pump
(Partners/Innovators & Innovations)
... – or other requirement for mechanical power. The system is designed for manufacture in developing countries, using locally available, non-toxic, recyclable, materials and appropriate techniques. Head ...
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
UES has just completed a sale of its first commercial scale integrated organic horticulture & aquaculture system which will be built in Sydney. The deal involves a AUD $3.5m (US$2.75) investment. Having ...
Thursday, 05 August 2010
I spent a very interesting day at the Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship in Hubli, India, including a guest lecture on Scaling and Breaking Rules. After being met off an overnight train, ...
Thursday, 08 July 2010
... Sunvention and Urban Ecological Systems, another of our incubatees. The first commercial installation of their Envelope Power Greenhouse will be installed at UES's new Sydney facility.   Their technologies ...
Sunday, 27 June 2010
16. Projects
(About Us/General About Us)
... work on projects that can change the landscape for support and funding for such innovators. For example addressing licensing issues, or developing component technologies that multiple innovators need. ...
Thursday, 20 May 2010
... UES to develop its business plan and raise finance including introducing them to their major investor. We also introduced them to Sunvention who are supplying an energy system for UES's 4,000 m2 farm under ...
Sunday, 21 February 2010
18. Engineers, Scientists, Technical
(About Us/Getting Involved)
... in Autocad or similar software. Some of the innovators have made specific requests - which are listed below. (see all - not just technical - requests)  ...
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
19. Support Natural Innovation
(Uncategorised Content)
For nearly two years I've been looking into the question of how to further sustainable and scalable technologies that can solve the challenges of the billion+ people who lack access to clean water, power, ...
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
... a virtual windtunnel); CNC machining etc. There is also a list of current technical requests.  ...

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