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Sustainable Invention

The world’s population is growing by roughly 200,000 people every day, in the midst of a massive global migration underway from the countryside to cities. With this much pressure on our food, water, and energy resources, Earth Day marks another important reminder of the massive investments in invention needed to make entire economies more sustainable.  

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Creating an Innovation Ecosystem

Yesterday, following a panel on “Innovation, Dynamism and Entrepreneurship” at the Global Economic Symposium in Germany, Intellectual Ventures’ co-founder and CTO, Edward Jung, was interviewed about what it takes to create an innovation ecosystem.

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Sustainable and Economical – The Magic Equation.

Environmental sustainability not only helps companies feel they are doing their part, it can also make good economic sense. At Intellectual Ventures, we agree with this analysis and have already made a variety of investments in inventions and technologies, while collaborating with companies that have environmentally friendly solutions for a range of existing problems. 

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Green Fields

This week, Intellectual Ventures (IV) and one of Europe’s leading food-production companies announced the establishment of a jointly-owned company in Finland, called Benemilk Oy. In the new venture, our Invention Development Fund will partner with Raisio to develop and market new inventions and technologies that make milk production safer, more efficient and more environmentally responsible. I’m excited about the opportunity to team our expertise and 4,000-strong inventor network with a partner who can help us advance agricultural practices and address the global problem of ensuring food sufficiency.

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The Latest on Hurricane Suppression

Like many of you, we at IV are paying keen attention to the latest news on Hurricane Sandy and thinking of our colleagues, family and friends affected by this storm. And we’ve witnessed the important role invention has played in the emergency preparedness and recovery processes, from simple sand-bagging and boarding windows, to mobile back-up generators in hospitals and the latest search-and-rescue equipment. 

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