Top Nine Invention Stories from March
March 29, 2017
March 29, 2017
March marks Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day celebrations around the world. At Intellectual Ventures, we commend the contributions of women to the field of invention, and work to support more women and girls to pursue careers in STEM. As IV President and COO Adriane Brown has aptly said:
“I believe that collaboration of great, diverse minds is how we will solve our world’s toughest challenges and create breakthrough technologies.”
Check out our top invention stories from March, from IV and spinout news to inventors and the grand challenges they’re addressing.
IV in the news
For International Women’s Day, IV’s Adriane Brown spoke at a panel with other top female leaders in Seattle who are championing women empowerment and making an impact in their communities. Discover why the event was a GeekWire top calendar pick and listen to the full panel discussion here.
IV’s Global Good and Biopromic joined forces to confront tuberculosis – a disease that takes 1.8 million lives each year. Their plan: a low-cost, accessible diagnostic test for communities in low-income settings.
As part of Global Good, scientists at IV’s Institute for Disease Modeling are on the frontlines of the battle against malaria. Hear from one of those scientists in Big Think.
With the start of spring and new leaders in Washington, IV founder Peter Detkin weighed in on why patents matter and how patent holders can dispute “alternative facts” on Insights.
IV is using its Photonic Fence to harness the power of lasers to save Florida’s oranges from the Asian citrus psyllid and this month, Arty Makagon gave us the inside scoop on the story behind the story.
What it means to be an inventor
Proving that age doesn’t have to be a barrier, the 94-year-old inventor of the lithium-ion battery is developing a new battery that’s three times better than the original.
This week we celebrate the 75th birthday of a scientist who fundamentally changed how we think about the universe and has become an emblem of intellectual curiosity for scientists, thinkers and innovators alike.Read More
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 reached the moon. Edward Jung, IV founder and CTO, calls the Apollo program a historical example of the impact of collaborative invention.Read More
After nearly two decades on Wall Street and five years running a private consulting practice, Kate Sharadin joined IV to lead the Invention Science Fund’s healthcare efforts. Learn more about Kate’s focus on invention that enables our world to become smarter, more livable, more prosperous and better in today’s Staff Spotlight.Read More