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VC Funding for Health IT Sets Yet Another Record

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | July 16, 2013

Health IT venture capital funding set a 'torrid' pace in the first quarter, but Q2 deals have topped even that, as records continue to topple. There were 168 funding deals this quarter, compared to 104 in Q1 and 163 in the whole of 2012. Read More »

VC Market Drying Up For Emerging Medtech Firms

Julie Bird | FierceHealthIT | October 4, 2012

Start-up medical-technology companies are finding it harder to raise venture capital, thanks to "an anemic IPO market and ever-more selective buyers," Ernst & Young says in a new market report. Read More »

We Deserve More Than This Bad Farm Bill

Ben Lilliston | Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) | February 5, 2014

Was it just exhaustion from two-plus years of negotiations that finally produced the Farm Bill that is expected to be signed by the President this week? [...] For whatever reason, there is a sense that a deeply flawed Farm Bill—the terms of which were dictated largely by austerity fanatics from the start—is the best we’ll get under the current political environment. Read More »

We Need Your Voice: Demand Open Health Budgets. Save Lives.

Sipho Moyo | ONE | June 25, 2013

Nearly 200,000 ONE members from all over the continent told us earlier this year that accessing quality healthcare is one of Africa’s most urgent development priorities. And there are plenty of reasons why. Read More »

What Is Crowdfunding?

Anne Giles Clelland | Handshake 2.0 | December 23, 2012

[...] I am so excited that colleagues, friends and family members are asking me, "What is crowdfunding?" I'm not an expert by any means and this will be my first crowdfunding experience, but here's my thinking on the answer to the question. Read More »

Why Do Female Scientists Receive Less Funding?

Jeremy Farrar | The Independent | December 11, 2013

Yesterday in Stockholm, eight scientists received their Nobel prizes, for medicine, physics and chemistry. All of them are men. At the same time – and by complete coincidence – this newspaper ran a story 'Women scientists less likely to receive funding', based on a study published in the journal BMJ Open Access. The connection is not too difficult to make. Read More »

Why We’re Still Chasing ‘Silicon Savannah’ Dream

Frankline Sunday | Standard Digital | March 25, 2014

Software developers in Kenya are losing lucrative opportunities for funding because they lack clear business plans and strategies to take their ideas to market, new data shows. Read More »

Worlds First Open Source Virtual Reality Cockpit Flight Simulator 360 Degrees Rotation DIY Project on

Press Release | Simworx | December 3, 2012

Simworx may be the first simulator company to offer a DIY version of their production level 360 degrees rotation flight simulator to the DIY community, as an Open Source project. Simworx introduces the funding campaign on to develop the CAD drawings,Plans, engingeering study, jigs, and component intergration for both versions of VR Cockpit with full step by step instructions for Do-it-yourself plans or Kit building the 360 rotation full motion flight simulator. Read More »

£20m Of Tech Fund To Go On Open Source

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | November 5, 2013

Up to £20m of the 'Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards: Technology Fund' will go towards open source development. Speaking at EHI Live 2013, Beverley Bryant, director of strategic systems and technology at NHS England, said 20 trusts want to pursue an open source electronic patient record system. Read More »

£260m Technology Fund Details Revealed

Rebecca Todd | E-Health Insider | July 1, 2013

Trusts must apply by the end of this month for part of the £260m Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards Technology Fund; and the money must be spent by March 2015. Read More »

“What Indigo Has Learned”… Transparency And Accountability

Richard Crellin | Indigo Trust | June 24, 2013

Over the past couple of years Indigo has developed a sizeable portfolio of partner organisations and funded projects that attempt to increase accountability and transparency in Africa by utilising ICT. We have found this to be hard work indeed! Measuring impact and selecting projects that will challenge those in power in a constructive yet meaningful way is difficult. As we have reviewed our work however it has become obvious to us that there are some areas in which our money can make a real difference. Read More »

Open Development And Aid Flows: How To Use Aid Data

Event Details
Open Source Event
September 19, 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Hämeentie 135 C 8th floor auditorium (DREAM)

Every year over $130bn of aid flows in official assistance from donors to support development projects across the globe. Add in funding from charities and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and other sources, and you can see that international aid involves staggering sums of money, and supports thousands upon thousands of projects across the globe. Through the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) an increasing amount of open data on these aid flows is becoming available online in structured ways.

This hands-on session will explore open aid data from all angles. Following a series if lightening talks to introduce the aid landscape and IATI, we will break-off into groups led by experts to focus on...

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