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2014-09-17 12:23:53

PARIS, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Prize Winner Barcelona Aims to Create Digital and Community 'Trust Network' for Each of its At-Risk Elderly Residents Athens, Greece; Kirklees in Yorkshire, UK; Stockholm, Sweden; and Warsaw, Poland Also Win Funds for Innovative Solutions to Pressing Urban Challenges Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the winners in its 2014 Mayors Challenge, an ideas competition...

2014-09-09 08:25:26

Initiative increases access to cultural institutions through technology NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the expansion and rebranding of Bloomberg Connects (formerly known as the Digital Engagement Initiative). Bloomberg Connects provides funding for the development of technology to increase access to cultural institutions and enhance visitor experiences. The expansion includes a new $17 million commitment to support the...

2014-08-20 08:25:00

Committing $45 Million to Local Governments Using Innovation Delivery to Solve Urban Problems NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new $45 million investment to boost the capacity of city halls to use innovation to tackle major challenges and improve urban life. The foundation will direct significant funding and other assistance to help dozens of cities adopt the Innovation Delivery model, an approach to generating and implementing new...

2014-08-05 23:00:58

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Commerce Department hosting the event. GILSUM, N.H. (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Bill Whyte, CEO and founder of the W.S. Badger Co. Inc., a leader in the natural personal care category, will attend the first-ever U.S.-Africa Business Forum August 5, a day focused on trade and investment opportunities on the continent. Held at the Mandarin Oriental in the District of Columbia, the forum is part of President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest any U.S....

2014-06-30 08:25:23

Publication Provides Key Findings from Yearlong Research Effort and Recommendations for Mayors and Ministers to Create Their Own Teams LONDON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation, released a new report which highlights 20 of the world's top innovation teams in government. The publication, i-teams: The teams and funds making innovation happen in governments around the world, showcases innovation teams established by...

2014-06-16 00:21:20

382,000 Londoners Work in Technology and Information Sector; an increase of 11% since 2009 LONDON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study published today at the start of London Technology Week found that London's technology and information sector -- which includes traditional tech companies as well as related media and information companies -- employs 382,000 workers, an increase of 11 percent since 2009. The report, "London: Digital City on the Rise," was released today in...

2014-06-15 20:20:34

LONDON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Over 200 events will be attended by more than 30,000 people. A partnership between UBM Live, London & Partners and Tech London Advocates, supported by the Mayor of London - London's digital tech sector is expected to create an additional GBP12 billion of economic activity and 46,000 new jobs in the capital over the next decade - The tech and information sector in London,...

2014-04-23 04:21:02

Finalists from field of 155 applicants are in the running to receive a total of EUR 9 million; Cities will convene at Bloomberg "Ideas Camp," refine and resubmit proposals in summer NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today revealed the 21 European cities that have emerged as final contenders in its 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life, and that ultimately can...

2014-04-22 08:24:54

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a $5 million impact investment in Little Sun, creators of portable, solar-powered lamps designed by co-founders: artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen. The company works with local entrepreneurs to sell its lamps to households where electricity is scarce or unavailable, at prices that are affordable to families currently using costly and toxic kerosene for their lighting. Little...

2014-04-09 16:21:53

The world's oceans get support from Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Susan and David Rockefeller, and Adrian Grenier NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceana, the largest international organization dedicated solely to protecting the world's oceans, honored Michael R. Bloomberg at its annual New York City Gala last night. Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, and Susan and David Rockefeller hosted the festivities. Longtime Oceana supporter Adrian Grenier was also in attendance. The evening...


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