LAUNCH is an open innovation platform that was founded by NASA, NIKE, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The U.S Department of State to identify and foster breakthrough ideas for a more sustainable world. LAUNCH aims to move beyond incremental change and make an impact at a system-wide level and is currently focused on transforming the system of materials and manufacturing.
Verizon is offering $10 million in prizes for innovators and companies who propose the most innovative solutions utilizing Verizon’s unique combination of network, device and platform technologies to help reinvent and empower the three core areas of healthcare, education and sustainability. The prize awards in each of the three core areas include the following:
Executives from Merck Pharmaceuticals met with all the scientist and other professionals involved in getting to market a new drug product, from discovery to product launch. The product is called sitagliptin and is known in the market by the trade names Januvia and Janumet, depending on the formulation and is used for the treatment of type II diabetes.