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UNICEF Innovation Fund: Thinking Machines

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Thinking Machines

On 05 April 2018, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions –Thinking Machines is among one of six new portfolio companies to receive investment. Thinking Machines will join a cohort of companies working on solutions using data science and artificial intelligence. The UNICEF Innovation […]

On 14 March 2016, children in Malawi look on amazed in the community demonstration of  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) flying in Lilongwe. The Ministry of Health and UNICEF launched the first 10km auto programmed flight in a trial to speed up the testing and diagnosis of HIV in infants.

Are UAVs the next game-changer in development?

By Pilar Lagos We’ve heard about drone use for delivering commerce faster. Take Amazon’s Prime Air, for instance. It’s a future delivery system which will allow the electronic commerce company to safely deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using UAVs. We are aware of their applications for […]

Design for UNICEF student project: PowerClip

This past month we had a special opportunity to send our prototype of the PowerClip to the Philippines with a UNICEF innovation in emergencies specialist to be tried out in UNICEF’s response to Typhoon Yolanda. Our hope was to get some real time user feedback of the product in the optimal situation.  As […]