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Sara Cardelle
08.11.2013
Entering the Marketplace at last week’s third annual Development XChange was like wandering into some sort of bizarre, technological jungle. With baby monitors beeping, videos of live births streaming, and manikins staring at you from around every corner, this science fair of life-saving innovations felt more like something from Star Trek than a global development conference.
Sara Cardelle
08.06.2013
Kenyan Energizers and Xcelerator Take-AwaysBy: Laura Sampath, NCIIA As the Xcelerator training program came to a close, Dr. Astrid Christofferson of Ampath told the group that no meeting takes place in Kenya without a designated spiritual advisor, a timekeeper, and an energizer—and that she was this group’s energizer.
Sara Cardelle
07.28.2013
Xcelerator Training Programs Asks Global Innovators to Think Like InvestorsBy: Laura Sampath, NCIIA “Entrepreneurs with great ideas are often told to have unwavering conviction in their own beliefs and innovations,” said Xceleratorinstructor James Barlow, “but there’s a very fine line between confidence and delusion.”
Sara Cardelle
07.28.2013
Xcelerator Training Program for Saving Lives at Birth GranteesBy: Laura Sampath, NCIIA Operationalizing – Context Analysis and Strategy Mapping
Sara Cardelle
07.26.2013
Xcelerator Training Program forSaving Lives at Birth GranteesWritten by Laura Sampath, NCIIAStretch, pivot, generate, align, solve. These are the strategic “boot camp” moves that global innovators will be expected to master over the next 3 and ½ days of the Xcelerator Training Program, an immersive and intensive training to help global innovators bring their groundbreaking innovations to scale in the developing world.
05.06.2013
By: Muhammad H. Zaman, Ph.D.Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University 
Sara Cardelle
04.30.2013
Cross-posted: Healthy Newborn Network(HNN)   April 26By Anneke Jagau'I like it that we do audits now, because  it helps us to not relax but to be careful  and work diligent because otherwise  your patient dies and you need to  answer for that.´  
Clune, Karen (GH/AA/GHI)
04.08.2013
By Wendy Taylor, Director, Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact; and Karen Clune, Innovation Advisor, Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact Cross-posted on USAID Impact Blog April 1, 2013     
03.25.2013
 D-Rev – Where Design and Function Meet Need By Krista Donaldson, CEO, D-Rev and cross-posted on the USAID Impact blog on March 25, 2013      This year’s Women’s History Month theme is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebra