Paul Howard from Community Solutions and Dave Lopez from Swords to Plowshares talk in this brief video about the problem of finding housing for homeless vets and how the Homelink platform developed by Palantir Technologies helps them match veterans to housing faster.
The CloudFisher collects drinking water from fog without requiring energy. As this video explains, it is quickly installed, is extremely low-maintenance and all materials used are food safe.
Hajira Attah wanted to be the first in her family to go to college but she had a 1.7 GPA and low SAT scores. All eight schools she applied to said no. Then she heard about Johnson C. Smith University. It was willing to take a risk on her. How did it turn out? Click to watch a short video from the Gates Foundation.
Arrow Electronics and the nonprofit organization Close the Gap are collaborating to turn used cargo containers into fully equipped digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa. Click for a brief video about the first DigiTruck classroom that was deployed to an orphanage in Tanzania.
More people in the world suffer from mental illness than heart-disease or cancer. And it is largely ignored. Could innovative technology solve the problem? Cornell University information science professor Tanzeem Choudhury shares insights on that in a Tedx Talks video.
Achieving the transition to "resource-smart" food systems will require better policy-making as well as a collaborative and proactive multi-stakeholder approach. Watch this UN video to see how resource-efficient technologies contribute to food security.
One Home is a free web and mobile platform that allows anyone to search affordable housing options in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. With One Home, people can find a home that they are eligible for, share housing information with others, and download housing applications, all from one place. Learn more in a brief video.
In a deprived area of the U.K., a primary school has experienced an educational transformation due to the Microsoft Shape the Future Initiative in partnership with RM. Pupils, many of whom speak English as a second language, are becoming confident assured learners. Learn how in this video.
A collaboration between Qualcomm Wireless Reach and CINTEL has introduced wireless technology to the age-old tradition of fishing. Watch this video to learn how the ability to "fish with mobile nets" is raising productivity and increasing income in the community of La Boquilla in Colombia.
As part of its Smarter Cities Challenge, IBM experts went to Birmingham, Alabama to help the city tackle its 'food desert' challenges and other issues, including economic development. Watch the video for information that could help your city make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible to citizens.