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AID:Tech Reach Semi-Finals of European Commission’s 2016 Social Innovation Competition 1024 1024 Aid.Technology

AID:Tech Reach Semi-Finals of European Commission’s 2016 Social Innovation Competition

AID:Tech are delighted to announce that we have been selected as a semi-finalist in the European Commission’s Social Innovation Competition 2016. This year’s competition is entitled ‘Integrated Futures’ and focuses on innovations in products, technologies, services and models that can support the integration of refugees and migrants to Europe.  …

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AID:Tech Shortlisted for Irish Time 2016 Innovation Awards 1024 1024 Aid.Technology

AID:Tech Shortlisted for Irish Time 2016 Innovation Awards

AID:Tech are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for The Irish Times 2016 Innovation Awards. We have been nominated in the Fintech category. Here’s what The Irish Times had to say about the awards: From cutting edge technology behind space exploration and autonomous cars, to a smart way to…

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An introduction to social innovation for NGOs 540 764 Aid.Technology

An introduction to social innovation for NGOs

“Innovation is critical for organisations wanting to meet the scale of global challenges, increase their impact and stay relevant in a changing context. This briefing attempts to define social innovation in international development, exploring the contextual drivers, the different types of innovation that exist, and the processes that faciliate it.…

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Can innovation help fix the world’s overwhelmed humanitarian system? 580 290 Aid.Technology

Can innovation help fix the world’s overwhelmed humanitarian system?

Antipathy towards working with the military and the private sector may have to make way if the buzz surrounding innovation is to result in real change This article was originally published by Clár Ní Chonghaile on The Guardian “If necessity is the mother of invention, then the aid industry should be frothing…

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The Blockchain is the new Google 322 499 Aid.Technology

The Blockchain is the new Google

Via TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/11/the-blockchain-is-the-new-google/ The Business Blockchain Book The following is an excerpt from The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology by William Mougayar. In it, Mougayar waxes ecstatic about the future of distributed databases. “At its core, the blockchain is a technology that permanently records transactions in…

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Publish What You Fund 2016 Transparency Index 395 560 Aid.Technology

Publish What You Fund 2016 Transparency Index

Publish What You Fund campaign finds only quarter of aid meets global transparency standards http://ati.publishwhatyoufund.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ATI-2016_Report_Proof_DIGITAL.pdf

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Digital Transformation in Government and Blockchain Technology 1024 538 Aid.Technology

Digital Transformation in Government and Blockchain Technology

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/digital-transformation-in-government-and-blockchain-technology Minister for Cabinet Office Matt Hancock gave a speech on the potential of blockchain technology to transform the way government works. “Good morning. It’s a pleasure to be here. I’d like to thank Digital Catapult and Imperial College’s Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering for their support in setting…

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Distributed Ledger Technology: beyond block chain. A report by the UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Mark Walport 523 694 Aid.Technology

Distributed Ledger Technology: beyond block chain. A report by the UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Mark Walport

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/492972/gs-16-1-distributed-ledger-technology.pdf Report introduction from Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Advisor: “Algorithms that enable the creation of distributed ledgers are powerful, disruptive innovations that could transform the delivery of public and private services and enhance productivity through a wide range of applications. Ledgers have been at the heart of commerce since…

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Could blockchain technology help the world’s poor? 600 500 Aid.Technology

Could blockchain technology help the world’s poor?

“Hernando de Soto, the Peruvian economist and anti-poverty campaigner, estimates that five billion people live without adequate records. They face serious challenges in documenting their economic activities, their assets, even their existence. This documentation failure denies them bank accounts, prevents them from borrowing against the homes they own, blocks them…

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AID:Tech Feedback from Syrian Refugees in Lebanon 1024 684 Aid.Technology

AID:Tech Feedback from Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

AID:Tech were the first company in the world to deliver international aid via Blockchain technology in December 2015. Here is some feedback by the customers that took part in this project: I just want to thank you for treating us with in most respectful manner possible; We were not humiliated,…

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