Article: InnoCentive Launches Open Innovation Challenge With Habitat for Humanity to Inexpensively Harvest Drinking Water in Mexico

Innovation, Open Provisioning, Open Space, Water

InnoCentive Launches Open Innovation Challenge With Habitat for Humanity to Inexpensively Harvest Drinking Water in Mexico

Open innovation firm InnoCentive is supporting global housing nonprofit Habitat for Humanity in a new Challenge to find low-cost solutions to harvest water and remove impurities so that water is suitable for human consumption.

Around 768 million people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water, and Mexico is one country that faces challenges in this area. Although more than a third of homes in Mexico suffer from water shortages, torrential rain does fall during certain months. However, without a proper management system, this water is unusable. Most rainwater is not fit for human consumption because of pollutants and microorganisms that cause severe illness when consumed.

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Article: Initiative for Open Abstracts launches to promote discovery of research

Access, Open Decision-Support, Research

Initiative for Open Abstracts launches to promote discovery of research

The Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) calls on all scholarly publishers to open the abstracts of their publications, and specifically to distribute them through Crossref, in order to facilitate large-scale access and promote discovery of critical research. I4OA–a collaboration between scholarly publishers, academic librarians, researchers, infrastructure providers and other stakeholders–will launch at the online conference of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) on September 24th.

I4OA has been established to advocate and promote the unrestricted availability of the abstracts of scholarly publications, particularly journal articles and book chapters.

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