CGE Cultivator venture DEPLOY (Diagnostics to Empower Pathogen-detection in a Low-income country) is a mobile diagnostic laboratory in a tent which will be deployed in Sierra Leone and used for identification of cases of malaria and other vector-borne diseases. As part of Cambridge Science Festival, DEPLOY gave tours of the diagnostic tent and a talk … Continue reading Deploy: Lab in a Tent (Cambridge Science Festival)
CGE hosted Water, Soil, Air: the good, the bad and the useful as part of Cambridge Science Festival. CGE’s Cultivator ventures WaterScope, Majico, CamBike Sensors and BioBottle Voltaic gave presentations and hands-on demonstrations to show how they are using technology to provide clean drinking water, monitor air quality and test soil to cultivate the good, eliminate the bad … Continue reading Water, Soil & Air: the good, the bad and the useful (Cambridge Science Festival)
CGE’s Student Society hosted the twelfth CamIDC 2019 on Saturday 2 March. With over one-hundred attendees, the conference was a great success. Baroness Caroline Cox , founder of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust spoke about working in war zones and Harriet Lamb, CEO of International Alert spoke on peace and advocacy. Leah Moss, Policy and Advocacy Officer at Plan International, Amika George, Founder … Continue reading Cambridge International Development Conference: Faces of Equality
Last week, the CGE Student Society Committee hosted their first event of the academic year. At the event, titled ‘Gender & Ethnicity in 21st Century Contexts of Equality’ , three speakers discussed the affect of gender disparity on economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health, and political empowerment in the developing world. The event was a great success and … Continue reading CGE Student Committee: Gender & Ethnicity in 21st Century Contexts of Equality
This Monday CGE attended the IsDB Transformers Summit 2018. The event brought together entrepreneurs, experts and global leaders to celebrate the 32 winners of the IsDB Transformers Fund. This years summit focused on Sustainable Development Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
As a founding partner of the 2030Vision initiative, CGE was invited to attend the Bill & Melinda Gates Grand Challenges Meeting and Innovation Solvathon in Berlin in October. The event was a celebration of the research and impact made by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in the last year. CGE participated in the ‘From Innovation … Continue reading CGE at the Gates Grand Challenges Meeting 2018
On Tuesday 20 November, the final presentations of the Development i-Teams was held at the Aurora Innovation Centre at the British Antarctic Survey. This term’s teams addressed questions of route-to-market and available funding for using new technologies in the developing world, as well as identifying the best countries to work in. This term’s projects included: Assessing the viability … Continue reading Development i-Teams Final Presentations
Cambridge Global Challenges hosted it’s first annual conference on Wednesday 28 November. There were over 150 participants from across the CGC network that attended to discuss how their research is contributing to the SDGs. CGE Cultivator ventures WaterScope, Deploy and GCConnect presented their work at the conference.
On Thursday 23 November, the Centre for Global Equality, together with the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability, the Smart Villages research group and the Cambridge Malaysian Education and Development Trust, hosted the Tech4Dev Travel Award Field Trial Feedback Evening. The evening was to showcase the six winners of the travel award programme who recieved … Continue reading Tech4Dev Travel Awards Field Trial Feedback Evening
Kitty Liao, from Cultivator venture Ideabatic, recently pitched at the Pitch@Palace bootcamp. Kitty is now one of the final twelve to pitch for three minutes at the Buckingham Palace on 8 November. Please support Kitty by voting for Ideabatic in the People’s Choice award. You can watch a recording of Kitty’s pitch online (approximately 50 minutes into the video).