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Created and organized by the Center for Applied innovation (CAI;


AppliedInnovation.org), the Invent for Humanity™ Technology Transfer Exchange
Fair (InventforHumanity.org) will take place concurrent with the LESI Global
Technology Impact Forum (GTIForum.org) 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland,
January 24-25, 2012.

Invent for Humanity showcases field-ready sustainable innovations, known as


“Appropriate Technology”. In order to match and structure the actual transfer
of such technology to meet recognized needs of emerging market economies,
Certified Licensing Professionals (CLP; LicensingCertification.org) have been
invited to participate in facilitating transactions. CLP, Inc., an independent non-
for-profit organization, administers the Certified Licensing Professional exam and
certification program. The Board of Governors of CLIP includes representatives
from organizations such as LES, AUTM and BIO.

Invent for Humanity’s mission is to:

(1) Expose technology needs and solutions to senior leadership of


non-governmental organizations attending GTIF (including groups
such as the Licensing Executives Society International, the World
Intellectual Property Organization, the World Trade Organization, the
International Chamber of Commerce, and others) who can help with
policy development consistent with shared objectives.
Top: LIFESAVER Bottle; Bottom: NeoNurture Incubator
(images pending usage permission) (2) Facilitate the practical transfer of Appropriate Technology to
developing countries utilizing experienced IP valuation experts and
licensing professionals.
LtR: Hippo Roller; Universal Nut Sheller; SolarAid battery charger (images pending usage permission)

Invent for Humanity will focus on “Appropriate Technology”, technology that is


designed with special consideration to the environmental, ethical, cultural, social,
political, and economical aspects of the community it is intended for. Appropriate
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within nine key areas: Shelter, Health, Water & Sanitation, Education, Energy &
Environment, IT, Mobility, Agriculture, and Enterprise. Examples of such include:

Universal Nut Sheller – A simple, hand-operated machine capable of


shelling 110 pounds of peanuts per hour.
** Certified Licensing Professionals (CLP; LicensingCertification.org) have been

The PlayPump Water System – A water pump which uses the energy invited to participate in facilitating transactions. CLP, Inc., an independent
non-for-profit organization, administers the Certified Licensing Professional exam
and certification program. The Board of Governors of CLP includes
of children at play to operate a water pump. representatives from organizations such as LES, AUTM and BIO.
*** Center for Applied Innovation Fellows (CAI; AppliedInnovation.org).

Ultra Rice® – A grain designed to address malnutrition, which is fortified


with essential vitamins and minerals.

LIFESAVER Bottle – A water bottle designed to provide portable water Submit Your Appropriate Technology
purification to developing nations.
and Present Active Needs
The Center for Applied Innovation is dedicated to matching existing technologies If you or your organization has field-ready
to new applications, needs and markets. By applying a practical, hands-on approach Appropriate Technology that provides a solution
to technology transfer, CAI activities generate greater efficiency and the prospect of to basic humanitarian needs or is seeking the
more wide-spread impact than similar events held by other organizations. same, please send notice of your interest to gtif@
les.org or jmalackowski@oceantomo.com.
The two day Invent for Humanity Technology Exchange Fair is open to the media
and the public. The Center for Applied Innovation is looking to
partner with other organizations sharing similar
objectives.
** Certified Licensing Professionals (CLP; LicensingCertification.org) have been invited to participate in facilitating
transactions. CLP, Inc., an independent non-for-profit organization that administers the Certified Licensing
Professional exam and certification program. The Board of Governors of CLP includes representatives from
organizations such as LES, AUTM and BIO.
*** Center for Applied Innovation Fellows (CAI; AppliedInnovation.org).