• Cyclone Thane brings together guests and staff at Zest resort

    Cyclone Thane brings together guests and staff at Zest resort

    News & Updates | January 10, 2012

    On 29 December, 2011, Cyclone Thane ripped into Tamil Nadu in southern India. Forty seven people were killed and the damage to infrastructure is estimated at USD 376 million.

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  • New Year, New Winners!

    New Year, New Winners!

    News & Updates | January 9, 2012

    Dear Spark the Rise folks, First of all, we would...

  • Valdenor Freitas: Opportunities Through Credit

    Valdenor Freitas: Opportunities Through Credit

    Agriculture & Rural Development | January 12, 2012

    Valdenor Freitas came to Sao Paulo 20 years ago to seek his fortune but like many youngsters new to a metropolis he found himself cold and hungry in a run down neighbourhood on the edge of town, with no running water, no electricity and no public transport.

  • [Round One Winner: 6/8] Abhishek Sidhu—Hydraulic Wheel Lock

    [Round One Winner: 6/8] Abhishek Sidhu—Hydraulic Wheel Lock

    Living Rise | January 10, 2012

    Tell us who you are. Hi, my name is Abhishek...

  • [Round One Winner: 4/8] Aninda Sircar – High Efficiency Green Air Conditioning and Refrigeration System in Vehicles

    [Round One Winner: 4/8] Aninda Sircar – High Efficiency Green Air Conditioning and Refrigeration System in Vehicles

    Living Rise | January 4, 2012

    Aninda Sircar developed a green air conditioning and refrigeration system for vehicles that doesn’t tax the environment— or your wallet. His project has been validated by IIT Kanpur.

  • Mexico’s Digital Divide

    Mexico’s Digital Divide

    Entrepreneurship | January 4, 2012

    This 'digital divide' is starkly evident in the city of Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico state, which hugs the hem of Mexico City. It’s also a place where solutions are being created.

  • [Round One Winner: 7/8] Sharad Ashani— Prevent Suicide in Rs.100: Safety down rod for ceiling fan

    [Round One Winner: 7/8] Sharad Ashani— Prevent Suicide in Rs.100: Safety down rod for ceiling fan

    Living Rise | January 11, 2012

    Sharad Ashani devised a simple solution to prevent suicide—with only Rs. 100.

  • [Round One Winner: 5/8] Vijay Kedia – Solution to Water Crisis of a Village

    [Round One Winner: 5/8] Vijay Kedia – Solution to Water Crisis of a Village

    Living Rise | January 6, 2012

    After losing all his investments in land due to water scarcity problems, Vijay Kedia devised a water conservation mechanism that could solve India’s water crisis.