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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy - now in their fourth year, reward inspirational and innovative renewable energy projects, which both provide social and economic benefits to local communities and contribute towards protecting the environment by curbing deforestation and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels - thereby helping tackle climate change. [www.ashdenawards.org] recommended recommended updated YXC

BA CREST - British Association CREST (Celebrating CREativity in Science and Technology) - is a nationally recognised accreditation scheme for project work in the fields of science and technology. Aimed at students aged 11-19, its awards encourage students to develop their scientific curiosity, problem-solving and communication skills. [www.the-ba.net/the-ba/ResourcesforLearning/BACRESTAwards] recommended

Barefoot College - is a place of learning and unlearning. It's a place where the teacher is the learner and the learner is the teacher. It's a place where NO degrees and certificates are given because in development there are no experts-only resource persons. [www.barefootcollege.org] recommended recommended YXC

BIOS - Biological Innovation for Open Society - is a new initiative of CAMBIA (Center for the Application of Molecular Biology to International Agriculture) to extend the metaphor and concepts of open source and distributive innovation to biotechnology and other forms of innovation in biology. [www.bios.net] recommended specialised or technical site YXC

Creative Commons - has become a modern-day alternative to copyright which we inherited from pre-computer and pre-internet times. A new initiative of Creative Commons, directed towards sharing not only copyrighted material but also patents and scientific data is taking shape. Science Commons intends to help make scientific research more accessible and open a new era on interdisciplinary co-operation. [science.creativecommons.org] recommended recommended updated

International Energy Globe Award - is the best international competition for environmental technology, which generates immense motivation to implement good ideas as well as serving as an inspiration for further innovation. Every year about 1000 projects from about 100 countries are submitted. The Energy Globe Award is presented in the categories earth, energy, water, air and youth. The Globes are presented to the winners during an international TV report. The TV report is broadcasted within a scope of 2 bn. people. [www.energyglobe.at/web/energyglobe_en/view.php?MENUEID=50&USERNAME=&TEMPID=]

Pirelli Internetional Award - it is the first international multimedia competition for the communication of science & technology, entirely carried-out on the Internet. With an overall budget prize of 135,000 e (about US$ 160,000) awards are granted in the following main categories: multimedia education, environment, information and communications technology (ICT). The ‘Environment’ section awards the best multimedia products that either describe the environment or serve to safeguard it. [www.pirelliaward.com/ch1_intro.html] recommended updated

Stockholm Challenge Award (SCA) - since the first launch of the Challenge in early 1995 the programme and the award have won a world reputation for promoting entrepreneurs and innovative information and communication technology, ICT, based projects in different areas such as health, education, government, culture, business and environment. The prize process works as a browser for the best projects in the world. The SCA highlights those projects, which demonstrate excellence and innovation in areas of preserving the environment and enhancing environmental awareness. [www.stockholmchallenge.se] recommended updated

Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) - is an independent UK-based organisation of scientists and engineers promoting ethical science and technology, based on the principles of openness, accountability, peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability. [www.sgr.org.uk]recommended YXC

Women in Science Awards – promoted in partnership by UNESCO and L’ORÉAL, the initiative aims to improve the position of women in science by recognising each year outstanding women researchers who have contributed to scientific progress. Life Sciences and Material Sciences are recognised in alternating years. [www.loreal.com/_en/_ww/loreal-women-in-science/focus-women-in-science.aspx] recommended updated recommended YXC

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