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August 2015

Just What is an Intelligent Community Anyway?

By | Contributor

Photo credit: Flickr @kev-shine (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinshine/)   Written by Trevor Lewington. Technology is changing everything and broadband connectivity provides the foundation for truly leveraging this change. Together, partners in the Lethbridge community can plan and prepare for this technology-driven reality so we remain a community of choice for years to come. The University’s AGILITY program will play an important role in developing the knowledge worker and entrepreneur required for our region’s success in the future. AGILITY will also better position the University of Lethbridge to remain the learning destination of choice for innovators in a technology-fueled economy.

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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN TO STUDENTS FOR NEW COR VAN RAAY AGILITY SCHOLARSHIPS

By | Funding for Students

The University of Lethbridge AGILITY Program is a university-wide initiative designed to inspire and support innovation and entrepreneurship among students.  AGILITY is unique.  It is grounded in student-led research, ideas and creativity.  AGILITY serves students in all disciplines and faculties and is focused on providing students with resources to enable transformative and innovative research with cultural, social and economic benefits for Alberta and beyond. One such support is the Cor Van Raay AGILITY Scholarships in Agriculture and Agribusiness. The Cor Van Raay AGILITY Scholarships are now open to applications from qualified continuing undergraduate students who express an interest in innovation or entrepreneurship in the sectors of agriculture and agribusiness. Applicants are invited to submit a one page proposal that explores themes designed to enable Alberta to maintain a leading role in the future of agricultural entrepreneurship, agri-business, and/or economic or social innovation. Applicants should have recent or prior involvement in…

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Frugal Innovation; The Art of Doing More with Less

By | Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Most of us have heard of innovation, perhaps even social innovation. Yet frugal innovation is a term that hasn’t been widely discussed in western business, let alone in universities. So what is frugal innovation and why is it an important concept in order to create more sustainable, socially conscious organizations? As defined by Navi Radjou in the video below, “frugal innovation is the ability to create more economic and social value using fewer resources. Frugal innovation is not about making do; it’s about making things better…making high tech more affordable and more accessible to more people.“

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AGILITY Research and Innovation Fund

By | Funding for Students

Call for 2015/16 – AGILITY Research and Innovation Grants in Agriculture The University of Lethbridge AGILITY program is a new university-wide initiative designed to nurture and support innovation and entrepreneurship amongst our students.  AGILITY is unique.  It is grounded in student-led research, ideas and creativity.  The program draws across all disciplines and faculties and is focused on providing students with resources to enable transformative and innovative research with social, economic, and political benefits for Alberta and beyond. One such support is the AGILITY Research and Innovation Fund. The Office of the Vice-President Research is issuing a targeted call for proposals for projects that will create added value to the agriculture and agribusiness sector for the benefit of producers, business, and society.  Proposals should explore themes designed to enable Alberta to play a key and leading role in the future of agricultural entrepreneurship, agri-business, and/or economic or social innovation to ensure…

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