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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Award for our Clean Cookstove Program at the GTIF conference in Geneva

Water for Humans received an award from the Licensing Executives Society at their Global Technology Impact Forum in Geneva Switzerland in Jan 2014.

Here is a YouTube of the presentation I gave;  http://youtu.be/YoRj3XA6ZQE

Or on SlideShare at  http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/view/30510328?login=rickmckenney&title=gtif-wipo-jan-20141

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In Geneva on my way home :)

After attending the 3rd meeting of the LESI (License Executive Society International) Global Technology Forum, to receive an award for our cookstove program, I am getting ready for the long day of travel back to Seattle. I leave Geneva at 12:20, then leave Heathrow at 2:30, and arrive in Seattle at 4pm. Wow I only wish it was really a 3.5 hour flight!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Last night I received an award for our innovative cookstove design and implementation.  The "Licensing Executive Society International", third annual meeting "Global Technology Impact Forum" sponsored the event and award. This conference - Society is primarily patent lawyers, and IP professionals. At one level I am a "fish out of water", as much of our work is "open source". However, our Generation 2 cookstove will have IP (intellectual property-patents - licensing) associated with it. Beyond the award the networking has led to the potential of receiving probono legal IP work. And a representative from the Mexican Federal Finance Minister's office is here, so now we have a great connection with the new Federal government, for several funding opportunities.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Day one at the World Intellectual property Forum.

Rick is in Geneva at the Global intellectual property forum. I was an invited speaker last year, to talk about our work in Mexico with the Mazateca indigenous cultural group. I was invited back this year to give input from the perspective of a small NGO working at the BOP, in economically remote regions of the world.

Later tonight I will make a major announcement for Water for Humans, associated with this conference.

This is an interesting place for me to be in as most of our work and innovation is "open source", however, with our Generation 2 clean cookstove program there is the potential for I.P. and licensing of the design and implementation model.

Friday, January 17, 2014

On my way to Geneva

Rick is getting ready for a 10 hour flight to the UK, then on to Geneva. I will arrive in Geneva about 4pm on Saturday!   I am going to accept an award for our cookstove program. More about the award after it is announced.