A vision comes to life

George Verghese created the hybrid academic/business plan that ultimately now finds fruition in Kwantlen University’s new $36M Wilson School of Design.

Meeting with the Wilson team. Transforming desire into a startling vision. Attracting $millions of dollars of private and public investment money. Now realized with a new, fully-funded design centre. B.C.’s apparel industry has more than 400 businesses employing over 7,600 people; the fourth-largest manufacturing segment in BC.

And George’s vision? Now starting to produce massive real-world impact.

He is that rarity. The fundraiser’s fundraiser.

Business in Vancouver news article: https://lnkd.in/gQf8R_S

 

Hydrological Spreads update

From Columbia U.’s Ahmet-Hamdi Cavusoglu, Xi Chen, Pierre Gentine & Ozgur Sahin comes the proposition to harvest energy from evaporation. Could this bring “Hydrological Spreads” Financing to fruition?

News article: https://techxplore.com/news/2017-09-energy-harvested-evaporation-power.html?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=idealmedia&utm_campaign=techxplore.com&utm_term=68744&utm_content=2148428

Direct link: Ahmet-Hamdi Cavusoglu, Xi Chen, Pierre Gentine & Ozgur Sahin, Potential for natural evaporation as a reliable renewable energy resource, Nature Communications 8, Article number: 617 (2017), doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00581-w, Published online 26 September 2017.

Hydrological Spreads & Aquifer Float Rights discussion: https://www.davehuer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/huer-aquifer-float-rights.pdf


Upper Image Credit: Columbia University cf. techxplore.com article