Scientists Without Borders
The idea is simple but the task is huge: connecting scientists and science organizations from around the world in a kind of swarm intelligence group to harvest knowledge for the benefit of the needy. It’s a brilliant concept that already has made a significant impact on areas where it is needed urgently, providing research and solutions on agriculture, energy, health and the environment. It’s the kind of concept that probably made Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the World Wide Web, giggle with joy when it was launched in 2008. It is Scientists Without Border.
Initiated by the New York Academy of Sciences – no doubt being inspired by Doctors Without Borders – Scientists Without Borders is now represented globally and has become the connection hub for hundreds of scientists and organizations.