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January 12, 2022

Learning Collider Is on a Mission to Fight Inequality With AI

In the right hands, AI technology presents an opportunity to create a more equitable future—Learning Collider's research aims to use big data to impact social mobility. Listen to the latest episode of Talk Polymath to learn more.

January 11, 2022

Alexandria Venture Investments is #1 Most Active Corporate Investor in Biopharma since 2017

This continued and important recognition by Silicon Valley Bank is a testament to Alexandria's leadership in the life science industry and advancing transformative new modalities and platforms to improve human health and reduce healthcare costs.

December 17, 2021

Polyplexus Releases Annual Year in Review

In 2021, the growing, interdisciplinary community of Polyplexus' Plexors and Sponsors surfaced more than 639* research ideas that could change the world.

December 9, 2021

Wired Names Jackrabbit Best Micro Bike 2021

Led by former Qualcomm executive and serial inventor, Jason Kenagy, Jackrabbit hops in front of the micro movement, heralding a new era in ebike transportation.

December 8, 2021

Participant Launches “The First Wave” Impact Campaign to Support the Health of Healthcare Workers

The effort will build momentum for programs and policies that support the mental health and wellbeing of our healthcare workers, who find themselves exhausted, stressed out and, in some cases, traumatized as a result of the pandemic.

December 6, 2021

An AI That’s Not Artificial at All

DARPA PMs John Paschkewitz, Bartlett Russell, and John Main believed liminal design could be applied to almost any problem spanning individual insight and previously disparate systems. Read the full story about how the liminal methodology changed DARPA's approach to systems design and activated the ideology behind Polyplexus.

December 2, 2021

The Timken Company Named One of America’s Most Responsible Companies for the Second Year In A Row

Just one month after releasing its most recent Corporate Social Responsibility report, Timken is recognized by Newsweek as one of the country’s most responsible companies in 2022.

November 18, 2021

The Timken Company Receives Prestigious Innovation Award by R&D World magazine for Wind Turbine Prototype

"We applied our innovative problem-solving capabilities to address this challenging application. Our associates, our engineering know-how, and our products and services are critical for increasing the efficiency of renewable energy."
- Ryan Evans, Director of Research and Development

November 1, 2021

Polyplexus Awarded GSA Schedule Contract for its Digital Incubator R&D Acceleration Solution

“Incubators create a burst of R&D activity, convening interdisciplinary communities around specific technical challenges. We have used it effectively with DARPA to increase engagement and match rate and are excited to offer the platform more widely through the GSA,” says Michael Goldblatt, former Director of the DARPA Defense Sciences Office.

November 5, 2021

RethinkX Co-founder Discusses the Role of the Fastest, Deepest and Most Consequential Technological Disruption in History and How It Might Help Solve the Climate Change Challenge

In Episode 7 of Polyplexus.com’s Talk Polymath podcast, RethinkX’s Jamie Arbib shares how the siloed study of technological impacts and linear forecasting of climate change underestimate the complex system dynamics and effects of technological disruption.

October 11, 2021

At MoMA, Participant Celebrates 15 Years of Art and Activism

Participant, which was founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, focuses on creating projects that inspire positive social change. The company has produced more than 100 films, and landed 82 Oscar nominations, with best picture wins for Green Book and Spotlight.

October 9, 2021

Meet The New Guy: New Grant’s Farm Chief Says ‘Sky’s The Limit’

Doug Stagner is the first president of Grant's Farm as the Busch family takes over operations of the historic farm. He has more than 30 years of experience in the parks and attractions industry.

October 1, 2021

Harves And Its Partners Are Creating A New Kind of Communal Mixed Reality Experience

Fast Company describes it as an “immersive spectacle that’s like walking into a video game.” The technology has already been adopted by global brands Manchester United and the NBA.

August 23, 2021

Busch Family to Assume Full Operations of Grant's Farm

Doug Stagner takes on the presidency of Grant’s Farm, an iconic St. Louis community attraction, as the Busch family announces plans to assume full operations and preserve the unique experience for future generations.

June 30, 2021

Oculogica Founders Discuss Eye-Tracking Technology for Concussions & Brain Health Research

In Episode 6 of Polyplexus.com's Talk Polymath podcast, Oculogica's Rosina Samadani, Ph.D., and Dr. Uzma Samadani share the science behind EyeBOX®, their concussion diagnostic tool, the data that drives it, and how they see the future of brain health.

July 27, 2021

Participant Media Uses Oscar-winning Stories to Drive Social Impact

Holly Gordon, Chief Impact Officer at Participant Media, shares the process of choosing content that combines the power of a good story with opportunities for real-world impact and awareness around the most pressing global issues of our time.

July 20, 2021

Manchester United Opens First Theatre of Dreams Center

Manchester United and Harves announced the opening of the first-ever Theatre of Dreams center in Beijing. Harves Global Entertainment is creating a new category of immersive experiences -- which they call ImCulture™--  in collaboration with global top-tier brands.

July 13, 2021

Momentum Commerce Launches New Amazon Brand Index Score

Momentum Commerce, a digital retail consultancy, launched earlier this year to help brands effectively navigate digital consumer behaviors and online marketplaces. Their new Amazon Brand Index scores 80,000 brands on Amazon advertising and organic search visibility.

May 6, 2021

Polyplexus Recognized by Fast Company World Changing Ideas 2021

Polyplexus, the R&D acceleration platform, was awarded an honorable mention in the Fast Company World Changing Ideas 2021. The platform brings together scientific and technical creators, using evidence-based conversation to create a new marketplace for R&D.

February 3, 2021

New York Choreographic Institute Premieres Virtual Initiative

Twenty years following its founding, the New York Choreographic Institute launched its first virtual initiative in June 2020 with Summer Sessions, a program to engage choreographers and dancers during the COVID-19 lockdown.

December 2, 2020

The Timken Company Named One of America’s Most Responsible Companies

In 2018, Timken published its first Corporate Social Responsibility report. In 2021, Newsweek named the global industrial leader one of the country’s most responsible companies.

November 7, 2020

Harves Signs Multi-year Partnership to Develop NBA-themed Entertainment Centers

The partnership focuses on creating and developing immersive entertainment centers that bring global fans and families closer to the NBA. The centers will incorporate Harves’ proprietary DreamCube™ mixed-reality technology. The first destination will open in 2022.

November 16, 2020

Evidence Madness Competition

Evidence Madness launches on Polyplexus to identify published scientific evidence that will lead to new, transformative industries by 2040.  The brackets feature submissions of evidence in one of four scientific domains: Life Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science. The final field of 64 pieces of evidence will compete head-to-head against one another until a winner emerges.

January 10, 2020

The Impact of Participant Media

Participant Media is not a typical Hollywood company. Founded by former eBay chief Jeff Skoll, Participant produces award-winning content that creates an impact. To support activism on issues like climate change and the global refugee crisis, Participant works with artists, distributors, NGOs, foundations, and nonprofits globally who are doing the boots-on-the ground work.