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#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Accelerator Program for Early-Stage Innovations in Water: An Akamai India CSR Flagship Initiative

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Written by Neha Jain, Co-Chair of India’s CSR Board

Continuing in our commitment to sustainability, Akamai is excited to announce the launch of our accelerator program supporting innovators and building solutions to address India’s water challenges. A concerted effort by the Akamai India leadership team, the accelerator program is being launched at a time when we are witnessing a rising demand for water globally, caused by exponential population growth coupled with a changing climate that is making rainfall less predictable. Closer to home, here in Bangalore, India, we are witnessing the impact of rapid urbanization on our water resources like never before.

From our past experience with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and supporting social purpose organizations in India, our India leadership team was eager to build a program that has a strong focus on impact and also reflects Akamai’s core values of innovation, technology, and sustainability. After exploring various thematic areas, we selected water — spanning water conservation, groundwater recharge, water quality, efficient use of water resources, and water governance — all calling for the sustainable management and use of India’s scarce water resources.

After analyzing the available solutions and gaps, we realized that a critical area of need is for solutions that require support with refinement of their products, and ideas allowing for higher market-readiness and scale. We are excited to be a catalyst in this ecosystem and join forces with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) — one of India’s premier academic institutions — in this endeavor. IIT Madras has supported over 200 startups through its incubation programs and also houses the International Centre for Clean Water (ICCW), a first of its kind, in-house centre in India, exclusively set up to focus on supporting water innovations.

Together with our accelerator partner, we are excited to embark on this journey, and you will hear more from us and our grantees soon! 

Stay tuned for more updates.

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The Akamai Blog authored by Courtney Hadden. Read the original post at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAkamaiBlog/~3/1RQSs56DbK8/accelerator-program-for-early-stage-innovations-in-water-an-akamai-india-csr-flagship-initiative.html

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Qatar and Turkey in joint initiative for cyber security

Qatar and Turkey in joint initiative for cyber securitySource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A joint funding call, ‘Academia-Industry Co-operation on Cyber Security’, was launched by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and Turkey’s leading research agency yesterday. The programme has been developed by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), and the Scientific […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

How Obama’s ‘Brutal’ First Job Inspired A New Youth Employment Initiative

In a post on LinkedIn this week, President Barack Obama shared details about his very first gig in the workforce: scooping ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins as a teenager in Hawaii. Obama said the experience taught him lessons about hard work and ultimately helped him get to where he is today.

“My first summer job wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it taught me some valuable lessons,” the president wrote. “Responsibility. Hard work. Balancing a job with friends, family, and school.”

Obama was writing to announce a new, multi-agency initiative aimed at putting more youngsters to work.

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Symantec launches initiative to boost cybersecurity workforce

Top Priority Sector:  cyber_security Mountain View, CA-based Symantec has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind program, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity and provide new career opportunities for young adults who may not be college-bound. Read More….

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