Canada has lagged behind its peer nations in innovation for decades. Currently, Canada is ranked 11th out of the 16 similarly developed countries assessed. While our “C” grade is a moderate improvement over our previous “D” grade, innovation still remains a barrier to high-quality job creation and economic prosperity in Canada.
If you can dream about your goals, you can certainly achieve them. After all, nothing worth having comes easy. Those who are stubborn about making their dreams a reality can achieve the best of things in life. Proving his potential as an achiever, Dennis Loos is a primary example of an immense success story. He is an entrepreneur based in Dubai with his expertise in marketing and business development.
I talk a lot about integrity in helping people to establish themselves in business, and for good reason. One of the main things that led me down a very dark path and almost took my life, was living without it. That realization, along with many others, helped me develop these four steps to change anything (and I do mean anything).
I had gotten so wrapped up in being a millionaire above all else, that I had stopped living in integrity with myself and why I wanted to do that. "Because I can" isn't a reason to do anything, and more toxic is, "to prove to everyone that I can."
At his State of the Union speech in March, President Joe Biden urged Congress to fund a new federal agency that would “supercharge” breakthrough medical research and “end cancer as we know it.”
Congress responded two weeks later by approving $1 billion for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, or ARPA-H, which will tackle projects that are seen as too costly, risky or time-intensive for the private sector and traditional public research.
Image: President Joe Biden speaks with researchers and patients about ARPA-H, a new health research agency that seeks to accelerate progress on curing cancer and other health innovations, on March 18 in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus in Washington. (Patrick Semansky/AP)
Taking a cue from the RBI’s views shared in a recent ‘Annual Statistical Conference’, it is time for banks to introspect about the internal data augmentation strategies and linking them with policy and process reforms.
Image: Improving internal procedures and consumer services | Photo Credit: Muralinath
I recently worked on a pro bono project for a friend, and it reminded me of a time early in my career and how lucky I was then to get such great advice from the more seasoned pros around me. Advice that ultimately saved me from some major pitfalls. I made mistakes here and there over the course of nearly 20 years of projects, but with each hiccup came a lesson. Here are some takeaways from my lessons learned and all that sage advice.
Digital Payments are estimated to grow at a rapid pace to account for more than 70% share of all payments by 2025. The continued innovation and increased performance in digital technology, consumer demand for one-touch payments, policy push towards financial inclusion, desire to marginalize cash, and an exponential rise in digital applications and services are the mega-trends that are driving the Digital Payments revolution.
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Richard A. Bendis is the Founder, President and CEO of Innovation America (IA), a global innovation intermediary focused on accelerating the growth of the entrepreneurial innovation economy Internationally and in America.