The mesmerizing #3D map of the undersea #cables connecting the globe
This is how we are all connected via an extensive undersea fiber optic cable network. 426 active submarine cables in the world span on more than 807,000 miles
Source: Tyler Morgan-Wall, leveraging GeoJSON and data from TeleGeography
There’s still uncertainty about what the workplace new normal will be, and it’s easy for companies to default to old routines and habits. Based on their extensive research on psychological contracts, idiosyncratic deals, and leadership, the authors present three strategies managers should implement now to develop thriving employees — those who experience learning and vitality at work and feel that they make difference. By recalibrating expectations, reestablishing commitment, and rebuilding capacity, you’ll strengthen your company’s most important asset to weather the next unexpected, extreme event — whenever it comes.
The New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT) today announced the creation of a $1.5 million Catalyst Seed Research and Development (R&D) Grant Program to help New Jersey-based startups accelerate development of technologies. The funding will help the companies transform new discoveries from the research stage into commercially viable products and services. The application, which opens on December 6, will be available at http://www.njeda.com/csit.
Five years ago, Penn State opened Happy Valley LaunchBox in a leased building on South Allen Street in State College as part of a burgeoning economic development effort to drive business creation and innovation among university students and community members.
This week, the university cut the ribbon for the Innovation Hub, a $56.8 million new six-story building on South Burrowes Street that is a capstone of President Eric Barron’s Invent Penn State initiative. Located at the former site of the James Building, it provides a new home for the LaunchBox with a community makerspace and state-of-the-art entrepreneurial and innovation resources.
Image: Penn State's new Innovation Hub is located on South Burrowes Street in State College. Photo by Geoff Rushton | StateCollege.com By Geoff Rushton - November 21, 2021
YOUNG COMPANIES everywhere were preparing for doomsday in March 2020. Sequoia Capital, a large venture-capital (VC) firm, warned of Armageddon; others predicted a “Great Unwinding”. Startups like Airbnb trimmed their workforce in expectation of an economic bloodbath. Yet within months the gloom had lifted and a historic boom had begun. America unleashed a raft of stimulus measures; the dominance of tech firms increased as locked-down consumers spent even more of their lives online. A wave of companies, including Airbnb, took advantage of the bullish mood by listing on the stockmarket. The market capitalisation of venture-capital-backed firms that went public last year amounted to a record $200bn; it is on course to reach $500bn in 2021.
Image: Satoshi Kambayashi
Entrepreneurship is the backbone of the innovation engine in the United States. For example, the creation of the internet and smartphone uplifted the national economy forever. In addition, universities like UC Berkeley have played a crucial role in incubating new technologies for the benefit of society.
UC Berkeley is driving a creative, new way to cultivate entrepreneurship in a multi-disciplinary manner. Their unique approach that converges multiple sciences and business streams together fosters the diversity of thoughts.
The Center for Innovative Technology is now known as the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation. But it’s more than just a name change.
The rebranding is seen as a vital step in helping to propel Virginia forward as a nationwide leader in innovation, startups and technology, said Bob Stolle, president and CEO of VIPC
“Our vision is that we create an innovation economy in Virginia that is second to none,” he said. “This is such a critical part of our economy that we wanted to be able to be more efficient, more effective,” he said.
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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.