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Here we highlight selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis. These articles related to innovation and funding for innovative companies, and best practices for innovation based economic development.
Anyone who has stood beside a Great Lake on a winter's day, with the cloudless sky overhead an icy blue and the wind pelting down from somewhere in Manitoba, knows the power of elemental nature. The ...
Read more: A Midwestern Energy Program
Government stimulus spending is a contentious issue right now in Washington. But the $7.2 billion in the last stimulus package for extending high-speed Internet access is just beginning to be spent, ...
Read more: High Speed for the Sparsely Wired
Back in 1958, Ted Schwarzrock was an 8-year-old third grader when he became one of the “Torrance kids,” a group of nearly 400 Minneapolis children who completed a series of creativity tasks newly ...
Read more: The Creativity Crisis
It can sometimes be a difficult task deciding whether or not to
include a particular clip in our weekly Beer O’Clock newsletter
(The Best and Worst of Anthill TV).
While the mandate might seem ...
Read more: Robot built to fetch inventors beer
I just reviewed several hundred startup pitches for Capital Factory.
Most were on paper and video; 20 were invited to pitch in person.
Interesting patterns emerged:
Everyone makes the same ...
Read more: 5 Lessons from 150 startup pitches
Running a startup is a combination of luck and skill. The luck part of that you can’t control, but serial entrepreneur and technical innovator Jerry Kaplan notes there are certain qualities that ...
Read more: 5 critical skills entrepreneurs need
We've fallen behind according to studies and my experience as a CEO. Here's how to reclaim our edge. America is the inventing nation. A stream of inventions helped make
the 20th century the ...
Read more: America's Growing Innovation Gap
Lexington, Mass.-based CommonAngels has
reportedly raised $10 million for a new (it’s third) co-investment
fund, according to a regulatory filing today. The last time the group
raised funds ...
Read more: Greg Gomer CommonAngels Raises $10M
I wish you could have seen what I awoke to last Saturday morning.My room was perched on a slight hill, in a clearing overlooking the edge of the water.Through the picture window just beyond the foot ...
Read more: Is Mongolia the Next Dubai?
Upgrading our nation’s electricity infrastructure has the potential to reduce costly capital investments (costs that get passed on to us) and increase energy efficiency (more bang for your buck is ...
Read more: Nine Smart Grid Trends of 2010
“America Needs to Make Its Bad Jobs Better” in The Financial Times.A growing chorus of commentators believes America faces an increasingly jobless future. They argue that the US economy can no ...
Read more: From America to Canada to Starbucks