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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.

Obama: Investment, Innovation Will Lead to Prosperity Voice of America U.S. President Barack Obama says America's economy is improving, but future prosperity depends on long-term investment and ...

Want to Innovate but Avoid Risk? Offer a Prize. Washington Post That is one of the lessons of the Great Recession, in which excessive risk-taking -- or the ever popular "reckless risk-taking" -- is ...

Honda's New CEO Is Also Chief Innovator by Reena Jana and Ian Rowley As Honda Motor (HMC) announced plans in mid-July for its 2010 hybrid vehicles, the company introduced a leader with a hybrid ...

Innovation could save health care Kansas City Star To save the health care industry from eventually collapsing, we need to offer consumers more options for taking care of their health, and we need ...

Canada's Venture Group Cries Out Amid Nortels Demise, Wall Street Journal The collapse of Canada’s largest spender of research and development, Nortel Networks Corp., has prompted the Canadian ...

Is Recession the Mother of Innovation? by Shammad Basheer "Necessity may be the mother of invention. But could a recession be the mother of innovation? After all, many of the world's enduring, ...

Interview with Brett Palmer, President of NASBIC The National Association of Small Business Investment Companies (NASABIC) is the professional association for the SBIC community and the lower and ...

Venture capital gets back in the cleantech game DENVER — Venture capitalists increased investments in alternative energy by 73 percent over the past three months, according to a report issued ...

House Passes Proposed 3 Percent NIH Funding Increase NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US House of Representatives on Friday passed a 2010 budget for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human ...

Administration Committed to Innovation by Alexandra Cheney Amid tumbling banks and bankrupt companies, small businesses may have cause for celebration. The Senate reauthorized the Small Business ...

SBA chief speaks out on credit crunch, venture capital Small Business Administration chief Karen Mills says improving access to credit for entrepreneurs is her top priority, and she cites the ...

Top 5 Venture Capital Firms: Funding Social Missions by David Capece In recent years, a new breed of venture capital firms has emerged to make an impact beyond just profitability. Social venture ...

Another View: A Golden Age for VCs by Cameron Lester For 14 months, we at Azure Capital tried to invest in companies but could not reach an agreement with entrepreneurs and existing investors on ...

A Quest for Batteries to Alter the Energy Equation ALLENTOWN, Pa. — In a gleaming white factory here, Bob Peters was gently feeding sheets of chemical-coated foil one afternoon recently into a ...

South African innovation agency takes shape by Linda Nording [CAPE TOWN] South Africa's government has taken a key step towards establishing an agency that it hopes will improve the country's patchy ...

Innovation - playing the game right by Brian McNamee The Australian press is full of references to the innovation economy, after a proliferation of reports focusing on the issue. We are told it is ...

House Passes Proposed 3 Percent NIH Funding Increase NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US House of Representatives on Friday passed a 2010 budget for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human ...

In Malta, a landmark on the road to innovation by Charles E. Schumer The global economic downturn has many looking to narrow their vision and protect their local interests, yet the ...

Some companies and entrepreneurs are great at innovation.  Some suck at it.Kevin Ryan is the former CEO of DoubleClick and Founder/Chairman of Gilt Groupe (and The Business Insider).  In this clip, ...

What To Look For In A Venture Capital Firm by Venture Capital Dispatch ...venture capital takes a big risk on you and demands a commensurate return. But you know that six more months of financing ...

Federal grant helps UF create Florida Innovation Hub GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The federal Economic Development Administration has awarded the University of Florida an $8.2 million grant to help create ...

Innovation Isn't Just for Startups by Rick Wartzman We can all picture the scene: A couple of guys toiling away in a cluttered garage, perfecting the next innovation that will shake an entire ...

International venture capital plummets 63 percent in Q2 by Newsmedian Blog Overseas markets saw a sharp drop in venture capital investing in the second quarter, falling 63 percent since last year to ...

Find Funding in Your Backyard by, Lydia Dishman Creating a must-have product for a hot market is every entrepreneur's dream. Frank Greer had it. The president and CEO of Zipit Wireless developed a ...

Do Internet Start-Ups Really Need Venture Capital? With software-development tools readily available – and with seemingly insatiable demand among consumers for easy-to-use applications for ...
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