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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.

BusinessWeek: Where Have You Gone, Bell Labs? America needs good jobs, soon. We need 6.7 million just to replace losses from the current recession, then another 10 million to spark demand over the ...

Basic Economics We All Need To Understand Reading what follows may be of help if you are one who would like to have a better understanding of what the recent and future actions of our government may ...

Indian agriculture needs a jump innovation The world is witnessing urbanisation. In the next few years more than half of the global population will be living in cities. Many of these cities are ...

Recession fuels innovation in IT sector, say experts The economic downturn has offered an opportunity to the IT industry in India to evolve innovative strategies and overcome the weak links of the ...

Swiss Technology transfer projects approved The Swiss National Science Foundation has approved 28 additional technology transfer projects for National Centres of Competence in Research in the hopes ...

10 Reasons why some Nations are Rich Wealth in the world is not equally distributed. Some nations are very rich whereas others are very poor. The Western nations such as the US, West Germany, UK are ...

Editorial: Sober reflections on Labor Day, 2009 Labor Day 2009 will be remembered more for sober reflection than celebration in Silicon Valley. An 11.8 percent unemployment rate, nearly double that ...

Innovation and Commercialization in Canada Here’s the round-up of the week in the newsfeeds. Below I highlight my favourite articles of the week from each category. Today’s Top Pick - ...

Two articles on Innovation from McKinsey Excellent articles worth reading. The first talks about how we measure innovation. Always a difficult topic. Can innovation be measured? “Yes, yes and ...

WILL CHINA INNOVATION WORK? I have been watching with a great deal of interest the departure of Kai-Fu Lee from Google to form Innovation Works, which has aggregated a $115 million fund that will be ...

Youth entrepreneur challenge unveiled Tuesday The details of a national contest to inspire young entrepreneurs will be unveiled next Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Moncton's Capitol Theatre. Officials from ...

Innovation Goal - Growth or Strategic Renewal? What exactly is the goal of your company's innovation efforts? "Oh, that's easy", senior managers usually reply, "We need to grow the business." The ...

WSJ: Social Innovation as an Art Bill Strickland turned his love of ceramics into a creative outlet for disadvantaged city kids. Mr. Strickland started a Pittsburgh program in 1968 called the ...

Becoming an Innovative Leader When we take innovation away from the technologists and start to look at innovation as a set of behaviours that can drive change and culture, we start to look at ...

NYT: Protecting the Patent System for Entrepreneurs Recently, a number of companies from the information technology and financial services sectors have been pushing Congress to change the patent ...

How About an Entrepreneurship Czar? As we near the one-year anniversary of our economic recession, we also appear to be approaching a crucial juncture and, of the two likely paths ahead, neither is ...

NSF Announces 2010 SBIR Solicitation The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the release of its 2010 SBIR Phase I solicitation. $45,000,000 will be available for 200-300 awards. These ...

NYT: Should Entrepreneurs Minimize Credit Card Debt? A recent study by Robert Scott of Monmouth University found that “every $1,000 increase in credit card debt increases the probability a firm ...

The Friday Five: Great Books on Business and Innovation Every Friday, I serve up a list of five things worth knowing about -- and invite you to add more in the comments. This week, as we all take ...

Ask the readers: What makes a great entrepreneur? When you think of some of the most successful entrepreneurs on the web (Evan Williams, Jason Fried, Marc Andreessen, Caterina Fake, Elon Musk, ...

Moncton to host smart cities summit The first Intelligent Communities Summit will be hosted in Moncton from Oct. 5 to 7, the city and Atlantic Lottery Corp., the event's lead sponsor, announced ...

Finding and Funding African Innovators You’re not going to find the compelling African entrepreneurs while sitting in an office in the US or Europe. It’s only by spending significant time on the ...

PBN announces 2009 Innovation Awards PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News today announced the winners of the fourth annual Innovation Awards competition, sponsored by PBN in partnership with the ...

Moncton hosts Intelligent Communities Summit Moncton's IQ may go up this fall, with representatives of some of the world's smartest cities converging here to learn, teach and share some of their ...

Reflections on the Birth of the SBIR Program SBIR lost perhaps its greatest champion on August 25th with the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy. Relatively few know how much he did to ensure the SBIR ...

Roundtables will help TechAmerica develop policy agenda ATLANTA - TechAmerica is concerned about venture, angel and seed capital drying up, especially in the Southeast. So says Maryann Fiala, the ...

Welcome to the first Intelligent Communities Summit! The Summit provides an exceptional opportunity for CEOs of corporations, mayors and senior municipal government officials, business leaders, ...
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