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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.

Nurturing high-tech business FAIRMONT — At an upcoming conference, people from the state and beyond can learn how to grow their capacity through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small ...

US Falls in Global Competitiveness Rankings The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010, an assessment of the productive potential of nations worldwide, is now available. ...

SBIR Reauthorization Redux? No Such Luck. Here we are -- just a few days from expiration of the third SBIR Reauthorization Continuing Resolution. Is there any hope for resolution by the end of ...

Brenner Discusses USDA Research, Technology Few people know that the Department of Agriculture is one of the leading governmental research organizations with a long history of commercializing ...

HBS: Financing Constraints and Entrepreneurship Financing constraints are one of the biggest concerns impacting potential entrepreneurs around the world. Given the important role that ...

Venture Capital: Is it on a Diet Pill? Venture capital outlook for the upcoming years is as obscure as ever due to many external factors such as the government intervention in the private sector to ...

Do You Speak Global Innovation? We at ReadWriteWeb believe that innovation is a global business (as we noted in an earlier post on the Global Innovation Graph). The "death of distance" - the notion ...

Innovation should not be the race for the new-new thing We’re all searching for the new-new thing. Be it a product or a method, we’re looking for that innovation that will let us stand out from ...

Real innovation vital, and sadly lacking ENTREPRENEURS frequently hear the calls of experts to find new ways of doing things, to innovate. Yet very few global innovations have actually emanated ...

Age of Innovation Kjell Nordstrom & Jonas Ridderstrale in their book Funky Business mentioned " The ’surplus society’ has a surplus of similar companies, employing similar people, with ...

Startup Uruguay? VentureBeat has a terrific article today about the first venture capital firm in nation of Uruguay. The company is called Prosperitas Capital Partners and when it was formed in ...

The Beatles and Innovation The Beatles were innovators, and they did it the old-fashioned way: they used templates. They were two-way innovators, using a mix of PROBLEM-TO-SOLUTION and ...

WSJ: How Well Do You Know… Innovation? Innovation is what keeps technology interesting—and useful. Gadgets keep getting flashier, applications are constantly emerging to address life’s ...

Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur Have you ever wondered what makes one entrepreneur ascend to great heights while another never even gets off the ground? Well, there are certain essential ...

Florida is trying again with venture capital TAMPA - Things didn't go well the last time Florida dipped its toe into the venture capital world. The much-maligned CAPCO program was designed to ...

BusinessWeek: Vote for Asia's Best Young Entrepreneur The world may be struggling to emerge from the global recession, but that's not deterring many young entrepreneurs in Asia. Throughout the ...

WSJ: An Invasion Of Start-Ups From Outer Space We often cover investments in start-ups operating in cyberspace, but outer-space deals are nearly non-existent. Imagine a potential investor trying ...

Swiss Precision Meets Messy Innovation The Swiss love precision. You can see it in their watches and reliable trains. You can see it in their founding myth, the story of William Tell. He had to ...

Finding the cure for Canada's venture capital industry Canada's venture capital industry is in serious trouble. According to Kevin Talbot, managing director of RBC Venture Partners, poor venture ...

launching a startup over just one weekend What if I told you there is an a event where designers, developers, entrepreneurs and other innovators gather to network, share resources and ultimately ...

Nurturing the innovation reef Marine biologists don’t fully understand what causes reefs to form, but we do know that human actions can nurture or harm the process. The same is true for ...

angel investor …. 10 points for best answer!? You may want to go and pitch your ideas where investors gather. Here are some places where angel investors come and those looking for funding can come ...

Irish Innovation Center coming to San Jose San Jose — The Irish are coming to America — again — this time to a new center slated to open in January in downtown San Jose’s San Pedro Square. ...

Innovation success or culture - which comes first? Many strategic challenges have a "chicken or egg" quandary. In the case of the chicke and the egg, which comes first? Clearly you can't have a ...

Innovation scavenger hunt next month Mass. High Tech and Xconomy alert us to a planned Quest for Innovation on Oct. 9, in which teams of "entrepreneurial leaders & startups, universities, ...

SBIR Agency Profile – USDA The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes competitively awarded grants that are to qualified small ...

Jobs' Return Brings Ovation: Where's the Innovation? Steve Jobs' return to the spotlight at yesterday’s Apple music innovation event brought down the house: the legendary CEO received a standing ...

Announcing the 2009 Social Innovation Fellows This morning, PopTech announced the new 2009 class of Social Innovation Fellows, a group of sixteen from around the world who are working on highly ...
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