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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.

InformationWeek 500: A Year Of Relentless Innovation It's the first half of 2009, and unemployment's rising to a 26-year high of 9.5%. Sound like the perfect time to launch an aggressive ...

Economic Club heading to Metro When leaders are looking to communicate with the Canadian people, the Economic Club of Canada is the choice forum. That's why the club has welcomed people such as ...

Emerging Technologies Thrive in Canada The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and ...

'Doing Business' Rankings Stimulating Reform The overview of the Doing Business Report 2010 is now available. Since 2004, the World Bank’s Doing Business project has been tracking regulatory ...

WSJ: Where Are They Now? For technology innovators, there's the "Eureka!" moment and then there's the business of putting discoveries to work. Here's a look at how some winners from last ...

Venture capital partnerships expand Pennsylvania economy Governor Ed Rendell recently announced a shot of venture capital funding for early-stage life science companies in western Pennsylvania. ...

Angel Finance: An Entrepreneurs Guide Angel finance is fast becoming a popular option for many South African entrepreneurs. With the global banking crises meaning that banks are becoming more choosy ...

Five Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Use Today, many businesses are getting large portions of their website traffic from social media sites. It's one thing to bring an audience you already have ...

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 ...
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