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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.

Why We Need to Focus on Saving the Oceans This Year Time

For Mick Baron, the giant kelp forests of Tasmania were a playground, a school and a church. The former marine biologist runs a scuba-diving center on the Australian island’s east coast, and rhapsodizes about the wonders of the seaweed’s dense habitats. “Diving in kelp is one of the most amazing underwater experiences you can have,” the 65-year-old says, likening it to flying through the canopy of a terrestrial rain forest. “You won’t find a single empty patch in a kelp forest … From the sponge gardens on the seafloor all the way up to the leaves on the surface, it’s packed with life.”

Image: Despite the ocean floor’s proximity and essential role to human survival, we have mapped less of its topography than the surface of Mars. Courtesy of Chris Leidy—Assouline

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For many international entrepreneurs planning to move their businesses to the U.S. or simply file for a visa extension, these are uncertain times. Consular posts are closed around the world and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have temporarily suspended in-person green card and naturalization interviews. As some domestic offices begin to reopen, USCIS will reduce the number of appointments to ensure social distancing.

 

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Anthony Fauci

There are now more than 12 million coronavirus cases worldwide. A half million deaths. Yesterday, one American died every two minutes.

As the globe enters a frightening new phase of the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci addressed the world’s first global COVID-19 Conference on Friday, held virtually after the 23rd international AIDS gathering. Director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Fauci oversees the nation’s extensive research into this unique pathogen.

 

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What’s the problem you are focused on?

My main goal is to steer scientific research towards having a positive impact on social and environmental issues. Industry focuses almost entirely on how research or science can create new, marketable products that increase profits for companies. As a result, our understanding of what constitutes valuable research and scientific knowledge is deeply skewed. All the conversations around incentivizing researchers, creating tax cuts for innovation, etc. — they are all geared towards economic impact, not social and environmental return.

Image: Melanie Marcel, founder of SOScience, is pushing the scientific community to open up to all forms of knowledge and unlikely alliances. MELANIE MARCEL

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Don’t be discouraged if you aren’t clocking 10,000 steps a day.

That threshold, often billed as the minimum for good health, originated in marketing, not medicine, when a Japanese company launched a pedometer in 1965 named, in English, the “10,000-step meter” with the slogan “Let’s walk 10,000 steps a day.”

“That really is the origin,” said...

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As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m always surprised by the fact that some never seem to be able to that first startup going, while many others never seem to stop, starting their second or third initiative before the first one is fully hatched. I’m now convinced that serious entrepreneurs relish the startup process more than success. They enjoy the journey more than the destination.

Image: https://blog.startupprofessionals.com

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During the Great Recession of the late 2000s, Rahm Emmanuel, President Obama’s then-chief of staff famously stated, “Never allow a good crisis to go to waste. It’s an opportunity to do the things you once thought were impossible.”

Unfortunately, some large high-tech companies who have long sought to weaken the patent system to support their business models are now embracing that Machiavellian mantra as they seek to use the threat of the coronavirus pandemic to undermine patent rights — not just for drug manufacturers, but for all inventors.

 

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(CNN)If the year 2020 is good for anything, it's the lesson that during a crisis, anyone who builds a better mousetrap will find the world beating a path to his door.

A humble team at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland reminded the world of late poet Ralph Waldo Emerson's phrase when they created a real time tracking map of coronavirus cases and deaths.

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A safe, effective vaccine is the ultimate tool needed to end the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Biomedical researchers are making progress every day towards such a vaccine, whether it’s devising innovative technologies or figuring out ways to speed human testing. In fact, just this week, NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) established a new clinical trials network that will enroll tens of thousands of volunteers in large-scale clinical trials testing a variety of investigational COVID-19 vaccines.

 

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Here s why now is a better time than ever to explore entrepreneurship Financial Post

The world is slowly getting a taste of what it may look like after the coronavirus. Provinces are slowly opening their economies back up. However, the Canadian economy may take years to bounce back to what it once was, economists told the House of Commons finance committee back in June. Living in whatever comes after the pandemic may require learning new skills and developing them to find a new role in society.

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When disruption strikes a business, it is natural for its leaders to try to defend it by focusing on core business activities and improving current products and practices, even while creating a sense of urgency to bring about change. In a survey of 486 global CEOs PwC undertook in 2019, a significant majority said this was a good response to disruptive new entrants.

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