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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.

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Bayer’s mission is “Science for a Better Life.” We want to enable discoveries to promote health and secure food supply. To achieve that goal, however, we must innovate not only in terms of science and R&D, but also in how we run our business. This means shifting the way we work so we’re able to match the pace of change happening in the wider world.  With more than 100,000 employees and 150 years of history, there is only so much we can learn from the usual Silicon Valley exemplars. “We cannot be like Google, but neither do we want to be,” says Kemal Malik, the board member responsible for innovation, “We need to plot our own path.”

 

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I still know some entrepreneurs who boast of simply following their gut instincts, rather than listen to anyone or any data, to make strategic decisions. We’ve all worked with autocratic leaders in large companies who seem to thrive in this mode. They all forget or ignore the high-profile failures that have resulted from some single-handed business decisions.

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When Eric Gnock Fah dreamed up the idea for a new business, he did something rather unusual — he headed straight to LinkedIn.

He wasn'NewImaget rushing to update his job title to "entrepreneur." No. He had something more important in mind. He was looking for someone to join him on the journey.

Image: Klook - Klook's executive team featuring David Liu, Bernie Xiong, Anita Ngai, Eric Gnock Fah and Ethan Lin, chief executive officer.

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With every passing year, innovations on this planet abound. Just 30 years ago, the internet was a rarity, and few could have ever imagined just how extensively this new technology would disrupt and dominate our lives.

As we move toward 2019, the rate at which we are producing these innovations is only increasing, meaning that more life-changing technologies are just beyond the horizon. Here are the top 5 innovative technologies that will disrupt and dominate in 2019.

 

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Being the first to come up with a good idea does not always make the path to success easy. In fact, often, it's quite the opposite.

For example, the idea of micro-learning may be all the rage these days, but it wasn't always that way. In fact, the company that created the first micro learning programs, AthenaOnline, was kicked out of quite a few offices for even proposing the idea.

Image: http://www.ideachampions.com/

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What’s the formula for creating a lean startup that becomes a national movement and attracts eight figure offers?

Julie Clark was a mompreneur and woman startup founder years before it became trendy. While on paper she may seem to be an unlikely entrepreneur, there’s a good chance you have one of her products in your home, or were raised on them.

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Fresh off the 2018 midterm election, the Kauffman Foundation surveyed more than 1,000 entrepreneurs across the country, to get their take on the current state of the economy. More than half of survey respondents say the country is headed in the right direction.

It might be tempting to leave it with the easy headline, especially as not surprisingly, the result trends higher than the general U.S. population's sentiment to the same question, which Gallup reported as 35 percent in November. But, the poll becomes more telling as results are broken out by demographic, and questions become more specific.

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A patent application filed by a female innovator will be examined expeditiously with a view to promoting women entrepreneurship in the country, as per a DIPP proposal.

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), under the commerce and industry ministry, has floated draft rules to amend the Patents Rules, 2003.

As per the draft rules, if the applicant or at least one of the applicants in a group seeking patent is a female, that application would get an expedited examination by the Indian Patent Office.

 

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It’s normal to underperform on occasion. After all, everyone has an off quarter — or even an off year — from time to time. But don’t just sit back and wait for that painful performance review. You need to have a conversation with your manager sooner rather than later. How should you position the news? How can you maintain your reputation while being honest? And what sort of explanation — if any — should you give?

 

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Intelligent nanobots offer the promise of smart drug delivery systems for a variety of therapeutic applications. A promise that experts in the field believe will become a reality within the next 30-40 years.

But at MedImmune, we don’t think patients should have to wait.

That’s why our researchers actively collaborate and investigate new efforts to explore possible applications of nanobots within our oncology, respiratory, and CVRM therapeutic areas.

 

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