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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.

Warren Buffett

Patience, caution, and consistency. In volatile times such as these, it may be difficult for executives to keep those attributes in mind when making decisions. But there are immense advantages to doing so. For proof, just look at the steady genius of now-nonagenarian Warren Buffett. The legendary investor and Berkshire Hathaway founder and CEO has earned millions of dollars for investors over several decades (exhibit). But very few of Buffett’s investment decisions have been reactionary; instead, his choices and communications have been—and remain—grounded in logic and value.

 

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Schools are reopening, and there’s pressure for teachers and students to wean themselves off remote learning and return to their classrooms. Politicians, working parents and pandemic skeptics aren’t the only ones demanding a return to normal learning. The American Academy of Pediatrics has urged that “all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school.”

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MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioForward Wisconsin, the collective voice of Wisconsin’s robust and comprehensive biohealth cluster, representing more than 220 member organizations, will reflect the resilience of the Wisconsin biohealth industry by continuing to hold its annual Wisconsin Biohealth Summit, now in a virtual format over September 23, September 30, and October 7, 2020.

 

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The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is one of the largest early stage life sciences investors, and funds over $1B in awards each year through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programmes, according to NIH representatives who spoke at the “Key Role of NIH in the Product Development Pipeline” panel session at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Digital International Convention on 9 June.

 

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Following the news this week of what appears to have been the first confirmed case of a Covid-19 reinfection, other researchers have been coming forward with their own reports. One in Belgium, another in the Netherlands. And now, one in Nevada.

What caught experts’ attention about the case of the 25-year-old Reno man was not that he appears to have contracted SARS-CoV-2 (the name of the virus that causes Covid-19) a second time. Rather, it’s that his second bout was more serious than his first.

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Without knowing much about the full scope of work on the northwest side of downtown’s 16 Tech Innovation District, or how that work would impact Indianapolis’ economy, I jumped in and took on the role as 16 Tech’s director of community initiatives.  

Prior to joining the team, I had been involved in both community engagement and community development and was a long-term advocate for the Near Westside.

 

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If you need a new job after losing it in the pandemic or you’re looking to learn new skills to move on from your current job to a better paying one, you may be in luck.

Workforce training nonprofit Merit America announced that it’s expanding its program to North Carolina to tap into the local tech talent of the Research Triangle beyond the area’s recent college graduates.

 

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At the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, Norway took home more gold medals than any other country.

But they didn’t just win the most medals that year—they won more than any other country in a single Olympics ever.

The secret behind their success? No jerks.

“We have a saying,” Alpine skier Aksel Lund Svindal told the New York Times. “There is almost no skill or ability you can have that is so good it allows you to ruin the social qualities of the team.”

 

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As colleges bring students back to campuses for the fall semester, questions are increasingly being raised about what it would take to send them home or revert to online instruction in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19.

New York governor Andrew M. Cuomo drew a red line for New York State colleges on Thursday, announcing, "If colleges have 100 cases or if the number of cases equal 5 percent of their population or more, they must go to remote learning for two weeks, at which time we will reassess the situation."

 

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"HAH, build a national car? Where do you even start," exclaims Halim Hassan, former manager of Design Management for One man s incredible Saga in designing Malaysia s first national carProton Holdings Bhd (Proton), his eyes under his dark-rimmed glasses flashing mock bewilderment.

Incredulously, he adds: "Nobody had taught us how to build a car before. We were never trained. So, yes, when the-then Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad decided to approve a national car project in 1982 in order to accelerate technology transfer, increase local content etc, I don't think I was the only one with my mouth hanging open!"

Image: Picture by Intan Nabila Syahirah. 

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