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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.

Usa blue2 1050x450The US National Science Foundation unveiled a new programme in early May aimed at expanding the nation’s innovation ecosystem beyond the large, successful clusters in Boston and the West Coast to secondary cities with undeveloped tech potential.

In doing so, the famed US science funder is trying a new approach to a problem faced by most developed countries: How to spread the tech wealth more broadly? How this American programme fares will no doubt be tracked by research policy-makers world-wide.

Image: The map of US innovation clusters in 2015 - dark blue for innovation leaders, light blue for laggards (grey for missing data.) Source: US Cluster Mapping Project, Harvard Business School.

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Cursor and Research to Renewal Advancing University Tech Transfer  Heartland ForwardIn this analysis, we evaluate which universities are most proficient at creating new knowledge; embedding it in their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates; and transferring both to new and existing enterprises. Research and discovery are fundamental objectives of universities, but they must be absorbed and infused into private industry to yield an economic return on the investment.

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1feef137 3c15 4961 800e 560fe459f8a9In my experience as a business advisor, most organizations, large and small, struggle to keep up with the pace of change and competitive forces today. You may have a brilliant product strategy, but your operational teams seem to fight change, as well as each other, resulting in turf battles and confusion, leading to the internal drama and problems that occupy too much of your time.

 

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Futuristic girl using smart glasses 2021 09 24 03 12 19 utcAiming to speed the creation of immersive 5G-powered augmented reality (AR) experiences for smart glasses, T-Mobile has launched a T-Mobile Accelerator program that provides resources to selected developers.

“Smart glasses will completely change how we connect and experience the world around us,” John Saw, executive vice president of advanced and emerging technologies at T-Mobile, said in a Wednesday (May 18) statement announcing the first six participants chosen for the program.

 

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Leadership 2021 08 30 08 47 03 utcIn 2016, I was meeting with Gail Miller, one of the wealthiest women in the United States. Gail was nearing completion of the transfer of her sole ownership in the Utah Jazz to a trust she had carefully designed to keep the team in Utah well into the future. During the course of reviewing various documents with her I asked, “Gail, does it bother you at all to give away your ownership in the Jazz?”

 

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Male surfer riding wave on surf board in ocean 2022 01 18 23 58 27 utcWith limited resources at hand, companies need to stay smart and efficient when it comes to investing in innovation.

This is a challenging time for many companies. On the one hand, supply chain disruption, labor shortage, raw material and energy price hikes are driving up business costs. On the other, demand is slack due to consumers’ reduced purchasing power and an uncertain global economic outlook. Together these conditions squeeze companies’ profits and cast a shadow on their growth prospects. In this time of difficulty, executives around the world find it more urgent than ever to sharpen their organisations’ innovation strategy to create new markets for growth.

 

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OIE NACIE Logo ColorThe National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE) is charged with developing a National Entrepreneurship Strategy that strengthens America’s ability to compete and win as the world’s leading startup nation and as the world’s leading innovator in critical emerging technologies. The council will help with identifying and recommending solutions to drive the innovation economy, including growing a skilled STEM workforce and removing barriers for entrepreneurs ushering innovative technologies into the market. The council also facilitates federal dialogue with the innovation, entrepreneurship, and workforce development communities.

 

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Webinar Opportunities to work with NIH on your product pipeline Tickets Wed May 25 2022 at 10 00 AM EventbriteAbout this event Presentation description:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the world’s largest basic science research institute in the world. Our extramural program represents the biggest funder of basic and clinical research to universities and other research centers. Those funds, as well as research done on the NIH campus by our own faculty, make possible important discoveries every day about the fundamental nature of living things. The NIH Hospital is the largest center dedicated to clinical investigation. The NIH fosters innovation in the commercial sector via our Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program. Our mission includes improving public health for the global community.

 

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Hhs secretary becerraHealth and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra today announced the formal establishment of the Advanced Research Project Agency for Health (ARPA-H) as an independent entity within the National Institutes of Health and the appointment of Adam H. Russell, D.Phil., as acting deputy director. Currently, Dr. Russell is the Chief Scientist at University of Maryland's Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS). He spent more than a decade as a Program Manager, first at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and then at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Russell will begin his new role in June.

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Moore johnEnterprises often struggle with getting AI projects out of the corporate skunk works and into widespread use.

The objective, AI at scale, has become a rallying point for technologists in the data science field -- and a key theme among the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium's Innovation Showcase finalists. Many of the early-stage companies selected for the showcase pursue some variation on getting AI and machine learning into the mainstream. They'll be discussing their offerings at MIT Sloan's annual event, which runs May 22-23 in Cambridge, Mass.

 

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ClinicalgraphsDescartes-08, Cartesian Therapeutics’ investigational CAR T-cell therapy, appears generally safe and markedly lessened symptom severity in the first five patients with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) enrolled in a Phase 1b/2a clinical trial.

“I am very encouraged by the interim analysis findings,” as the therapy “appears safe and well tolerated, and the extent of clinical improvement seen in our early participants is remarkable,” Volkan Granit, MD, the trial’s principal investigator at the University of Miami, said in a press release.

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