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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.

Steve Tan

We all have our unique entrepreneurial journeys. As a member of the millennial generation that now dominates the world population, it’s our generation’s challenge to build a better world through the products and services that we offer, and also through the values that our businesses stand for. 

This Herculean mission for millennial entrepreneurs comes with challenges that are unique to our generation. And when there are new problems, we are compelled to address them with new solutions, too. 

 

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Revolution CEO (and former AOL CEO) Steve Case joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the platform’s “Rise of the Rest” 2021 playbook — which aims to spotlight promising startups outside of the coastal tech hubs — as well as the current state of big tech, his thoughts on Section 230, and more.

Image: https://finance.yahoo.com

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idea

Like most industries worldwide, the inventing community and product licensing process have both been subject to changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. I’ve had the opportunity to interview leaders in many companies that practice open innovation to ask them how Covid-19 impacted the way they do business with inventors and handle their new product submissions.

 

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Most entrepreneurs have found by now one or more of the many popular crowdfunding sites, and have the name and contact information for at least one of the big venture capital firms. But many have no insight or connections to the ethereal angel investment community, which In the U.S. contributes more than $25 billion to fund 70,000 startups every year.

Image: https://blog.startupprofessionals.com

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AStudents working on a project.s colleges begin their spring terms, they’re still learning lessons about how students felt about the fall. One thing seems clear about the “new normal”: Students are struggling to make online classes work while worrying about their finances and their health.

A new survey by New America and Third Way, which updates a survey the two think tanks conducted last August with Global Strategy Group, a public-affairs and research company, reveals that the challenges plaguing students since the pandemic began haven’t disappeared. Some are getting worse.

 

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Desk and Chair

Given the world-turned-upside-down year we just closed out, it is probably wise to steer clear of making predictions. But it can be hard to resist the temptation in January to submit to this traditional exercise of forecasting the future.

We all know that the pandemic has changed the world of work for the long term, but one aspect of that change that may be underappreciated right now is the number of senior executives who are likely to balk at the idea of going back to the office full time.

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Churches like Lichfield Cathedral near Birmingham, England, have been turned into vaccination hubs. CARL RECINE/REUTERS

LONDON—The coronavirus has torn through nursing homes in the U.K., as it has in the U.S., taking tens of thousands of lives. Now, the U.K. hopes it is turning the tide, thanks to a homegrown vaccine that has yet to be authorized elsewhere in the West.

Image: Churches like Lichfield Cathedral near Birmingham, England, have been turned into vaccination hubs. CARL RECINE/REUTERS  

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nature

As the world looks beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, a consensus is emerging: certain measures to curb the growth of greenhouse-gas emissions will be central to global economic recovery. Awareness is also growing around the urgent need to slow the destruction of the natural world, and it is becoming clear that the two environmental crises—a changing climate and nature loss—are inextricably linked and compounding.

 

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