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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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Some people are better networkers than others. Most of us can identify the person in our department who seems to know more people, know more about people, and know information sooner than their colleagues. But for the first time, I and my fellow researchers have been able to quantify connectedness at work and more accurately identify its benefits — and pitfalls.


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Venture capital is still soaring but the business is changing The Boston Globe

If you wanted to look for a part of the economy that is having a totally normal 2020 — actually, better than normal — look to the venture capital firms that put money into fledgling and fast-growing companies.

“The venture business has been like the stock market this year — somewhat divorced from the real economy,” observes Antontio Rodriguez, an investor at Matrix Partners in Cambridge.


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We’re in the midst of a climate crisis. Our forests are burning, communities are flooding, our oceans are choking with plastic and earth’s surface temperature is rising. It’s not too late to save our planet, but it requires urgent action.

Each of us are responsible for our own actions, and we can all make adjustments to create a more sustainable way of living. Reducing travel, eating local produce, choosing green energy sources and consuming only what we need, all help to reduce our carbon footprint and create a more sustainable world for future generations.


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It now seems like ancient history, but only a few months ago, California’s economy was roaring.

“By any standard measure, by nearly every recognizable metric, the state of California is not just thriving but, in many instances, leading the country, inventing the future, and inspiring the nation,” Gov. Gavin Newsom boasted in February’s state of the state address.


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Stormwater runoff is the second largest, and still growing, source of water pollution into the Chesapeake Bay, our nation’s largest estuary. Solutions to reduce stormwater runoff have typically been expensive and difficult to implement across large areas. To help address this issue and accelerate improvements, water quality trading markets have been developed and have been active in Maryland, and other regions within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, for many years. However, credit trades have either occurred between point source dischargers (wastewater treatment plants) or in the agricultural sector, with little to no engagement from private industry to help address impacts of urban stormwater runoff.


Jennifer Butler, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Innate Pharma US Inc. joins Rich Bendis on BioTalk to discuss her career, bringing Innate from France to the US, and goals.

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This report provides in depth study of “Venture Capital Investment Market” using SWOT analysis i.e. Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threat to the organization. The Venture Capital Investment Market report also provides an in-depth survey of key players in the market which is based on the various objectives of an organization such as profiling, the product outline, the quantity of production, required raw material, and the financial health of the organization.


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ANewImages an advisor to entrepreneurs, one of the most common requests I get is for an evaluation of a next startup idea. I try to explain that even the most innovative idea will fail if it is not a good fit for you at this time, so the question I ask them is “why you now” rather than “why this solution now?” The right person can make any idea a business success, and the wrong one will always struggle.


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10 college degrees that will be increasingly desirable in the 2020s Business Insider

Throughout spring and early summer, the story was relentless: Colleges and universities were dithering and hedging over their fall plans, just as tweedy professors could be expected to do. Students and parents wanted answers, but campuses (ill-equipped to deal with anything more consequential than homecoming) didn’t have them.


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During our formative years, we learn to create different, compartmentalised versions of ourselves to fit into different situations. This shifting of our personas is perhaps most obvious in our educational or work environments. To be authentic, on the other hand, is to integrate these different versions of ourselves and to just act like ourselves, in accord with our core values, beliefs and motivations, regardless of the situation.


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Sohail Khan

With the economy in a holding pattern and businesses shutting down, you may be wondering if a crowdfunding campaign can succeed right now. Are people going to be interested in funding your next cool gadget or product?

Kickstarter’s numbers reveal that backers are still showing up to support their favorite projects. Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns are also thriving.


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