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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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Identifying gaps and bridging them—that’s what Connected DMV’s President and CEO Stu Solomon does best. And now he and his partners are turning their attention to one of the globe’s most important and challenging divides: Preparing for the next pandemic.

Solomon recently discussed his career and Connected DMV’s response to COVID-19 with Rich Bendis on his BioTalk podcast. Bendis is the President and CEO of BioHealth Innovation (BHI). 

 

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This article updates our perspectives on when the coronavirus pandemic will end to reflect the latest information on vaccine rollout, variants of concern, and disease progression. In the United Kingdom and the United States, we see progress toward a transition to normalcy during the second quarter of 2021. The new wave of cases in the European Union means that a similar transition is likely to come later there, in the late second or third quarter. Improved vaccine availability makes herd immunity most likely in the third quarter for the United Kingdom and the United States and in the fourth quarter for the European Union, but risks threaten that timeline. The timeline in other countries will depend on seven crucial variables. And when herd immunity is reached, the risks will not vanish; herd immunity may prove temporary or be limited to regions in a country.

 

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By Paul Brennan

While it may not be ‘politically correct’ to discuss, the majority of the world’s drug developments and innovation are underwritten by the United States (U.S.). The U.S. is the global leader in pharmaceutical sector research and development (R&D). U.S. pharma R&D has grown from $2 billion in 1980 to over $64.3 billion by 2019 according to PhRMA.  

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DeepGreen Pens Open Letter To BMW Volvo Google Samsung SDI Other Brands

DeepGreen has written an open letter to various brands, such as BMW, Google, Samsung SDI, and Volvo. Before I dive in and share the open letter, I want to re-share what DeepGreen is: a deep-sea mining company that has a vision of a zero-carbon, circular economy with goals to source metals with the least environmental and societal impact. I interviewed its CEO, Gerard Barron, back in August of last year — you can read that here.

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When it comes to success, age is really just a number. All one needs to succeed in the business world is a strong drive and guidance to be able to navigate the waters and make the right choices.

Here are a few tips to help young entrepreneurs thrive in the business world:

Image: Brendan Cox, Author of “Strictly Business: How to Crush it as a Young Entrepreneur”  - https://www.influencive.com

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Being an entrepreneur is difficult enough as it is — innovating with new ideas, turning concepts into products, managing teams of talented people — even without the questions of finance management. Poor financial literacy has been an Achilles’ Heel for an abundance of entrepreneurs, meaning that modern business leaders simply cannot afford to take any risks when it comes to managing their money. 

 

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Life Sciences Emerging Markets Index Poised for a new paradigm of growth

At the beginning of 2021, JLL Research expanded its lens on life sciences to capture the qualities that define a new set of emerging life sciences markets. While the traditional top markets of Boston, San Francisco and San Diego will likely retain their positions, it is increasingly clear that the next tier of markets is poised to ascend – and offer valuable opportunities to both investors and occupiers as they build scale. With this in mind, we present our Emerging Life Sciences Markets Index. Our proprietary categorization and ranking index evaluates metro areas with respect to a wide variety of metrics chosen to best reflect the most critical qualities of life sciences markets on the upswing.

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There is more than one reason to get involved in venture investing. Sure, it can be a lucrative career. Pop culture and the media tend to focus on the money associated with success, so it might seem to some that’s all there is. But the motivation to break into “VC” shouldn’t be purely monetary.

For many in the space, a perhaps even greater appeal lies in the opportunity to meet inspiring, talented people who are building things to resolve problems, literally changing how business is done. It is thrilling to be a partner to such innovation.

 

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There are a number of strong and expanding life sciences hubs in the United States, with Boston, San Francisco and San Diego claiming the top three spots. New markets are emerging, and a new report from the market research team at JLL pinpoints some of these growing areas.

The JLL team ranked these emerging areas based on a number of metrics, including employment base, talent, millennial population, median household income growth and the availability of housing. In the report, the JLL team said they wanted to determine which factors would “would best capture the most dynamic and substantial trends within the industry.”

 

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