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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.

The World s Largest Ocean Cleanup Has Officially Begun

Ambitious dreams have now become a reality as the Ocean Cleanup deploys its $20 million system designed to clean up the 1.8 trillion pieces of trash floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Check out another Forbes piece on how Ocean Cleanup aims to reuse and recycle the ocean plastic.

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There’s no doubt that we have shifted from a resource-based economy to one rooted in innovation. Companies are increasingly looking to the start-up ecosystem to remain competitive - as they should be. And it’s no longer simply about trading on start-ups’ cool factor; corporations want a deeper understanding of the culture of collaboration and partnership that drives start-ups’ success - and, in the long run, invest in and benefit from their future success.

 

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It's no secret that choosing the right college can have a big impact on where you end up later in life.

If you're hoping to launch a startup, chances are you'll need some funding down the road -- and, according to the data, the university you attend can be one factor that impacts the amount of funding you'll receive after graduating.

 

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Tech analyst Mary Meeker is leaving venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC to start her own firm, Kleiner said on Friday.

It said Meeker was creating a separate firm with her colleagues Mood Rowghani, Noah Knauf and Juliet de Baubigy.

Kleiner said the split, which was first reported by Recode, could be attributed to shifts in the funding ecosystem.

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NEW DELHI - Singapore, South Korea and Japan are the most innovative countries in Asia whereas Pakistan and Bangladesh are the least innovative, according to the Global Innovation Index 2018 report.

The report  analyses the energy innovation landscape of the next decade and identifies possible breakthroughs in fields such as energy production, storage, distribution, and consumption. It also looks at how breakthrough innovation occurs at the grassroots level and describes how small-scale renewable systems are on the rise.

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Moira Vetter

The U.S. workforce is continuously in flux, and American businesses struggle to match their talent needs with the available labor pool.

Educators and policymakers study advancing markets and project the types of jobs that will be most in demand. Others focus on retraining the existing labor pool to give them high-demand skills and greater upward mobility. All markets, industries, and communities are dynamic which is great for workers who want broader opportunity, but not so great for employers that need talent now.

 

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What does it take psychologically for a talented businessperson to reach entrepreneur status?

Nicolette Wilson-Clarke is a master coach and founder of Embodied Entrepreneur who helps creative executives reach their full potential by not letting insecurities get in the way of what they want to achieve.

"My role really as a master coach is to ask powerful questions to get to the core of the issue," Wilson-Clarke said, adding that she tries to empower her clients and aid them on their entrepreneurial journeys by helping them stay focused, powerful and balanced — in both mind and body.

 

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Technology is so key to every business these days that experienced business-smart but non-tech entrepreneurs are feeling deeper and deeper in the hole. Even if they realize that they need real technical strength at the top, they are not sure how to attract and select the talent and expertise they really need. Should they go after high-tech nerds for partners, or professional technologists?

 

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In Mission Impossible: Fallout, we see the villain sitting in a room watching the destruction of society play out on a news report. Seeing the success of his plan, he starts to gloat and confess. Once he finishes, the walls come down. It turns out the whole scene was a façade–and he had been tricked the entire time.

 

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Andamio Games has landed $1.1 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funds from the National Institutes of Health. 

The startup, spun out of Minneapolis-based Adventium Labs, said it will use the money to develop its BrainAware mobile application; an interactive educational tool designed for adolescents and young adults to improve success with substance abuse treatment. 

 

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