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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.

Side view of pensive african american businessman 2022 12 16 19 14 13 utcAs the founder of innovation firm Afara Global, I've worked with many organizations and high-achieving individuals who are focused on growth. They often come up with hoards of great ideas for ventures, growth and change. However, I've found that this can often lead to feeling overwhelmed and incapable of moving forward—a phenomenon called "analysis paralysis."

 

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UAI adoption artificial intelligenceK government’s push to bridge the AI skills gap comes with a focus on a risk based approach.

As industry predictions indicate an AI boom in 2023, the UK government has stepped up to plug the skills gap in the sector. At the end of 2022, the government evaluated the Industry-funded Masters in AI (IMAI) programme. IMAI aimed to “boost the opportunities available for applied training in artificial intelligence in the UK.”

 

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Lightbox with text trends 2023 and color palettes 2022 11 17 12 03 46 utcThe year 2023 is set to be revolutionary for technology, with many disruptive trends expected to reshape how businesses function and how people interact with each other. From metaverse-based virtual workspaces, advancements in quantum computing and green energy sources to innovations in robots and satellite connectivity – here’s a look at the technological trends that could define the coming year.

 

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Acne GuruAs we embark on a new year, it’s always helpful to have a little guidance and inspiration from those who have found success in the world of entrepreneurship. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top 20 entrepreneurs to follow in 2023. These business leaders have made a name for themselves in a variety of industries, from tech to fashion to food and beyond. They’ve demonstrated innovative thinking, resilience, and a dedication to their craft, and they are sure to continue making waves in the coming year.

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Pile of balanced stones 2021 08 26 16 22 07 utcClimate change, pollution, renewable energy, sustainable habitats, environmentally-aware brands, and the rise of green entrepreneurship have grabbed the headlines this year.

Drawing on our coverage of entrepreneurship and the environment this year, we present 70 uplifting quotes on the challenges ahead of us, and the opportunities within. See also our pick of quotes on World Oceans Day and World Environment Day.

 

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Business handshake 2022 12 16 13 35 28 utcGoing from unknown to must-have in your client acquisition process can be a challenging task. But it is not impossible. By following a few simple steps, you can increase your sales and become an authority in your industry. Below are three easy steps that anyone can follow to achieve this goal:

 

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TRocket Lab is developing reusable rockets to cut down on space waste.Rocket LabHIS PAST YEAR, long-form Horizons stories delved into the technologies that could dictate our future, including everything from cancer-destroying bacteria to a satellite-flinging launch station. Inverse’s in-depth reporting spanned forward-looking fields like artificial intelligence, renewable energy, robotics, and private space travel.

Image: Rocket Lab is developing reusable rockets to cut down on space waste.Rocket Lab

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Worst car design disasters 11The car industry has always excelled when it comes to innovation, and we’re certainly reaping the benefits as we embrace an exciting era of relatively new technologies such as electrification, automation and micro-mobility.

But not every idea that the industry’s boffins come up with is a good one. And even when they do produce something clever, there’s no guarantee that the general public will agree.

Image: https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/

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Modern business woman with vr glasses for innovati 2022 01 19 00 09 47 utc“The old systems are being challenged. They're being proven to not be worthy anymore. They're not working….It's overwhelming…It's a moment of transition. And, when things start to break down, that's when new things start emerging.” That’s the observation of Justin Winters, Executive Director and Cofounder of One Earth, and former Executive Director of Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation. “I think in this moment of breakdown, we should not let go of the fact that that is the opportunity for new systems, new economic models, new governance models to emerge,” she added, and “there's the potential of creating systems that are much more in alignment with supporting a healthy planet and healthy people.”

 

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Clean office background in white 2022 04 06 23 32 02 utcEntrepreneurship is a growth experience.

But while you're constantly focused on expansion, you may be inadvertently overlooking items that cause your business to contract.

In fact, a consistent "push forward at all costs" way of thinking can prevent even the most-savvy entrepreneurs from growing.

 

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Business men in discussion at office 2022 03 07 23 55 26 utcSince 2020, we've seen a massive uptick in teams and companies working remotely--especially in the tech world. But now that we're a few years into this remote work experiment, does it make sense to continue?

On the whole, workers appear to prefer a flexible work arrangement. When employees are given the choice, research from McKinsey finds that 87% work flexibly, and only 13% of those who can work from home at least sometimes choose not to do so at all.

 

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Question mark 2021 08 26 22 30 01 utc2022 has been wild. When I think back to this time last year, it feels like a lifetime and a whole business cycle has gone by. In December of 2021, the economy was roaring, investments were soaring, and 2022 revenue forecasts were ambitious.

But as this year ends, like many of you, I am taking stock of a year ending very differently than it started. And because I run a startup company, I am thinking about year-end revenue. But I'm also thinking about how I measure success at the end of a very turbulent year and what it means to build a company for long-term growth and sustainability.

 

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Duke researchers have developed a gel-based cartilage substitute to relieve achy knees that’s even stronger and more durable than the real thing. Clinical trials to start next year. (CREDIT: Creative Commons)Over-the-counter pain relievers, physical therapy, steroid injections -- some people have tried it all and are still dealing with knee pain.

Often knee pain comes from the progressive wear and tear of cartilage known as osteoarthritis, which affects nearly one in six adults -- 867 million people -- worldwide. For those who want to avoid replacing the entire knee joint, there may soon be another option that could help patients get back on their feet fast, pain-free, and stay that way.

Image: Duke researchers have developed a gel-based cartilage substitute to relieve achy knees that’s even stronger and more durable than the real thing. Clinical trials to start next year. (CREDIT: Creative Commons)

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Chatbot conversation on laptop screen app interfac 2021 12 09 19 43 39 utcChatGPT, a new artificial intelligence chatbot, has taken the internet by storm.

This tool is the latest example of AI-based tools that are augmenting the way we do business. There are many others, but natural language processing bots and generative visual AIs like DALLE•2 are advancing particularly fast.

 

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What is Freeform Apple s new whiteboard app for creatives explained DomusWith the release of iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS Ventura 13.1, Apple has released Freeform, a new app for live online visual collaboration.  Freeform is based on the same “infinite canvas” concept popularized by apps such as Miro or Endless Paper, with the advantage of being an Apple native app with full integration with iCloud. The app is also fully compatible with FaceTime, to let users videocall within the app while working on the same board.

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Confident scientist 2022 12 16 14 38 14 utcNuclear fusion researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have significantly advanced in developing a novel carbon-free power source.

The team utilized the biggest laser in the world to start a fusion reaction that generated more energy than it used, signifying a breakthrough in the search for a clean nuclear energy source, as reported first by Interesting Engineering.

 

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Pretty hispanic woman cancer pink scarf fight canc 2022 05 04 22 53 32 utcFor scientists, the year 2022 - despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic - was also the year that witnessed groundbreaking additions to humankind's information base on oncology treatment. Researchers in Spain found a new way to diagnose for pancreatic cancer by testing the stool of patients. There have also been breakthroughs in stopping the spread of breast, and head and neck cancer as well.

 

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Project planning gantt chart 2022 12 15 21 53 49 utcAs we look ahead to 2023, talks of global recessions are dominating boardroom discussions. Of course, managing a business during a recession is not easy. But not knowing when the recession will end is especially challenging.

Before launching my company, an innovation consultancy that helps companies build solutions to grow value and capture new demand, I spent the formative part of my career as head of design for a global technology consulting firm where I helped founders, corporations and private equity firms regain their positioning after the Great Recession.

 

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2023 new year concepts 2022 10 19 05 09 23 utcIt’s that time of year again, when artificial intelligence (AI) leaders, consultants and vendors look at enterprise trends and make their predictions. After a whirlwind 2022, it’s no easy task this time around.

You may not agree with every one of these — but in honor of 2023, these are 23 top AI and ML predictions experts think will be spot-on for the coming year:

 

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OCR L OCEANENERGY 1224 04If you’ve ever gone surfing or felt seasick or simply watched as the ocean crashed onto shore, you know the power that waves hold. The potentially world-changing question is, can that power be harnessed in a cost-effective way to produce clean, reliable electricity?

Solar and wind dominate discussions about renewable energy. And with only so much land available for such projects, interest in using open seas for floating solar and offshore wind farms is growing. That was on display earlier this month, when the federal government held the first auction for wind farms off the coast of California.

Image: A wave energy converter sits offshore from Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla. The Oakland-based company CalWave partnered with the research institute to test the technology in hopes of using waves to make clean electricity. (Photo courtesy of CalWave)

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