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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.

CES 2019 Y Brush Can Supposedly Brush Your Teeth in Just 10 Seconds Digital Trends

Generally speaking, brushing your teeth is not a difficult task. It takes 2 minutes total and you only have to do it twice a day –but it’s not a very fun chore. Y-Brush might be a solution to that problem. The device is on display at CES 2019, and its creators claim that it can accomplish the same level of clean as the standard method of brushing but in just 10 seconds.


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This time of year marks a familiar tradition here at the Review, one that’s spent compiling a list. It’s not just any list, (in our eyes at least, but hopefully our readers agree). Rather, it’s an attempt to tie a bow on the past year by assembling a time-capsule-like toolkit, full of the best tactical wisdom that seasoned company builders had to offer in the last year. To that end, we parse through every article we published in between the bookends of January and December, on the hunt for the pieces of advice that stood out and swam upstream against the currents of conventional thinking in tech.


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Despite spending $2.5 trillion a year on roads, railways, ports, water, and other public infrastructure projects, countries around the world are still falling far short of what they need to invest, according to one estimate. Thus, it’s no surprise that there is renewed interest in public-private partnership (P3) projects, where businesses supplement public investment in return for reaping rewards such as tolls and fees. The White House, for one, suggests using private investments to fund most of its proposed $1.5 trillion in U.S. infrastructure spending.


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Let’s be honest – after reading the first part of the headline of this article, you expected something like: “There is no right or wrong age to become an entrepreneur. Anyone – at any age – can become a successful entrepreneur”. Right?

Here’s The Deal: If you’re one of those 20-year olds who is planning to drop out of college and become the next Gates or Zuckerberg, there is bad news for you:


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Hayden Field

January marks the start of New Year’s resolutions (for the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed people who still make them), the beginning of a few bleak months of cold weather (for those of us in the northern U.S.) and -- for the 52nd year in a row -- the debuting of thousands of gadgets at CES, the world’s biggest tech show.


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How do you land more introductions to venture capital firms in order to speed up your next funding round and get that capital in the bank?

If you’ve done a few minutes of research on how to get your startup funded you have already learned that venture capital introductions are the golden ticket for getting to the big money for those serious Series A through C financing rounds. So, how do you get them? How do you ask?


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The gig economy offers tremendous flexibility for workers and companies, but it also comes with a host of unknown factors for both parties. A new study co-authored by Wharton professor of operations, information and decisions Gad Allon looks at how drivers for a ride-hailing firm make labor decisions – when to work, and for how long – and aims to improve predictions about labor supply and to shed light on more effective financial incentives. The paper, titled “The Impact of Behavioral and Economic Drivers on Gig Economy Workers,” is co-authored by New York University Stern School of Business professor Maxime Cohen and Wharton doctoral candidate Park Sinchaisri. Allon recently visited the [email protected] radio show on SiriusXM to discuss the implications of the study and what the future of work could look like.


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The Pistoia Alliance announced key trends for the life science industry in 2019 based on The Life Sciences Innovation Report developed with Clarivate Analytics.

Key report findings include:

  • Innovation is being driven via collaboration from multiple industry stakeholders: The emergence and development of new tools like nanosensors, bi-specific antibodies, and computational biology have highlighted the success that can be achieved from collaboration between researchers and organizations across a range of disciplines. This trend will continue in 2019.


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U.S. stocks ended 2018 skimming bear market territory. In the new year, the market has bounced back somewhat but remains volatile. This week, Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel  joined the [email protected] show on SiriusXM to discuss the market outlook, Fed rate hikes and the impact of the U.S.-China trade war. He is also co-host of the show “Behind the Markets” on Wharton Business Radio every Friday. Siegel was joined by Gad Allon, who is director of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at Wharton and also professor of operations, information and decisions. 


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William Craig

Think innovation happens in a vacuum? Think again! The best ideas require out-of-the-box thinking, yes, but sometimes they also take inspiration — or maybe just an encouraging word at a critical moment. If you're a leader in the workplace or anywhere else, look at these eight suggestions for enabling higher levels of innovation from your team.


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