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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.

Dmvg cyber security

Cybersecurity influencers believe that a new wave of system-embedded devices present a formidable challenge to their field. The Internet of Things (IoT) will introduce a vast amount of small computers, with inadequate security designs, that  use high-speed internet, and that combination has all the ingredients for a cyberspace disaster.

 

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exercise

Experts like to say the best form of exercise is whatever kind you’ll actually do. But a new study finds that people who do team sports may be at an advantage over solitary exercisers.

The social interaction involved in partner and team sports may compound the plentiful benefits of physical activity, adding more years to your life than solo exercise, according to a study published Tuesday in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Tennis, badminton and soccer are all better for longevity than cycling, swimming, jogging or gym exercise, according to the research.

 

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team

The most powerful innovation comes when teams work together. Driving innovation means getting individual employees to be more innovative, but it also means getting high performance teams to innovate. How you form those teams will have a huge impact on their success. Here’s how to create what I call innovation dream teams.

 

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Bill Brizzard

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Officials at the Indiana University Innovation and Commercialization Office, which protects, markets and licenses intellectual property developed at IU so it can be commercialized by industry, have reported robust technology transfer metrics for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

Bill Brizzard, executive director of IU ICO, credited the record-setting three-year period to work done by the office managers and research conducted by faculty, staff and students throughout all academic disciplines and campuses.

 

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alarm clock

U.S. companies are expected to spend more than $37 billion dollars on social media promotion annually each year by 2020, representing 24% of the economy’s total digital advertising spend. It’s an astounding number, given that the vast majority of social media managers charged with getting customers to click on posts and through to their websites operate with little strategy beyond what we call “spray and pray,” an approach that litters social media with firm generated content in the hopes that one or more of those posts draw in customers.

 

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well done

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 12, 2018--The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today applauded the introduction of the American Innovation Act of 2018 (H.R. 6756), which includes a provision that would protect investments in start-ups from inadvertently triggering the net operating loss (NOL) limitations under Section 382 of the tax code. R&D-intensive biotech start-ups frequently accumulate substantial NOLs in their early, pre-revenue years, given their typical reliance on investor capital for more than a decade before realizing any product revenue.

 

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NewImage

The imbalance is well documented: The vast majority of funding in the entrepreneurship world goes to men—white men in particular.

According to one analysis, roughly 2 percent of venture capital funding in 2017 went to all-female teams, compared to 79 percent that went to all-male teams. A March 2018 report from the National Women’s Business Council cited a wide range of issues holding back women in entrepreneurship, from a lack of high-level networking opportunities to a systemic bias through “an unconscious association with less credibility and a lack of legitimacy” compared to men.

Image: Black Girl Ventures, which hosts business pitch competitions for women of color, has been a key part of Washington's inclusive startup community. Black Girl Ventures

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Dean J. Paranicas

A core component of Gov. Murphy’s policy agenda is an “innovation economy.” We agree, as other states, countries and regions, looking to redefine their own economies, have become increasingly aggressive in attracting investment from innovator industries. If the bidding for Amazon’s second headquarters is any indication, the competition will only intensify.

Image: http://www.njspotlight.com

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Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps Overweight Obesity CDC

Obesity Prevalence in 2017 by Education and Age

Obesity decreased by level of education. Adults without a high school degree or equivalent had the highest self-reported obesity (35.6%), followed by high school graduates (32.9%), adults with some college (31.9%) and college graduates (22.7%).

Young adults were half as likely to have obesity as middle-aged adults. Adults aged 18-24 years had the lowest self-reported obesity (16.5%) compared to adults aged 45-54 years who had the highest prevalence (35.8%).

 

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pizza

Whether you like it deep dish or thin crust, square-shaped or topped with pineapple, you probably have a go-to pizza order. Much like barbecue, after all, pizza draws fans with strong opinions.

Of course, the way a pizza looks and tastes will likely differ depending on where you are (and who’s making it). Though there’s no right or wrong pizza, most U.S. regions will defend their preferred variation to the end.

 

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money

As the cost of college has risen, so too has an obsession over the financial payoff of various degrees, a trend that has put a spotlight on lucrative careers in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

A new report out today reaffirms the notion that many — although not all — majors in the STEM area lead to high-paying jobs, while several arts and social sciences disciplines produce more modest payoffs.

 

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