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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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You probably know that in the future, what you’ll need to be successful at work will be different than what it takes right at this moment. There will be new skills to learn, new tools and procedures to master, and new responsibilities to take on. It’s difficult to predict exactly what your job will look like in 10 years. When social media came along, not many people predicted that it would lead to a new career path.

 

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Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) has been a Foolish favorite of ours for years.

The company's robotic approach to surgery improves surgical precision, which leads to better patient outcomes and lower rates of hospital readmission. Intuitive's recent 20% growth in procedures indicates that robotic surgery is gaining adoption in more operating rooms. In addition to patients, investors have also benefited greatly from the growing acceptance of the company. Intuitive's shares are up more than 40% during just the past 12 months.

 

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There are four themes driving energy innovation in the developing world, according to the chief operating officer of Softbank Energy, a Delhi-based firm that develops solar energy on the global market.

Combined, these four themes put tremendous pressure on renewables innovation, Softbank COO Abhijeet Sathe said at Stanford University's Global Energy Forum.

Image: A man wearing a face mask cycles along a road in Delhi, India, on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Air pollution levels skyrocketed in New Delhi and left India's capital shrouded in toxic smog as millions of Indians set off firecrackers for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Toxic air is estimated to kill more than 1 million Indians each year, according to the nonprofit Health Effects Institute. Photographer: Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg© 2018 BLOOMBERG FINANCE LP

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What to Know About the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year Coral Time

Pantone has announced that Living Coral is the 2019 color of the year. The color authority has bestowed the honorable title on a special hue every December for the past 20 years, taking into account fashion, decorating, design and cultural trends, as well as “how colors can embody our collective experience and reflect what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time,” according to press release from Pantone.

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To ensure these advancements in animal health innovation continue, resources and funding must be made available where innovations are housed – start-up companies.

Funding start-ups in the animal health world is a relatively new and complex mission. Many of the same pitfalls that surround human health investments mirror themselves in animal health start-ups. Whether it is timeline of product launch, proof-of-concept studies, regulatory approval pathway or the ever-looming rate of return, the animal health industry faces the same complications as human health, with less options to secure capital.

 

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You are a student and you have initiated a start-up with your million dollar idea. You are in a dilemma as to how you can fuel the growth of the student-led business. There is study performance pressure as well as a lot of initial investment done in the business. You want to maintain a proper balance as well as ignite the growth of the start-up. Now you need to analyze the strengths and demerits around you. Try and weigh the assets available as well as the key problem areas. Try to fix each roadblock one by one.

 

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At one time or another, every employee has experienced what it’s like to be in a difficult workplace. Perhaps a hyper-critical manager makes a habit of reprimanding workers in front of others. Or, a supervisor might insist that everyone do things his or her own way — or face consequences. A sick employee might be told that he or she needs to report to work regardless, or else pay will be docked. These and other tyrannical behaviors — even the smallest ones — can quickly add up to a toxic environment.

 

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A few months ago, a former client — let’s call her Kacie— called me to check in. I had supported her through her transition when she had joined a prestigious global financial services firm several months prior. Given how deliberately and thoughtfully she’d gone through the process, I expected that our conversation would be about her early wins.

 

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that 40 organizations — including nonprofits, institutions of higher education, and entrepreneurship-focused organizations — from 28 states and two territories will receive $21 million to create and expand cluster-focused entrepreneurship and technology transfer programs, and early-stage seed fund support under EDA’s 2018 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program competition.

 

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