Innovation America Innovation America Accelerating the growth of the GLOBAL entrepreneurial innovation economy
Founded by Rich Bendis

innovation DAILY

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.

NewImage

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing every aspect of life and work. Creating a common understanding of AI based on facts is critical to maximize its benefits.

This first report in our "Technology Trends" series offers evidence-based projections to inform global policymakers on the future of AI.  It analyzes data in patent applications and scientific publications to better understand the latest trends in the field.

Image: https://www.wipo.int

Read more ...

Prudy Gourguechon

A great manager excels in critical thinking and judgment. These are high-level mental functions that underlie the ability to plan and strategize. A highly developed capacity for critical thinking shows itself in the demonstrated ability to anticipate first, second and third-degree consequences of an action or decision.

 

Read more ...

idea

Every business knows it needs to innovate. What isn’t so clear is how to go about it. There is no shortage of pundits, blogs and conferences that preach the gospel of agility, disruptive innovation, open innovation, lean startups or whatever else is currently in vogue. It can all be overwhelming.

The reality is that there is no one “true” path to innovation. In researching my book, Mapping Innovation, I found that organizations of all shapes and sizes can be great innovators. Some are lean and nimble, while others are large and bureaucratic. Some have visionary leaders, others don’t. No one model prevails.

 

Read more ...

meeting

Every once in a while, you meet someone who not only knows a tremendous amount about a critical business issue or topic, but also spends hundreds of hours each year sharing as openly and generously as possible what she knows, to help others.  Judy Robinett is that kind of giver and expert–an entrepreneurial funding adviser who is also a passionate connector and high-level networker dedicated to helping women elevate their startups and get the funding and business support they need to thrive.

 

Read more ...

NewImage

As an entrepreneur, you have to improvise and adapt quickly to survive and thrive in the face of the unpredictable challenges of the market. But this improvisation a not a comedy, although there are some distinct correlations, in relation to reacting, adapting, and communicating. In business and in comedy, you win most often with “Yes, and …” instead of “Yes, but ….”

 

Read more ...

NewImage

A frequent concern I hear from aspiring entrepreneurs is “I have invented a great product, but I have no idea where to start in setting up a company, to avoid all the tax and legal problems I hear about on the news.” In fact, this is a complex question, with answers that are different all around the world, but I have some general rules of thumb that apply here in the USA to get you started:

Image: https://blog.startupprofessionals.com

Read more ...

salt

Growing populations and tightening water supplies have spurred people in many places—including the Middle East, Australia, California and China—to look to the oceans and other salty waters as a source of new drinking water. But desalination plants are energy intensive and create a potentially environment-harming waste called brine (made up of concentrated salt and chemical residues), which is dumped into the ocean, injected underground or spread on land.

 

Read more ...

Startup data New report documents accelerator companies status years later Philadelphia Business Journal

As Philly Startup Leaders gathered the sixth cohort of its accelerator together this week to plan for their futures, the entrepreneurship-focused nonprofit is also looking back at its own.

The organization's comprehensive analysis of the accelerator program documents how it’s evolved over time, from its beginning in 2014 when PSL was an all-volunteer operation to 2019 when the accelerator’s doubled in size and run by PSL’s paid leaders.

Image: https://www.bizjournals.com

Read more ...

This Study Disproves a Common Myth About Hangovers Time

Hangovers are virtually unavoidable for the drinking public. But despite how common they are, scientists don’t fully understand how to cure or prevent hangovers, or even what causes them. In the absence of evidence, people have come up with plenty of their own rituals, from pre-bedtime routines (chugging water) to strict rules about when to drink which type of alcohol (beer before wine).

Image: Molly Cranna for TIME

Read more ...

NewImage

As a managing partner at KPMG’s downtown Houston office, Tandra Jackson has a unique vantage point on the region’s economy and its biggest industries.

She leads market development for the Big Four consulting firm in Houston, San Antonio, Austin and cities in Louisiana. She recently shared her insights with Texas Inc. regarding the actions Houston must take if it wants to continue attracting business and talent in the future.

Image: KPMG Managing Partner Tandra Jackson chats with an employee Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Houston.Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer

Read more ...