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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.

Anne Stych

Although Silicon Valley tops the list of most innovative metro areas in the United States according to a new study, the cities that round out the top five aren’t so obvious. 

Verizon based its “Most Innovative Metro Areas in the U.S.” report on the number of patents per 10,000 residents of each metro area. Data was compiled from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for metropolitan areas across the country as defined by the U.S. Census.


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The 12 cleverest tech ideas of 2018

This is the time of the year where we tech journalists like to talk about big things: The best products, the major trends, the colossal screw-ups.

Still, why not take some time to appreciate the little things? Sometimes the best ideas in tech aren’t the ones that transform lives, but the smaller-scale innovations that make our daily routines a bit easier, or prove to the rest of the industry that there’s a better way to do things. Herewith, a tribute to the cleverest ideas we saw this year.

Image: courtesy of Apple, Nex, Samsung

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Starting Monday, thousands of pharmaceutical industry executives, investors, bankers, and analysts will swarm into San Francisco for the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

Now in its 37th year, the conference has ballooned from a small event with 150 attendees that was essentially the " birth of biotech," to an event attended by everyone from the biggest pharma company to the smallest biotech. JPMorgan said more than 485 companies are scheduled to present this year.

It's a spot for these companies to meet with investors and each other, and can be the starting point for takeovers or other deals.


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Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari

Healthcare has been central to the society since the beginning of civilizations. The continuous evolution of healthcare aided by technology has brought numerous medical innovations that have changed human lives. The currently growing global healthcare industry at a growth rate of 4.82per cent will gain impetus with new innovations and inventions in the field of medical science. This multi-trillion dollar industry is witnessing great scientific breakthroughs ready to bring a paradigm shift in modern healthcare. The convergence of advanced research, newer technologies, and scientific interventions have brought a new dawn of medical innovations in 2018.


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It’s hard not to feel a little bad for startup founders caught in the crossfire of a venture capital firm’s implosion — as privileged as they are to have millions of dollars in backing.

It’s not a rare occurrence these days: Young companies backed by Binary Capital had to scramble last year after a sexual harassment scandal blew up the venture capital firm founded by Justin Caldbeck. Portfolio company founders told me then that they were frustrated — caught in the middle of an ugly, bad-headline breakup — but couldn’t really shake it until another investment firm, Lerer Hippeau, effectively acquired Binary Capital’s portfolio months later.


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America’s suburbs and exurbs continue to dominate population growth among post-college Millennials, those aged 25 to 34 in the 53 major metropolitan areas. This is indicated by data in the just released 2013/2017 American Community Survey (ACS), which provides a mid-decade snapshot of US demography. With its middle sample year of 2015, the 2013/2017 ACS is most representative of the middle of the decade between the 2010 and 2020 censuses (Note 1).


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college students

What are the top universities in the United States? The list is decided by the CEOWORLD magazine university ranking which considers 7 important factors to help make a balanced comparison. These include influence, reputation, specialization, recruiters Responses and employers Feedback, which in turn help to rate and rank the top unis.

This year’s top 20 features four British universities among many recognizable American establishments and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich – (ETH Zurich, Switzerland).


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Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are two of the richest people in the world, with a combined net worth of more than $170 billion.

But when it comes to defining their success, money has nothing to do with it.

Gates said on Saturday that Buffett has helped him to define success by the strength of one's personal relationships.

Image: Warren Buffett, right, and Bill Gates. Nati Harnik/AP

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Conclusion the Dutch start up ecosystem Innovation Origins

How are the start-ups in the twelve Dutch provinces supported, and what characterizes the start-up ecosystem in these different regions? Two weeks ago, we started a project to create a clearer view of this than has been done so far. Hereby, we draw up the balance of this research: what do we hear often, what’s going well – but also: what could go better?

If anything stands out in the Dutch start-up ecosystem, it would be that every province contributes to it. Of course, the majority of the start-up initiatives can be found in the regions around Amsterdam and Eindhoven, but also in relatively underrepresented provinces like Zeeland and Drenthe, there are funds, challenges and incubator programs.


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It may seem harmless to not be entirely forthcoming with your doctor, but the health consequences could be huge. A recent study conducted by researchers from Middlesex Community College and the University of Utah found the main reason why patients don’t accurately tell doctors about their eating habits and other behaviors is to avoid being judged unfavorably.


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The new ways we could get hacked and defended in 2019

Cybercrime is in many ways the perfect crime: low risk, scalable, and highly profitable. As more of our lives migrate online, attacks on our cybersecurity by the agile, globalized, and outsourced cybercrime industry show no signs of slowing down.

Billions of people were affected by data breaches and cyber attacks in 2018, including up to 500 million Marriott customers. Incidents of cryptojacking (hijacking servers to mine cryptocurrency) experienced a meteoric rise, but those attacks dropped off towards the end of the year in line with cryptocurrency prices.

Image: Animation: FindingFootage/Pixabay; ElenVD/iStock

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