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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.

Looking east along the nearly 2-mile accelerator building.Photo: Olivier Bonin/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

I recently visited the site of a soon-to-open superconducting particle accelerator, where researchers will probe things like the mechanisms behind photosynthesis and the efficiency of batteries using some of the most powerful X-rays in the world. Being there felt a bit like seeing the future. Here’s a look at what’s going on at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California.

Image: Looking east along the nearly 2-mile accelerator building.Photo: Olivier Bonin/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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Photo by Tetiana SHYSHKINA on Unsplash

The inaugural European Innovation Area Summit will be held in Brussels this summer.

And organisers Knowledge4Innovation (K4I) want it to be a milestone moment for the continent in its journey towards creating a vibrant new European Innovation Area (EIA).

“If we want to overcome Europe’s innovation deficit and improve the impact from our wealth of knowledge and ideas, we need to improve our support on the way from knowledge to innovation and market creation,” says K4I.

Image: Photo by Tetiana SHYSHKINA on Unsplash

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After A 24 Year Absence Intel Re Enters The Discrete GPU Market With Arc

I hope everyone can agree that any competition is good competition. In more cases, than not, drives innovation and growth within the industry. There isn’t a lot of competition in discrete merchant graphics in PC gaming, commercial, workstation, and datacenter- there’s AMD and NVIDIA. I have always believed that three vendors are better for a competitive market. Look at smartphones- two vendors dominate 80% of the device profit dollars. That’s unhealthy. There are three general-purpose IaaS providers, AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, and even more for focused workloads with IBM and Oracle. That’s healthy.

 

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Bionaut Labs CEO and founder Michael Shpigelmacher displays various model of tiny remote-controlled medical micro-robots called Bionauts which his company is developing as a new modality for delivering treatments, in their lab in Los Angeles, California, March 17, 2022. Sending miniature robots deep inside the human skull to treat brain disorders has long been the stuff of science fiction -- but it could soon become reality, according to a California start-up. (AFP/Robyn Beck)

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Sending miniature robots deep inside the human skull to treat brain disorders has long been the stuff of science fiction -- but it could soon become reality, according to a California start-up.

Bionaut Labs plans its first clinical trials on humans in just two years for its tiny injectable robots, which can be carefully guided through the brain using magnets.

"The idea of the micro robot came about way before I was born," said co-founder and CEO Michael Shpigelmacher.

Image: Bionaut Labs CEO and founder Michael Shpigelmacher displays various model of tiny remote-controlled medical micro-robots called Bionauts which his company is developing as a new modality for delivering treatments, in their lab in Los Angeles, California, March 17, 2022. Sending miniature robots deep inside the human skull to treat brain disorders has long been the stuff of science fiction -- but it could soon become reality, according to a California start-up. (AFP/Robyn Beck) This article was published in thejakartapost.com with the title "California start-up sends tiny robots on voyage into brains". Click to read: https://www.thejakartapost.com/culture/2022/04/15/california-start-up-sends-tiny-robots-on-voyage-into-brains.html. Download The Jakarta Post app for easier and faster news access: Android: http://bit.ly/tjp-android iOS: http://bit.ly/tjp-ios

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Media OutReach – 14 April 2022 – Businesses today are reassessing their workforce productivity as more employers (79%) are looking to hire candidates with a broader set of skills to take up hybrid roles in 2022. This is in comparison to 71% of employers in 2020. Hybrid roles continue to be instrumental as 80% of employers reveal that there is a need for employees in hybrid roles to meet business objectives in the next two years.

 

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Shot on iPhone The Winners of Apple s Macro Photography Contest CNET

When Apple launched the iPhone 13 family, one of the features that made the Pro models standout was the addition of a macro photography mode which lets you take close up photos of small subjects. Macro photos have a up-close point-of-view which can transform a mundane subject like a strawberry floating in soda into something dramatic and ethereal.

Image: Ashley Lee's photo, Strawberry in Soda, is one of 10 winning photos. Ashley Lee

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The finalists for Health Innovation of the Year at the GeekWire Awards showcase the strength of science and discovery in the Pacific Northwest. Some have links to the region’s innovation powerhouse at the University of Washington, and several highlight the growing power of computational approaches to address health problems.

The five finalists are: A-Alpha Bio, Parse Biosciences, Tasso, Truveta, and the University of Washington’s Institute for Protein Design.

Fred Hutch spinout Adaptive Biotechnologies, which developed a first-of-its kind diagnostic test for COVID-19, took home the prize last year.

 

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Every year in the spring, Amy B., a buyer for a large retail chain store, hosts an Easter egg-decorating, team-building party, where she and a bunch of her suppliers spend an entire afternoon coloring and bedazzling hard-boiled eggs. None of them bring their kids.

They do this for the sheer pleasure of out-of-the office bonding, and creating interesting and attractive objects. The group is always amazed at the creativity of the resulting eggs. (And in case you’re wondering, no, none of them are artists.)

 

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NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, April 12, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The latest industry analysis report, titled ‘Global Fire Retardant Fabric Market,’ provides an exhaustive overview of the global Fire Retardant Fabric business landscape. The report elaborates on some of the major market dynamics, including market revenue growth drivers, opportunities, threats, and challenges. The report contains market projections based on the present and historical market situations, current market size, and revenue growth rate. In this report published by Reports and Data, the analysts have highlighted the changing market growth patterns and the industry’s highly dynamic environment. Under the section titled, ‘COVID-19 Impact Study,’ the analysts highlight the profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global materials & chemicals market. Furthermore, the report analyzes other important aspects of the market, including product pricing structure, end-use industries, product portfolios, sales statistics, distribution channels, and emerging industry opportunities & trends. Some of the key attractions of the report include Research Methodology, a List of Tables and Figures, Regional Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Technological Breakthroughs, and Future Market Developments.

 

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As we focus on continuing to elevate entrepreneurs from all parts of the world and from all backgrounds, I’m reflecting a lot on how nontraditional entrepreneurs can realize their dreams. Sometimes that means unlearning lessons we were taught in school.   

On the day you graduate and enter the professional world, there is no instruction manual waiting for you. (If only!) There is so much I wish I’d known at the start of my own career, and I wish I could spare young entrepreneurs that same learning curve. Below are a few key lessons about entrepreneurship that aren’t taught in school.

 

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