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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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AMPEL BioSolutions Co-Founder and COO/CSO, Dr. Amrie Grammer guests on BioTalk to discuss building the Company in Charlottesville, VA, her work and recognition at NIH, and being a leader from the southern part of the BioHealth Capital Region.

Dr. Amrie Grammer is the Majority Owner and Co-Founder of AMPEL BioSolutions, located in downtown Charlottesville Virginia. Amrie is a Translational Immunologist specializing in human Autoimmune Diseases. She trained at UVA (BS Chemistry, MS Pharmacology) before receiving her PhD in Immunology at UTSW Medical Center at Dallas. Amrie was recruited to the NIH to establish the B Cell Biology Group in the Autoimmunity Branch of NIAMS during the human genome sequencing project. She received multiple NIH awards for her work comparing signaling pathways and genes expressed in patients vs healthy individuals, including the prestigious Director’s Award.

 

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When someone sets out to improve their health, they usually take a familiar path: starting a healthy diet, adopting a new workout regimen, getting better sleep, drinking more water. Each of these behaviors is important, of course, but they all focus on physical health—and a growing body of research suggests that social health is just as, if not more, important to overall well-being.

 

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The presence of a large agricultural sector in New Zealand is sometimes viewed as an impediment to this development.

This view is perhaps best exemplified in the 2013 book Get Off the Grass in which Sir Paul Callaghan (deceased) and Shaun Hendy argued that NZ’s reliance on agriculture stifles the country’s innovation ecosystem. 

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WELLINGTON, July 8 (Xinhua) -- The New Zealand government plans to boost research and development through funding to connect top researchers with budding innovators so as to create more high-value jobs and diversify the economy.

"We're supporting people starting out in business to commercialize their research by connecting them to New Zealand's top thinkers, early," New Zealand's Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods said on Monday.

 

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economy

While everyone agrees that the “gig economy” is really here, the practical realities, other than not counting on long-term employment, are not so obvious. In my role as a mentor to many business professionals, I still see some who have no idea how to adapt to the new realities. The simple answer is that we all have to start thinking like entrepreneurs, rather than entitled employees.

 

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The United States is among the wealthiest countries in the world. However, this level of economic development is not the norm in much of the world, and neither is the standard of living the typical American enjoys.

The material wealth of the United States has been generated through a complex, diversified economy, developed over centuries. The U.S. gross national income (GNI) per capita is $55,351. Meanwhile, there are more than half a billion people spread across dozens of countries worldwide where per capita GNI is about $2,000 or less.

 

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For the past decade, the soaring stock prices and nosebleed valuations of Silicon Valley’s IPOs and unicorns has been a boon for California, helping create a record budget surplus of almost $22 billion.

Yet this bonanza has occurred just as the state’s overall job creation, once among the country’s leaders, has slowed to a more middle of the road status, well below the rates for key competitors such as Nevada, Arizona, Washington State and Texas. On a GDP basis, according to the most recent federal data, Texas by the last quarter of 2018 was growing nearly three times as fast.

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burnout

A fog of burnout surrounds you: You’re perpetually exhausted, annoyed, and feeling unaccomplished and unappreciated. Everything in you wants to quit your job. But is that the best choice? Ultimately only you can know what is right in your situation. But there is research that can help you determine whether you can salvage your current job or whether the mismatch between you and your current position is so great that you need to look for a new one.

 

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Mid-June has proven to be something of a rollercoaster ride for Hungary when it comes to international rankings.  

To start with the worst first, Hungary found itself bottom of the National Energy and Climate Plans Ranking. The organization behind the ranking is a serious umbrella body for NGOs, the European Federation for Transport and Environment, generally better known as Transport & Environment.

 

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Oklahoma’s expanding innovation economy is having a significant and lasting impact on our state.

When I joined i2E more than six years ago, I welcomed this as a unique opportunity to work alongside contributors from private and public sectors to help Oklahoma’s entrepreneurs build companies and create jobs through the realization of their dreams, inventions and hard work.

 

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texting

Texting is now as much of a business communication tool as the phone and email. And just like those, you must follow the same etiquette for the people you are communicating with. The problem is, users, think it is different, and the same rules don’t apply.

A new report from Carphonewarehouse proves this very point. In the survey, 73% of the respondents feel it is OK to text clients after business hours. This is driven by the casual nature of texting, which makes people wrongly assume they can chat whenever they want. While it may be OK in your personal life, it can have unintended consequences in business.

 

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Among the tech waves having hurt us in the last decade, crowdfunding was on of the most hyped ever. It substantially gave people a chance to get resources to fund thier projects and activities of every kind.

With the hope of revolutionizing financing in any sector, cutting out high street banks and going straight to customers, several (generalistic or sector specific) platforms were launched. Some years later, we can attest that only some of them have been able to survive and succeed.

 

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