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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.


Jennifer Butler, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Innate Pharma US Inc. joins Rich Bendis on BioTalk to discuss her career, bringing Innate from France to the US, and goals.

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It now seems like ancient history, but only a few months ago, California’s economy was roaring.

“By any standard measure, by nearly every recognizable metric, the state of California is not just thriving but, in many instances, leading the country, inventing the future, and inspiring the nation,” Gov. Gavin Newsom boasted in February’s state of the state address.


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The last thing America’s colleges need during the pandemic is for their students to hug each other. But in March, shortly before being sent home, many students said goodbye with an embrace, and you can bet many of them will greet one another the same way when they are reunited in the fall.


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Sohail Khan

With the economy in a holding pattern and businesses shutting down, you may be wondering if a crowdfunding campaign can succeed right now. Are people going to be interested in funding your next cool gadget or product?

Kickstarter’s numbers reveal that backers are still showing up to support their favorite projects. Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns are also thriving.


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One of the characteristics that every good investor looks for in an aspiring entrepreneur is resilience, or the ability to learn from and bounce back after a failure. You don’t have to have previous startup problems to show resilience – everyone should have a story of tackling a tough challenge with minimal success, but using the failure to move on and achieve an objective.


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Is Telemedicine Here to Stay

Telemedicine is having its moment. Over the last few months, millions of people have relied on video or telephone calls to talk to their doctors. But as the pandemic moves across the United States, and eventually recedes in some places, how long will the moment last?

Image: While David Collins of Houston appreciates the ease of telemedicine, he sometimes prefers an in-person doctor’s visit. “If you break your arm, an e-visit isn’t going to help you at all,” he said.Credit...Callaghan O'Hare for The New York Times

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Sustainability is fast becoming a core investment focus. Here’s what the industry can learn from the most successful climate impact funds.

Globally, climate change has dominated the public space in the past couple of years. A vast increase in climate change articles in the last two years, emerging ‘climate idols’ such as Greta Thunberg and climate-related pop culture (e.g., flygskam being FT’s Word of 2019) have been just some of the indicators of this megatrend.


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Purpose and profit How to recreate innovation in five steps

The rebound of global share markets offers mild optimism that the pace of recovery from the pandemic could be swift.

Even so, most industries will require innovation at a faster rate and more cost-efficiently than ever before.

By re-creating the five core components of the innovation process — how you innovate, where you innovate, who you innovate with, what you innovate, and why you innovate — your business could profit from opportunities over your competitors. 


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Hearing Aid Induction Loop Deaf Free vector graphic on Pixabay

After months of working remotely from home, many of us have found that the daily routine of virtual meetings saps our energy. It is difficult to maintain continuity, connection, and coherence. We are prone to speak too little or too much, repeating things unnecessarily. Our attention wanders, and we tune out. Not moving from one conference room to the next as we transition between meetings enervates us and bores us with its lack of variety.


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Startup Professionals Musings 7 Success Factors When Your People Are The Solution

The critical success factors for a product business are well known, starting with selling every unit with a gross margin of 50 percent or more, building a patent and other intellectual property, and continuous product improvement. If your forte is a service, like consulting or web site design, it’s harder to find guidance on what will get you funded, and how you can scale your business.


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With the coronavirus pandemic crippling the global supply chain, American hospitals are increasingly relying on domestic manufacturers for much-needed medical supplies—but the shift has made essential medical supplies far more costly, potentially placing both hospitals and patients "in greater financial jeopardy," Lisa Ishii, SVP of operations for Johns Hopkins Health System, writes for Vox.


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