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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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In more recent years, however, technological innovation has begun to spread out from these centers to create a more dispersed global innovation ecosystem, according to the World Intellectual Property Report 2019, recently released by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Titled The Geography of Innovation: Local Hotspots, Global Networks, this report shows that, while innovation hubs continue to be found in densely populated urban centers, the stranglehold that certain countries have had on global innovation is relaxing. More nations are joining the ranks of the world's top innovation hubs.

 

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Nearly one third of US states (15) have been named as “innovation champions” in the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) 2020 US Innovation Scorecard.

The biennial scorecard, which ranks all 50 states on how well their policies support innovation, named Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Utah, Virginia and Washington as repeat champions from the 2018 Scorecard.

 

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boomer

I turned 60 this year, and just weeks later received my first piece of direct mail advertising from a cemetery in Queens. I don’t live in Queens, and when I do someday meet my demise, I have no desire to be buried there. I’ve been targeted with advertising for incontinence and erectile dysfunction, ailments that I do not suffer from.

 

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name tags

I have had my name butchered my entire life — not just since I’ve lived in the U.S. over the past eight years, but in countries where I worked all over the world including my home country of Singapore. While it made me feel excluded and awkward, it also spurred me to investigate whether having a non-Western name would negatively impact my career.

 

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Rocket Launch

In the decade ahead, waves of exponential technological advancements are stacking atop one another, eclipsing decades of breakthroughs in scale and impact.

Emerging from these waves are 20 “metatrends” likely to revolutionize entire industries (old and new), redefine tomorrow’s generation of businesses and contemporary challenges, and transform our livelihoods from the bottom up.

 

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leader

Most new entrepreneurs don’t anticipate the learning burden of being the leader, including the sense of loneliness and isolation at the top. People outside the team can’t relate to the pressures of “the buck stops here,” and everyone on the team assumes that they are the primary ones under pressure to deliver. Even in a single entrepreneur startup, the leader carries a heavy weight.

 

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This event is designed to provide an opportunity to those attending:

  • To learn more about The State of the Healthcare Industry and the Impact on Investment Banking/Capital Markets from a variety of perspectives represented by the Moderator/Leader and different Panel Members with different views. 
  • And to be able to interact with others who are in the Healthcare Industry such as Investment Bankers, IT, Legal, M&A, Banking, Accounting Regulations, etc.
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When a noted doyen of the Fortune 500 like Coca Cola talks innovation, your ears should perk up. After all the consumer packaged goods conglomerate has been in business for a long time, and has been successful, but is facing a number of headwinds in its core business. Selling sugary drinks seems passe, as bottled water, energy drinks and other health conscious foods and beverages seem to be taking over the “share of mouth” or “share of stomach” that food and beverage companies like to talk about.

Image: https://www.innovationexcellence.com

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In my experience working with entrepreneurs, once they feel they have a winning formula for their business, they are often hesitant to change or update it. They forget that adapting their company and themselves as their customers evolve is the key to long-term survival. Think of Blockbuster and Toys ‘R’ Us, both of whom missed customer changes and the move to online.

Image: https://blog.startupprofessionals.com

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Innovation districts are supposed to be places where people think differently. So why do the architectural designs for West Philadelphia’s uCity Square lack innovation?

In case you’ve lost track of the various innovation districts under construction in Philadelphia, uCity Square is the one just north of Market Street, between 36th and 38th, in the border land between the Drexel and  enn campuses. Drexel and its development partner, Wexford Science + Technology, created the concept for the research center after acquiring the 14-acre site — once home to the University City High School — from the school district in 2014.

Image: https://www.inquirer.com

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Kara Goldin

I have a simple solution to the annual ennui that rears its ugly head this time of year. When the pressure mounts to create (and fulfill) New Year’s resolutions, do the opposite: Don’t make them. Instead, harness the “fresh start effect,” per University of Pennsylvania researcher Stewart D. Friedman, who found that a sense of new beginnings is actually a strong motivator. Use this renewed energy to build an action plan to grow your business by setting attainable goals for the year. Unlike resolutions, which often veer towards the vague (“make more money”), goals are detailed and actionable (“pitch five new clients every month”) and, therefore, lead to real results.

 

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Boyan Slat proposed the idea for the Ocean Cleanup machine – a giant device to collect ocean plastic. Since then, he managed to raise the funds to build it, test it, and finally get a functional prototype out into the Pacific Ocean. The initial prototype, System 001, did not retain the plastic as it should, and the system suffered a fatigue fracture, so the system had to return to the shore.

 

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