Innovation America Innovation America Accelerating the growth of the GLOBAL entrepreneurial innovation economy
Founded by Rich Bendis

innovation DAILY

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.

ocean wave

As our population grows and we use more natural resources than ever, the issue of renewable energy sources becomes ever more pressing. Innovation isn’t only important in the business world, it’s also crucial for ensuring the future of our planet. Fortunately, many innovative and uber-smart scientists have been on the task of experimenting and analyzing data to developing new, cleaner energy sources that may eventually replace fossil fuels like coal, gas and oil. Though solar and wind power get a lot of attention, there’s a lot more out there when it comes to renewable energy sources. Here are 5 of the most innovative—though these are far from the only odd options that have been explored.

 

Read more ...

city

Although they take up only about 3 percent of the planet’s usable land, our global cities house some 55 percent of the world’s people—and by mid-century, this number is expected rise to 68 percent. At the same time, Earth’s population is projected to grow to somewhere around 9.8 billion people, leading to a total of 6.6 billion urban citizens by 2050. Our urban centers will face mounting pressures as a result.

 

Read more ...

NewImage

I’ve noticed that most young entrepreneurs are more socially conscious today than ever before, which is a great trend. Unfortunately, some are so focused on this principle that they forget that every business, even nonprofits, have to practice the basic principles of capitalism (build a business model to make money) to cover their costs to do good things another day.

Image: https://blog.startupprofessionals.com

Read more ...

NewImage

A technology developed by a Point Breeze company is making its way into hospital operating rooms after being used in a number of other ways, from detection of chemical warfare agents to pharmaceutical development to law enforcement.

ChemImage Corp.’s story is one of perseverance against long odds, surprising applications for a disruptive technology, and Pittsburgh’s place in the new age of machine learning and autonomy.

Image: Andrew Stein/Post-Gazette

Read more ...

globe

Venture-capital investments around the world hit another record in the second quarter, with the United States showing strong momentum, but not reaching a new deal-value record itself. The high level of activity suggests no slowdown in enthusiasm for software and ...

 

Read more ...

Phil Town

In this video, Entrepreneur Network partnerPhil Town, breaks the true value of $1 million during your retirement. According to Town, the worth of $1 million in retirement can be based off two main factors:

  • Where you are located
  • The inflation rate

Depending on these factors, you may see yourself facing a relatively manageable or quite expensive future. Town goes on to break down some shocking news -- $1 million may not be enough for your retirement life. 

 

Read more ...

people in city

A new study from Eden Strategy Institute and OXD (ONG&ONG Experience Design) ranks its top 50 smart city governments globally.

The Eden Strategy Institute says this is the first independent ranking of its kind that investigates the roles that city governments play in leading a smart city strategy, beyond celebrating the technological attainments of the cities themselves.

 

Read more ...

NewImage

As a new business advisor, I often meet aspiring entrepreneurs looking for that magic formula for success. I tell them that success in today’s rapidly changing environment simply means learning and adapting faster than your competitors. There are no static rules, or constant states to strive for. Yet the fact is that most of us are very bad at learning, since it implies risk and failure.

Image: https://blog.startupprofessionals.com/

Read more ...

11 Year Old Entrepreneur is The Truth WJLA

This eleven-year-old day trader wrote his first book at eight-years-old and has already earned thousands of dollars. Christon "The Truth" Jones has been nominated for Black Enterprise Teenpreneur 2018 and is on a mission to help people become successful one stock at a time.

Image: http://wjla.com

Read more ...