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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.

Cutting-edge tech centers proposed The University of Wisconsin System should create seven centers to focus on cutting-edge work in areas such as nanowire manufacturing, creation of drugs from fungi ...

WSJ: Entrepreneur Cuts Back Amid Recession As chief executive of Perfect Commerce, which made business software, he figured the collapse of the dot.com boom meant he could pick up foundering ...

50 Ways to Foster a Sustainable Culture of Innovation The key is closing the gap between theory and practice. Words are cheap. It's easy to wax poetic about "culture change." It's quite another ...

BW: Two Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Answer Every business needs money. As an investor, I’ve developed a good understanding of what to look for in pitches for investment money. Often, what ...

Science Progress: The Geography of Innovation Innovation is the critical component of long-term economic prosperity, driving productivity growth and (if spread across key sectors of the economy) ...

Crowdsourced or Elite Unit Innovation? A classic dilemma for companies is determining the best way to foster innovation. There are many good books with different approaches. Clayton Christensen’s ...

Reversing assumptions can often lead to innovation Innovation is key to future economic growth. New products and services are essential to the health of businesses. During the development process, ...

BusinessWeek: Where Have You Gone, Bell Labs? America needs good jobs, soon. We need 6.7 million just to replace losses from the current recession, then another 10 million to spark demand over the ...

Basic Economics We All Need To Understand Reading what follows may be of help if you are one who would like to have a better understanding of what the recent and future actions of our government may ...

Indian agriculture needs a jump innovation The world is witnessing urbanisation. In the next few years more than half of the global population will be living in cities. Many of these cities are ...

Recession fuels innovation in IT sector, say experts The economic downturn has offered an opportunity to the IT industry in India to evolve innovative strategies and overcome the weak links of the ...

Swiss Technology transfer projects approved The Swiss National Science Foundation has approved 28 additional technology transfer projects for National Centres of Competence in Research in the hopes ...

10 Reasons why some Nations are Rich Wealth in the world is not equally distributed. Some nations are very rich whereas others are very poor. The Western nations such as the US, West Germany, UK are ...

Editorial: Sober reflections on Labor Day, 2009 Labor Day 2009 will be remembered more for sober reflection than celebration in Silicon Valley. An 11.8 percent unemployment rate, nearly double that ...

Innovation and Commercialization in Canada Here’s the round-up of the week in the newsfeeds. Below I highlight my favourite articles of the week from each category. Today’s Top Pick - ...

Two articles on Innovation from McKinsey Excellent articles worth reading. The first talks about how we measure innovation. Always a difficult topic. Can innovation be measured? “Yes, yes and ...

WILL CHINA INNOVATION WORK? I have been watching with a great deal of interest the departure of Kai-Fu Lee from Google to form Innovation Works, which has aggregated a $115 million fund that will be ...

Youth entrepreneur challenge unveiled Tuesday The details of a national contest to inspire young entrepreneurs will be unveiled next Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Moncton's Capitol Theatre. Officials from ...

Innovation Goal - Growth or Strategic Renewal? What exactly is the goal of your company's innovation efforts? "Oh, that's easy", senior managers usually reply, "We need to grow the business." The ...

WSJ: Social Innovation as an Art Bill Strickland turned his love of ceramics into a creative outlet for disadvantaged city kids. Mr. Strickland started a Pittsburgh program in 1968 called the ...

Becoming an Innovative Leader When we take innovation away from the technologists and start to look at innovation as a set of behaviours that can drive change and culture, we start to look at ...

NYT: Protecting the Patent System for Entrepreneurs Recently, a number of companies from the information technology and financial services sectors have been pushing Congress to change the patent ...
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