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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.


Chaifetz Group has announced that ten companies have advanced to the semi-final round of the inaugural Chaifetz STLaunch investment pitch competition. Over the next week, Chaifetz Group will continue to meet with and diligence the semi-finalists to determine who will advance to the final round and be invited to pitch live at Chaifetz Arena on Monday, January 28, 2019.


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Rahul Varshneya

Artificial intelligence continues to be increasingly used throughout the general public and businesses to enhance consumer experiences. Research from Gartner predicts AI will generate a business value of $2.9 trillion by 2022. It's making doing business easier because it offers entrepreneurs several benefits that can help them grow their businesses. Here's how:


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In the coming months, Amazon will start hiring its way toward 50,000 jobs between newly announced dual second headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia. Right on their heels, Google will begin its billion-dollar expansion and addition of 7,000 more jobs in Manhattan. Two moves alone don’t make a region, but they mark a powerful vote of confidence that adds energy and momentum.


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We live in an age of technology and innovation and these are key factors which determine where a country stands in terms of progress. The Innovation Cities™ Program by 2thinknow helps cities to measure and develop an innovation economy, and business to compare cities for investment.


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Grandpa must be proud Middle schooler invents prize winning insulin plunger

Each time her grandpa tried to inject a vial of insulin into his body, his pen’s plunger couldn’t reach every drop of the lifesaving solution. He had to throw the rest away.

It was frustrating because those traces can add up to hundreds of dollars wasted, which is difficult for those who lack health insurance, as he once did.

So when 11-year-old Makiyla Carrico had to create a problem-solving invention for a school competition, it didn’t take her long to think of one.

Image: Fred Squillante/Dispatch


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Listener Brian wrote in with a dilemma. Like many office workers, he works in an open cube environment. He’s friendly and easygoing, but finds he’s a magnet for coworkers taking a break from their own work. People pull up a chair next to his cube and chat, sometimes for up to half an hour! And when they’re not hanging out in his cube, they’re often hanging out nearby, having a loud conversation or talking on the phone. 


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MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioForward, Wisconsin’s state association representing over 200 biohealth member companies, announced three additions to this year’s Board of Directors. The board represents many facets of the state’s diverse biohealth industry and focuses on advocating for Wisconsin’s strengths in development of integrated health solutions and academic research.


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The inaugural cohort in Dreamit’s SecureTech accelerator program, launched last summer in a bid to spot early companies in the budding cybersecurity market, spent 14 weeks getting coaching, entrepreneur-focused programming and intros to investors.

The net was positive for the seven companies involved — all of which hail from outside of Philly — according to Managing Director Bob Stasio, the former Army vet and IBM exec in charge of the accelerator.

Image: Dreamit's SecureTech program takes companies through 14-weeks of programming. - Courtesy Photo

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Marine Antarctic animals closely associated with sea ice for food or breeding, such the humpback whale and emperor penguin, are most at risk from the predicted effects of climate change, finds a new study published in Frontiers in Marine Science. Using risk assessments like those used for setting occupational safety limits in the workplace, scientists from the British Antarctic Survey determined the winners and losers of Antarctic climate-change impacts, which includes temperature rise, sea-ice reduction and changes in food availability.


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