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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.

san francisco

All I do is work. I merely exist. I don’t get out much because traffic is terrible and parking is terrible. I don’t like that public transportation takes a long time to travel a short distance, eg 30 minutes for 4.5 miles not including the time waiting on a bus or train. More deets in the comments

 

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new york city

A shortage of homes for sale has bedeviled U.S. house hunters in recent years, so why don’t builders build more? One problem is that they’re running out of lots to build on—at least in the places that people want to live.

Cities that were sprawling before the Great Recession have begun to sprawl again. Space-constrained cities, meanwhile, have run out of room to build. That reality has spurred developers to focus on center-city neighborhoods where high-density building is allowed—and new units command exceedingly high prices.   

 

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Often entrepreneurs entering the startup arena are exposed to a completely new business vernacular. Unless these brave souls peddling their new ideas have a background in finance, they find themselves lost in conversations with people throwing around terms like angel investor, crowdfunding, seed funding, VC (venture capital) -- and the list continues to grow daily. Another misconception from early entrepreneurs is the use of accelerator and incubator interchangeably as synonyms, which is understandable but incorrect.

 

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As population growth increases the need to ramp up food production, tech startups are creating a range of agricultural software, services, farming techniques, and more aimed at bringing more data and efficiency to the sector.

We used CB Insights data to identify more than 100 private companies in agriculture tech and categorized them into nine main categories. We define ag tech as technology that increases the efficiency of farms, in the form of software, sensors, aerial-based data, internet-based distribution channels (marketplaces), and tools for technology-enabled farming.

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oxford university

A new study has shown that university researchers have been crucial in 40 per cent of the most significant inventions since the 1950s. The study also revealed that universities contributed to around 75 per cent of the world’s important inventions.

The results of the study, conducted by Steven Brint, professor of sociology and public policy at the University of California, Riverside, have come as a surprise, given the relatively low share of research and development funding awarded to universities.

 

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resume

If you want to land job interviews, your entire resume needs to be great, but only one part of it has to be really great. Think of it this way: recruiters and hiring managers are most likely to encounter your resume as an email attachment or a PDF you submit through a company’s online submission form, right? When they open the file, only the top half—at most—is going to fill their screen. That’s the part you need to lavish the most attention on. If you don’t give them a reason to scroll down and read more, it’s all over for you.

 

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taxes

NEW DELHI, MAY 28:   Indian tax laws are perceived to be second most complex in the Asia-Pacific region, becoming even less predictable over the last three years, a Deloitte survey has said.

India ranks only after China in having most complex jurisdiction for taxation and most complicated requirements of tax, the Asia Pacific Tax Complexity Survey conducted by Deloitte said.

Japan, Australia, Indonesia and South Korea trail India in the complexity index.

“In these two jurisdictions (China and India), well over half of the respondents believe complexity in the regime has increased in the last 3 years,” it said.

 

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The University of Michigan has a long-standing record of being home to some of the leading innovators, entrepreneurs, and world-changers. Since 1817, when the University of Michigan first began with the College of Literature, Science, & Arts, students and faculty within this institution were itching with a need to impact the world and improve upon what they already had. With this mindset, the past 200 years have been packed with some of the most innovative thinkers and entrepreneurial problem-solvers the world has seen.

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Idea Innovation Imagination Mindmap Brainstorm

Innovation is the new industry buzzword. It has been used widely in various scenarios and organisational set-ups in the past decade or more.

This has become an important parameter of success since many companies have started factoring it into their Balanced Scorecards to assess it. For a startup it is usually a benchmark of external growth and internal empowerment. They use it to define the direction of their business and if their internal work culture is empowering enough for employees to innovate or think of growth ideas. So for most startups, scaling up to the next phase of growth is clearly linked to Innovation in practices, ideas, products, technology and people!

 

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In a recent scathing statement, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a key, top-ranked U.S. science and technology think tank, has criticized the Trump administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 as being terrible for innovation and new economic growth. Stephen J. Ezell, VP, global innovation policy, ITIF, made a full statement in which he wrote:

 

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