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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.

Micro organisms cells magnification 2021 08 28 23 39 08 utc  2Scientists in Israel have created the first nano-robot antibodies designed to fight cancer. The first human trial for the new nano-robots will start soon, and it will determine just how effective the antibodies are. What is special about these particular antibodies, too, is that they are programmed to decide whether cells surrounding tumors are “bad” or “good.”

The trial is currently underway in Australia and if it goes according to plan, the nano-robot antibodies will be able to fight cells around tumors that can help the tumor while also boosting the capability of the cells inhibiting the growth of the cancerous cells. The antibodies were invented by Professor Yanay Ofran and are based on human and animal antibodies.


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Drone view of city roadway 2022 03 04 05 57 48 utcKansas City-based Integrated Roadways landed a spot on Fast Company’s “Next Big Things in Tech 2022” ranking, which highlights the breakthroughs shaping the future of multiple industries.

The local smart pavement company was featured in the “small and mighty category.” Founded in 2012, Integrated Roadways developed a smart pavement system embedded with sensors and technology that can track real-time traffic and vehicle data, which can be used to help cities, businesses and real estate developers make smarter, data-driven decisions.


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Two professional engineers creating a new building 2022 03 09 03 14 47 utcA recent study found that only about 39% of small businesses end up profitable. But why?

Many companies fail to make a profit because of a flawed business strategy. Sometimes, a strategy may be so complex that the team simply can't execute it. In others, the problem may be clear, refined goals but no overarching strategy or plan for reaching those targets.

Another business strategy failure might lie in looking only at the short term rather than panning out to see and prepare for what's likely to happen down the road.


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960x0Voormi is an American-made outdoor brand, making garments primarily out of wool. Started by ex-Microsoft employee Dan English, it’s an experiment in materials innovation with natural fibers.

Timm Smith, chief technology officer at Colorado-based Voormi says, “We like to look at everything from a tech perspective. In some ways, we’re like a Tesla, breaking new ground, but in apparel and performance fabrics.”

Image: Voormi specializes in wool-based apparel for an outdoor lifestyle.DUSTIN ENGLISH

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The LEGO Story How a Little Toy Sparked the World s Imagination Andersen Jens 9780063258020 AmazonSmile Books“Absolutely essential reading for every LEGO fan.” —Blocks

The definitive history of LEGO, based on unprecedented access to the company’s archives and rare interviews with the founding family that still owns the company

"This book tells the story of how my family built the LEGO brand." —Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, former President/CEO of the LEGO Group and 3rd generation owner

It’s estimated that each year between eighty and ninety million children around the globe are given a box of LEGO, while up to ten million adults buy sets for themselves. Yet LEGO is much more than a dizzying number of plastic bricks that can be put together and combined in countless ways. LEGO is also a vision of the significance of what play can mean for humanity.

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Currency exchange data graph and charts data 2022 11 14 07 04 45 utcAmong all the buzzwords startups use when pitching investors and in their marketing, “data-driven” is nearly at the top of the pile. But what does being data-driven really mean?

Investments are slowing down and VCs are tightening their purse strings. Previously trending tech startups in fields like BNPL, crypto and the delivery market are struggling to show the growth and returns they promised in their initial funding rounds.


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Inbound marketing 51 2022 10 26 05 24 28 utcInbound marketing is one of the most common practices for generating awareness and new business. It is the methodology that suggests you should be attracting customers through valuable content and experiences instead of disrupting them with advertising, sales and the like.

According to Hubspot, 56% of marketers who leverage blogging say it's effective, and 10% say it generates the most significant return on investment.


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Atlanta georgia usa skyline 2021 08 26 18 12 59 utcFormer AOL CEO and current venture capitalist Steve Case knows a thing or two about innovation. And he also knows where it’s coming from.

If you were to judge innovation solely by the amount of venture capital funding being distributed today, you’d think the answers were clear: Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston. Those three areas have received lion’s share of investment dollars.


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SpaceX to launch science to International Space Station on Nov 22 SpaceSpaceX is launching a spaceship filled with science to a space station today and you can watch the whole thing live.

A Dragon cargo spacecraft carrying SpaceX's 26th commercial resupply mission will launch for the International Space Station (ISS) Tuesday (Nov. 22) at 3:54 p.m. EST (2054 GMT). Coverage will begin roughly 25 minutes beforehand here at, courtesy of NASA Television.


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Inscription mistake 2022 11 11 21 08 05 utcThe past few years have been a roller-coaster ride for all businesses across industries, including start-ups. Several firms had to shut down owing to a lack of financing. However, things are getting back on track with the new normal, and at the same time, government and private entities' efforts have strengthened Indian firms and provided them with numerous possibilities to develop and innovate. According to the government of India, India has become the world's third-largest start-up ecosystem and is likely to grow dramatically in the following years.


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Closeup of brain mri scan result 2022 09 16 08 08 02 utc  1As per the latest news story by the South China Morning Post, the new platform of Chinese researchers allows a brain-computer interface to work with various software.

According to the National Library of Medicine of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, brain-computer interfaces analyze and translate brain signals into commands or messages.

It is worth noting that the existence of brain-computer interfaces primarily seeks to help people that have been disabled by neuromuscular disorders. It includes medical neurological diseases like lateral sclerosis. It should also assist people diagnosed with spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, and stroke.


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The structure of the aerogel is formed by graphene sheets stretched across carbon fiber networks. (Credit: Shaharyar Wani)Researchers at Princeton Engineering have found a way to turn your breakfast food into a new material that can cheaply remove salt and microplastics from seawater.

The researchers used egg whites to create an aerogel, a lightweight and porous material that can be used in many types of applications, including water filtration, energy storage, and sound and thermal insulation. Craig Arnold, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and vice dean of innovation at Princeton, works with his lab to create new materials, including aerogels, for engineering applications.

Image: The structure of the aerogel is formed by graphene sheets stretched across carbon fiber networks. (Credit: Shaharyar Wani)

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