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.

Pros and cons concept plus contra minus empty lis 2022 02 22 06 40 34 utcAre startups good to work for? This is a question I recently navigated with my students in an Entrepreneurship course at Columbia University. After navigating both the traditional corporate and startup world, I can confidently speak to the pros and cons of working at a startup. The truth is, the answer is less about whether it's a black-and-white "yes" or "no," and is more about your personal preferences and needs.

 

Read more ...

Bitcoin investment stockbroker risk analysis trend 2022 02 02 03 57 31 utcStartup founders and investors are looking at what could be a murky investment outlook over the next few months or quarters. Slowing markets, rising interest rates and turmoil abroad has caused fluctuation in the markets. While the tech sector may continue providing growth opportunity long term, the near term may also be volatile enough that many founders and investors might be forced to take a different path than originally planned.

 

Read more ...

Nurturing innovation at universities ehsanur raza ronnyThe government's "Perspective Plan of Bangladesh 2021-2041" has identified innovation as a key enabler to accelerate our economic growth. It aims at increasing the contribution of total factor productivity (TFP) to economic growth from the current 0.3 percent to 4.5 percent in 2041. Any improvement in TFP contribution essentially requires technological innovation, leading to the commercialisation of research results and ideas in the form of products, processes, services, etc. Indeed, as Robert Solow – the 1987 Nobel Prize winner in economics – states, "Technological innovation is the ultimate source of productivity and economic growth."

Image: The role of universities in creating innovation is vital. VISUAL: EHSANUR RAZA RONNY - https://www.thedailystar.net

Read more ...

Solar-powered water extractor.  (CREDIT: SOURCE.CO)By harvesting water vapor from the air and condensing it into liquid, atmospheric water generators can essentially pull water from the air, and these devices hold a lot of promise for providing an independent source of drinking water.

And although drought-stricken regions and locations without safe or stable water sources are prime candidates for water production and purification devices such as those, residences and commercial buildings in the developed world could also benefit from their use, and they make a great fit for off-grid homes and emergency preparedness kits.

Image: Solar-powered water extractor. (CREDIT: SOURCE.CO)

Read more ...

Media relations logo 9 92 16DURHAM, N.H.—Angel investors—wealthy individuals who provide essential funds for start-ups—often invest under conditions of extreme uncertainty. While their funds can be vital to early-stage ventures, researchers at the University of New Hampshire found that angels’ egos can play a significant role in their investment decisions—the bigger the ego, the larger and more diverse the deal and the lower the number of co-investors.

 

Read more ...

Tel Aviv University brain immunologist Prof. Lior Mayo (courtesy of Tel Aviv University)An Israeli study has eliminated glioblastoma, the most deadly brain tumors, in mice by identifying and destroying their “power source.”

The Tel Aviv University scientists behind the peer-reviewed research are now working on identifying drugs to replicate the effect in humans. They hope to find an existing drug that may work and then repurpose it, which they say could happen within two years if things go smoothly.

Image: Tel Aviv University brain immunologist Prof. Lior Mayo (courtesy of Tel Aviv University)

Read more ...

Stones members- https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?search=rolling+stones&title=Special:MediaSearch&go=Go&type=imageThe Rolling Stones are one of the most successful rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. Their worldwide reach and legendary status didn’t happen by accident, but was the result of careful planning, hard work and sound business decisions throughout the band’s life — as well as talent.

A new, four-part documentary, “My Life as a Rolling Stone,” by the television network Epix hits on the band’s well-chronicled highs and lows. Yet during the interviews there are numerous illuminating business and economic lessons. Entrepreneurship and good management lie at the heart of an enterprise that’s still going strong in its seventh decade.

Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?search=rolling+stones&title=Special:MediaSearch&go=Go&type=image

Read more ...

Young businesswomen working in team 2022 02 02 03 56 50 utcIn the United States, 12.3 million businesses are women-owned, making up 40% of total businesses. If you’re considering creating a business, the process can seem intimidating and overwhelming. Luckily, there are many women founders who can share lessons and experiences they’ve gained during their time in business.

Here are 10 quotes from women founders who have trailblazed the entrepreneur landscape.

 

Read more ...

Young people in the office 2022 04 06 19 47 25 utcAre babies good or bad?

It’s a silly question.

Yet, the scientists at Yale University based their studies on infants to determine if people have an internal compass in understanding if a person is appealing or aversive. It turns out – we do, right from the beginning. The study’s results suggest that even from the youngest age, we humans have a sense of right and wrong, and an instinct to prefer good over evil.

 

Read more ...

BPoster azure printed homesackyard cottages have been hailed as a way to quickly add new rental space in cities with a shortage of housing. But they’re typically expensive to build.

In L.A., where the city government has been trying to nudge homeowners to build more ADUs, or accessory dwelling units, the average construction price for a new cottage starts at $150,000 and goes up to around $350,000, not including building plans, engineering work, and other expenses.

Image: https://www.fastcompany.com

Read more ...