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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.

Woman scheduling on a calendar 2022 09 16 08 39 06 utcThere’s a common complaint in the workplace today: Employees’ schedules are often so packed with meetings that they have no time to do their actual jobs.

Back in 2017, 71% of senior managers said that meetings were unproductive and inefficient; 65% reported that they got in the way of completing tasks. Since 2020, the problem has gotten worse. Research shows that with the rise of remote work, employees are spending more time in meetings and the workday has been extended by more than 45 minutes.

 

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GCEC LasVegas 2022HOUSTON – (Nov. 2, 2022) – The largest crowd in the history of the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference gathered last week in Las Vegas to celebrate creativity and innovation in university-based entrepreneurship education.

The GCEC is made up of more than 250 leading university entrepreneurship programs working together not only to share best practices and develop programs and initiatives, but also to collaborate and help each other advance, strengthen and celebrate the role universities fulfill in educating the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business in Houston is the global headquarters for the GCEC.

 

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Image: Albert Hyseni/UnsplashAmid our global energy transition, corporations and governments are conscientiously building pathways to decarbonize our energy sources. These efforts hinge on how readily we embrace renewable energy sources, yet even renewable-based technologies require a massive input of materials, including metals and minerals. Conversely, they are more material intensive than traditional fossil-fuel-based systems, which creates a vital caveat in the global push to decarbonize.

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©Monney Medical Media / Caitlin MonneyInitial experiments in mice have shown the bots are significantly more effective than current treatments.

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on whatsapp Share on reddit Email to a friend Cancer-fighting nanobots made from DNA that are 20,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair could one day be used to treat tumours, a study in mice carried out at the Université de Montréal (UdeM) has found.

Currently, many cancer patients being given chemotherapy intravenously, which is the most common method, don’t consistently receive an optimal drug dosage throughout their treatment. 

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The business lady works with sensor monitor in the 2022 06 07 18 19 40 utcSince we live in a data-driven world, companies with the appropriate talent to derive insights from business data do far better than their competitors. In today’s competitive global business landscape, modern businesses must treat their prime asset – data and data literacy skills – as a top priority to thrive and prosper in the global business landscape.

 

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Geothermal station 2022 02 01 23 41 44 utcGeothermal supplies just 0.4% of the world’s energy today, but it could potentially supply up to 50% of the world’s energy by 2050, according to Carlos Araque, cofounder and CEO of Quaise Energy, who made that prediction at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit 2022 last week during a panel discussion called, “Is this geothermal’s moment?”

 

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Scientist with virtual chemical formula projection 2022 10 07 03 19 08 utcDuke Energy Corp. and four other major Southeast power companies have joined a coalition with leadership from Ohio-based Battelle to pursue federal financial support for a six-state Southeast Hydrogen Hub.

On Sept. 22, the U.S. Department of Energy opened applications for $7 billion worth of federal funding to develop six to 10 regional hydrogen hubs in the United States. The money will be invested in developing a web of “green hydrogen” production sites that will use zero-carbon electricity resources to manufacture hydrogen as well as “blue hydrogen” produced from gas-fired electricity with carbon capture and storage.

 

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Telephone and fax 2022 06 03 21 37 04 utcOnce the heart of office life, the fax machine could soon fall silent forever. The UK's telecoms regulator Ofcom is considering whether to remove facsimile or 'fax' services from the list of technologies that it requires telecoms companies to support.

The proposed change would amend the current universal service obligation (USO), which was written into UK law in 2003, when faxing was still a popular communications method.

 

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Question and answer 2022 08 01 03 00 57 utcLarge consumer goods and services companies have embraced “influencers” as brand ambassadors for more than a decade, but the rise of the creator economy has emboldened everyone from enterprise software companies to nonprofits to incorporate creators in their marketing, communication, and commerce efforts. Our panel will explore the trends fueling the creator economy, what its rise means for more conventional marketing tactics, the importance of creators in helping brands establish themselves in the metaverse, and how companies can find (or nurture in-house) relevant creators.

 

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MediumStroke is a leading cause of death and disability around the world, but only a fraction of people who suffer a stroke get treatment in time. Medtronic is taking bold new steps to change that by launching the Medtronic Neurovascular Co-Lab™, an innovation process and platform for new ideas in the treatment of stroke care.

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Contract 2021 10 15 20 25 33 utcIt's episode two of the new season of Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch, and the deals are flowing. In each episode, entrepreneurs are challenged to step into an elevator and pitch their business on camera to a board of investors in 60 seconds or less. If the investors like what they hear, the elevator doors open to reveal the boardroom, and contestants have the chance to walk away with life-changing funding, mentorship from the smartest minds in business and a personal and brand-defining moment.

 

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