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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.

Couple of multiethnic business people handshaking 2022 04 05 23 41 01 utcNot all angel investors, and not all angel groups, are created equal. Some have built reputations for adding phenomenal value, being staunch allies of founders as startups scale and helping them source expertise or resources through their networks.

However, you also have some who are known for being cap-table nightmares, meddling, setting unrealistic requests or being downright unreachable when needed.

 

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An aerial view of the islands of the great barrier 2022 03 04 02 08 58 utcThe headlines were dire: “Half of the Great Barrier Reef’s corals have been killed by climate change,” CBS News reported in October 2020.

TOP STORIES The Left’s Opt-In Totalitarianism KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON NRPLUS Biden’s Historians Hurt America, Dishonor Their Profession JACK BUTLER NRPLUS Catholicism Is a Religion, Not a Vibe STEVE LARKIN NRPLUS Bleaching of the reef’s corals is “getting more widespread,” the New York Times reported earlier that year. A Vice headline in 2017 promoting David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II documentary said, “the Great Barrier Reef will die this century,” while National Geographic predicted an earlier demise for reefs around the globe: “Coral reefs could be gone in 30 years.”

 

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How technology transfer offices can navigate biotech commercializationTechnology transfer offices are vital departments for commercializing an academic’s biotech innovations, yet they can also be resource-stretched and averse to risk. Here are some ways they can streamline their process and land more deals with investors and big pharma.

Technology transfer offices (TTOs) perform vital functions in universities by guiding academics through the process of patenting and commercializing their ideas. They also help in researching the surrounding market, closing deals with companies and leveraging networks in the industry.

Image: Image/Elena Resko

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Monkeypox virus concept medical desk 2022 05 31 13 39 13 utcAlready weary from the Covid-19 pandemic, governments and businesses are now facing a new public health challenge. Monkeypox is spreading rapidly in the United States and globally. Although this infectious disease presents significantly less risk than Covid-19, employers should be prepared to address potential infections in their workforces and communities.

 

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An employee runs a test demonstrating the Hydrogen Energy Release Optimiser at Star Scientific’s facility in Berkeley Vale, Australia.Photographer: Brent Lewin/BloombergA small Australian research lab tucked away in a coastal town, 70 kilometers (43 miles) north of Sydney, says it has developed a patented technology using a catalyst that can turn hydrogen and oxygen into superheated steam capable of driving a power-station turbine.

Image: An employee runs a test demonstrating the Hydrogen Energy Release Optimiser at Star Scientific’s facility in Berkeley Vale, Australia.Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

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MIT Ultrasound sticker 01 PRESS 0Ultrasound imaging is a safe and noninvasive window into the body’s workings, providing clinicians with live images of a patient’s internal organs. To capture these images, trained technicians manipulate ultrasound wands and probes to direct sound waves into the body. These waves reflect back out to produce high-resolution images of a patient’s heart, lungs, and other deep organs.

 

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Mental health care depressed young black woman su 2022 02 03 01 52 46 utcFor decades, discussing mental health issues carried a stigma that made it impossible to have meaningful discourse on the subject. Over the past few years, attitudes have shifted, thanks to the increased availability of scientific knowledge and movements for equality and authenticity.

One of the unfortunate truths of entrepreneurship is that founders, especially younger ones, suffer from mental health troubles at a much higher rate than the general population. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 72% of founders report mental health struggles. In comparison, the numbers for the average person are about 48%.

 

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Analyzing sales 2021 09 01 11 21 32 utcSelling products and services to customers is the lifeblood of any organization. This is especially critical for small businesses and new entrepreneurs. Without a constant inflow of new customers, many businesses risk losing their source of revenue and profit. But has it changed? Yes, it has.

 

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Job interview 2022 02 02 04 52 05 utcLike many entrepreneurs, I’ve always felt blessed with the gift of self-confidence: confidence to take chances, try new things and even risk failure. But, high self-confidence can come at a cost.

This became evident early on in my career as a small-business owner turned part-time real estate investor. My strategy was to acquire one or two investment properties per year, simply dictated by my capacity. It wasn’t until a chance meeting with other investors that I started to see the flaw in my thinking.

 

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Side view of handsome sportsman drinking water fro 2022 01 19 00 04 33 utcA team of scientists has discovered a simple, low-energy way to break apart one of the largest groups of 'forever chemicals', nefarious pollutants that have been linked to environmental harm and human health concerns.

While practical applications are still a way off, scientists are in awe of the new technique's potential.

In detailed simulations, PFAS molecules – long-chain synthetic chemicals with carbon-fluorine bonds so strong they were considered impossible to break without a great deal of effort – quickly 'fell apart' under a specific set of mild conditions.

 

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