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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.

Meeting of business executives 2021 08 29 09 40 39 utcToday’s CIO wears many hats, as the role has evolved dramatically over the last few years. With digital transformation being a top priority for organizations, many CIOs are engaged in a broad range of activities at the epicenter of business transformation. In fact, Lenovo’s recent Global CIO Research study surveyed over 500 CIOs worldwide, and 92% said that the CIO roles have changed (download required), with many reporting they are being asked to “make business decisions that go far beyond technology.”

 

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Data the cloud storage information concept 2021 08 27 00 00 16 utc  1Data quality management efforts — tied to disrupting innovations, rapid market shifts and regulation pressures — will continue to grow in 2023 and take on a more dominant role in the data management ecosystem. Turning to the cloud, edge, 5G and machine learning, hybrid worldwide workforces and global customers are generating data at levels never experienced before.

 

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10 Awesome Rotary Powered Mazdas You ve Probably Never Heard OfIn spring 2022, Mazda unveiled a rotary-powered plug-in hybrid model as part of its ever-expanding MX-30 lineup. Although the Hiroshima-based automaker is not returning the rotary engine quite the way most gearheads expected, the majority still reminisce on how much it defined automotive history. While other carmakers tried and failed to make the rotary engine a success, Mazda's engineers took Felix Wankel's design concept and brought it to fruition.

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Fundraising 63 2021 10 23 19 43 33 utcOct 19 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) is launching a platform that aims to connect startup founders with venture capital investors to simplify the fundraising process, the bank told Reuters.

The new platform, Capital Connect, focuses on serving the financing needs of startups from their early stages, marking the ambition of the biggest U.S. bank by assets to further expand into the private market and build a founder-friendly brand in Silicon Valley.

 

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Smart content concept 2022 08 01 03 01 01 utcContent, likes, shares — there's so much more to an online presence than SEO, and we've been empowered to do it all. But why are so many Entrepreneurs falling short regarding content for their business? The answer is plain and straightforward; they are not a photographer or a videographer.

Duh. But this is entrepreneurship! Wearing many hats and making do with what you have is just part of it, right? Isn't that why we're here? To do our best and to make it work?

 

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Dan Kerr Flyover Capital 768x508Traveling throughout the U.S. for business, Dan Kerr regularly comes across investors who have heard rumblings about the burgeoning Kansas City tech startup ecosystem, he said.

But one problem persists: most of these potential funders have never stepped foot in Kansas City.

“Really what got my gears turning is that I have a big network of investors around the country who hear things about Kansas City — they hear really positive things [and] they want to come out, but they don’t have a focal point of when to do that,” Kerr said. “I also go to a lot of events in other regions, and I’ve seen some things that work really well to get connections going.”

Image: Dan Kerr, Flyover Capital

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Wooden figure standing on the wooden block concep 2022 08 01 01 19 03 utcBENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology transfers – or outputs from research institutions that lead to innovation beyond the walls of academia – are essential fuel for the economic growth of state economies. Building on the insights offered in Research to Renewal: Advancing University Tech Transfer, published in May 2022 and released at the organization's flagship event, Heartland Summit, Heartland Forward's new report From Research to Renewal, Part 2: States Realizing the Potential of Research Institutions provides the first new benchmark comparison for public universities structured as part of a state system and also considers institutions (hospitals, private research institutes and federal labs) that do not grant degrees but are important sources of research and innovation that bolster state economies.

 

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1982: President Ronald Reagan, surrounded by Rep. John LaFalce, D-N.Y., and Sen. Warren Rudman, R-N.H., after signing the Small Business Innovation Development Act into law in the Rose Garden. - BETTMANN ARCHIVEWithout much fanfare, Congress recently passed legislation reauthorizing the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs and President Biden quickly signed it into law. The reauthorization of this critical program builds off of important pieces of recent economic legislation like the Inflation Reduction Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and the American Rescue Plan. While many Americans, including small business owners and entrepreneurs, may not be aware of either of these U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) efforts, their reauthorization is a big deal for innovation.

Image: 1982: President Ronald Reagan, surrounded by Rep. John LaFalce, D-N.Y., and Sen. Warren Rudman, R-N.H., after signing the Small Business Innovation Development Act into law in the Rose Garden. - BETTMANN ARCHIVE

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