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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.

Entrepreneur man explaining company strategy looki 2021 12 16 00 18 13 utcData analytics is a fast-growing field and the World Economic Forum declared it one of the fastest emerging professions in the US in a 2020 report. Interest in the field has sparked a lot of curiosity about data analytics certifications in both aspiring data analysts and professionals alike.

 

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Senior asian technician is charging the electric c 2021 08 30 13 14 59 utcNew battery technologies are on the way to electric vehicles, offering longer range, faster charging, lower sticker price, and less range degradation.

These new batteries will be more environmentally friendly too.

EV Lithium Ion According to CNET, Sila Nanotechnologies is replacing the graphite anode that forms a lot of the bulk and 15% of the weight of the recent lithium-ion batteries with a form of silicon that it claims will give battery cells up to a 40% increase in energy density while also charging faster.

 

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6821707f d1b2 439a a90a 71211304f5fcYour business can’t be all things to all people, and excel at anything. Every entrepreneur and every business needs a strategy to keep them focused. In fact, in this new world of pervasive interactivity, it’s time to rethink even how to develop a strategy. Strategy used to come from the inside looking out, but now it must come from a dialogue and engagement with constituents.

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355f8746 77cd 49c3 9590 0d8648f125cbWe are living in a new generation of business, where customers drive the experience, and highly engaged employees are required to keep up with customer expectations. Traditional business leadership practices, including autocratic, reactive, and narcissistic, aren’t good enough. Over 16 percent of workers are still actively disengaged, and half have left at least one job because they hated their boss.

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Difficult decision 2021 08 29 04 28 09 utcToday’s venture capital market feels strange because it isn’t uniform. While some companies are still able to raise mega-rounds, reach unicorn status, and even attract lots of new capital in sectors that have seen their exits struggle on the public markets, other startups are not having similar luck.

After several years in which capital flowed freely and the entire venture capital ecosystem and startup market marched in lockstep toward bigger, faster rounds at new, higher prices, we’re in a more mixed environment today. This has made reporting on Q2 venture capital totals a bit tricky; Yes, for example, fintech venture totals are falling, but they remain above 2020 levels. Is that bad or good?

 

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38433496 dfd1 4794 b7b5 a061d8b2f999You have to be extra tough mentally to start a new business venture. While thinking about it, I realized that it’s really not that different from the toughness required and trained into America’s elite military force of Navy SEALs, who are known to be cool under fire, able to sense danger before it’s too late, and never give up on achieving their objective.

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Money money money 2022 03 05 01 19 40 utcYou might think given the chatter in the startup world that venture capitalists are short on funds — after all, we’re hearing about young tech companies finding themselves marooned between stages, hitting up investors with smaller capital pools than prior backers and turning to equity crowdfunding to keep their cash balances healthy.

 

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Question mark 2021 08 26 22 30 01 utcAcross the financial industry, the term “dry powder” gets thrown around a lot. What started as a slang term with historic ties is now a well-known word with relevance across the global capital markets. In fact, the PitchBook Platform currently tracks more than 12,000 investors whose fund dry powder percentage is at least 10%. In this article, we take a closer look at what dry powder is, its history and a few ways investors can leverage it.

 

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Nvca newThe final numbers from the Pitchbook-NVCA Venture Monitor show that the second quarter was a mixed bag for the U.S. startup ecosystem.

While deal count and fundraising by VC funds remained strong in Q2, economic worries and the war in Ukraine made everyone more cautious. Deal values across all stages and VC-backed public listings were hit harder by the economic downturn, the report said.

 

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Hubble terzan2 potw2228a1The James Webb Space Telescope might be getting all the news headlines this week, but the grand old dame of the space telescope world, the Hubble Space Telescope, continues to peer out into the cosmos and provide stunning views of space. At over 30 years old, Hubble remains one of the key instruments for examining cosmic objects in the visible light range and captures views of everything from distant galaxies to beautiful nebulae to planets in our solar system.

Image: The globular cluster Terzan 2 in the constellation Scorpio is featured in this observation from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Cohen

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Cursor and Smart Textiles sense how their users are moving RtoZ Org Latest Technology NewsUsing a novel fabrication process, MIT researchers have produced smart textiles that snugly conform to the body so they can sense the wearer’s posture and motions.

By incorporating a special type of plastic yarn and using heat to slightly melt it — a process called thermoforming — the researchers were able to greatly improve the precision of pressure sensors woven into multilayered knit textiles, which they call 3DKnITS.

 

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