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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.

Startup team working on a project 2021 09 02 06 43 25 utcEquity crowdfunding provides a viable funding channel for start-ups. SEBI can consider allowing this, with adequate checks

The Indian start-up story received a lot of attention last year when global investors, flush with funds, bet big on fledgling Indian companies. Number of deals as well as deal value was the highest ever in the third quarter of 2021 and a string of consumer-facing start-ups made bombastic debuts on Indian stock market.

 

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Guy controls drone with remote control 2022 02 02 03 49 49 utcREMINGTON, Va. — For years, there's been a cardinal rule for flying civilian drones: Keep them within your line of sight. Not just because it's a good idea — it's also the law.

But some drones have recently gotten permission to soar out of their pilots' sight. They can now inspect high-voltage power lines across the forested Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia. They're tracking endangered sea turtles off Florida's coast and monitoring seaports in the Netherlands and railroads from New Jersey to the rural West.

 

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CopyofImageTaggingnoframesEditorialTeamMaster2 1657095969861Axilor Ventures has announced the launch of its second fund with a corpus of $100 million (Rs 770 crore). The Category-I Axilor Technology Fund II (ATF-II) will continue to back early stage startups across enterprise SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), Business-to-Business (B2B) commerce, agritech, consumer tech, fintech, and healthtech.

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Molecular magnets CREDIT P. S. Ferreira, A. C. Cerdeira, T. F. C. Cruz, N. A. G. Bandeira, D. Hunger, A. Allgaier, J. van Slageren, M. Almeida, L. C. J. Pereira and P. T. Gomes, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2022, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D2QI00601DScientists from the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and the University of Stuttgart (Germany) have managed to synthesize and extensively characterize a series of cobalt molecules that exhibit the properties of molecular magnets, an encouraging result for the future of quantum-scale computing.

Image: Molecular magnets CREDIT P. S. Ferreira, A. C. Cerdeira, T. F. C. Cruz, N. A. G. Bandeira, D. Hunger, A. Allgaier, J. van Slageren, M. Almeida, L. C. J. Pereira and P. T. Gomes, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2022, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D2QI00601D

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800px IPhone 1st Gen svg“An iPod, a phone and an internet communicator.”

It’s one of the most famous launch lines in tech product history. Fifteen years ago last week, Steve Jobs’s iPhone landed in shops.

It’s hard to recall just what a different world we were living in at the time. There was no TikTok, Instagram or WhatsApp.

People used ‘4’ instead of ‘four’ and ‘2’ instead of ‘two’ because mobile operators charged per text message. Devices called cameras still existed.

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Prostate cancer treatmentArtificial intelligence (AI) holds great benefits for prostate cancer patients worldwide, suggests a new study.

The largest prostate cancer biopsy dataset - involving over 95,000 images - has been created by researchers in Sweden to ensure AI can be trained to diagnose and grade prostate cancer for real world clinical applications.

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Woman walking at city street 2021 12 23 15 36 41 utcDuring the pandemic, the global workforce was toiling away under the weight of chronic stress, financial insecurity, and collective grief. We became exhausted, self-efficacy decreased, and cynicism grew. It’s no wonder that people eventually hit the wall and started leaving their jobs in droves.

 

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Dadc49d9 b2c6 4898 ac77 f8fe0018b795Isn’t it frustrating to think you finally understand something in business, like marketing with social media, only to realize that the landscape changed while you were looking at other priorities? For example, it used to be that marketing via social media meant banner ads on Facebook, buying search engine results, and sponsoring blog entries, but these don’t suffice anymore.

 

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Image of busy freelancer plans work on week write 2021 08 31 04 18 27 utcHope you’re enjoying a long holiday weekend for the Fourth of July.

For a growing number of workers, four-day workweeks aren’t just for holidays anymore.

The pandemic — and its tremendous consequences for the labor market — have led some companies to scrap the traditional five-day workweek that has been a hallmark of the American workplace for decades.

 

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6c439afe a688 4bdd 9077 dca5841c5deeWouldn’t you like to be one of the lucky people who joined Google and Facebook when these were startups, and now be a multi-millionaire or better? So people ask me “How many shares should I ask for or expect when I join a startup today?” In reality, the number of shares doesn’t mean anything – it’s your percent of the total that you need to negotiate.

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Dennis loosIf you can dream about your goals, you can certainly achieve them. After all, nothing worth having comes easy. Those who are stubborn about making their dreams a reality can achieve the best of things in life. Proving his potential as an achiever, Dennis Loos is a primary example of an immense success story. He is an entrepreneur based in Dubai with his expertise in marketing and business development.

 

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