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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.

1660586299757We just released 8 new high priority funding opportunities where your company can make a difference in meeting the needs of cancer patients… Please see the solicitation and join our webinar on August 24th….

 

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P 1 intelligence is overrated heres how to really spot someone who can succeedTyler Cowen holds the Holbert C. Harris chair in economics at George Mason University. He is the bestselling author of numerous books, and has written regularly for The New York Times. Daniel Gross is an entrepreneur and investor who founded search engines Cue and Pioneer.

Here, Cowan shares five key insights from their new book, Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World. Listen to the audio version—read by Cowan himself—in the Next Big Idea App.

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Growth concept 2021 08 29 17 10 49 utcOne of the surest signs of a thriving enterprise is robust and consistent revenue growth. That has not been easy to accomplish over the past 15 years. Corporate growth slowed dramatically after the global financial crisis, with the world’s largest companies growing at half the rate they did before 2008. Furthermore, increases in capital investments outstripped revenue expansion, compressing returns. Now, with a slowing global economy, rising inflation, and geopolitical uncertainty, growth that delivers profits and shareholder value may become more elusive still.

 

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Skyscrapers and city in evening 2022 03 04 05 33 44 utc2021 was the world’s sixth-warmest year on record, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This was an improvement over 2019 and 2020, which ranked among the top three warmest on record, but it wasn’t cause for celebration. The ocean heat content – a measure of the amount of heat stored in the upper levels of oceans – broke another record high in 2021, surpassing the previous record high set in 2020.

 

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This is the Secret to Cheap and LIMITLESS Clean Energy Greentech NewsNuclear fusion is the most naturally occurring method of creating energy which if cracked, promises cheap, clean and abundant energy. Unfortunately for scientists, it also happens to occur in the Sun… Achieving these extreme and brutal conditions of the sun in a lab on earth is immensely difficult and has presented countless scientific and engineering challenges in the decades long plight for making fusion a reality.

 

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Media Gallery Sono MotorsWho wants a cheap, simple EV that charges itself by the sun? Oh and you also want some moss on the dashboard? Well, you’re in luck.

The new, production-ready Sono Sion is finally here. A year on from his visit to Sono HQ in Munich, Jack explains everything that’s changed with this new final version and why you should be so excited about it.

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Food delivery rider with bicycle delivering food 2021 09 01 18 21 46 utcBig tech is facing a moment of reckoning.

Sky high valuations that seemed limitless have normalised and the premium that public tech stocks once held over the rest of the market have been largely erased. We’ve seen a spooked market fuel talk of a tech stock unwinding, but the reality is that many of the companies most impacted were likely overvalued. The recent corrections will shake out the companies that have relied on hype and FOMO (also known as fear of missing out) rather than strong fundamentals and robust business models.

 

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Street vendor packing a durian in a biodegradable 2021 10 23 22 28 17 utcResearchers have found a way to upcycle plastic waste into more valuable products, which they say could help tackle the growing accumulation of non-degradable waste polluting our cities and threatening life in our oceans.

Guoliang Liu at Virginia Tech and his colleagues have developed a method to break down polystyrene and convert it into a chemical that is far more valuable. The process is energy efficient and adaptable to other plastics, the researchers say.

 

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Bio Bill Gates - https://www.gatesnotes.com/BioBill Gates’ nuclear innovation company, TerraPower, announced Monday it has secured at least $750 million in new funding.

The funding was co-led by Gates and SK. Gates is the founder and chairman of TerraPower. SK, one of South Korea’s largest energy providers, invested $250 million.

The money will be used to develop nuclear energy technology and innovations in nuclear medicine, according to a statement from TerraPower.

“Whether it’s addressing climate change with carbon-free advanced nuclear energy, or fighting cancer with nuclear isotopes, our team is deploying technology solutions and investors across the world are taking note,” Chris Levesque, the CEO of TerraPower, said in a statement.

 

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Young confident teacher of economics pointing at g 2021 12 23 00 11 45 utcIn How to Turn Inflation and Recession into Your Largest Business Opportunity, a free webinar brought to you by Oracle NetSuite and Entrepreneur, we're bringing a panel of experts to help you navigate these two uncontrollable external factors, by giving you advice that is within your control.

Join entrepreneur and communication strategist Jill Schiefelbein as she moderates a conversation sure to leave all attendees with ideas and insights to strengthen your business plan. She will be joined by Matt Vigh, Owner and CEO of Prospect Boomerang and Jaime Jay, Founder and Managing Director of Bottleneck Distant Assistants, who bring unique perspectives on how to manage environments of financial uncertainty.

 

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Geobacter nanowires 1660575446 - CREDIT: XINYING LIUImagine this: It’s a hot summer day and while you would like to stay cool inside, Fido’s begging for a walk. Out and about, you’re listening to your favorite true crime podcast when disaster strikes—the trill of a perilously low battery. With no portable charger on you, you almost panic, but then remember your handy stash of microbial batteries, tiny paper-thin squares containing electricity-producing bacteria.

Image: CREDIT: XINYING LIU

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Credit: Leiem / Wikimedia CommonsUC Berkeley researchers have developed a cheap, energy-efficient carbon capture technology that could one day be attached to everything from factory smokestacks to car exhausts — keeping greenhouse gasses out of the atmosphere.

Carbon capture: While reducing sources of greenhouse emissions is key to fighting climate change, it’s going to take a while to transition completely away from electricity generated by fossil fuels — and cars powered by gas and diesel.

Image: Credit: Leiem / Wikimedia Commons

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