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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.

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John Trizzino, Novavax Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer Joins BioTalk to Discuss the Company’s History, COVID-19 Vaccine Development, and Collaboration in the BioHealth Capital Region

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Vaccine Work Boosts Montgomery County Life Sciences Demand Outpacing Available Space

The vaccine-related activity is creating more demand for lab space in an already tight market, further reducing vacancy rates and driving up rents. This dynamic is leading developers to consider breaking ground on spec and converting vacant office buildings to lab space, multiple experts said Thursday on Bisnow's Life Science Surge webinar.

Image: Courtesy of HFF The GSK Global Vaccine Center in Rockville 

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The pandemic has had a huge impact on small businesses. Job growth is one area that has been heavily affected by the ongoing upheaval. As some small businesses have been forced to lay off workers, others have been taking more staff on.

In its “United States of Small Business” report, Next Insurance sheds light on job growth patterns within different states.

The statistics are important for small business owners as they reveal which locations are less ‘bruised’ by the pandemic. With job creation higher in certain states, small businesses may be wise to relocate or startup in more dynamic locations.

 

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is now seeking the public's help through its partnership with HeroX in creating a device to harbor 'dark energy' to use for future Moon missions, solving the problem of long lunar nights. NASA's future Moon Missions will stay longer and explore farther in the satellite's depths, so new energy sources are sought after.

Image: NASA via YouTube Screenshot

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Technological innovation has long been and will continue to be critically important to both income growth and national competitiveness. So it is important that we examine the 2020 presidential candidates’ policy agendas through that lens.

In every presidential election since 2008, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) has released a report examining the two major candidates’ positions on a host of technology and innovation policy issues.

 

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It’s 2030. You live in a 15-minute city and bike to work on a network of bike paths; most of the vehicles that are still on the road, from delivery trucks to school buses, are electric, running on wind and solar power from a revamped power grid. Formerly redlined neighborhoods have been planted with trees, equipped with electric carsharing, and covered in solar panels. When you want to take a quick trip to another city, you ride on an electric high-speed train.

 

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As we flip our calendars to yet another month of our large-scale Covid-19 remote-work experiment, it’s no wonder that motivation, performance, and well-being are flagging for many. Months in, managers need new tools to reenergize their teams, to accurately identify and diagnose recurring struggles, and to empathetically help employees address their problems.

 

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Campaigns and elections have always been about data—underneath the empathetic promises to fix your problems and fight for your family, it’s a business of metrics. If a campaign is lucky, it will find its way through a wilderness of polling, voter attributes, demographics, turnout, impressions, gerrymandering, and ad buys to connect with voters in a way that moves or even inspires them. Obama, MAGA, AOC—all have had some of that special sauce. Still, campaigns that collect and use the numbers best win.

 

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Johns Hopkins has consolidated the university's job and internship postings onto a single website, SMILE, a new platform for finding remote and in-person experiential learning opportunities across all JHU divisions.

All positions posted on SMILE are non-credit bearing, compensated via JHU payroll, and part time. Students will continue to use the existing Handshake platform for off-campus internships and full-time positions.

 

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Six innovative small businesses in Wisconsin will receive $100,000 each through a partnership of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and the University of Wisconsin System's Center for Technology Commercialization.

The SBIR Advance grants are awarded to businesses that have received federal funding from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs to develop high-tech innovations. 

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