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South American science: Big players

South American science: Big players | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
Despite myriad problems in many countries, pockets of excellence thrive in South American science.
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American investment fund starts first European hub in The Netherlands - Kennispark

Enschede, 21 May, 2014 Twente attracts best performing investment fund for technology startups Cottonwood Technology Funds, a top performing investor in technology start-ups in the US, will be establishing its first European presence in the Twente region in The Netherlands. Cottonwood now has over €10 million available for investments in pioneering companies in the Netherlands …
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These 5 Decisions Define You as an Entrepreneur

These 5 Decisions Define You as an Entrepreneur | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that the strength of their initial idea somehow defines them as a leader, as well as the success potential of their derivative business. In my experience, it's a lot more complicated than that....
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George Ward: Patent reform could stifle innovation, high-tech startups | Op-Ed | Kentucky.com

George Ward: Patent reform could stifle innovation, high-tech startups | Op-Ed | Kentucky.com | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
The U.S. patent system has been under intense scrutiny lately by federal and state lawmakers, as proposed reforms threaten to weaken our patent system, a system upon which countless innovators have relied for more than 200 years.
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Education Needs to Change as Fast as Technology

Education Needs to Change as Fast as Technology | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
More Americans go to college than ever. But how many think about the return they will get from tuition payments that can easily reach $200,000? Up to half are unemployed or underemployed a year after graduation. And two-thirds say they need further training and instruction to enter the workforce, reports Accenture.

As student debt balloons, it's time for society to re-evaluate postsecondary education—and our entire system. We need to create new and innovative systems that help individuals achieve their potential.
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From innovation ecosystem to 'Ecomorphic' innovation

From innovation ecosystem to 'Ecomorphic' innovation | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
The term innovation ecosystem is more than a convenient description. The means by which ecosystems are formed and developed provide a practical model for reshaping Europe’s innovation processes, says Didier Schmitt
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Innovation Or Production? Authentic Leaders Choose "Both"

Innovation Or Production?  Authentic Leaders Choose "Both" | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
Yes, you can have innovation and production at the same time.
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The 20 Best Cities On The Planet

The 20 Best Cities On The Planet | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
With globalization, climate change, and social and economical challenges, today’s world cities need to adapt like never before.
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Indian IT companies tap Africa’s new-fangled fad for technology - The Economic Times

Indian IT companies tap Africa’s new-fangled fad for technology - The Economic Times | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
Outsourcing advisory Everest expects revenue contribution from Africa to go up to 10-12% over the next three years from 5-10% now.
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The Difference Between Incubators and Accelerators

The Difference Between Incubators and Accelerators | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
The key distinction is what happens at the end of the process and what you and your company walk away with.
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South Korea’s next big economic leap: innovation

South Korea’s next big economic leap: innovation | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
With an industrial plan that has ‘reached its limit,’ the emerging powerhouse is counting on creativity to ignite its growth
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Top tips for building policy for innovation - SciDev.Net

Top tips for building policy for innovation - SciDev.Net | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
Allowing demand to direct applied research is among the ideas promoted at the inaugural African Innovation Summit.
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Stanford's StartX among region's key university incubators

Stanford's StartX among region's key university incubators | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it

The growth is particularly strong in the Bay Area, home to research powerhouses Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCSF - all of which have their own incubators - as well as hundreds of biotechnology, software and Internet companies on the hunt for the next profitable innovation. The region also boasts non-university-affiliated incubators, like Rock Health and Y Combinator, but universities remain the dominant hubs of innovation

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Brookings report: How University City fits among U.S. ‘innovation districts’

Brookings report: How University City fits among U.S. ‘innovation districts’ | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
Philadelphia, the report said, is
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The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Toss in Their Beach Bag

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Toss in Their Beach Bag | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs work hard all year long to ensure their businesses become successful and stay successful, but everyone needs a break to relax and reflect. Here...
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The Struggle To Make Breakthrough Innovation A Priority

The Struggle To Make Breakthrough Innovation A Priority | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
How soon can we expect innovation to produce a meaningful return?
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Choosing To Lead Innovation

Choosing To Lead Innovation | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
It’s very tempting to elevate a choice into a truth.
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Innovation Talk: Making the magic of Silicon Valley happen more quickly

Innovation Talk: Making the magic of Silicon Valley happen more quickly | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
The Frontline report describes TTSI 1 as the ‘starting point’ for knowledge transfer, but if that is true what have we been doing for the past 15 or 20 years?
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4 Innovation Trends That Could Change The Way We Design Roads By 2020

4 Innovation Trends That Could Change The Way We Design Roads By 2020 | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
In early 2011, the Bangalore city police took a bold step forward to shed the “inefficient government servants” tag and launch a Facebook page to try innovative techniques to handle the traffic woes, and reach out to the city’s youth. Today, with 147,005 likes, a new traffic app and a [...]
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German Science Leaders to Politicians: Break Funding Impasse Now

German Science Leaders to Politicians: Break Funding Impasse Now | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
Disagreements may cause "irreparable harm to the German research system," joint statement says
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Innovation, American Entrepreneurs and the New Job Agenda

Innovation, American Entrepreneurs and the New Job Agenda | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
The truth is that America’s startup engine is sputtering. Eight priorities for Washington to help unleash innovation and the American entrepreneur.
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The Future Of Innovation: Five Things We Can Learn From Bitcoin

The Future Of Innovation: Five Things We Can Learn From Bitcoin | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
The past several years have seen bitcoin and other cryptocurriences become a multibillion dollar ecosystem, attracting hundreds of startup companies and over $100 million in venture capital investments. Cryptocurrencies are undoubtedtly innovative in the context of payments. But they also provide some broader lessons with relevance far beyond the financial world. [...]
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Level Up! New Video Game Design Incubator Comes to Prince William County

Level Up! New Video Game Design Incubator Comes to Prince William County | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it

Video games are fun, but they are also good business! Simulation Game Institute at George Mason University’s Prince William Campus hopes to create new game designers and let them expand into local busines

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Paralysis in science policies

Paralysis in science policies | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it
Neglect of research in higher education has led to very low research intensity. Ninety per cent of our universities end up as teaching institutes where research is given a low priority for lack of funds
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Obama announces two new manufacturing hubs

Obama announces two new manufacturing hubs | Best Practices in Innovation Based Regional Development | Scoop.it

Touting a new public-private partnership near Detroit devoted to developing new types of light weight metals, Obama joked: "Basically, I'm here to announce that we're building Iron Man -- I'm going to blast off in a second."

A second "innovation hub" will be located in Obama's hometown of Chicago, and will focus on digital manufacturing and design."If we want to attract more good manufacturing jobs to America, we've got to make sure we're on the cutting edge," Obama said during a ceremony at the White House.

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