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Sorry, Tesla: The world’s fastest electric car is made in... Croatia?

Sorry, Tesla: The world’s fastest electric car is made in... Croatia? | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
The new Concept_One from Rimac has 1,088 horsepower, letting it rocket from 0 to 62 mph in 2.6 seconds.
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Will have to test it ! Looks good!

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Texas A&M research discovers mechanism that causes cancer cells to escape from immune system, form tumors

Texas A&M research discovers mechanism that causes cancer cells to escape from immune system, form tumors | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center found that when cancer cells are able to block the function of a gene called NLRC5, they are able to evade the immune system an
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Texas A&M ,  Coway International TechTrans and Awex are founders of Open WorlWide Innovation Network!

 

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Logos affected by their products by Marco Schembri

Logos affected by their products by Marco Schembri | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
A blog about Advertising, Goodvertising, Architecture, Art, Graphics, Design, Movies, Music, Photography and Fashion
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Belgium's 10 most innovative startups you ought to know

Belgium's 10 most innovative startups you ought to know | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Belgian startup expert Omar Mohout tells us which 10 companies have caught his eye in and around Brussels
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Again a good insight from Omar !
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Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest

Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Charting the progress of different countries.
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CTD Institute's curator insight, October 19, 2015 4:17 PM

Because most decisions are now made on a mobile devices, most of these innovative sectors will have to take this factor into consideration.

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EU-India Investment Forum_September 28th 2015_Brussels_Welcome!

EU-India Investment Forum_September 28th 2015_Brussels_Welcome! | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

 

AWEX is pleased to join forces with Be Angels, Startup.be and TiE Brussels to host the first EU- India Investment Forum. It will be held on September 28th from 5:30PM until 8:00 PM at AWEX ,  12 Boulevard Baudouin, 1000 Brussels (Rogier Square).

The EU-India Investment Forum will gather representatives from local authorities, business angels associations, investors, public and private investment funds, investment promotion agencies.

The main purpose of this event is to increase investment flows in Belgium by drawing attention of 5 Indian companies active in telecom, green and cleantech and biotech sectors, as a favorable investment destination, to facilitate dialogue between local investors and foreign companies, to identify and promote future investment projects, and to focus investors’ attention on specific sectors of national economy such as innovation.

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Investors and local partners wishing to meet the Indian  companies can confirm their participation by registering via Eventbrite. Look forward to it!

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These Are the World’s Most Innovative Cities

These Are the World’s Most Innovative Cities | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
London, New York, Helsinki are leading the world’s most innovative city list this year, according to the CITIE report which conducted by innovation charity Nesta, Accenture and innovation network…
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Smart Cities - Facts and Forecasts

Smart Cities - Facts and Forecasts | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
In many parts of the world, cities are growing by leaps and bounds. The solution? Networked information technologies.
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Texas Researcher Kristen Maitland Tackles Early Oral Cancer Detection

Texas Researcher Kristen Maitland Tackles Early Oral Cancer Detection | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Read how Texas Researcher Kristen Maitland Tackles Early Oral Cancer Detection
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Congratulations Kristen !!!!

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Une 'smartwatch' wallonne pour enfant au grand salon de Barcelone: Le but n'est pas de les distraire

Une 'smartwatch' wallonne pour enfant au grand salon de Barcelone: Le but n'est pas de les distraire | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Dans les travées du palais 7 du Mobile World Congress de Barcelone, le plus grand salon dédié aux technologies mobiles, la Belgique a fièrement dressé un pavillon avec une dizaine de sociétés wallonnes. Nous avons rencontré l'une d'entre elles: Miiya.
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Texas A&M Research on Aneurysms Awarded $2.5M NIH Grant -Shape Memory Therapeutics

Texas A&M Research on Aneurysms Awarded $2.5M NIH Grant -Shape Memory Therapeutics | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
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Congratulations Duncan and the whole SMT team !! Europe is waiting for you!!! 

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KU Leuven is Europe's most innovative university!!!

KU Leuven is Europe's most innovative university!!! | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for almost six centuries. Founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V, KU Leuven bears the double honour of being the oldest extant Catholic university in the world and the oldest university in the Low Countries.

In its early days, KU Leuven university was modelled on the universities of Paris, Cologne, and Vienna. In a short time, it grew into one of the largest and most renowned universities in Europe. Its academic fame attracted numerous scholars who made valuable contributions to European culture. In the sixteenth century the humanist Desiderius Erasmus lectured here, where he founded the Collegium Trilingue in 1517 for the study of Hebrew, Latin, and Greek - the first of its kind. The tutor of the young emperor Charles V, Adriaan Cardinal Florensz of Utrecht, was a professor here before being elected in 1522 as the last non-Italian Pope before Pope John Paul II. The philologist, legal scholar, and historian Justus Lipsius taught here for many years.

The mathematician Gemma Frisius helped to lay the foundations of modern science and tutored many famous scientists, including the cartographer Gerard Mercator, whose map projection is still in use, the botanist Rembert Dodoens, and the father of modern anatomy, Andreas Vesalius. In a later period, the theses of the Leuven theologian Cornelius Jansenius provoked a large and heated controversy both inside and outside the Church. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, KU Leuven was an important training centre for Roman Catholic intellectuals from Protestant countries. At the end of the Age of Enlightenment, in 1783, the chemist Pieter Jan Minckelers discovered the suitability of coal gas for lighting. In the nineteenth century, at the instigation of Pope Leo XIII, KU Leuven became an important centre of Thomist philosophy.

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Ines Jurisic's curator insight, June 17, 6:24 AM

“Hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but improves its chances »!  Kudos to the hardworking people of KU Leuven!!!  Bravo!!!

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La SNCF investit dans le train supersonique Hyperloop

La SNCF investit dans le train supersonique Hyperloop | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Les chemins de fer français participent à la seconde levée de fonds de la start-up californienne Hyperloop Technologies.
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Open innovation in small firms - Case 6: Quilts of Denmark - Functional quilts with NASA technology

Open innovation in small firms - Case 6: Quilts of Denmark - Functional quilts with NASA technology | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Follow also via the FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/358789727646352/ Within 2 weeks I finish the "OI in SMEs" book - to be published by Cambridge University Press. I will post the cases
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Tech Trends 2016

Tech Trends 2016 | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
With the start of a new year, the exciting question is: What technology trends will radically transform businesses in 2016 and beyond? At frog we help our clients digitally transform their businesses by identifying emerging technologies and realizing their potential. Here are 15 technology trends driving companies to reinvent themselves.
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These are the 10 smartest countries in the world when it comes to science

These are the 10 smartest countries in the world when it comes to science | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
The United States isn't even in the top 30.
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European Court of Justice declares the U.S. "Safe Harbour" data-sharing scheme invalid

European Court of Justice declares the U.S. "Safe Harbour" data-sharing scheme invalid | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
All Facebook subscribers in the EU are required to consent, upon registration, that their personal data may be transferred from Facebook's E.U. headquarters in Ireland to servers in the U.S where it is then processed
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Innovation Leaders, Creative people, Young Entrepreneurs…Let us support you!

Innovation Leaders, Creative people, Young Entrepreneurs…Let us support you! | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

TiE Brussels is happy to call for entries for this year’s TiE International Startup Competition! Here is your chance to win up to 1,000,000$ in capital investment, plus a real-world experience with 275+ high caliber judges, all senior level investors, entrepreneurs and industry leaders!

 

TIE International Startup Competition is a 2 track competition in which teams can choose either the Rice University Track or the Investor Track. Those who choose the Rice Track must meet additional eligibility requirements* including having at least two student team members on their team, one graduate level University student. This competition provides a chance to compete in World's largest and most successful Business Plan Competition at Rice University in Houston, Texas awarding more than $2.9 million in prizes in 2014; more than 155 past competitors are in business today having raised in excess of $844 million and employing more than 2000 in these early stage businesses.

 

The second track, the Investor Track, is open to all and will lead the teams to the World’s Largest Entrepreneurial Conference, TiEcon for the Global Finals in Santa Clara, California.

 

What winners will get:

- Generous funding opportunities: $2.9 Million + in prize money was awarded with all teams winning at least one cash award were granted in 2014

- Opportunities to receive individual feedback during 3 separate sessions

- All expenses paid for the trip to Houston or Santa Clara  (flights, hotel, meals)

- Attend Power Boot camp hosted by TiE Silicon Valley or TIE Houston

- Exposure to TiE Angels and VC’s

- Free tickets to TiEcon 2016

- Booth at TiEcon for top 3 Finalists

 

Who's Eligible for the Rice Track:

The competition is for students enrolled in a degree program (students in certificate programs are not eligible) in the current academic year. Students who graduated in the preceding academic year are not eligible to participate. However, an exception will be made for students who both worked on their business plan or technology in the prior academic year and graduated during the preceding summer, i.e., the summer of 2015. An exception will also be made for students from non-US universities that have a different academic calendar. 

 

How to submit your application:

Website for submission: http://tiebrussels2016.istart.org/   ;

Local European Event: PMV, Oude Graanmarkt 63, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Submission Date (Executive Summaries): 18-Oct-2015 11:59 PM

Business Plan Submission Date: 6–Dec- 2015 11:59 PM

European Finals in Brussels: 2-Feb-2016

 

Have a question?

We also have a beautiful stand-alone website just for TISC for more information, please check it out: http://tisc.tie.org/ and if you still have some questions, Ines can be contacted at +32 2 421 86 68 or at ines@brussels.tie.org  

We would love to support you!

 

TiE Brussels

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Meet the 5 selected Indian companies in Belgium!

Meet the 5 selected Indian companies in Belgium! | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

We are thrilled to kick of the 4th Edition of Wallonia Tech-India Program in Belgium that will take place from 28th September until 2nd of October 2015. This year, AWEX, India Welcome Office and ADN organize in cooperation with Indian partner institutions (FIIT Delhi, IIT Delhi, Scitech Park of the University of Pune and ISBA) the fourth edition dedicated to investments in the environmental technologies, telecommunications and the life sciences.


For this new edition, the jury honored the creativity and selected the following companies to come in September to meet with the Belgian companies:


AEON COMMUNICATION  is a building a platform to upgrade existing coaxial cable from "One Way" to "Two Way" data transmission and to tremendously enhance the speed of customer acquisition.  


 IGRENENERGI  is developing products such as optimizer for use in solar installations and "Optimizing-Inverter" for maximizing economic benefits for stake-holders in Solar Energy.


EKAM ECO SOLUTIONS focuses on developing sustainable products and technologies in the domain of water and sanitation in order to avoid pollution and promote water abundance.


SWATANTRA POWER builds power products such as Lead Acid Batteries, sine wave inverters, Power Saver, Battery Life Enhancer… and uses Sinewave Technology, DSP Technology Conversion Technology to offer a seamless and transparent delivery of AC power.


SEAGULL BIOSOLUTIONS is a young biotechnology company developing novel and highly innovative biological therapies. Its aim is for its technology and products to be the basis of new affordable vaccines and therapeutics for the especially in India and for the good of mankind.


The companies will participate in an intensive five day program. They will have B2B meetings with Walloon and Belgian industry experts, company visits and will pitch their companies during Investor Forum. They will also be invited to networking events and pitching sessions to maximize their visibility.

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Should you be interested to meet one of these companies please send us a request:  i.jurisic@awex.be Let us meet!

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Edison vs. Tesla

Edison vs. Tesla | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Celebrated inventor Thomas Edison goes to war with his former assistant, Nikola Tesla, to determine who will power the world with electric light.
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How the Internet of Things is already helping keep planes in the air

How the Internet of Things is already helping keep planes in the air | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things (IoT) is being used to drive better decision making and detect faults before they cause an aircraft to be grounded

Via Peter Verschuere
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Innovators Under 35 Belgium

Innovators Under 35 Belgium | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
We would like to share an exciting opportunity for all young Belgians working to change the world. Innovators Under 35 is the leading global community of innovators, pioneers and social changemaker...
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Excellent initiative !!! You rock!! Our Tech Department has so many changemakers  to nominate for the MIT Tech Review! 

 

 

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