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Creativity and Enterprise: Finding Business Opportunity in Gaming

Creativity and Enterprise: Finding Business Opportunity in Gaming | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Mobile game developer and techpreneur, Muoyo Okome earned a computer science degree from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. Founder of the AWP Network, Mary Olushoga, first met Okome in 2004 while serving as members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Several years later, we are happy to reconnect with him to learn about what inspired him to start his business and to gain more insight into his company.

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TSMC Preps for 3nm Risk Production

TSMC Preps for 3nm Risk Production | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said this week that it would significantly increase its capital expenditures this year as it needs to build and equip new fabs to ramp up its existing and next-generation leading-edge process technologies. Demand for advanced fabrication nodes is on the rise. In Q4 2020, revenue for N5 (5 nm) and N7 (7 nm) technologies accounted for nearly half of TSMC's revenue, so it makes a great sense for the manufacturer to continue investing in leading-edge capacities. Furthermore, as Apple and Intel plan to increase orders to TSMC, the foundry will also need more capacity.

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Last-mile-delivery startup Budbee raises €52m

Last-mile-delivery startup Budbee raises €52m | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Budbee has made a point of trying to show that its deliveries are more sustainable than other logistics operators — something that has become more important to brand and customers in recent years.

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Tianjin researchers develop fully-3D printed modular pipe-climbing soft robot

Tianjin researchers develop fully-3D printed modular pipe-climbing soft robot | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

The single-piece device features a series of soft bending mechanisms and modular grippers, that allow it to flexibly climb oddly-shaped infrastructure. Given that pipeline breaks often lead to production delays, and many firms still inspect them manually, the team’s bots could represent a new, more efficient alternative.

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Simple Ideas for Creating An Effective Ad (That Works!)

Simple Ideas for Creating An Effective Ad (That Works!) | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Small businesses are making good use of video, online tools and social media for advertising, learn how to begin creating an effective ad for yourself.

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Thai University Turns Old Smartphones Into Microscopes for Students

Thai University Turns Old Smartphones Into Microscopes for Students | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Chulalongkorn University, in cooperation with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, will retrofit 500 old smartphones donated by Thai Samsung Electrics, Co., Ltd. with CU Smart Lens invented by Professor Sanong Akasit, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, and turn them into microscopes.

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First Ultrafast Nano 3D Printer Installed at Medical University of Vienna – UpNano – high-resolution 3D printing

First Ultrafast Nano 3D Printer Installed at Medical University of Vienna – UpNano – high-resolution 3D printing | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

The first ultrafast nano 3D printer NanoOne has been installed and successfully put into operation at Medical University of Vienna in October as part of a project called Additive Manufacturing for Medical Research M3dRES). The technology for the printer is from Austria and was developed by scientists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) working with UpNano, a spinoff of the university. It sets an entirely new benchmark in high-resolution 3D printing.

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UpNano announces successful NanoOne market debut, with new sales staff and upsized offices

UpNano announces successful NanoOne market debut, with new sales staff and upsized offices | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Vienna-based two photon polymerization (2PP) specialist UpNano has announced a successful market debut for its first commercial 3D printer – the NanoOne.
The TU Wien spin-out has already secured several customers across both industry and academia, recently doubling its headquarter floor space and appointing a new Head of Global Sales, Henrik Åkesson.

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3D Printing in Ophthalmology – From Optical Coherence Tomography to Bioprinting a Human Cornea

3D Printing in Ophthalmology – From Optical Coherence Tomography to Bioprinting a Human Cornea | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, has penetrated virtually every industry in existence today. Despite its very mechanical and industrial roots, the technology is also rampant in almost all aspects of the medical sector. Ophthalmology, which relates to the treatment of eye disorders, is no exception to this. We’ve seen everything from 3D printed corrective lenses to additively manufactured optics for ophthalmic imaging devices. On the surgical side of things, we’ve even been witness to 3D printed implants and transplantable corneas.

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Massively Parallel Cantilever-Free Atomic Force Microscopy

Massively Parallel Cantilever-Free Atomic Force Microscopy | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

We show that massively parallel AFM with >1000 probes is possible through the combination of a cantilever-free probe architecture and a scalable optical method for detecting probe–sample contact. Specifically, optically reflective conical probes on a comparatively compliant film are found to comprise a distributed optical lever that translates probe motion into an optical signal that provides sub-10 nm vertical precision. The scalability of this approach makes it well suited for imaging applications that require high resolution over large areas.

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Focused Electron Beam-Based 3D Nanoprinting for Scanning Probe Microscopy: A Review

Focused Electron Beam-Based 3D Nanoprinting for Scanning Probe Microscopy: A Review | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) has become an essential surface characterization technique in research and development. By concept, SPM performance crucially depends on the quality of the nano-probe element, in particular, the apex radius. Now, with the development of advanced SPM modes beyond morphology mapping, new challenges have emerged regarding the design, morphology, function, and reliability of nano-probes. To tackle these challenges, versatile fabrication methods for precise nano-fabrication are needed. Aside from well-established technologies for SPM nano-probe fabrication, focused electron beam-induced deposition (FEBID) has become increasingly relevant in recent years, with the demonstration of controlled 3D nanoscale deposition and tailored deposit chemistry.

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French startups to watch in 2021

French startups to watch in 2021 | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

It's a mixture of the big and the small, the well known and the under the radar. But all are making waves. Keep reading below and stay informed about Europe’s new economy!

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Superintelligent AI Cannot be Controlled, Report Warns

Superintelligent AI Cannot be Controlled, Report Warns | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

That's the question posed by the people at Max Planck Society in their recently published research. The answer: with today's technology, we'd pretty much have to stand by and watch ourselves be obliterated. That's why the researchers propose developing what they refer to as a "containment algorithm" that simulates the dangerous behavior of a superintelligent AI and prevents it from doing anything harmful.

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Interesting work, with Arnold Schwarzenegger as project manager!

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Out-of-the-Box Cloud Governance, Security and Compliance for Financial Services Firms

Out-of-the-Box Cloud Governance, Security and Compliance for Financial Services Firms | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Cloud computing has become a major enabler for Financial Services transformation, driving faster innovation, creating simpler customer experiences, and returning significant cost savings. However, cloud presents new governance, security, and compliance challenges, which most firms are ill-equipped to manage.

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Can gravitational waves be detected by radio telescopes?

Can gravitational waves be detected by radio telescopes? | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Two theoretical physicists from DESY and CERN are now proposing a new approach to detect gravitational waves using a totally different type of observations: according to their calculations, which are published in Physical Review Letters ("Potential of radio telescopes as high-frequency gravitational wave detectors"), parts of the waves should have converted to radio waves on their journey through the Universe, which might be measured by future radio telescopes.

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Blockchain for Dummies

Blockchain for Dummies | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

‘Whereas most technologies tend to automate workers on the periphery doing menial tasks, blockchains automate away the center. Instead of putting the taxi driver out of a job, blockchain puts Uber out of a job and lets the taxi drivers work with the customer directly’

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Blockchain. It’s so hard to understand it! As the Bitcoin is sky high above $40.000, anyone to explain why it has increased so much in the past month? Here is an explanation for dummies, 2 minute read to better capture what this is all about.

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How Chinese Companies Disrupt Through Business Model Innovation

How Chinese Companies Disrupt Through Business Model Innovation | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Experts continue to debate whether Chinese businesses are truly disruptive. For some industries in the West, this question appears a bit ridiculous. The American textile and apparel industries, for example, will tell you that the evidence can be found in the blood on the floor — their blood, on what used to be their floor. American and European metals industries and producers of wind turbines and solar panels will echo that same impression.

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Morocco's UM6P, MIT Launch Joint Program for Youth Entrepreneurship

Morocco's UM6P, MIT Launch Joint Program for Youth Entrepreneurship | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

In addition to providing international expertise and mentorship, the curriculum follows a hands-on pedagogy. By providing a number of entrepreneurs with funding of up to MAD 250,000 ($28,320) the goal is to help each startup develop a prototype and find its first customers.
Adnane Alaoui Soulimani, the program manager at UMP6, explained that the program is designed to be a start-up incubator and an opportunity for students to “express their creativity and unleash their energies.”

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Business Model Innovation In China: Digging Out New-To-The-World Features

Business Model Innovation In China: Digging Out New-To-The-World Features | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

There is a widespread perception that Chinese companies are not good at creating novel products and services. But in the arenas of digital businesses, Chinese companies have become highly successful. Thus, we take business model innovation as an entry point to dig out the reasons behind the success. We analyzed 137 suggested innovative business models in detail to investigate new-to-the-world features, yielding an overview of business model innovation in China. Based on these cases, we propose a theoretical framework to show how innovative features can prompt successful BMI. We summarize the lessons to be learned from BMI in China.

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Eyoto, a Birmingham-based startup that's changing the way eye care services are delivered, bags £2.5M funding

Eyoto, a Birmingham-based startup that's changing the way eye care services are delivered, bags £2.5M funding | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Founded by James Wolffsohn, and Mark Dunne, Eyoto aims to tackle various problems in the optical industry through advanced technology, with a specialty in image processing, computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and ophthalmic user interface design.
Notably, the Birmingham-based company has already demonstrated success with its eMap product range which conducts rapid and detailed surface inspections of glasses for retailers and manufacturers.

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Why The EU Shouldn't Directly Invest In Startups

Why The EU Shouldn't Directly Invest In Startups | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

The pandemic has accelerated the transition to a more digital economy, and Europe fears lagging even further behind. It has also inspired governments to insist on the importance of ‘digital sovereignty’, whereby we should make sure that essential digital services are supplied by European companies rather than foreign ones.

But the announcement that €3bn would be deployed by the European Innovation Council Fund and that it would be taking large direct stakes in European startups generated pushback from several tech personalities.

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Rich Europeans Need To Invest 10% Of Their Wealth In Tech

Rich Europeans Need To Invest 10% Of Their Wealth In Tech | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

BMW invests extensively in startups through its BMW iVentures fund, and BMW heiress Susanna Klatten has stakes in wind power group Nordex and carbon fibre company SGL Group. L’Oreal runs an innovation lab programme together with Founders Factory and Station F, and bought augmented reality company Modiface in 2018. But most of its investments are more beauty than tech. And these examples are more the exception than the rule.

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Deliveroo moves to 100 more towns, doubles dark kitchens

Deliveroo moves to 100 more towns, doubles dark kitchens | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

The new sites will include Yeovil, Bangor, East Kilbride, King’s Lynn, Scarborough, Llanelli and Exmouth. The company will also expand its grocery offering — now the fastest-growing area of the business — and double the amount of ‘dark kitchens’ it operates worldwide.

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How To Hire The Right Team For Your Corporate Startup

How To Hire The Right Team For Your Corporate Startup | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

An excellent way to start is by envisioning the kind of company culture you want to create, the goals you want to achieve and the resources you’ll need to get there. Choose your candidates based on the growth path they see for the new venture as well as the support they’ll need to get there.

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The first thing you need to know is that the team you hire to run a corporate-backed startup is inherently different from the team staffing the corporate innovation department.

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Latvia is the most “startup friendly" country in the world

Latvia is the most “startup friendly" country in the world | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

The campaign ranks countries based on their stock option policies — which allow startup employees the right to purchase their company’s stock at a certain price. Stock option friendly policies make it easier for startups to hire, retain talent and ultimately grow.

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Dedicated Business Model Innovation Units: Do They Work?

Dedicated Business Model Innovation Units: Do They Work? | Innovating to what's next... | Scoop.it

Business model innovation (BMI) provides enormous opportunities to multinational corporations (MNCs). Consequently, some MNCs have created dedicated BMI units. Yet, research only provides limited guidance and lacks empirical evidence on the implementation of BMI processes in a corporate environment through dedicated units. Accordingly, the main goal of the research is to shed light on understanding the role (s) of a dedicated BMI unit and how it interacts with the existing businesses to help them identify, evaluate or implement new business models.

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