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June-27-18
Innovation Newsletter
 
IdeaConnection Innovation Newsletter
 


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OI Approach to Beer Making
 
A new beer called "Open Sourcery" has been developed completely based on feedback from the online crowd.
 
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BOOKS
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Dream Teams
 
Working together without falling apart.

By: Shane Snow


 
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VIDEOS
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Autonomous Modular Robots
 
An autonomous robotic system can re-configure itself and build structures that allow it to complete tasks.
 
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Stealth Sheet
The ultrathin, lightweight, black silicon-based stealth sheet can hide heat signatures, or present a false heat signature to look like a different object.
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Crumple-able Keyboard
This keyboard prototype make of a sheet of Ecoflex silicon rubber embedded with piezoresistive carbon nanotubes, can be crumpled up and put in your pocket.
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Water Chair with Attachments

The most relaxing and comfortable way to enjoy warm and sunny days in the water and stay cool doing it. Our unique multi-use in-water chair easily attaches to the side of swimming pools allowing for comfortable, upright sitting in the water and easily converts to a relaxing upright or reclining "zero gravity" flotation chair.

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Automated Shower Hub X 100

X 100 is an elegant vertical design which does not consume great space in the bathroom and is 20 times faster that the avarage shower. It offers a quick shower to the user without requiring great effort. The internal cylindrical design makes it possible to shower in only 1.5 minutes, which makes it very convenient for the modern man.

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Data Analytics to Support Learning and Teaching
Education Sector, USA
The annual Learning Analytics Hackathon sponsored by the University of British Columbia is an opportunity for students, researchers and other interested parties to explore how data can empower students and improve the processes of teaching and learning. The 2018 event attracted more than 100 participants who were given access to anonymized open learning data from Harvard and the Open University (UK).
 
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ChainXChange Blockchain Super Expo
Las Vegas, NV, USA • Aug 13-15, 2018
An event for startups and large corporations, connecting you or your company to qualified BC & AI developers, educators and industry experts.
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Aegon Hackathon
Deadline: Sep-20-18
We are looking for resolute and disruptive ideas to ensure people, where ever they may reside, have the opportunity and tools needed to live healthy and dignified lives. €36,000
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Open Innovation may just make all the Difference to Innovation Practices

By H. James Wilson, Paul R. Daugherty

Open innovation is currently at the forefront of strategy within the business world. The act of disseminating innovation practices throughout a company and opening it up to other organizations has been hailed as a breakout method, a marked move away from the traditional "innovation team" focus, where, in theory, creative, innovative thought tumbles from one specific department to others. So, why is open innovation being hailed as the holy grail for business?

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Microlasers
Smaller than a red blood cell, these light emitting "microlasers" could be used to control neuron activity, which may help with brain diseases.
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Robots with Soul?
Can machines achieve consciousness? Will we ever develop the technology that would give artificial intelligence a soul, or a soul-function?
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