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March-20-19
Innovation Newsletter
 
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Toyota's Moon Car
 
This pressurized self-driving rover will let humans explore the moon from the year 2029 onwards.
 
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BOOKS
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The Seven Deadly Sins of Innovation
 
By: Mat Shore


 
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VIDEOS
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Tilting Rotor Tires
 
With flying cars in mind, the Aero tiltrotor tire concept can transition from the road to the skies.
 
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Cooling Without Chemicals
An innovative refrigerant system powered by artificial muscles can cool the air three times more efficiently than conventional methods.
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Turn your Smartphone into a Workstation
The NuDock charger allows you to connect your phone to a screen, a mouse, a keyboard, an SD card, an game controller, another phone.
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PATENT FOR SALE

Infant to Adult Adjustable Car Seat

This patented adjustable car seat is prime for integration into new vehicles as an optional upgrade. The adjustable seat settings will accommodate all growth stages including infants in carriers, while the default setting remains comfortable for any adult.

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INVENTION FOR SALE

Open End Ratchet Wrench

Double action compound ratchet wrench, short 30 degree handle movement. Positive grip. One wrench size fits metric and standard. While working in tight spaces the wrench does not have to come off the bolt to get the next grip. Compound leverage, will not slip, the harder you pull the tighter it gets.

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Open Air Solutions for India’s Pollution Problem
The Collaborative Clean Air Policy Center, India
The National Clean Air Crowdsourcing Competition was seeking solutions to India's pollution levels – the highest in the world. The winning team proposed an efficient rechargeable electric bicycle with in-house sensors and control system and an innovative mechanical power transmissin mechanism using bevel gears.
 
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Techspo Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada • May-16-17, 2019
Bringing together developers, brands, marketers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in technology.
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Ocean Plastic Challenge
Deadline: Jun-11-19
Three tracks to solve: Design alternatives to single-use plastics, communicate need for action, supply chain innovation. $500,000
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What Sets the Most Effective Innovators Apart

By Omar Abbosh, Vedrana Savic, Michael Moore

Innovation spending has declined because many companies, under pressure to show that they can disrupt a market (or to stave off disruption), are pursuing innovation haphazardly. Some have even argued that innovation spending and activities are often exercises in corporate image-building rather than attempts to increase productivity or performance. No wonder companies are disappointed by their results. However, 31 companies have increased their spending on innovation by more than 50% and are "very satisfied" with the results. What did they do differently?

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Photonic Propulsion
Researchers have found a way to levitate and propel objects using only light that could lead to sending a spacecraft to the nearest star in just 20 years.
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Gender Neutral AI
In this gender complex world, linguists have developed "Q" the first genderless voice, in an attempt to make AI more inclusive and less stereotypical.
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Phillip Brumm
 
developed a novel maltodextrin product, and then transferred technology to corn products.
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– Margaret Mead

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