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July-10-19
Innovation Newsletter
 
IdeaConnection Innovation Newsletter
 


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Dragonfly Drone
 
In 2026 NASA will launch an eight-rotor drone helicopter to fly on Saturn's moon, Titan. It should arrive at its destination in 2034.
 
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BOOKS
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The Ramifications of Innovation Singularity
 
Questioning the rush to acceptance.

By: Mark P. Dangelo
 
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VIDEOS
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Aina Ring
 
Using AI to learn your habits, Aina brings up the right shortcut to let you make calls, payments, unlock devices, and more.
 
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Executive Assistant Fiona McCafferty
Welcoming Fiona

IdeaConnection is pleased to announce the addition of Fiona McCafferty to our core team! She holds the position of Executive Assistant to the President, and is responsible for developing new client contacts.

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Heartprint
The Jetson laser can identify a person from their heartbeat using laser vibrometry, eliminating the need for facial recognition technology.
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Hair Farm
Using a specialized 3D-printed mold, researchers have developed a way to grow hair follicles in the lab that can then be transplanted to a patient.
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PATENT FOR SALE

EasyBag

Easybag is a special designed transport bag that lets the customer carry pizza, soda and sauce with one hand. There is room for soda, and special pockets on the side for sauce and napkins. This gives the customer a free hand to operate doors, cell phones or get by other obstacles on their way - without problems.

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PATENT FOR SALE

Memory Foam Orthopedic Pet Bed

This patent for a memory foam pet bed eliminates all pressure points, offering the ultimate in comfort and support. The patent claims 4 components of the pet bed: 1) a layer of quality memory foam; 2) a layer of supporting foam to prevent “bottoming out”; 3) a protective liner – which protects the foam from liquids, stains, and odors; and 4) an outer washable fabric cover.

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Solving Societal Challenges with Open Innovation
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) recently ran the Living Progress Challenge (LPC), an open innovation contest that tasked entrepreneurs across the globe with creating software applications and digital services to improve lives. The winning ideas included combating the global illegal fishing trade, transforming how people find volunteering opportunies, matching mentors and mentees, and a record keeping app for community-based savings groups.
 
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Open Data Science Conference
San Francisco, CA, USA • Oct-29 to Nov-01, 2019
Learn the latest AI & data science topics, tools, and languages from some of the best and brightest minds in the field.
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Waves to Water
Deadline: Sep-11-19
Submit your ideas to develop wave powered desalination systems for the Waves to Water challenge.
$2,500,000
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The Upside of Losing Innovative Employees to Competitors

By Stefan Wagner, Martin Goossen

Our research suggests that companies might actually benefit from certain employees going to work for others in the same space. We found that these employees act as “bridges” and facilitate more collaborations between their past and present employers. Having people familiar with both sides can facilitate decision-making and lead to better partnerships.

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Metabolic Data Storage
Researchers have successfully stored data in artificial metbolic molecules, which are smaller than DNA, don't require energy, and are very stable.
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Beanless Coffee
Atomo is a "molecular coffee" created without harvesting a single coffee bean, that mimics the mouthfeel, body, aroma and color of coffee.
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INNOVATIVE PEOPLE
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Rob Randelman
 
designed and built optical sensors for the environment and process control in many industries.
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– Diane Deacon

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