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Robotic Olympics
 
Robot helpers will be depoloyed at the 2020 Olympics to perform tasks such as retrieving javelins, and bringing refreshments to guests.
 
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BOOKS
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Raise your
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21 ways to think differently during times of change.

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VIDEOS
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Surviving Climate Change
 
Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered a gene that could make plants more resistant to climate change.
 
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Smart Contacts
Using dielectric elastomer films that can be deformed, researchers have devised a contact lens that can zoom in and out at the blink of an eye.
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Wearable AC
Sony’s Reon Pocket wearable air conditioner invention slips into the back of a t-shirt to keep the wearer cool and comfortable.
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PATENT FOR SALE

Axillary Support Device for Shower Stalls

The invention is an axillary support device for a handicapped user of a common shower stall. It is intended for people who are only able to carry out limited movements, in particular with reference to the lower limbs.

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PATENT FOR SALE

Peer to Peer Cash Pick Up via ATM

Cashvivo is a mobile payment service that allows you to send cash to anyone in a matter of seconds using just your smart phone. All you need is the CashVivo app, and access to a compatible ATM in your area.

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Solving Challenges with Internal Hackathons
Siemens Wind Power, Germany
“In only 48 hours, we have achieved the same as we would normally do in 2 years”. That was the conclusion of the jury of the Siemens Wind Power: Engineering Hackathon. This was an internal open innovation event where the company brought together their most talented engineers to work for 48 hours on a concrete technical challenge.
 
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Changemakers
Malta • Oct 9-11, 2019
Business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, CEOs , policy makers, founders, and researchers meet to network, learn and share innovation best practices.
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Terraton Challenge
Deadline: Oct-01-19
Develop solutions that remove 1 trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and use it to enrich agricultural soils. $60,000
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4 Questions that will Make You a Better Innovator

By Greg Satell

We like to think that innovation is about ideas, but it’s really about solving problems. In order to surface problems, you need to ask questions, which is why Steve’s businesses started doing better when he got out of the building to talk to customers. The better questions you ask, the better problems you can identify. Here are 4 questions that will help you do that.

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Human-Animal Hybrids
With the goal of growing customised human organs in animals, Japan has approved research that would bring human-animal embryos to term.
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AI Patents?
Scientists and lawyers are fighting with patent offices claiming that the algorithm that designs a new product should be named as its inventor.
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Robert Gruetzmacher
 
invented and developed a photopolymer based flexographic printing plate.

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"There are always two criteria for creativity. It has to be original, and it has to be appropriate in some context of human endeavor."
– Keith Sawyer

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