A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week.
- What the State of the Union Means for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
For all of us concerned about the future of the American economy and the creation of quality jobs in the United States, the President’s State of the Union hit on some important notes.
- Universities Should Cultivate Startup Environments
A recent study has highlighted how ineffectual it is for universities to patent their discoveries. The study shows that the patents do not show a sufficient return on investment to make the technology transfer office of a university worth funding.
- Crowdsourcing in 2014: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
At the onset of 2014 we find crowdsourcing where cloud was just a few short years ago — widely discussed, unevenly adopted and on the cusp of widespread industry impact. Similarly, we will see crowdsourcing experience hypergrowth but also leave some damaged bystanders that were caught up in the hype and mislead (aka private cloud circa 2006-7).
- Palestine's Only Startup Accelerator, Fast Forward, Announces Its Second Class
Palestine’s first startup accelerator, Fast Forward, announced its second class on January 20th. The new group of startups focuses on tech-based solutions to a variety of issues, ranging from digital music distribution to bringing the cash economy into the digital age.
- Enough Is Enough, Silicon Valley Must End Its Elitism and Arrogance
Washington Post: Innovations
When computers were just for nerds and large corporations, Silicon Valley’s elite could get away with arrogance, insularity and sexism. They were building products for people that looked just like them. Now, technology is everywhere.