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Managing Research in a Profit-Focused Company

Profit-focused companies need to deliver and sell their products in order to sustain themselves. How can they do it while maintaining, at the same time, bold and innovative research pathways potentially leading to future progress. Oded Cohn, Head of the IBM Israel Research Lab, explains in a short video interview to CIV.

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What Impact Can an Investor Have on a New Venture?

According to Prof. Elisa Alvarez-Garrido from Georgia State University, even ventures who know a lot about where they’re heading can still benefit much from investors. “They also need a lot of help with other things. Corporate Venture Capitalists do not only lend them the money but also help them figure out the issues about their regulation, for instance.” Prof. Alvarez-Garrido …

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Strengthening the Link Between Industry and Innovation

“The connection between industry and innovation is very important and needs to be strong,” says Prof. Tau Xu from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in a video interview to CIV. He thinks there are two main ways in which the connection needs to happen. First, Xu thinks that the companies should provide the needs of the market to the scientists, …

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CIV Represented at the Xin Forum in Tsinghua University

The Tsinghua Xin Center hosted its fourth annual Forum on September 13- 14, 2017. This year's theme focused on health and sustainable development and explored the new approaches for the growth and challenges in the healthcare industry. The Forum has been a thriving platform to connect research institutions, enterprises, investors, high-tech incubators, and governments to achieve the ultimate goal of reforming the new business structure.

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