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EU Human Brain Project (HBE) Entrepreneurship in Neuroscience Workshop 17-19-Jul-2017 | Villa Toskana, Leimen, Germany

This “hackathon” style workshop completes and complements the online course on Intellectual Property Rights, Translation and Exploitation of Research. Students will work in small groups around joint applied research ideas in Neuroscience that the students will offer and conceive by themselves. The participants will study how to advance their ideas from the lab to market, understand the needs, the target population, patentability options and how to build a business model. Finally, they will present their ideas to industry and academy experts. The workshop is a hands-on unique experience of diving into the entrepreneurial world, learning how to advance the science into the next step...

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Aging Ventures and Silver-Tech — A Global Megatrend Guest Post by Dov Sugarman, an Expert in Senior Care Technology

In 2015, there were approximately 1.6 billion people in the world aged 50-plus, yet by 2050, this number is projected to double. The aging of society poses both challenges and opportunities to governments and private sector companies alike and is having a transformative impact, economically and socially. The past couple of years has seen the creation of several dedicated funds targeting investments in companies developing innovative solutions for seniors, and even Silicon Valley's most famous venture capitalists have begun betting on the “silver tech” niche. Read a guest post by Dov Sugarman, an expert in senior care technology.

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How do Accelerators and Incubator Funds Fit into the Venture Ecosystem?

Are accelerators and incubator funds essential for every new industry? According to Dr. Simone Botti, Head of a bio-incubator fund at MS Ventures, the answer is no. For some industries, like mobile apps or internet economies, incubators may not be a necessity, but just a way to come by more people and more ideas. This is because the marketing time for these is so quick, that an incubator is not crucial.

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From Hunters to Scientists How Deep Innovation is Revolutionizing the Meat Industry

从猎人转变为科学家 The surge in meat consumption paired with a growing world population has led to an increasing demand for animal protein. The current meat industry, that grows crops to feed animals, will not be able to produce sufficient quantities. Through Deep Innovation and the creation of lab-cultured meat, meat-lovers will have a delicious option of superior quality without having to sacrifice the meat eating experience

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