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What is De-Know-Polization?

The 20th-century monopoly that universities had on knowledge is being attacked. Watch a 2-minute trailer, where Prof. Yesha Sivan explains the concept - an excerpt from an interview of Prof. Yesha Sivan to Benjamin Butler (Emerging Future)

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The Role Of Ventures In Strengthening The Fabric Of The City The case of Chennai

A city can support ventures... and should, because ventures return the favor in ways you might not expect. This article by CIV International Research Affiliate Thillai Rajan A., and Vikram Kapur, shows how the presence of venture can energize the hosting city, leading to a virtuous symbiotic equilibrium. It uses as a case study the South Indian city of Chennai, founded in 1639, which is one of the thriving metropolitan cities of India today, presented in an insightful paper and a CIV City Case.

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Corporate Innovation and Corporate Venture Capital 2017 – Lessons from the Startup Nation 11-May-2017 @ WHU Dusseldorf

Though a small country, Israel has one of the world's most vibrant and innovative tech sectors and boasts more startups per capita than any other country in the world. An increasing number of German corporates have ventured into Israel to buy a window into this powerful talent pool and tech cluster. This was the focus of the upcoming Corporate Innovation and Corporate Venture Capital 2017 event, held on 11-May-2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The event featured internationally-renowned speakers, including Prof. Eli Talmor, Chair of the Coller Institute of Venture; Joerg Rheinboldt, CEO of Axel Springer Plug&Play Accelerator; Dr. Paolo Bavaj of Henkel; and Prof. Hossam Haick of the Technion Find out more and read relevant city cases inside.

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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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