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EU Human Brain Project (HBE) Entrepreneurship in Neuroscience Workshop

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

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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Get Ready for CIV2017HK

In this special CIV2017HK pre-conference update you will find useful information for our attendees and participants, some Hong Kong highlights and a preview video of what promises to be the best venture conference of the year. See you in Hong Kong - 22-26 April 2017!

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Mobileye: A Feather in Jerusalem’s Venture Cap

莫比莱 (Mobileye):耶路撒冷风险投资的荣誉 Everyone’s excited about the acquisition of Mobileye by Intel. At US$15.3 billion, Intel’s purchase of Mobileye is the largest exit in Israel's high-tech industry to date. Read a post by Nathan Zeldes depicting the connection between the university venture that created "Mobileye", and the city venture that enabled it to flourish and succeed in Jerusalem, Israel - an emerging tech hub. Find out more about the Jerusalem venture ecosystem in an in-depth article from the coming issue of CVR.

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Dealing With Political Change

处理政治变革 This article provides new and actionable understanding of the London venture community’s ability to survive, or even thrive, in a post-Brexit context. This article examines the durability of key components of London’s Venture Fabric: availability of talent, access to capital across stages and the density of network required to make startups scale. Insights are based upon primary data collected through a survey of London-based entrepreneurs, asking how Brexit has affected staffing, funding and the vibrancy of the capital’s venture network.

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