This state of water was previously believed to be possible at the high-pressure cores of large celestial bodies such as Jupiter.
Currently, around 95% of hydrogen production is what is called “grey”, including that being used at the Tokyo Olympics. It is made by reacting natural gas with high-temperature steam. This is the cheapest way to manufacture hydrogen but produces loads of CO2. In fact, it has been calculated that producing 1kg of hydrogen by this method will generate 9.3kg of CO2, which is actually more than the 9.1kg of CO2 produced by burning a gallon of gasoline, usually considered to have a similar energy value. Taking Toyota’s original Mirai as the benchmark, 1kg of hydrogen can provide about 60 miles of range. That equates to around 97g of CO2 per km, which is good but hardly zero emissions. It’s about the same as that produced by a Toyota Yaris hybrid.
Circular economy (CE) and digitalisation are the two megatrends that are shaping the 21st century, influencing the way economy, society and the environment develop and interact. For a long time, these two trends have been seen as divergent or even conflicting. On the one hand, our world is becoming more and more digital. Digitalisation saturates and changes almost every aspect of our lives. And on the other side, it is becoming ever more apparent that the way we live and do business is having a negative impact on our planet. It is obvious that we cannot continue as we have so far; we need more sustainable development in all areas of life.
The global population is increasing at a steep rate, far outpacing available resources in the traditional “take-make-waste” approach of the linear economy. This is why there is a shift towards a circular economy. Solutions that aim to reduce waste and the use of new raw materials enable establishing a closed-loop economy. Thus, circular economy solutions turn waste into resources and extend the life of products and materials. While recycling, reusing, and repairing have been around for a long time, startups and smart cities are turning to technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain to advance the circular economy.
Dott — one of three companies chosen by TfL to bring this eco-friendly, ultra-convenient mode of transportation to the capital — is inviting anyone who's curious about its blue-hued two-wheeled beauties for a complimentary whizz around west London.
Intrapreneurship means to act like an entrepreneur within your own company. While entrepreneurs themselves often start and run their own companies, intrapreneurs are those who innovate within an existing organization. Their characteristics are that of someone who is self-motivated, proactive, committed to innovating, and is passionate about providing higher value for their employer.
Tourné vers l’expérience client, l’opérateur américain met son expertise du Wifi adaptatif au service des fournisseurs d’accès à Internet (FAI). La technologie Plume optimise les performances des bandes passantes et la qualité des connexions, première source de satisfaction des abonnés.
If you have launched a campaign or two already, this article can be a helpful roadmap for ways you might like to improve your future challenges, help them run smoothly, and get the types of interaction and participation you’re hoping for.
Corporate venture funds have become popular over the last few years, especially as some of the established ones such as RBVC and BMW iVentures have achieved portfolio performance that rivals that of the top VC firms.
Le Corporate Venture permet d’innover, d’être agile et de tester de nouvelles technologies grâce à des partenariats avec des startups. L’entreprise peut s’appuyer sur les startups qui peuvent lancer plus facilement de nouveaux services sur de nouveaux marchés, analyser les effets et ajuster après avoir collecté les premiers feedbacks. Par exemple, une compagnie d’assurance a investi dans une startups analysant les profils Facebook afin d’ajuster le prix de l’assurance (avec le consentement de l’utilisateur). Pour l’assureur, cela aurait été trop risqué en termes d’image de lancer ce produit sous sa propre marque. Toutefois, sur le fond, cette technologie peut lui permettre d’anticiper les risques systémiques qui pourraient avoir un impact important sur la façon dont il se réassure.
These next-gen businesses leverage modern technologies and disrupted business conventions while developing a hybrid business model that focuses on augmenting customer experience at every touchpoint of the customer journey. By breaking conventional business norms, they introduced a new category of sustainable excellence and bookmarked domains that other start-up ventures soon began exploring
A fully implantable, bioresorbable pacemaker has been developed that’s capable of sustaining heart rhythms in animal and human donor hearts before disappearing over 5-7 weeks. Temporary pacing devices are frequently used after cardiac surgery but rely on bulky external generators and transcutaneous pacing leads that run the risk of becoming infected or dislodged and can damage the heart when removed if they’re enveloped in fibrotic tissue.
Les stimulateurs cardiaques temporaires sont fréquemment utilisés après une chirurgie cardiaque, mais ils se composent d’un générateur externe encombrant et d’électrodes transcutanées qui peuvent s’infecter ou se déplacer. Leur extraction peut également endommager le cœur lorsqu’elles se retrouvent enveloppées dans du tissu fibreux. Développé par John A. Rodgers et son équipe (Simpson Querrey Institute for Bioelectronics, Université Northwestern, Chicago, Etats-Unis), le stimulateur cardiaque expérimental est ultra fin et ne comporte ni fil, ni batterie. Il est constitué de matériaux biocompatibles, solubles dans l’eau, ce qui permet d’éviter les nombreux inconvénients liés à l’utilisation d’un stimulateur temporaire conventionnel.
Companies such as Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and Tesla have been opening up to cryptocurrency payments for some time now. Soon to join the ranks would be the world's largest e-commerce player, Amazon. In a recent job posting, the company has stated that they're looking for Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead, Business Insider reported. This could be a signal for a shift in Amazon's policy about not accepting digital currencies as a payment option.
What’s the best way to approach innovation? Should you have a hackathon, a design sprint, or maybe a brainstorming session? Should you start an ideation process to find the next best thing, or should you gather ideas to improve your products? These are just some of the most common questions we hear from innovators.
In the previous post, we gave an overview of the Open Innovation Methods Matrix below, and defined the varying degrees of openness (the X-axis) and the different stages of open innovation (the Y-axis). In this post we describe the range of methods, together with examples, and how they can be applied.
When it comes to open innovation, knowing where to start or what to do next can often be the hardest decision. This uncertainty leads to inaction and missed opportunities. To counter this, we have produced a simple tool (below), which is based on our range of practical experience, to show the most common and relevant methods to successfully innovate openly.
In late 2019, Russia adopted the "sovereign internet law," which gave the government the power to disconnect from the global internet in the face of an emergency and foreign attacks. Specifically, the law requires ISPs to install "deep packet inspection" network equipment capable of identifying the source of traffic and filtering content. The law also stipulates that tests like this be carried out annually.
The number and size of later stage deals is growing fast; but the number of early stage deals, and the amount of capital invested at an early stage, is declining, data shows. In the UK, Europe’s largest startup ecosystem, the number of first-time deals has been declining since 2018, according to a report from SFC Capital and Beauhurst.
Perhaps the most commonly-cited statistic about family businesses is their failure rates. Most articles or speeches about family businesses start with some version of the “three-generation rule,” which suggests that most don’t survive beyond three generations. But that perception could not be further from the truth. The data suggests that, on average, family businesses last far longer than a typical public company does. Far from being doomed to failure, family businesses across the world will continue to be a leading source of jobs and economic growth for years to come.
Too often, business review meetings — in which executives and stakeholders hear project or performance updates from managers and staff — are run like theater productions. Enormous amounts of time and effort go into creating the impression that all is well and that any problems are well on their way to being overcome. But these anodyne meetings leave little chance that serious problems and gaps will be discussed and addressed. To keep initiatives on track and solving the actual problems that organizations and their customers face, leaders need to update their approach to review meetings in three ways: 1) Create their agendas to be about the future, not a review of the past; 2) Create a culture of safety around bringing up challenging ideas and problems, and 3) Rigorously review each review meeting in order to improve the next one.
The data coming out of the continent is staggering: According to a Dealroom report, some €49 billion was raised by European startups in the first six months of 2021. That’s 2.9x as much as was raised by the region’s technology upstarts in the first half of 2020 and easily crests previous full-year records set in 2020 and 2019.
Your guide to the 52 best innovation agencies in the world. Filter through this list of business and innovation consulting firms to find your best match, whether you’re looking to build an innovation program, partner with startups, or launch a new product for your organization.
雷帕霉素（RAP），mTOR信号传导途径的抑制剂，因其抗肿瘤和抗炎特性而具有免疫抑制活性，因此已被广泛使用。这项研究的目的是使用可生物降解的聚乙二醇-聚（D，L-丙交酯-共-乙交酯）共聚物（PEG-PLGA）将RAP封装到适当大小的PEG化纳米颗粒中，以通过增强的通透性和保留率优先进行肿瘤递送EPR）效果。Taguchi实验设计用于确定所需大小的纳米颗粒的最佳制备条件，并将粒径设置为特征响应。采用纳米沉淀法制备了纳米颗粒，研究了搅拌时间，吐温80浓度，RAP / PEG-PLGA比对纳米颗粒尺寸的影响。使用最佳条件制备的RAP负载的PEG化PLGA纳米颗粒（RPP NPs）的粒径约为118.8 nm。优化RPP NP中RAP的释放遵循非菲克式的持续释放模式，持续7天。除此之外在各种细胞系上研究了RPP NPs的体外细胞毒性，人类白血病Jurkat T细胞显示出最低的IC 50值。RPP NP在4°C下保存一个月时显示出良好的稳定性。在体内对小鼠模型研究显示增强相比，其免费的形式加载RAP的药代动力学特性。因此，RPP NPs可能是潜在的癌症和炎症性疾病治疗系统。
Creating mini-experiments or 'small bets' as some have come to describe them, allows you to learn more through action. In particular, this approach allows you to fail fast — which means testing and dismissing many ideas efficiently with minimal time, money or risk, so you can find the unexpected gem.