Why Can’t University Research Return An ROI?

When it comes to university research and innovation, it’s well known that funding is becoming scarcer and researchers are under a lot of pressure to produce important findings. But what doesn’t get talked about too often is how research universities can make their funding really count. While university research can produce very important discoveries, it […]

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Technology and Invention: The Smart Wheel Promises Big Impact for Congested Cities

Previously, I introduced you to the invisible bicycle helmet, a creative safety concept out of Sweden that tucks an inflatable helmet inside a fashionable collar and deploys in a crash. Bicycling enthusiasts have another game-changing invention: the FlyKly Smart Wheel. FlyKly Smart Wheel: The smark wheel is a removable motorized bike wheel that fits on almost any ordinary […]

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A Life Changing Innovation From a Kid

Every two years,a  life changing innovation in design are honored at the Index: Awards, the biggest of its kind in the world. FreshPaper, a simple piece of paper designed to extend the shelf life of fresh foods, was among the 2013 winners announced August 29, in Elsinore, Denmark. Kavita Shukla, age 17 at the time, happened upon the […]

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Game Changing Inventions from our Kids

Our collective future is based on our kids being ready to compete in the creative economy.  Looking for some inspiration?  Here are a few game-changing inventions that all started with kids asking themselves “why not“. Jake Evill, of the United Kingdom, at twenty-one years old has invented a new lightweight waterproof cast called the Cortex. He came […]

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