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Mandeep Dhaliwal sur Twitter : "#Innovation: See through solar panels - windows can be energy sources: via @ludobok. Solar energy that doesn't block the view. A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.

Solar energy that doesn't block the view

It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU's College of Engineering, the key word is "transparent. " Research in the production of energy from solar cells placed around luminescent plastic-like materials is not new. These past efforts, however, have yielded poor results -- the energy production was inefficient and the materials were highly colored.

The R.I.P. Report - Startup Death Trends. Companies typically die around ~20 months after their last financing round and after having raised $1.3 million.

The R.I.P. Report - Startup Death Trends

Companies in the social industry saw the highest of number of startup failures in the period in question. How do you drive web traffic to your successful side projects. Customer Development Labs. Startup lessons learned from my failed startup - Sergio Schuler. Welcome bootstrappers! - Discuss @ Welcome!

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Let me tell you a story. About Founder Dating. FounderDating is a network of talented entrepreneurs helping one another start and grow companies.

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5 Rules For Crowdfunding Success From The Queen Of Multitasking Underwear (You Read That Right) Technology probably isn't the first thing most people think of when they think of underwear.

5 Rules For Crowdfunding Success From The Queen Of Multitasking Underwear (You Read That Right)

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Move fast, break things: The sad story of Platform, Facebook’s gigantic missed opportunity. By Hamish McKenzie On July 23, 2013 It was May 24, 2007 at Facebook’s inaugural developers conference f8, held at the San Francisco Design Center.

Move fast, break things: The sad story of Platform, Facebook’s gigantic missed opportunity

Atul Gawande: How Do Good Ideas Spread? Why do some innovations spread so swiftly and others so slowly?

Atul Gawande: How Do Good Ideas Spread?

Consider the very different trajectories of surgical anesthesia and antiseptics, both of which were discovered in the nineteenth century. Atul Gawande: How Do Good Ideas Spread? My Startup has 30 Days to Live. I wish I could write about how I capitalized on a once-in-a-lifetime moment, using it to find some way to save my team and this company.

My Startup has 30 Days to Live

I wish I could tell you about how I begged and pleaded my way to a soft landing, allowing my team to bring their awesome talent at building and creating to a company that would really be able to make these talents shine. Instead, I’m writing about the latest in my personal stream of fuck ups. All the Apps Have Been Written. “All the marketable software has already been written.”

All the Apps Have Been Written

That sounds like a true enough statement. How am I going to make any money writing software when all the app ideas have been taken and the established software companies are already controlling the market? What software can I write that will allow me to earn a living? Startup Ecosystem Map. 5 Ways To Make Any Piece Of Tech Sexy. Recently, I met with a senior manager of a business that builds very unsexy handheld analytical instruments. "My product is just an industrial instrument," he said, "but my customers go home and use iPads and iPhones and are starting to ask why my product isn’t more like those. " What may sound like an obvious question is actually a deeper statement on the commercial and industrial analytical instruments industry. Businesses’ ceaseless pursuit of ever-increasing performance and productivity creates a demand for greater utility from these instruments. Getting.

Innovation Index of New Zealand 2013: Overview - New Zealand. 2013 Innovation Index of New Zealand Download the report (1.23MB) The Innovation Index is a comprehensive, multi-indicator benchmarking study showing the shape and rate of innovation across 18 industries between 2007 and 2011. The overall Index is a weighted composite of three broad official measures of innovation; R&D, Intellectual Property and Business Innovation (improvements in goods and services, business operations and marketing). The overall Innovation Index increased 3% in the four years to 2011. The main contributor was R&D; the proportion of staff and expenditure dedicated to R&D across the economy actually increased during the global financial crisis and subsequent recession.

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