Ten types of innovation the discipline of building breakthroughs (ebook)

Author: Larry Keeley and others Using a list of more than 2,000 successful innovations, including Cirque du Soleil, early IBM mainframes, the Ford Model-T, and many more, the authors applied a proprietary algorithm and determined ten meaningful groupings—the Ten Types of Innovation—that provided insight into innovation. The Ten Types of Innovation explores these insights to … Read more

Splend CEO on why the vehicle rental startup needs to diversify away from Uber

SPLEND, Australia’s largest share economy vehicle network and an Uber preferred partner, has secured a strategic investment from Element Fleet Management (TSX: EFN) to support the next phase of its global expansion plans. Element secured a 12.5 per cent stake in the fast-growing Splend, which aims to have $220 million in vehicles under management by … Read more

Queensland Bauxite to develop ‘game-changing’ cannabis pill

THE medical cannabis subsidiary of Queensland Bauxite (ASX: QBL) has signed a landmark deal with a Canadian company to develop a new cannabis pill, one which doctors will be able to recommend and officially prescribe to patients. Queensland Bauxite’s VitaCann division says the pill will be the first of its kind; a pharmaceutical-grade cannabis medicine … Read more

I tried the first self-driving mass transit in the United States — and now I’m excited for the future of travel

I may have come to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, but there was one other thing I knew I had to do while I was there – I needed to ride the downtown Las Vegas shuttle, the first-ever driverless mass transit test program in the country. Since its launch in November 2017, the shuttle … Read more

CROP HEALTH MONITORING STARTUP FLUROSAT SECURES $1.5 MILLION TO FUEL RAPID GROWTH

Agtech startup FluroSat has secured $1.5 million in funding for its crop health monitoring technology from CSIRO Main Sequence Ventures, AirTree Ventures, and strategic agricultural investors lead by CRDC. In addition to the equity funding, Flurosat has also secured several grants with the help of deep tech startup Cicada Innovations and its Growlab accelerator program. To help farmers grow … Read more

GameTester launches $30 million initial coin offering to attract more users to the gaming platform

Australian video game testing startup GameTester has launched a $US30 million ($39 million) initial coin offering (ICO) on the Ethereum blockchain, kicking off the alternate fundraising method as the platform seeks more users. GameTester was founded two years ago by brothers David and Paul Dobson, with David having previously run video game company Planet Arkadia. … Read more

Commercialization secrets for scientists and engineers (book)

Author: Michael Szycher Commercializing a knowledge-based product or service requires a realistic, methodical approach combined with a great deal of perseverance. Commercialization Secrets for Scientists and Engineers serves as a high-level guide to answering key questions and critical issues that confront founding entrepreneurs on their quest to commercialize their knowledge-based innovations. It highlights the unique … Read more

‘No regrets’ for inventor of $50m Springfree trampoline who sold out years ago

When it comes to big ticket Christmas gifts for children it doesn’t get much bigger than the trampoline. For safety conscious parents one of the most popular options is the Springfree trampoline, which was invented by New Zealand professor Keith Alexander. Solving a problem Alexander came up with the idea for the Springfree trampoline when he … Read more