BASF investe US$ 4 milhões em fundo de inovação focado no setor agrícola e de alimentos

A BASF Venture Capital é um dos maiores investidores na primeira rodada de captação de recursos do fundo brasileiro AgVentures II, alocando US$ 4 milhões. O fundo é administrado pela SP Ventures, com sede em São Paulo (SP), e visa às startups de tecnologia latino-americanas do setor agrícola e de alimentos, chamado AgFood. O fundo …

Como Embraer e BNDES planejam seus investimentos em corporate venture

Empresa de aviação abriu unidade de investimento no Vale do Silício, enquanto o banco de fomento tem priorizado negócios inovadores SIMULAÇÃO DE VOOS PARA TREINAMENTO DE PILOTOS É UMA DAS ÁREAS EM QUE A EMBRAER INVESTE VIA CORPORATE VENTURE  Ainda em 2013, a Embraer foi uma das primeiras empresas brasileiras a constituir um fundo de …

InovAtiva Brasil seleciona startups de impacto socioambiental para aceleração

  O InovAtiva Brasil, maior programa de aceleração de startups do país, vai selecionar 30 empresas inovadoras para participar de um ciclo de capacitação e mentoria especial, o InovAtiva de Impacto Socioambiental. O ciclo de aceleração é voltado exclusivamente para startups que possuam o potencial de gerar lucro e, ao mesmo tempo, resolvem um problema …

Toronto Women’s Forum aims to foster collaboration and empowerment

Speakers at the two-day conference include World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. Vicki Saunders is founder and CEO of SheEO, a Toronto-based non-profit aimed at funding female entrepreneurs.  (DAHLIA KATZ) A two-day conference is coming to Toronto with the goal of advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Women’s Forum for the Economy …

Israel’s innovation story is extraordinary, but just assuming it will continue would be a big mistake

Some statistics for you: Israel has a population of 8.5 million Israel spends 4.8% of its GDP on civilian R&D – the highest of any OECD country Israel is top ranked globally for employees working in R&D – 140 per 10,000 of the population (the US is second with 85 per 10,000) There is one …

Salesforce Backs $100 Million Venture Capital Fund in Canada

  Salesforce.com Inc., the largest maker of online customer-management software, is investing $100 million in Canadian technology through a venture fund to support tech start-ups. The Salesforce Ventures unit set up the Canada Trailblazer Fund to help cloud-computing startups in the country, the San Francisco-based company said Thursday in a statement. First-round funding recipients include …

Launching Today…The Institute For Block Chain Innovation

You can always tell when a new technology vertical starts to mature and to organize itself as an industry.  In 2018, the block chain industry began that transition.   In January, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, many of the official sessions and off-site events were about bitcoin, crypto currency and block chain.  It …

How To Build A Culture Of Innovation And Turn Every Employee into an Innovation Powerhouse

Nothing will propel a company further than a culture of innovation: an atmosphere that inspires employees, every hour they're at work, to seek out innovative opportunities.  I make establishing such a mindset a priority as a company culture consultant working on culture change. Here's why: Although innovative leaps do sometimes come directly from the CEO, this is less …