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Moscow Blockchain Cluster Needs Intellectual Property Mechanism, Says Expert

“The Moscow-based blockchain innovation cluster needs a mechanism for assessing intellectual property, says the founder of blockchain platform Universa.io, Aleksandr Borodich” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. The plans to launch a blockchain-based city innovation cluster by summer 2019 were initially announced by the Moscow municipal government earlier in February. Starting this year, the Russian Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Education and Science, (Rosobrnadzor) will also implement blockchain technology in the country’s main graduation examination.Speaking at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi, Borodich reportedly stated: Earlier this week,…

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Moscow Gov’t to Launch Blockchain-Enabled IT Innovation Cluster by Summer 2019

“The Moscow municipal government is planning to launch a blockchain-based city innovation cluster by summer 2019, Russian news agency TASS reports on Feb. 11” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. The innovation cluster of Moscow intends to bring together various tech and business entities, including technology parks, business incubators, IT firms, universities, research and development (R&D) organizations, and others.The upcoming platform for the city’s IT innovation cluster will enable participants to find potential partners, as well as learn about their products and equipment, according to Alexey Fursin, Head of the Department…

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We are too quick ‘in running away from anything labeled crypto,’ SEC commissioner

“Read: One SEC commissioner is establishing herself as the voice of innovation for the crypto market Providing critical information for the U.S. trading day” writes Aaron Hankin for marketwatch.com. That is the latest from the SEC’s Hester M. Peirce, who is suggesting that the financial industry shouldn’t be too eager to eschew the crypto market.Read: SEC has to embrace risk, says Commissioner Peirce Read: The SEC’s rejection of the latest Winklevoss bitcoin ETF proposal offers a big silver lining The SEC is expected to give its final decision on the…

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Yooz Debuts AP Automation Tech To UK Market

“Yooz said its AP automation tool is designed for businesses of all sizes, with all volumes of documents” reports pymnts.com. In the January B2B Payments Automation Innovation Playbook, PYMNTS and Mastercard found that 85 percent of companies want accounts payable automation, though 59 percent have yet to implement any kind of payments automation into their own back-end systems.The solution integrates artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), machine learning, deep learning and other technologies to automate invoice processing for accelerated, accurate invoice payments. Source: pymnts.com

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AerUP Innovation Event focusing on aerospace industry

“TEHRAN — Experts and owners of aerospace industry have gathered at the 2nd International AerUP Innovation Event, which opened at the Amirkabir University of Technology on February 5 and will last until March 5” reports tehrantimes.com. On February 19 the entrepreneurs can hold meetings with industry owners during an event named Aertalk. The event aims to introduce aerospace applications to public in their early life.He said that satellite imagery can be useful in decreasing accidents on roads, railway or even in marine and coastal hazards. “The future is for aerospace…

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Government could become shareholder in UK tech companies, innovation body says

“The Government could in future start taking equity stakes in Britain’s technology startups, the chairman of Innovate UK, Ian Campbell, has said, in a move which could give it more say in where businesses base their operations” writes James Titcomb for telegraph.co.uk. “We are always looking to see what the impact of our funding is,” he said.”Whether it is as a venture capital vehicle or not, I would like every pound of Innovate UK funding to be regarded as highly as venture capital funds.”. When asked whether this meant the Government…

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A Home Depot exec explains the key reason why pushing for ‘the store of the future’ could backfire

“The idea here is that the moment you put in an in-store innovation, the timer towards obsolescence starts immediately,” he said” writes Ine Cain for businessinsider.com. “So when we start thinking about the store of the future I’m going to be thinking about how we exponentially grow both of those.”. He likened retail innovation to an iceberg.Glittery, consumer-facing aspects of stores of the future tend to be the topics that people like to focus on. Source: businessinsider.com

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At Davos, P&G’s Marc Pritchard says consumers expect brands to be a force for good

“When it comes to innovation, we have a vast network of partners, in terms of product innovation, packaging, innovation, brand building innovation, supply chain and retail” writes Matt Turner for businessinsider.com. How do you see that evolving?Marc Pritchard: Consumers are now telling us they expect more from brands and companies — and it’s not optional.When it comes to brands and businesses doing good, we need to think about what we do individually, but also collectively.Matt Turner: There is almost an expectation from consumers, younger consumers in particular, that the brands…

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A Harvard professor says a huge opportunity for disruption has been in front of us all along

“The idea here is to simultaneously enable more families to have the Disney experience and to create opportunities for new businesses to emerge and thrive” writes Shana Lebowitz for businessinsider.com. The (as-yet nonexistent) virtual Disney experience is an example of what Christensen calls a “market-creating innovation.”. This type of innovation caters to would-be consumers for whom a certain product or service is either unaffordable or inaccessible. Source: businessinsider.com

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Wyoming Introduces Bill Permitting Tokenization of Stocks

“As Cointelegraph recently reported, Wyoming passed two new house bills that aim to foster a regulatory environment conducive to cryptocurrency and blockchain innovation” writes Adrian Zmudzinski for cointelegraph.com. A bill allowing corporations to issue blockchain-based tokens that represent stocks was introduced in Wyoming on Jan. 16, according to the official state legislature site.The current draft of the bill states: “The articles of incorporation or bylaws of a corporation may specify that all or a portion of the shares of the corporation may be represented by share certificates in the form…

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