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Venture capital accelerates food technology innovation – Nature.com

Start-ups are now the predominant source of innovation in all categories of food technology. Venture capital can accelerate innovation by enabling start-ups to pursue niche areas, iterate more rapidly and take more risks than larger companies, writes Samir Kaul.

Unfortunately, I was wrong. In the late 2000s, the cleantech bubble burst, and billions of dollars in venture capital financing and government loan guarantees for sustainable energy projects dried up. I was disappointed, dejected and, quite frankly, depressed. Despite their professed concerns over the environment, investors weren’t willing to wait for returns, and consumers weren’t willing to pay more for energy. If we couldn’t assemble the financial will to address climate change in Silicon Valley, where could we?

Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/s43016-021-00433-3

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35 Obsolete Technology Things To Prove How Much The World Has Moved On And Changed – Bored Panda

All it takes is one good vintage image to make you stop and reminisce about your youth. That’s the power of a good photo—it opens the door to a deep yearning for the ‘good old days’ and reminds you of how things used to be. A simpler time and, arguably, a better one, too.

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NIH launches intramural bioengineering center to foster technology collaboration across the agency – nih.gov

News Release

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

NIH-wide resource will champion diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has established the Center for Biomedical Engineering Technology Acceleration (BETA Center), a new intramural research program to solve a range of medicine’s most pressing problems. The BETA Center will serve the wider NIH intramural research program as a biotechnology resource and catalyst for NIH research discoveries.

The center will incorporate a focused engineering approach to accelerate the developm…….