Investors inherently ask you to “show them the money!”. They want to see evidence that your business is valuable. You should ask that same question too.
In this edition: fishing for junk in space, underwater walls may save Venice from drowning and 3D printing the “augmented human”.
Startups sometimes fail for the same reason as large corporations succeed – their focus on a preconceived business model. But before you can exploit a business model, you need to make sure you’ve got it right.
In this edition: Airplanes made from spider silk, a biotech gamble with mutated mosquitoes and land-based coral farming to rescue our reefs
Success is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential that makes all the difference. Laser-focusing on what matters, on continuous learning and a balanced sense of urgency are the key elements of excellence in execution.
In this edition: artificial photosynthesis for clean and storable energy, squid genes extend your wardrobe’s lifetime and your brain predicts what you hear.
In this edition: be part of the biggest ocean clean up, clay used to fight antibiotic resistance and groundbreaking research around artificial retinas
When you start to think big, you should get the best and brightest talents out there. It’s time to get yourself the A-Team.
In this edition: crazy ceilings from 3D-printed sand, paper-based batteries powered by bacteria and fighting tuberculosis with your smartphone
It is a myth that good leaders are superhuman. If anything, the advantage they have over others is that they know their own limitations.
In this edition: 3D-bio-printing in space, outsourcing empathy to a fluffy white seal robot and reviving the public bank in the US.
No matter how good you think your idea is, it will only succeed in the right context: the right time, the right place and within the right eco-system.
In this edition: Jellyfish go get our plastic waste, blockchain gives democracy a new spin and nanowires playing a violine concerto
Your idea is the first in a series of ingredients that make a business successful. It is an opportunity that has yet to be realized. In other words: it’s a starting point.