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May The Forest Be With You: Using Whole Trees In Building Construction

In this post on Forbes.com I talk about a really cool and innovative company out of Madison, Wisconsin that uses whole trees in building construction. The images are spectacular. http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilkane/2015/04/22/may-the-forest-be-with-you/

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A Bright Idea: Teaching Educators To Be Entrepreneurs

The National Science Foundation’s new I-Corps L (for learning) program asks whether innovative educators can be taught the basics of entrepreneurship. I write about the experience in my posting for Forbes.com at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilkane/2015/01/23/a-bright-idea-teaching-educators-to-be-entrepreneurs/

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Innovating A New Innovation Model

The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at Argonne National Laboratory is innovating in ways outside of battery research. Their model of a public-private partnership is breaking new ground. See details at http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilkane/2014/12/14/innovating-a-new-innovation-model/ 

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A Test Working To Predict Sudden Cardiac Death

In this week’s posting on Forbes.com I describe Charles Polsky’s odyssey to develop a medical diagnostic test that identifies those at risk for Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)–which killed one of his best friends.

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Staying Productive While Staying Active

How do you stay fit with a workaholic-like schedule that keeps you sitting most of the day? Some innovators have the answer. Discussed on this week’s posting on Forbes.com. http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilkane/2014/07/07/staying-productive-while-staying-active/ 

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My Smartphone Ate My Fitbit

In this week’s posting on Forbes.com I talk about how smartphones are subsuming capabilities that are currently provided as peripherals–and what that will lead to when smartphones know everything about the environment we’re in.

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The Three Laws of Disruption

In this week’s blog post on Forbes.com I talk about the importance of product-market fit. You can find the full posting here.

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Solar Energy Is Heating Up Tech — Even When The Sun Goes Down

In this guest post on Forbes.com, I talk about a recently announced scientific breakthrough from Harvard and MIT–and the impediments toward bringing it to market in successful products. The posting can be found here. Please join the discussion.

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I'm Neil Kane - a serial entrepreneur who specializes in commercializing complex technologies that come out of academic research labs or federal laboratories.
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