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Architects need to become more Entrepreneurial

Odile Decq in Dezeen: French architect and Confluence Institute founder Odile Decq has called for entrepreneurial skills to be taught in architecture schools to help architects navigate the "broken" global economy. Decq – who founded...Show More Summary

An Artificial Pancreas Is Crowdfunding's first $100 million unicorn

Andrew Rosenblum over at Tech Review: When Beta Bionics needed idealistic investors it found them on the Web.A company creating an “artificial pancreas” for diabetics this week became the first startup to raise $1 million using new type of online stock sale open to the public at large. Show More Summary

IITA's Agric-Based Incubator

Agribusiness Nigeria reports: As part of efforts to fight hunger, poverty and unemployment among youths in Nigeria, especially in Southwest, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has picked the Federal University...Show More Summary

Groupe Nduom Acquires ISF Bank, in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Example of intra-diasporan investment paths. Myjoyonline reports: Groupe Nduom today completed the transaction to acquire a bank in the USA. This begins a new important and pioneering chapter in the entrepreneurial history of our multi-national group of companies. Show More Summary

Bamboo Food Flasks

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Explore the Frontiers of Citizen Science

A new book from CSPO: The latest volume in "The Rightful Place of Science" series is a cutting-edge look at the changing relationship between science and the public. From people describing their experience of earthquakes in order toShow More Summary

Arduino-Powered Bioreactors

Ya-Tang Yang writing in Make: image via...Although the bioreactors have existed for many decades, their widespread use is very limited because the commercially available bioreactors have been prohibitively expensive and often lack flexibility for configuration for specific needs...In 2013, an accidental encounter with Prof. Show More Summary

Links Roundup on the Battle Against the Islamic State in Sirte, Libya

In May of this year, the Islamic State’s Libya affiliate controlled a strip of coastal Libya that extended from Abu Ghrein in the west to Bin Jawwad in the east. Early 2016 had seen advances by the Islamic State that … Continue reading ?

Wycliffe Waweru - Bicycle Manufacturer

Founder of Playguru in How We Made it:...Two years ago Waweru shifted his focus from retailing to working on setting up a bicycle assembly plant in Nairobi. He says the facility will likely open between the end of this year and early 2017. Show More Summary

Libya: Mahdi al-Barghathi Is the Man to Watch

The international media has, at most, the attention span for two stories about Libya: (a) the battle against the Islamic State there, and (b) the existence of different would-be governments and rival militias. Typically, the central characters in storyline B … Continue reading ?

Mobile Number as Your Postal Address.

Nairobi Wire reports: Posta Kenya has now simplified the process of getting your own address. They have introduced virtual a address system, and all you need is your mobile phone number and the postal code of your nearest Posta branch. Show More Summary

Digitizing Chemistry

Chemistry World reports on the work of Lee Cronin:

Why African Entrepreneurship Is Booming

Ndubuisi Ekekwe writing in HBR: Last month, I visited my village of Ovim in Southeastern Nigeria. I met a painter who also manufactures the paint he uses for his work. According to him, his business nearly collapsed early in the year when he could not access the foreign exchange market to import the raw materials required for his paint production. Show More Summary

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