innovation

Microsoft is taking advantage of the Super Bowl to bring together big brands, local brands and connect them to sports and the local business community at the Microsoft Technology Center in Edina. Read More
Before the big kickoff, come celebrate the innovation of the Bold North at the Startup Capital of the North Showcase by MN Cup and Greater MSP. Read More
Michael Resnick is professor emeritus at the Department of Pediatrics at the U of M. He was also the Director of the Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center and Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Fellowship Program.
MNBIZ: What’s changed in adolescent health studies?
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The Singularity itself — the moment when human and machine intelligence become inseparable — heralds “the dawning of a new civilization that will enable us to transcend our biological limitations and amplify our creativity.” Read More
A new approach for boosting innovation in business is gaining its U.S. foothold in Minnesota.
This week, ThinkergyUS is training its first nine American consultants in Minnetonka. The independent innovation trainers will roll out the Thinkergy method to businesses that seek to use creativity for a competitive advantage.
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Though his career has taken a few curve balls, Peter Himmelman has always been creative. The Minnesota-born songwriter, musician and singer started out by becoming a rock star, first with the group Sussman Lawrence and then with a band under his own name. From there he became a composer for film and television. Read More

Dennis Stauffer

What's the quality that’s always at or near the top of the list when businesses and investors are asked what they seek in employees or startups? The ability to be innovative.
Now a Plymouth researcher has created an index to identify and evaluate that prized personal commodity, with a measurement test that can be administered in a matter of 20 minutes.
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John Sweeney aka “Jiggly Boy” frolics at a Timberwolves game.

John Sweeney’s physique may be more familiar than his face. Read More
The man often regarded as the greatest genius of the last century says, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Albert Einstein was more of a see-it-all than a know-it-all, and that quality made him one of history’s great innovators ­­— he redefined the universe. 
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