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The spiderweb is an everyday architecture—non-monumental and easily overlooked. Yet artists and scientists are working to unlock the secret of its complex geometry, a mystery that could inspire everything from resilient new building materials to deeper understandings of the structure of the universe.
Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Piyush Goyal chaired the virtual meeting of “National Startup Advisory Council on Monday. While addressing the meeting, the Minister said that implementation of ideas of Financing, Mentorship, Taxation etc. will enable us to strengthen our startup ecosystem further.
While Silicon Valley is the historic center of technological innovation, we’re now seeing the development of innovation hubs around the world. These hubs create a vibrant ecosystem for startup founders and an environment that encourages collaboration and information sharing among entrepreneurs, corporations and venture capital investors. The resulting surge in innovation does a great deal to boost a region’s economy and encourage the next generation of creative entrepreneurs.
The recent pandemic has affected all of us, including students and young people of the world. The economic impact of COVID-19 is set to make the job market more challenging for youth shortly. The International Labour Organization's reports are challenging for all young people around the world. Recent estimates suggest that 600 million jobs would have to be created over the next 15 years to meet youth employment needs. And the proportion of young people not in employment, education or training (the youth NEET rate) has remained stubbornly high over the past 15 years and now stands at 30% for young women and 13% for young men worldwide.
On the Gartner hype cycle for emerging technologies, 2021, the three overarching trends that will drive organisations to explore emerging technologies such as nonfungible tokens (NFT), sovereign cloud, data fabric, generative AI, and composable networks to help secure competitive advantage are engineering trust, accelerating growth, and sculpting change.
Embracing new technologies. Flipped and adaptive learning. New concepts and strategies. More cooperation and listening. These were some key take-aways from a debate on innovation and technology at the triennial conference of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP).