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In the News: Hand sanitizer for the nose? Trials for new COVID-19 treatment

How are breakthrough technologies overcoming coronavirus challenges – from prevention and cure to social distancing and food supply? What will the tech investing world look like in the future? Join us as we bring together the global tech ecosystem – online, and address these topics on June 22nd at the OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference, which will be streamed twice to accommodate global participants. Register now. You’ve used hand sanitizer – can a ‘hand sanitizer for the nose’ be next? Watch this CTV news feature about the potential COVID-19 “game-changer” by SaNOtize, and the Phase II trials of the company’s nitric oxide nasal spray to determine if it can kill the virus in the upper airway before it can spread to the lungs. CTV News reports: “If the trial shows SaNOtize reduces the symptoms and duration of COVID-19 and it’s approved by Health Canada, the company hopes it can be sold at pharmacies until a vaccine is found.” We’re re-investing in SaNOtize now – learn more. Top Tech News Trying to sell your car? Read 3 tips and 1 way to...

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The Future of Everything: Frontier Tech

What do satellites, virtual reality, and drones have in common? They are all part of the growing sector of frontier tech, which has caught the world’s imagination. Once the prowess of mega-nerds and futurists, big business is starting to pay attention. And it is no wonder; frontier tech is defined by disruptive technologies and altering change to innovation-starved industries. Essentially, frontier tech is any technology that will change the way human life will look in ten, twenty, even fifty years. Making the Impossible Possible Mega giants like Richard Branson and Elon Musk are getting deeper into the tech of the future, but the sector is democratizing as more diverse and first-time investors gain access to individual investments through equity crowdfunding platforms like OurCrowd and private opportunities. Major businesses are looking to acquire the best of frontier tech, which can mean lucrative rewards for investors. Remarkably, investment in defiant tech startups is not dependent on the usual reliable estimates and market forecasts. Taking up the challenge of how to create the link from how we envision the future to making...

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Beam Me Up, Scotty! The Next Generation of Transportation Technology

Is it a bird? A plane? Neither, in fact; it’s the Hyperloop, the soon-to-be-released tube-based transportation system and newest brainchild of Elon Musk, founder of PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX. Heralded as the “fifth mode of transportation” – the other four being the train, plane, automobile, and boat – the Hyperloop is expected to traverse the approximately 350 miles between San Fransisco and Los Angeles in 30 minutes, which averages to a speed of 700 miles per hour, just shy of the speed of sound. Can this be done? After spurring disruptive innovation in other industries, has Mr. Musk finally gone Hyperloopy? Or, like Ford with the popular automobile and the Wright brothers with the airplane, will this herald the new method of transportation that will forever change the rhythms of our lives? The Hyperloop is just one example of a larger trend towards the next generation of transportation, a shift that will indelibly change our lives. In this post, I would like to discuss 3 areas of  massive change : the Hyperloop personal space flight innovation for automobiles The...

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