Latest Innovation Stories

2013-11-11 23:22:48

On November 12 and 13, GeriJoy will present at the inaugural Louisville Innovation Summit, which brings together senior care leaders and innovators to improve the future of aging. GeriJoy is an MIT-affiliated company that provides virtual pet companions to improve quality of life for seniors and provide peace of mind for family members and caregivers. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 The inaugural Louisville Innovation Summit will convene Tuesday, November 12 and Wednesday,...

2013-11-08 23:04:42

The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition will reward finalists with more than $1 million in cash and in-kind prizes. For the first time, NextEnergy will sponsor a $25,000 Transportation and New Mobility award. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Michigan entrepreneurs are ramping up for the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, which will take place in the historic Westin Book Cadillac hotel in downtown Detroit from November 12 through November 14. The Accelerate...

2013-11-07 23:30:00

Dimensional Innovations (DI) recently launched a white paper report that reveals the lack of real innovation in the workplace and offers ways to create a culture of change at any organization. Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 While 66 percent of companies claim to have launched an innovative customer experience in the last 12 months, according to a Forrester Research survey, only eight percent of these companies received a top grade from their customers. What explains this gap...

2013-10-30 23:30:30

InnoState has selected Protomatic as one of its inaugural “Innovation Realization” firms. Protomatic was identified as a “New Product Contract Manufacturer” (NPCM) that specializes in helping businesses develop new products or processes. Dexter, MI (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Protomatic, a Dexter, Michigan CNC contract manufacturer, has been selected as an inaugural InnoState Innovation Realization firm. InnoState is a three-year project funded by the State of Michigan and five...

Latest Innovation Reference Libraries

2010-10-11 21:19:19

Velcro is a brand name, two layered system of fabric hook-and-loop fasteners. There is a "hook" side, which is a piece of fabric covered with tiny hooks, and a "loop" side, which is covered with even smaller and "hairier" loops. Pressing the two sides together will cause the hooks and loops to catch and hold the pieces together. The hooks and loops can be made of various materials, although the first was made of cotton, which turned out to be impractical. Today the most common material is...

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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.