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Disruptive Trends Driving Innovation

Stefan Heck participated in a panel discussion on "Disruptive trends driving innovation" at EY's Igniting Growth Through Innovation Event, 27 April 2016. He focused on the "resourceful planet" megatrend.

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Take a Closer Look at Clean Tech

FORTUNE COMMENTARY by Peter Shannon After years of struggling to raise money, there may now be a formula that works. Over the past three years, clean-tech funding has been in the doldrums. In 2014, investors poured $2 billion into clean tech, but that number dropped to $1.2 billion last year, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. But this trend just might be starting to change. Why? A decade ago, clean-tech investment focused on funding risky inventions. Venture capitalists backed companies that attempted to solve big, scientific problems, such as building efficient solar panels or creating clean biofuels. While this effort proved a mi

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