The 100 People Transforming Business series showcases leaders driving innovation in manufacturing

  • Robots, 3D printing, and drones are features of the new manufacturing world-order, which even a few years ago seemed experimental.
  • Financing these innovations can sometimes be challenging, however, as margins in manufacturing tend to be thin.
  • Innovation does cause concern over lost employment opportunities. Companies are looking at ways to reskill workers for a more automated future. 
  • 100 People Transforming Business is an annual list and series highlighting those across industries who are changing the way the world does business. Check out the full list for 2020.

The manufacturing industry is in the midst of a major shift to adopt next-generation technologies. “Digital twins” of aircraft and other assets enable companies to monitor parts for maintenance well before they break down, saving valuable time and money. Robots now routinely work alongside humans on factory floors handling mundane tasks, like transporting pallets.

Drones will soon start flying around large warehouses to

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NSU to offer fall 2020 Science Seminar Series | News

The fall 2020 Science and Technology Seminar Series at the Northeastern State University Tahlequah campus has been scheduled.

Presented by the Gregg Wadley College of Science & Health Professions and arranged by Dr. Mark Paulissen, professor of biology, the series includes speakers with topics of interest in varied areas of study.

“Affecting the microbiota to alter host health” will be presented by Abby Geis, representing the Department of Immunology, Microbiology & Pharmacology, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, on Sept. 16.

On Sept. 30, Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, representing the Center of Indigenous Health Research & Policy, Oklahoma State University center for Health Sciences, will present “Restoring indigenous food systems to improve community health in Indian country.”

“How do plants grow where they do? Using DNA sequences to look at ecological evolution in plants” presented by Abby Moore, representing the Department of Microbiology & Plant Biology/Oklahoma Biological Survey, University of Oklahoma,

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In Another Edtech Funding, Lead School Raises $28 million in Series C Round

The series C funding round is lead by WestBridge Capital along with participation from existing investor Elevar Equity, a major stakeholder and so far the sole investor in the company

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Education technology (Edtech) company Lead School has raised USD28 million in series C funding round lead by WestBridge Capital.

Existing investor Elevar Equity, a major stakeholder and so far the sole investor in the company, also participated in the round.

Founded in 2012 by Smita Deorah and Sumeet Yashpal Mehta, Lead School combines technology, curriculum and pedagogy into an integrated system (IS) of teaching and learning to improving student learning and teacher performance in schools. Before building the IS, the co-founders ran affordable schools, teaching middle school students. They rolled

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EGYM Virtual Expert Series – New Episode: The Science of Aging and Why it Matters

The number of Americans ages 65 and older in the U.S. will more than double in the next forty years. The science of aging, therefore, is an important topic to explore as we are starting to understand more and more about the benefits of exercise as people age.

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — EGYM, a global fitness technology leader providing fitness and health facilities with intelligent hardware and mobile application solutions, announced the next edition of their live expert series: The Science Of Aging on September 29th, 2020, 12:00 PM Mountain/ 2:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada).

The number of Americans ages 65 and older in the U.S. will more than double in the next forty years. The science of aging, therefore, is an important topic to explore as we are starting to understand more and more about the benefits of exercise as people

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LUCA Science Announces $9.8 Million Series A Financing to Support Research and Development of Functional Mitochondria as Therapeutic Agents

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 1, 2020–

LUCA Science, a company developing functional mitochondria as therapeutic agents, an emerging platform to treat damaged tissues and organs, today announced the closing of a $9.8 million Series A financing. The funding round was led by Axil Capital Partners. Additional participating investors included Remiges Ventures, Nippon Venture Capital, Fast Track Initiative and CaHC.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200901005495/en/

LUCA Science Inc. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Background of the fundraise and future prospects

LUCA Science is a preclinical stage*1 biopharmaceutical company focusing on the discovery of novel mitochondria therapy to treat diseases and injuries in multiple therapeutic areas.

Mitochondria are the power plants in our cells that produce energy for our bodies. These small intracellular organelles house cellular aerobic respiration, the process used to turn oxygen and nutrients into energy. Recent research has shown that supplying highly functional mitochondria to injured tissues

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