Innovation Economy

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If you’ve assumed that biotech companies cluster in Cambridge to be close to Harvard and MIT, that’s only part of the story — other cities were far less welcomin. When a Harvard spin-out, Genetics Institute, tried to set up an office in Somerville in 1981, a public hearing aired concerns about rats and roaches carrying newly invented organisms out of the labs and into a nearby supermarket.More →

The story of these new electric-powered wheels is one more example of how tough it is to turn a potentially game-changing concept into widely-used product. Nearly $30 million has been invested in companies trying to bring electric wheels to market — though it’s still difficult to find one in your local bike shop.More →