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On Innovation Friday, we sat in on a two-day healthcare innovation challenge where design students from RIT come up with solutions for real world medical dilemma.

We also paID tribute to one of the pioneers of bird conservation – Roland Clement – who died this week aged 102, he was a contemporary of Rachel Carson of Silent Spring fame and also worked on alerting Americans to the dangers of DDT exposure.

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On November 7, 1939, George G. Raymond received patents number 2 million 1hundred seventy eight thousand six hundred forty seven and forty eight. The patents were titled: ‘lift truck’ and ‘pallet’.

Or, in engineering speak:

“Two-faced pallets are used in connection with power-forked-tiering trucks. These power-forked-tiering trucks, we call them fork lifts today, not only transport the load but tier one load on top of the other. The bottom face of the pallet serves as a base for resting upon the load beneath.”

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Two recent interviews by the Innovation Trail served as reminders of how often the ‘innovation conversation’ is framed in terms of technology and economics, rather than in terms of genuine public policy and dialogue.

They were both broadcast on WXXI's Connections with Evan Dawson Innovation Friday.

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The third annual TEDxBuffalo conference attracted more than 350 people this year. The event is modeled on the global Technology, Entertainment, Design conference format (TED), but focused on issues relevant to Buffalo.

Fifteen speakers had less than 20 minutes to share their innovative ideas and inspire people to get involved with different community organizations.

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A venture forum held in Buffalo on Tuesday, gave dozens of local startup businesses an opportunity to link directly with potential investors.

The Bright Buffalo Niagara venture forum offered 35 high-tech start-up companies a chance to pitch their innovative ideas to entrepreneurs, capital investors, industry leaders and elected officials in an effort to gain capital. Twenty of the companies had 10 minutes to give their presentations, while 15 others had one minute.

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