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These ‘Beta Buttons’ can only be found at Marriott’s hotel incubator

This “Beta Button” lets visitors to Marriott’s hotel innovation incubator in Charlotte, North Carolina declare they like a product or service being tested.(Marriott rendering)

Bethesda-based Marriott International Inc.’s flagship brand, Marriott Hotels, is using a new device to solicit feedback from its customers at what it calls the world’s first hotel innovation incubator in Charlotte, North Carolina. The M Beta at Charlotte Marriott City Center gets part of ...

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NFL, Under Armour and GE launch Head Health Challenge II

The National Football League, Baltimore-based Under Armour Inc. and Fairfield, Conn.-based General Electric Co. on Wednesday launched Head Health Challenge II, an open innovation challenge to award up to $10 million for new innovations and materials that can protect the brain from traumatic injury and for new tools for tracking head impacts in real time.

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Announcing the D.C. Innovation Corps

The new DC Innovation Corps program is accepting applications for its October cohort, program officials announced. The free program is geared to innovations coming from engineering fields, medical/health/life sciences, and physical and computer sciences, and guides researchers in exploring the commercial potential of their inventions.

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Startup government?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking private businesspeople to participate in a new program that aims to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship among employees and develop an environment conducive to innovation. Sounds like Uncle Sam has been following Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter.

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