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Reuters ranks the academic institutions producing the most influential scientific research and generating the largest number of patents.

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India's Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears

NEW DELHI India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance scheme from September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday in his last Independence Day speech ahead of next year's general election.


Former Baidu executive Lu to helm Y Combinator's new China unit

BEIJING U.S. startup incubator Y Combinator said it is establishing a China unit, its first dedicated overseas office, which will be headed by Baidu Inc's former chief operating officer Qi Lu.


Sprint partners with LG to launch 5G smartphone in 2019

Sprint Corp said Tuesday it has partnered with phone manufacturer LG Electronics Inc to launch a 5G smartphone in the first half of next year, marking the first 5G device deal for the No. 4 U.S. wireless carrier.


'Fintechs' sound cautious note on offer of U.S. bank charter

WASHINGTON Financial technology companies that lend online are sounding a cautious note on a U.S. banking regulator's plan to offer them special federal charters because of concerns over legal challenges and requirements that are more onerous than expected.


NIO seeks to raise $1.8 billion in biggest U.S. listing by China automaker

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI Chinese electric vehicle start-up NIO on Monday filed for a $1.8 billion initial public offering of its American depositary shares, the biggest U.S. listing by a Chinese automaker.


Exclusive: Sequoia China to raise $6 billion in new fund with state-owned partner - sources

HONG KONG Sequoia Capital China is teaming up with a state-owned venture capital (VC) fund and e-commerce powerhouse JD.com to raise up to 40 billion yuan ($5.81 billion) for a new investment firm to focus on late-stage tech investments, sources said.


Foxconn profit below forecast on soaring operating costs, shares fall

TAIPEI Foxconn posted second-quarter net profit well below expectations as a rise in component costs and unsold inventory weighed on the performance of the Apple supplier and world's top contract electronics maker, analysts said.


Nvidia rolls out new chip technology for filmmakers

Nvidia Corp on Monday released a new generation of chips aimed at helping expand its business among movie makers and other graphics professionals.


Gene-editing startups ignite the next 'Frankenfood' fight

In a suburban Minneapolis laboratory, a tiny company that has never turned a profit is poised to beat the world's biggest agriculture firms to market with the next potential breakthrough in genetic engineering - a crop with "edited" DNA.


Qualcomm settles anti-trust case with Taiwan regulator for $93 million

TAIPEI/SAN FRANCISCO Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc will settle an anti-trust case with Taiwanese regulators for about $93 million, and has also pledged to invest $700 million in Taiwan over the next five years. | Video


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Europe's Most Innovative Universities – 2018

Reuters ranks the academic institutions producing the most influential scientific research and generating the largest number of patents.  Full article