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Universities as Drivers of Innovation
The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) recently sponsored a Capitol Hill briefing called “Enhancing Universities’ Role in Innovation.” Our report of the event follows:The featured proposal of this briefing outlined how the federal government can help formulate a scalable model for commercializing the technology... [More]
on October 19, 2009
Category:  Technology Transfer 
A Shift in Mandate: Federal Bailout Funds for Small Businesses
It seems like some policymakers have decided to invest directly in the most powerful job creators, small businesses. The Washington Post unveiled this morning that there are a few plans under discussion in Washington to boost job creation and the recovery by making bailout funds... [More]
on October 15, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  General 
Clean Tech Job Trends
A new report from Clean Edge highlights clean-tech employment trends in the U.S. and globally. Clean Tech Job Trends 2009 is an analysis of how clean-tech jobs are changing the face of industry, where the hotbeds of growth exist, and whether current clean-tech salaries are... [More]
on October 15, 2009
Category:  Energy  Environment 
The Under 30 Entrepreneurial Generation
Inc. just launched its annual 30 Under 30 list. I encourage you to take a look at the site featuring profiles of young minds that are changing everything from office settings to the way other start-ups can succeed. For example, Elliot Bisnow started the Summit... [More]
on October 15, 2009
Category:  General  Global 
Top Cities to Launch a Start-up
This week, the Fortune Small Business magazine and the Kauffman Foundation announced the 50 best places to launch a business in the United States. The top 10 large cities (defined in the study as having a population of 1 million or higher) are: Oklahoma City, OK Pittsburgh,... [More]
on October 15, 2009
Category:  General 
Health Care Reform: Don’t Shortchange our Growth Drivers
On the heels of the Senate Finance Committee’s long-awaited vote on its health care bill, I thought it would be helpful to once more comment on its effect on our entrepreneurs.  The status quo in healthcare undermines entrepreneurship: small businesses are paying a higher cost... [More]
on October 13, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Health Care 
The Entrepreneurial Potential of Postdoctoral Researchers
The Kauffman Foundation welcomed its inaugural class of Entrepreneur Postdoctoral Fellows for its fall program workshop. The weeklong workshop "From Postdoc to Startup" will introduce the 13 selected Fellows to experts who can help them commercialize their innovations and start new firms."From Postdoc to Startup”... [More]
on October 09, 2009
Category:  General  Technology Transfer 
The Health of Regulation for Medical Innovation
PDE staff attended a Capitol Hill briefing on “Incentives for Innovation: Protecting America’s Greatest Innovators” sponsored by the Council for American Medical Innovation. Our report of the event follows:The third and final briefing of a series entitled "Recovery Through Discovery" focused on how government policies... [More]
on October 07, 2009
Category:  Technology Transfer 
New York City’s Innovation Performance
A new study by the Center for an Urban Future, a Manhattan-based think tank, shows that New York City has great research universities and research centers, but is underperforming in turning scientific advances into start-up businesses.The report, Building New York City's Innovation Economy, details why... [More]
on October 07, 2009
Category:  Technology Transfer 
Entrepreneurship Guidance in the Career Center
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has recognized an important player in entrepreneurship education. It has awarded a grant to The Launch Pad, the entrepreneurship resource component of the Toppel Career Center at the University of Miami that helps students explore and launch new firms while... [More]
on October 06, 2009
Category:  Education  General 

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