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Europe's Entrepreneurial Challenge
The Doing Business 2010 reporthighlighted how the financial crisis has prompted governments to act inareas where regulatory reform may be more difficult and require moretime. The report states that in times of recession, “the more quicklythe assets of nonviable firms can be freed up, the easier it... [More]
on October 05, 2009
Category:  Global 
Third Age Entrepreneurs
The UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) has recently published a report on The grey economy. Authors Ron Botham and Andrew Graves argue that as the UK population is getting older, the economic contribution of people aged 50 and over is... [More]
on October 02, 2009
Category:  General 
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Boulevard of Broken Dreams is the title of Josh Lerner’s forthcoming book where he provides the first extensive look at the ways governments have supported entrepreneurs and venture capitalists across decades and continents, and why some are successful and others are not.Josh Lerner is the... [More]
on October 01, 2009
Category:  General 
New Office for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Last week, the U.S. government took a bold move in favor of entrepreneurs. At the Inc. 500/5000 conference, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke announced the formation of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as well as a National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Secretary... [More]
on October 01, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  General 
America’s Last-place Performance
On Monday, September 28, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell presented findings from a report appearing in September’s Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. In the report, Ezell discusses the strategies of the worlds’ ten most innovation-forward countries. Ezell argues that the... [More]
on October 01, 2009
Category:  General 
Keys to Economic Growth and Global Competitiveness
PDE staff attended a Capitol Hill briefing on comparative innovation policy sponsored by the National Research Council. Our report of the event follows: A September 22nd Capital Hill briefing on research, science, and technology (R-S-T) parks sought to convince policymakers that promoting innovation and commercialization... [More]
on September 30, 2009
Category:  Technology Transfer 
Rockstar Entrepreneurs Don't Come to Washington
If you have ever been around somebody trying to start or grow abusiness, you know that entrepreneurs don’t have time for much else,especially not for going to Washington to help keep policymakers up todate on how to encourage high growth entrepreneurship in America—nothurt it. When... [More]
on September 28, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Tuesday, September 29, 2009Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Hearing“Reform Done Right: Sensible Health Care Solutions for America’s Small Businesses.”Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562 [more info] Wednesday, September 30, 2009 House Committee on Science and Technology - Energy and Environment Subcommittee –... [More]
on September 28, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Hot Topic: Research and Innovation Infrastructure
There has been a lot of talk about research parks lately. Here are few ideas that have been discussed lately.Science Progress, a project of the Center for American Progress, recently released a report on the federal government and the growth of regional innovation clusters, The... [More]
on September 25, 2009
Category:  Technology Transfer 
How to Train Future Innovative Entrepreneurs
Universities and colleges have increasingly established entrepreneurship education programs in the past few decades. In an effort to more fully understand the outcomes of this education, the SBA’s Office of Advocacy released an initial analysis of the impact of entrepreneurship programs.The report, “Toward Effective Education... [More]
on September 25, 2009
Category:  Education  General 

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