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Senators Introduce "Start-Up Visa" Legislation
On Wednesday, February 24, 2010, Senators John Kerry, D-Mass., and Richard Lugar, R-Ind., introduced legislation to drive job creation and increase America's global competitiveness by helping immigrant entrepreneurs obtain visas to the U.S. The “StartUp Visa Act of 2010” would allow an immigrant entrepreneur to receive... [More]
Mark Marich
on February 25, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Immigration 
Pediatric Medical Device ‘Idea Campaign’ Launched Online
In an effort to stimulate early stage innovation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today an eight-week online “idea campaign” to encourage innovations and collaborations to meet the growing medical needs of children. Parents, doctors, researchers, entrepreneurs and others have eight weeks to post and... [More]
Mark Marich
on February 24, 2010
Category:  General  Technology Transfer 
DARPA’s Approach to Innovation
PDE staff were on hand today for the Woodrow Wilson Center and MIT’s Innovation Policy Discussion Group meeting. Our report of the event—DARPA’s Approach to Innovation—follows: Today, the Deputy Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Kaigham (Ken) J. Gabriel, offered insights into how... [More]
Mark Marich
on February 24, 2010
Category:  General  Technology Transfer 
Watch Governors Explore Ways to Spur Startups and Clean Technology
Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 24, 2010, Governors from across the country will gather at the Kauffman Foundation to explore ways to build their economy by spurring clean energy entrepreneurship. You have an opportunity to watch a live webcast at 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST. The webcast... [More]
Mark Marich
on February 23, 2010
Category:  Energy  General 
A Note on Bayh-Dole
Last week PDE posted a note about an idea to improve the effectiveness of university technology transfer in the U.S. There seems to have been some confusion following this about the nature of the breakthrough idea to improve the U.S. model for commercialization of university-developed technologies. In... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on February 22, 2010
Category:  Technology Transfer 
Reevaluating Sarbanes-Oxley
At a time when we need risk-takers to start companies and create jobs, we need to do everything we can to remove unnecessarily burdensome regulations that dampen entrepreneurship. A high-impact, low-cost reform would be to make some of the more onerous requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on February 22, 2010
Category:  Red Tape 
The World's Most Innovative Companies
Fast Company has released its list of The World's Most Innovative Companies 2010, featuring stories of extraordinary innovative efforts under way in businesses across the globe and across sectors, from technology to politics. For example, three-year-old Politico, ranked #49, is “doing the unthinkable: making money... [More]
Mark Marich
on February 18, 2010
Category:  General 
Manhattan Links Scientists, Entrepreneurs and Investors
In his State of the Borough Speech, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer outlined a plan to diversify the city's economy and spark new job growth in the tech sector. Stringer announced the creation of an “intermediary” that will foster linkages between scientists, entrepreneurs and investors.... [More]
Mark Marich
on February 17, 2010
Category:  General  Technology Transfer 
The Entrepreneurial Experience of US Presidents
On Presidents day (Feb. 15), several articles pointed out that many of America’s presidents had an entrepreneurial background. USA Today’s Steve Strauss offered the following examples, among others: •    Abraham Lincoln: In 1833, Lincoln and William Berry opened a general store (with Lincoln going into debt... [More]
Mark Marich
on February 17, 2010
Category:  General 
A Look at Innovation Daily
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation -- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled from the last week:  How Colleges Can Better Nurture Startups  (from ReadWriteStart) New Tools for... [More]
Mark Marich
on February 15, 2010
Category:  General 

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