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National Nanotechnology Investment: Manufacturing, Commercialization & Job Creation

Last Thursday, members of the Subcommittee on Science and Space met to discuss the reauthorization of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) with a witness panel of five experts in the revolutionary field of nanotechnology. Created in 2000, the NNI has facilitated communication and collaboration between 25 federal agencies involved in groundbreaking nanotechnology research.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 18, 2011
This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy (July 18 - July 24)

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 18, 2011
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (July 18 - 24)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 18, 2011
New Firms Starting Smaller, Growing Slower

Companies established in 2009 could employ one million fewer people than the historic norm. That is the alarming bottom line from a recent Kauffman study that shows the U.S. jobs problem pre-dates the Great Recession of 2007-2009. The research suggests that the country faces a far more fundamental employment challenge—a long-term trend that the researchers call a slow jobs "leak."

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 11, 2011
Former Clinton Advisor Points to Startups

In the June issue of Newsweek, former US President Bill Clinton put forward a dozen or so ideas on how to attack the jobs crisis (cleverly titled, of course, 'It's Still the Economy Stupid'). One of those ideas was ‘More Cash for Startups’ where he talked about a plan by the Obama Administration to allow converting tax credits to cash equivalents tied to the number of employees hired for green jobs and startups.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 11, 2011
Switzerland Tops Global Innovation Index

According to the latest Global Innovation Index, Switzerland tops a list of 125 economies around the world as the most innovative—up three spots from last year’s rankings.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 11, 2011
This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy (July 11 - July 17)

Commercialization and job creation in nanotechnology get a look from the Senate Committee on Science, Commerce & Transportation this week, while a joint hearing on "Tax Reform & the Tax Treatment of Debt and Equity" brings together the House Committee on Ways & Means and the Senate Finance Committee.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 11, 2011
Egypt's Young Entrepreneurs

Last June, the United Nations Development Program released its Human Development Report for Egypt, which noted that 90 percent of the country’s unemployed, estimated to be 8 million, were younger than 30. Not surprisingly, time and again at post-revolution gatherings of political leaders and civil sector organizations set on creating a clear roadmap for the country’s political and economic development, youth entrepreneurship emerges as a key recommendation.

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on July 11, 2011
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (July 11 - 17)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 11, 2011

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