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Serbia's Faith in its Young Entrepreneurs
Like so many nations that have recently gone through major restructuring over the past 10 years, Serbia is looking to its young entrepreneurial minds to shape a new nation as it marches toward economic recovery. However, while Serbia has embarked upon several structural reforms — especially in the banking sector and in employment regulations — it has yet to successfully tackle corruption, bureaucracy and a weak judicial system. These are holding back its economic potential.
Stapling Green Cards to Diplomas
The National Foundation for American Policy released a policy brief last week that says international students who graduate from U.S. universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) should get a green card “stapled” to their diplomas. With a growing number of Ph.D.s and Masters degrees earned by foreign nationals in these fields, plus a tremendous backlog on available green cards, US competitiveness is suffering.
Canada ‘Best Country for Business’
What is the best country for business? That would be Canada, according to Forbes’ annual look at the global economy and how individual countries are performing. The index evaluates countries on property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape, investor protection and stock market performance.
Deadline Nearing for ‘Global Scholars’ Applications
A few weeks ago, we mentioned that the Kauffman Foundation was expanding its Global Scholars Program to include up to ten (10) recent graduates from US colleges and universities. The deadline to apply for one of those slots is now only one week away—applications must be submitted by Monday, October 17.
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Hearings scheduled for the week ahead include a look at K through 12 STEM education, as well as several hearings broadly pertaining to clean technology and jobs.
A Look Back at Innovation Daily
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.