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The Kauffman Foundation has awarded a grant to Olin College of Engineering to implement a nationwide award competition that will recognize students’ contributions to solving the major challenges facing the world today.
The “Extraordinary Stories Student Awards” will be given to students who have completed science...
According to Krisztina Holly, vice provost for innovation at the University of Southern California and former founding executive director of MIT's Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, “an opportunity to solve our job crisis lies right under our noses.”
In an opinion piece for CNN, Holly explained:...
On January 19, Rep. Bart Gordon announced the 2010 legislative agenda for the House Committee on Science and Technology. Innovation and energy and STEM education lead the priorities list.As part of its effort to maintain U.S. competitiveness through innovation, the Committee plans to work on...
Why do Asian American-owned businesses do well in comparison to white-owned businesses, and why do African American-owned firms do poorly in relation to both? Economics professor Robert W. Fairlie and Kauffman senior research fellow Alicia M. Robb explore these issues in Race and Entrepreneurial Success:...
Seven federal agencies will
work together to leverage funding and resources to promote regional growth
Energy Regional Innovation
The E-RIC will work to
disseminate new technologies into the local marketplace and share best practices
with the public and private sectors. The cluster...
An article in today’s Washington Independent, “Obama’s Small Business Lending
Plan Meets Skepticism,” lays out concerns with the President’s plan to make $30 billion in repaid TARP funds available for
small banks to lend to small businesses.
“There’s little indication
that these banks need the money — or that...
Everyone surely owns an innovative product that has its roots in a university lab, or knows someone that has benefited from the presence of start-ups that formed through the dissemination of knowledge and technologies from the university to the marketplace. Universities have been the lifeblood...
The recurring snowstorms last week and the President's Day work period combined for a quiet couple weeks on Capitol Hill -- no relevant hearings or meetings are currently scheduled.
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....
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...
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