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A Note on Bayh-Dole
Ortmans Jonathan
2/22/2010
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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...

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Watch Governors Explore Ways to Spur Startups and Clean Technology
Marich Mark
2/23/2010
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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...

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Senators Introduce "Start-Up Visa" Legislation
Marich Mark
2/25/2010
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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...

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A Look at Innovation Daily (Week of Feb 20 to Feb 26)
Marich Mark
3/1/2010
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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 last week:

Five nations boosting their culture of innovation

(The Christian...

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Entrepreneurship, a Social Phenomenon
Marich Mark
3/1/2010
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Carl Schramm has new article explaining why “All Entrepreneurship is Social.” Writing for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Schramm explained the dangers of using the modifier social:

One danger, however, is that the use of the modifier social will diminish the contributions of regular entrepreneurs—that...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (March 1-5, 2010)
Marich Mark
3/1/2010
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Tuesday, March 02, 2010Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee - Subcommittee on Economic Policy - Hearing"Restoring Credit to Main Street: Proposals to Fix Small Business Borrowing and Lending Problems"9:30 a.m.538 Dirsken Senate Office Building[more info]                 Wednesday, March 3, 2010 House...

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Maximizing the Potential of University Inventions
Marich Mark
3/4/2010
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Robert Litan, vice-president of research and policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has a new article explaining why the federal government should require universities receiving research grants to allow faculty inventors the right to choose their licensing agent. In this article, Litan responds to...

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New “Invest in America Alliance” to Support Start-ups and Create Jobs
Marich Mark
3/4/2010
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Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini announced that Intel will spearhead a $3.5 billion technology investment initiative in a speech titled "Rebuilding the Foundations of American Growth," delivered at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

The Invest in America Alliance represents the venture capital industry’s commitment...

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The ARPA-E Innovation Summit
Marich Mark
3/4/2010
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From March 1st-3rd, policymakers, thought leaders, award winners and investors gathered in Washington, DC for the first ARPA-E Innovation Summit.

Secretary Chu announced that the third round of ARPA-E funding of $100 million will be made available to accelerate innovation in three new areas for...

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A Look at Innovation Daily (March 1-7, 2010)
Marich Mark
3/8/2010
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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 last week:    And Google Begat... (from BusinessWeek) Why CEOs Don't Get Innovation...

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