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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:
Last week, we highlighted a new piece of legislation introduced by Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Mark Warner (D-VA) that pulls a number of ideas from a collection of policy reforms suggested by the Kauffman Foundation. It wasn’t the only new bill aimed at reviving the sluggish economy through new and young firms.
Every other year, community development professionals gather to review best practices and network at the National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference. Unlike previous efforts though, the 2012 conference focuses squarely on new and small businesses and the role they can play in community and economic development.
Each year, the IFC and World Bank Group release their ‘Doing Business’ report that analyzes regulations that apply to an economy’s businesses throughout their lifespan—from startup to bankruptcy. The 2012 study is out and shows little movement among the leading economies. Singapore stays on top, followed again by Hong Kong (SAR, China), New Zealand, the United States and Denmark.
Citing data from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced bipartisan legislation last week aimed at jumpstarting the economy through the creation and growth of new businesses.
The National Institutes of Health is launching a new web portal aimed at streamlining the federal government’s technology transfer process. If successful, the site could reduce response time for unpatented materials from six months to a few days.
All eyes on Capitol Hill are focused on the struggle over the future of payroll tax cuts two weeks before they are set to expire. No committee hearings are scheduled for the week ahead.
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