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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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Entrepreneurship in the Arab World: A Report from Dubai
Ortmans Jonathan
3/8/2010
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It is an important week for entrepreneurship in the Middle East. Here in Dubai, two important global summits will be convened by His Excellency, Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, United Arab Emirates Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Carl Schramm, President of the...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (March 8-12, 2010)
Marich Mark
3/8/2010
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

House Science and Technology Committee- Subcommittee on Research & Science Education - Hearing

"The National Science Foundation’s FY 2011 Budget Request"

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2318

[more info]

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Hearing

"Advancing American innovation...

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Job Generating High-Growth Firms
Marich Mark
3/10/2010
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According to a new Kauffman Foundation study, High-Growth Firms and the Future of the American Economy, high-growth firms account for a disproportionate share of job creation despite their relatively small numbers.

More specifically, the study showed, that so-called “gazelle” firms (ages three to five) comprise...

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