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On the heels of an innovation scorecard that showed the EU is losing ground on the US and Japan – while Brazil and China close the gap – EU leaders used the Council of the European Union Summit to issue a call for stronger innovation and research. Facing an ‘innovation emergency,’ summit participants agreed on the need for: cooperation on large-scale research projects; less troublesome funding formalities; and, new sources of venture capital for innovative start-up enterprises.
A slew of hearings in the House are scheduled for this week, with action in the following committees: Budget; Education & the Workforce; Financial Services; Judiciary; Oversight & Government Reform; Small Business; and, Ways & Means.
The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), United Arab Emirates, and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program at Stanford University will be hosting university entrepreneurship educators to the first-ever Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education Middle East/North Africa (REE MENA), 7-9 March 2011, at the HCT Abu Dhabi Men's College Campus.
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: 10 Up-and-Coming Startup Hubs from Around the World (Grasshopper Group)...
courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: Why US Productivity Can Grow Without Killing Jobs (McKinsey Quarterly)...
Following two heavy weeks of hearings on both sides of Capitol Hill, Congress is back in their states / districts for the Presidents’ Day Work Period.
Kauffman FastTrac programs in New York and Michigan are leading to new business starts – and the jobs that come along with them. Following an intense entrepreneurial education program initiated by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in March 2009, 1,000 NYC entrepreneurs have graduated the program. According to SUNY’s Levin Institute, those graduates have created 300 new jobs.
The White House sent President Obama's proposed budget for FY 2012 to Congress earlier today--weighing in at $3.7 trillion. With Republicans looking to poke holes in the plan, Jack Lew, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, will appear at a couple of congressional hearings throughout the week to defend it.
In advance of those hearings, Lew appeared on the White House website with a quick overview of what the budget hopes to accomplish.
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:
A new study by the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business shows that 3% of the businesses in the state are responsible for roughly two-thirds of its net new jobs. In addition to those local high-impact firms, the authors found that firms with fewer than 20 employees account for 51 percent of net job generation.
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