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Innovation in Singapore
Singapore does well on the many global innovation rankings (e.g., it beat US and others to first place on one international innovation index by the Boston Consulting Group ), but the Singapore Competitiveness Report 2009 released by the Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 03, 2009
Recovery Act Funds for Small Business Clean Energy Innovation
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that more than $18 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will support small business’s ability to compete in the clean energy economy. These funds will target clean energy R&D, with an emphasis on near-term... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 03, 2009
Category:  Energy 
The Week Ahead in Entrepreneurship Policy
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 Senate Energy and Natural Resources - Full Committee HearingHearings to examine policy options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.10:00 amDirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 366 [more info]   [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 30, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Energy 
The Challenges for Youth Entrepreneurship in Ghana
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has recently released the first place winner of the 2009 CIPE International Essay Competition in the category of entrepreneurship and employment. The article by Saeed Mahmoud Jajah examines “The Current State of Youth Entrepreneurship in Ghana.”After Ghana attained... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 30, 2009
Category:  General 
The Strategy for Energy Innovation
PDE staff attended a meeting on “Innovation and the Strategy for Renewable Energy” at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Our report of the event follows:The Tuesday Innovation Policy Discussion Group of the Woodrow Wilson and MIT hosted last week a meeting with Henry Kelly, Principal Deputy... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 24, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Why Global Entrepreneurship Week Matters
(photo courtesy of Pieter Glerum) Days before Global Entrepreneurship Week kicked off, a piece in BusinessWeek by two of the initiative's proponents made the case for why it pays to encourage entrepreneurship among young people around the globe. Written by PDE's Jonathan Ortmans and... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 23, 2009
Category:  Global 
A Global Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship
[L to R] Dutch Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Jan Kees de Jagerhan, and Jonathan Ortmans of PDE during Global Entrepreneurship Week (photo courtesy of Pieter Glerum)   During this past Week I have been “Globe Blogging” and have reported from the road about... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on November 23, 2009
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: No Hearings
As Congress prepares for the long holiday weekend (and with all eyes onthe looming health care debate), no relevant hearings or meetings havebeen scheduled. The Senate next meets on November 30 & the House ofRepresentatives next meets December 1. [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 23, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Renaissance in Entrepreneurship Policy in the Middle East
Throughout the Arab world, policymakers have been paying attention to the power of entrepreneurship. Hundreds of initiatives are being launched to encourage youth to innovate, learn marketable skills and start their own enterprises. The United Arab Emirates and the Arab Republic of Egypt rank among... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on November 21, 2009
Central and Eastern Europe: the Transition to Entrepreneurial Capitalism
Austria was the last nation to officially sign up for Global Entrepreneurship Week this year and we are especially grateful to the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) who with little noticed organized one of our global Featured Events  - a forum on “Entrepreneurship and... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on November 21, 2009

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