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The Condition of U.S. Research Universities
Four Members of Congress have asked the National Academies to assess the competitive position of our research universities, both public and private. In a letter delivered on June 22 to the Ralph Cicerone (President of the National Academy of Sciences), Harvey Fineberg (President of the... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on June 29, 2009
Category:  Technology Transfer 
Calling All Entrepreneurship Scholars
Over the past decade, study of the field of entrepreneurship has expanded considerably -- both in terms of curriculum offered for students as well as academic research and the volume of data it generates. Two items of interest for those who focus on the latter.Over... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 29, 2009
Category:  General 
Creating a White House Office of Innovation Policy
The innovation legislation pieces discussed yesterday in the House Committee on Science and Technology corresponded with three sectors of innovation policies—information technology, energy, and services—discussed at a gathering I attended the same day by The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Stuart Benjamin and Arti... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on June 25, 2009
Category:  Global 
Bills to Stimulate Innovation Advance
On Wednesday June 24, the House Committee on Science and Technology held a markup on H.R. 2965, the Enhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act of 2009. This Act reauthorizes and revises the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) program, which stimulates development of commercial... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 25, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Senate Committee Votes to Reauthorize SBIR-STTR
In a closed session late last week, the United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship unanimously passed two bills to reauthorize and improve a number of Small Business Administration (SBA) programs. PDE staff covered a roundtable discussion on these issues earlier in June.... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 22, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Technology Transfer 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Below, we highlight some hearings and events on policy areas that intersect with entrepreneurship. Monday, June 22, 2009Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Field Hearing“Missed Opportunities: The ARRA and the NIH/SBIR exclusion” 1:00 PM ETStella B. Warner Montgomery County Council Office Bldg, 7th... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 22, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Entrepreneurship Not on G8 Radar
PDE staff were on hand last week for a conference to discuss the priorities of the upcoming G8 conference in Italy, including the global economic crisis. Ourreport of the event, hosted by the Centerfor Strategic & International Studies and the Italian Embassy, follows: This... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 22, 2009
Category:  Global 
More Recommendations Supporting VC-Backed Firm Access to SBIR-STTR
PDE staff were on hand last week for a hearing of the House Committee on Small Business taking yet another look at the reauthorization of the SBIR and STTR programs. Our report of the hearing--Legislative Initiatives to Strengthen and Modernize the SBIR and STTR Programs--follows:This... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 21, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Technology Transfer 
Next Cities Attract Innovative Youth
What does it take for a city to attract young professionals? Next Generation Consulting asked just this in compiling its "Next Cities" rankings of the best places to live and work for young professionals (defined as 20-40 year olds). “Simply being the cheapest place to... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 19, 2009
Category:  General 
An Entrepreneurial Silver Lining
While reports on our current recession are inescapable, there is one positive piece of news -- rates of entrepreneurship increase during times of recession. Admittedly, a number of new firms can be attributed to necessity entrepreneurs -- those who start a firm because they have... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on June 15, 2009
Category:  General 

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