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Innovation Heat Map
Analysts at McKinsey and Co. have recently created a very cool look at the world of innovation. Their innovation "heat map," developed in conjunction with the World Economic Forum, maps the world's leading industrial clusters according to key factors such as size, diversity, and growth.... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 16, 2009
Category:  Global 
Health Care Costs... Still a Problem
Ask an entrepreneur what his most pressing concerns are and you'll hear 'the increasing cost of health care' somewhere at the top. And thyey aren't alone. The latest edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation's regular polls on American attitudes toward our health care system makes... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 16, 2009
Category:  Health Care 
Innovation at Risk
My essay today takes a look at the Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) program. In all likelihood it will continue, but a reauthorization still hasn't happened. Here is the lead: One of the few effective government programs to support innovation is at risk. The language... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on March 16, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Technology Transfer 
Entrepreneurship=Recovery
File this under "I'm pretty sure everyone saw this coming": The World Bank predicts that the global economy will enter recession this year for the first time since the Second World War. The Washington-based bank added that global trade was heading for its steepest decline... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 12, 2009
Category:  General 
Global Entrepreneurship Congress Looks to November
Last November, an entrepreneurial revolution started as more than 75 countries celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week with 25,000 activities. This week, representatives from more than 50 of those countries are gathered in Kansas City at the Kauffman Foundation to collaborate on plans for 2009. I'm sitting... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 09, 2009
Category:  Global 
Global Smarts: Cue the Innovation Generation
I wrote this week's essay while preparing to lead the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Kansas City at the Kauffman Foundation. The Congress brought together organizations that will again lead Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 16 - 22) to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.  Here is... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on March 09, 2009
Category:  Global 
Entrepreneur Postdoctoral Fellowships Open
Postdoctoral researchers bring new discoveries to the world, and the Kauffman Foundation is opening a door for them to do so through entrepreneurship.The Kauffman Entrepreneur Postdoctoral Fellows program provides a unique opportunity for postdocs in science and technology fields to launch their innovative research from... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 09, 2009
Category:  Technology Transfer 
Ten Emerging Technologies
Technology Review has just published its latest list of ten emerging technologies which always provides interesting insight on cool new innovations. What's hot this year? How about "modeling surprise" -- the use of data mining and computer models to help predict and foresee unusual events.... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 09, 2009
Category:  General 
Innovation in the States: Washington
Washington, home to Microsoft, Amazon and numerous other technology firms, has always had a strong foundation for innovation and entrepreneurship. Yet, like most areas of the country, Washington now faces a severe economic crisis and can no longer continue with business as usual.A new study... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 09, 2009
Category:  Physical Infrastructure  Technology Transfer  Workforce 
Innovation in the States: Arizona
In 2006, a host of Arizona-based business groups helped create the Science Foundation Arizona (SFAZ), as a statewide effort to diversify Arizona's economy by promoting science and technology. What seemed like a good idea in 2006 has become a harder sell in the face of... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 09, 2009
Category:  Education  Technology Transfer  Workforce 

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