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Congress Listens on Ways to Improve Commercialization Practices
Today, I attended the House Committee on Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Science Education a hearing titled “From the Lab Bench to the Marketplace: Improving Technology Transfer.” The representatives heard from experts on ways to approach the improvement of the process of transferring... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on June 10, 2010
Category:  Technology Transfer 
Combating Climate Change: How Entrepreneurs Are Doing What Congress Can't or Won't

Guest post by Byron Kennard "Historically, when environmentalists see a problem, their reaction is to regulate it," says Mark Clevey, a clean technology guru who has helped dozens of green small businesses in Michigan get off the ground. "When entrepreneurs see a problem, their reaction is...

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Mark Marich
on June 07, 2010
Category:  Energy  Environment 
Be Grateful You’re A Bootstrap Entrepreneur
Tech Crunch guest writer Vivek Wadwha wrote recently in "Startups: Poverty is Underrated. Be Glad That You’re Not Rich" that money is often a curse for entrepreneurs. “When a company is running on a tight budget, it will usually perform far better than a company that... [More]
Mark Marich
on June 07, 2010
Category:  General 
A Look at Innovation Daily (May 21-June 6)
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: NSF releases first data from new Business R&D and Innovation survey (from The... [More]
Mark Marich
on June 07, 2010
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Thursday, June 10, 2010House Committee on Science and Technology -  Subcommittee on Research & Science Education - Hearing"From the Lab Bench to the Marketplace: Improving Technology Transfer"2318 Rayburn House Office Building10:00AM - 12:00PMWitnesses:    •    Dr. Thomas W. Peterson, Assistant Director, Directorate for Engineering, National Science... [More]
Mark Marich
on June 07, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Technology Transfer 
Entrepreneurship in the EU and Beyond
The European Commission’s Directorate-General “Enterprise and Industry” has been studying, for the past 10 years, the development of entrepreneurship in EU Member States, and has compared European opinions with those outside of Europe, especially in the US. Last week, the European Commision published a new... [More]
Mark Marich
on June 07, 2010
Category:  General 
Accelerating Energy Innovation

President Obama has made it a priority to address one of America’s greatest challenges, meeting energy demand in a sustainable way by transforming the ways we produce and consume energy. He assembled a team that could help him in this task, such as science adviser...

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Jonathan Ortmans
on June 07, 2010
Category:  Energy  Technology Transfer 
Schramm on Rose: Entrepreneurship and Economic Recovery?
In a world ravaged by wars, natural disasters and economic turmoil, the need for new ideas to meet the marketplace has seldom been more pronounced.  In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, Carl Schramm, President and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, suggested that the... [More]
Mark Marich
on June 03, 2010
COMPETES Bill Passed in the House
Last Friday, on a third try, the House of Representatives passed with a 262-150 vote the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act (H.R. 5116), ending a heavy House debate over concerns about the fiscal challenges that the act represents. The act, aiming to support U.S. competitiveness through... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on June 02, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Technology Transfer 
Calling for a National Entrepreneurs' Day
Have you ever wondered why there isn't a National Entrepreneurs' Day? Then sign the petition that was launched this month by Grasshopper and help support the cause to make this a national day in the United States. This year Entrepreneurs' Day will be November 19, 2010,... [More]
Mark Marich
on June 01, 2010
Category:  General 

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