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Nanotechnology firms will benefit from $3 million in grants from a Pennsylvania organization that wants to encourage innovation. Read more about this program for businesses and colleges.
There is no shortage of well-educated people in academic environments. But the challenge is in turning the attention of those bright minds to entrepreneurship. Here are a few ideas on how to do it.
At the Kauffman Foundation, we recently announced a grant to a group that is trying to map and track where startups are around the world. The project--Startup Genome--is working "to build the most complete and accurate database of the world's startup communities, present it in useful, beautiful ways and provide tools and reports that community builders can use to gain insight into what's happening in their community. And make better decisions about how to grow it."
Last week, we hosted Ice House Facilitator Training here at the Foundation. We had people come from across the country and the international community to be trained in how to facilitate an entrepreneurial mindset to members of their community. I had the chance to sit down with one of the facilitators, Rob Elwood, and learn about his reason for coming to this training, and how he sees it benefiting his community in Annapolis, Md.
Kauffman Labs is not your typical classroom, but then again, Nancie and I are not your typical instructors. In fact we do little in the way of instruction in the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (IHEP) and focus more of our energy towards facilitation. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment, solve problems and learn from one another. It's not what they're used to, but I think they liked it. It gave them the opportunity to expand their idea of education beyond the confines of absorption and regurgitation. It's about learning from the experiences they have with each other.
In this installment of my Ice House series, I sat down with Ice House alum Chris Vallee to learn first hand what he got out of the entrepreneurship program. Vallee, an intern at the Kauffman Foundation, attended the program two years ago at Johnson County Community College. Signing up for the class by chance, he quickly found a new perspective on the decisions he had been making in his life, and a renewed, invigorating urge to chase the life goals he had let fall by the wayside.
A treatment for tinnitus is the goal of two Ohio University colleagues who were frustrated by the lack of options for those suffering from this hearing disorder. Read more to find out how this medical device differs from its competitors.
Biotech companies will have a new resource in the Ohio University Innovation Center’s new biotech research and development facility. Read more to learn about what it will offer.
Every year Cleveland Clinic compiles a list of the best healthcare innovations for the future. Here are our suggestions for the best healthcare innovations in recent biotech news.
Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson pulled out of the heart stent market amid struggling sales of its products. Read more on how this move reveals the need for continuous innovation in the healthcare business landscape.
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