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Rand study examines the effect of policy on entrepreneurship and small businesses
An improved understanding of the effects of regulation on small businesses will help lawmakers develop policy designed to advance entrepreneurship, according to a new RAND Corp. report. (2007-12-11)

Where entrepreneurship is at home
Entrepreneurial personality structure can't be found everywhere geographically in the same measure. Psychologists of the Universities of Jena (Germany) and Texas were able to prove this in a comprehensive study. For the first time they published 'psychological' maps of an entrepreneurial personality structure of the USA, Great Britain and Germany in the renowned 'Journal of Personality and Social Psychology'. These maps show in which regions the entrepreneurial spirit -- according to the person's personality structure -- feels most at home. (2013-05-31)

Digital tool enhances writing instruction
A new Web-based software package developed by Michigan State University educational researchers delivers tools to help teach writing skills formed through peer review and revision. A university/software company joint venture is distributing the new product to K-12 schools and colleges. (2011-11-08)

IEEE-USA president encourages greater high-tech investment at Innovation 2008 Conference
IEEE-USA President Russ Lefevre, speaking at the Innovation 2008 conference at the University of Minnesota on Monday, said that the United States should invest more in the nation's science, engineering and technology enterprise. (2008-10-21)

High-tech X-ray imaging technique to offer detailed look at engineered tissue
Mark Anastasio, Ph.D., has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new imaging system that will help biomedical engineers see what happens when engineered tissue is implanted in the body. (2013-12-11)

Motivation of small business managers affects firm growth
A new study reveals that the motivation of small business managers has a long-term effect on actual future growth. (2008-06-05)

Parent/child businesses stronger than those of cousins and colleagues
Family businesses with a parent/child management team were more cohesive and had less conflict than other family and non-family businesses. (2005-04-26)

Kurt H. Becker named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Kurt H. Becker, the associate provost for research and technology initiatives and a professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Becker's pioneering work with atmospheric-pressure cold plasmas paved the way for new, more effective methods of sterilizing medical instruments and other biomedical and environmental applications, and he holds numerous patents on his discoveries. (2013-12-10)

6 NTU projects awarded NRF grants
Six project proposals from the Nanyang Technological University have received research funding from the National Research Foundation, following its second call for proposals under the Proof of Concept scheme. To date, a total of nine NTU projects are funded under the POC scheme. This reflects the significant role that NTU plays in leading Singapore's drive for research and development into new ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship. (2009-09-02)

Chemical Heritage Foundation to present Petrochemical Heritage Award to J. Virgil Waggoner
The Chemical Heritage Foundation and the Founders Club today announced that J. Virgil Waggoner, will receive the tenth annual Petrochemical Heritage Award on Sunday, 26 March 2006, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. The award will be presented to Waggoner at the annual Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, held as part of the 31st National Petrochemical Refiners Association International Petrochemical Conference. (2005-12-29)

Israeli Minister of Industry and Trade to address European R&D leaders in Tel Aviv
Minister Benyamin Ben-Eliezer and Chief Scientist Dr. Eli Opper mark Israel's Chairmanship of the EUREKA Network, Europe's leading platform for R&D-performing entrepreneurs and industries, which encourages pan-European cooperation in industrial sectors such as IT, biotechnology, energy, water and communications, among others. (2010-10-25)

1 Semester Startup class at UT Austin to host 'demo day' to showcase 20 undergraduate startups
Twenty undergraduate student startups from The University of Texas at Austin will present five-minute investor pitches to the Austin entrepreneurial community Thursday, Dec. 1. The startups are part of 1 Semester Startup, a class at the university that supports undergraduates who are starting companies. (2011-11-28)

Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2012
The University of Huddersfield has won the award of Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award. The award was presented last night (29 Nov.) at the Times Higher Education Awards 2012. (2012-12-10)

Study identifies ways to share key data between researchers, business practitioners
A research team reports that researchers and practitioners share more interests than either group realizes and outlines ways that the two groups can collaborate more effectively -- and it involves changing how business schools do business. (2016-07-21)

UK biotechnology business plan competition now open to students in the US and Canada
The Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) is an innovative academic business plan competition that raises awareness of the commmercialization of ideas from the biosciences for postgraduate students and postdoctoral scientists. (2004-07-07)

UofT, MaRS innovation collaborate to launch incubator for student software companies
A new program that provides nascent software companies with start-up funds, work space, mentoring and business strategy support, was launched today by the University of Toronto and commercialization partner MaRS Innovation, with support from the MaRS Discovery District. (2012-10-01)

'The Art of Invention' brings new ideas to life
In our world full of gadgets, sometimes the most elegantly designed invention is simplest. Take, for example, the paperclip. It encompasses the three most successful design principles and solves a common problem. In (2010-12-30)

Freshman class sparks start-up company
Thinking like an entrepreneur begins early for students at Wake Forest University, where last year six freshmen got so excited about their first-year seminar in biophysics they started a company. (2007-10-03)

New master's program will focus on physics entrepreneurship
CWRU's Department of Physics will launch its two-year Master's Program in Physics Entrepreneurship this fall, becoming one of the first universities in the country to train physicists as businessmen. (2000-05-11)

doDOC, a startup by MIT Portugal alumni, selected to attend Techstars Boston
doDOC, the Coimbra and Boston-based startup, was selected by Techstars. doDOC helps highly regulated enterprises to focus on the content, import and share highly complex documents with its web-based platform. It is the first Portuguese startup to win a spot in the prestigious business accelerator and it was found by three MIT Portugal Ph.D. graduates Carlos Boto, Federico Cismondi and Paulo Melo. (2015-06-11)

Live from Newark: TEDxNJIT simulcast on Nov. 11 to viewers worldwide
The inaugural TEDxNJIT event takes place on Nov. 11, 2011 in the Jim Wise Theater on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will focus on entrepreneurship and invention and will feature young people in the technology field. (2011-11-03)

Creating jobs with university-based research parks and incubators
Changes in federal policy can increase the effectiveness of a key national asset in job creation: university-based research parks and technology incubators, according to US Senate testimony today by Brian Darmody, president of the Association of University Research Parks and a University of Maryland associate vice president. In prepared testimony, Darmody recommended a series of actions, including loans, tax-free financing and more flexible government procedures for commercializing technology developed at incubators with federal support. (2009-12-09)

Fame sells
What do Kylie, Paul Newman, and Celine Dion have in common? They are all celebrity entrepreneurs. But does selling their own products rather than endorsing others help boost sales? (2007-07-05)

Joint nanotechnology forum to focus on electronics, photonics, renewable energy
The 4th Nano and Giga Challenges Symposium and Summer School and the 14th Canadian Semiconductor Technology Conference will be held from August 10-14, 2009, at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Canada. The joint forum will focus on the applications of nanotechnology to electronics, photonics and renewable energy. (2008-06-23)

NTU unveils five-year strategic blueprint
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) today unveiled NTU 2015, a five-year strategic plan that maps out how the university will become a great global university by 2015. Under this blueprint, NTU will build on its current strengths and heritage to make its mark globally in sustainability, healthcare, new media, the best of the East and West, and innovation. (2010-11-16)

India is latest to partner with NSF through GROW
National Science Foundation Acting Director Cora B. Marrett has signed a new research partnership with T.K. Chandrashekar, Secretary of the Science and Engineering Research Board of India through Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW). GROW is a coordinated effort that enhances international collaborative research opportunities for NSF Graduate Research Fellows. There are currently GROW agreements between NSF and science agencies in 13 countries. (2013-07-23)

Early bottlenecks in developing biopharmaceutical products delay commercialization
An analysis of patented university inventions licensed to biotechnology firms has revealed early bottlenecks on the path to commercialization. To open these roadblocks, the researchers suggest that better communication of basic research results during the discovery stage could lead to faster commercialization down the road. (2014-08-20)

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