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Author: Emily Hartman


Source: http://www.eurekalert.org


Interest: First National Institutes of Health-funded personalized drug development center in the U.S. will focus on muscle disease New Center of Research Translation awarded to Children's National Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carolinas Medical Center to accelerate R&D.


Link: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-10/cnmc-fnp100511.php

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Author: Sarah Carpenter


Source: http://www.easternprogress.com


Interest: Two Eastern faculty members recently received sizeable grants to help them in their individual research projects.


Link: http://www.easternprogress.com/news/two-faculty-members-receive-research-grants-1.2631811#.To2KtlYa5iM

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Author: Kolten Parker


Source: http://star.txstate.edu


Interest: Texas State’s push to become an emerging research university has been spearheaded by six departments receiving eight research grants since the end of the spring semester.


Link: http://star.txstate.edu/node/4730

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Author: Tom Holm


Source: http://www.montanakaimin.com


Interest: Argument about the effects of a woody biomass gasification boiler on the Missoula Valley's air quality will continue Thursday just after the University of Montana secured a grant to study the new technology.


Link: http://www.montanakaimin.com/news/um-wins-grant-to-research-biomass-1.2633600#.To2H7lYa5iM

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Author: montana.edu


Source: montana.edu


Interest: Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer announced Oct. 3 that the Montana University System has received a $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to strengthen the state's science and engineering workforce with a program that will reach into campuses and communities across Montana.


Link: http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=10304

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Author: news.colostate.edu


Source: news.colostate.edu


Interest: Siemens AG has awarded Colorado State University $44.5 million worth of in-kind software designed to teach students to manage large, complex projects – the largest in-kind software grant in university history.


Link: http://www.news.colostate.edu/Release/5917

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Author: The Dow Chemical Company


Source: The Dow Chemical Company


Interest: The Dow Chemical Company DOW +3.51% has increased its investment in programs with leading U.S. universities with a $25 million per year commitment for 10 years.


Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dow-commits-25-million-per-year-to-advance-research-development-in-leading-us-universities-dowinvestorday-2011-10-04?reflink=MW_news_stmp

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Author: QualityStocks


Source: QualityStocks.net


Interest: Illumina Inc. today announced it has entered into a wide-ranging collaborative research agreement with the Institute of Applied Genetics and the Department of Forensic and Investigative Genetics at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC).


Link: http://www.beaconequity.com/illumina-inc-ilmn-enters-research-agreement-with-university-of-north-texas-2011-10-04/

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Author: Christian Fecteau


Source: The Daily Campus


Interest: The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration awarded the UConn Office of Technology Commercialization a five-year $483,830 grant. The EDA administered the grant to UConn through their University Center Program, which is designed to improve regional economic development tools that will create jobs.


Link: http://www.dailycampus.com/news/uconn-awarded-484k-in-federal-grant-1.2627782

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Author: University of California, Riverside


Source: University of California, Riverside


Interest: The total impact of $1.4 billion is created by direct spending by the university as well as direct, indirect, and induced impacts of spending by the campus’ students, visitors, and retirees. Overall, the direct and induced impacts of UCR spending support 16,335 jobs annually – most of them located within Inland Southern California.


Link: http://newsroom.ucr.edu/2740

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Author: Russ Garland


Source: Market Watch


Interest: Through Sept. 30, there have been 35 venture-backed IPOs compared with 46 in all of last year. But the fourth quarter of 2010 saw 14 IPOs, and in 2007, the best year for IPOs since 2000, 27 companies went public in the fourth quarter.


Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/venture-firms-hurt-by-weak-summer-ipo-market-2011-10-03

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Author: Richard Burnett


Source: Orlando Sentinel


Interest: From his lab in Lake Nona's Medical City, cancer researcher Philip Arlen is strategizing ways to take his new technique for studying DNA to market. And he is going entrepreneurial in hopes of making that happen.


Link: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-cfb-cover-startup-contest-1003-20111002,0,5444040.story

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Author: Lincoln Journal Star


Source: Journal Star


Interest: The Site and Building Development Fund will award about $3 million to help meet the needs for ready-to-develop commercial and industrial sites, with awards ranging from $250,000 to $500,000. The state appropriation initially will be devoted to developing parcels of land and infrastructure as well as rehabilitating buildings that may exist already.


Link: http://journalstar.com/business/local/article_68c04c80-9f74-5d01-8865-36ca8e9cfc11.html

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Author: Luke TImmerman


Source: Xconomy


Interest: Desmond-Hellmann, a biotech industry star from her days running drug development at Genentech, has her work cut out in her third year as UCSF’s chancellor. Like any executive arriving on campus, she’s had to learn a lot in a hurry. UCSF is a complex, 23,000-employee enterprise that does everything from studying the basic functions of stem cells to helping discover new drugs to treating patients.


Link: http://www.xconomy.com/national/2011/10/03/why-universities-are-key-to-the-future-of-biotech-and-how-ucsfs-chief-is-showing-the-way/

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Author: David Gold


Source: Renewable Energy World


Interest: As a venture capitalist, I review hundreds of business plans each year and physically meet with roughly 100 entrepreneurs seeking capital. I have the advantage of doing this through the eyes of someone who has been on the other side of the table, having raised venture capital for my own start-up before becoming a VC.


Link: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011/09/top-5-things-cleantech-entrepreneurs-fail-to-understand-about-raising-venture-capital

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Author: Jason Keith


Source: The Boston Globe


Interest: He admitted that it’s difficult to inform policy decisions to help small businesses, but the conclusion of the report suggested that subsidies targeted at increasing innovative risk taking and overcoming financing constraints may be misguided. They suggest lowering the costs of expansion, which can be taken up by the much smaller share of small businesses aspiring to grow and innovate.


Link: http://www.boston.com/business/specials/small_business_blog/2011/09/research_study.html

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Author: John Molseed


Source: Cedar Valley Business Monthly Online


Interest: Jeff Kurtz, executive director of Main Street Waterloo, said the arrangement not only meets the loan requirements but will help both organizations. The RBC will house eight incubator spaces --- six of which currently are vacant --- and give Main Street staff more room to work.


Link: http://wcfcourier.com/business/local/main-street-in-uni-out-at-rbc-building/article_8540a3d2-de7f-5a42-bc02-0a6ca5d41da5.html

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Author: utdallas.edu


Source: utdallas.edu


Interest: The new center is the result of a multi-year effort by UT Dallas faculty, administration, the Research Office, the Office of Technology Commercialization, and the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas to assist in the commercialization of UT Dallas innovations through the creation of new businesses. Within the last three years, UT Dallas has had 13 spinoff companies that have created more than 50 jobs.


Link: http://www.utdallas.edu/news/2011/10/3-13101_nbsp_article-wide.html

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Author: James Heiser


Source: The New American


Interest: The i6 Green Challenge is undeniably a very small program; the challenge website acknowledges that approximately $12 million was available for “proof of concept” models. Under business-as-usual in Washington, D.C., the expenditure of $12 million would look like a departmental rounding error.


Link: http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech-mainmenu-30/environment/9216-green-economynkeeps-spending-govt-funds

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Author: Elizabeth Cooper


Source: UTICAOD


Interest: Five major companies —Intel, IBM, Global Foundries, TSMC ands Samsung — have entered into agreements with the state to advance the next generation of computer chip technology in New York. About 450 jobs are expected to be associated with a planned Computer Chip Commercialization Center, known as the Quad C, and Center for Advanced Technology at SUNYIT’s Marcy campus.


Link: http://www.uticaod.com/m/news/x360259222/Could-nanotech-revive-regions-economy

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