Enschede, 21 May, 2014 Twente attracts best performing investment fund for technology startups Cottonwood Technology Funds, a top performing investor in technology start-ups in the US, will be establishing its first European presence in the Twente region in The Netherlands. Cottonwood now has over €10 million available for investments in pioneering companies in the Netherlands …
Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that the strength of their initial idea somehow defines them as a leader, as well as the success potential of their derivative business. In my experience, it's a lot more complicated than that....
The U.S. patent system has been under intense scrutiny lately by federal and state lawmakers, as proposed reforms threaten to weaken our patent system, a system upon which countless innovators have relied for more than 200 years.
More Americans go to college than ever. But how many think about the return they will get from tuition payments that can easily reach $200,000? Up to half are unemployed or underemployed a year after graduation. And two-thirds say they need further training and instruction to enter the workforce, reports Accenture.
As student debt balloons, it's time for society to re-evaluate postsecondary education—and our entire system. We need to create new and innovative systems that help individuals achieve their potential.
The term innovation ecosystem is more than a convenient description. The means by which ecosystems are formed and developed provide a practical model for reshaping Europe’s innovation processes, says Didier Schmitt
The growth is particularly strong in the Bay Area, home to research powerhouses Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCSF - all of which have their own incubators - as well as hundreds of biotechnology, software and Internet companies on the hunt for the next profitable innovation. The region also boasts non-university-affiliated incubators, like Rock Health and Y Combinator, but universities remain the dominant hubs of innovation
In early 2011, the Bangalore city police took a bold step forward to shed the “inefficient government servants” tag and launch a Facebook page to try innovative techniques to handle the traffic woes, and reach out to the city’s youth. Today, with 147,005 likes, a new traffic app and a [...]
The past several years have seen bitcoin and other cryptocurriences become a multibillion dollar ecosystem, attracting hundreds of startup companies and over $100 million in venture capital investments. Cryptocurrencies are undoubtedtly innovative in the context of payments. But they also provide some broader lessons with relevance far beyond the financial world. [...]
Video games are fun, but they are also good business! Simulation Game Institute at George Mason University’s Prince William Campus hopes to create new game designers and let them expand into local busines
Neglect of research in higher education has led to very low research intensity. Ninety per cent of our universities end up as teaching institutes where research is given a low priority for lack of funds
Touting a new public-private partnership near Detroit devoted to developing new types of light weight metals, Obama joked: "Basically, I'm here to announce that we're building Iron Man -- I'm going to blast off in a second."
A second "innovation hub" will be located in Obama's hometown of Chicago, and will focus on digital manufacturing and design."If we want to attract more good manufacturing jobs to America, we've got to make sure we're on the cutting edge," Obama said during a ceremony at the White House.