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Milwaukee Biz Blog: Campus entrepreneurism moves from fad to fixture

Milwaukee Biz Blog: Campus entrepreneurism moves from fad to fixture | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
A larger nationwide trend has expanded the notion of campus entrepreneurism from a relative handful of enterprising faculty to thousands of students.
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Guangdong moves into the future as it builds a post-industrial society

Guangdong moves into the future as it builds a post-industrial society | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
Dan Steinbock says the province is emerging as a globally important innovation zone and consumer market
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Collaboration is key to making Syracuse great again (Stephen Kimatian)

Collaboration is key to making Syracuse great again (Stephen Kimatian) | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
'A connected community means people are working together, thinking together and sharing time together. '
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Interesting collaboration initiatives underway in Syracuse.

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Chattanooga Offers a Raft of Lessons for Springfield

Chattanooga residents put up with pollution because the manufacturing sector was chugging along, but Cronkite’s report jarred them out of complacency
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Smart civic leaders learn from other civic leaders. 

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Hubs for innovation: The important role of universities in Nova Scotia's future

Hubs for innovation: The important role of universities in Nova Scotia's future | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
As the oneNS Coalition rolls out its action plan, we look at how Dalhousie is positioning itself to play a crucial part in shaping the development of a stronger province.
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Good summary of what's happening in Nova Scotia in the wake of the "Now or Never" report issued in 2014.

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MIT’s J-PAL North America launches State and Local Innovation Initiative

MIT’s J-PAL North America launches State and Local Innovation Initiative | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
New program out of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT aims to help state and local governments find solutions to key public policy issues.
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This initiative focuses on rigorous research and evaluations...Do we need a more agile approach to find collaborations that are replicable, scalable and sustainable? 

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New York is placing big high-tech bets in upstate cities

New York is placing big high-tech bets in upstate cities | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
Nanotechnology is big in Albany. Buffalo sees glimmers of glory in solar power. Rochester is poised to profit from photonics.
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Chattanooga puts its mark on innovation downtown

Chattanooga puts its mark on innovation downtown | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
Chattanooga's lofty dreams of building an innovation economy reached street level Wednesday as city crews painted portions of Market Street and hung banners on streetlights downtown to mark the city's new Innovation District, centered around the newly renovated Edney Building at Market and 11th Street.
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Switzerland and Massachusetts: CleanTech's Dynamic Duo Preps For Energy Transformation

Switzerland and Massachusetts: CleanTech's Dynamic Duo Preps For Energy Transformation | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
Switzerland and the US state of Massachusetts teamed up last summer for a little thing called US-Swiss Energy Innovation Days in Boston, aimed at strengthening the convergence of policy, business and technology. Due to popular demand the event is back for Round 2 this week, and it promises to open a window into some of
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The unpredictable path to regional growth

The unpredictable path to regional growth | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
Even the best-laid plans for growing a regional economy rarely follow a predictable path. Changing market conditions, leadership changes, and the vicissitudes of funding all require regional leaders need to be nimble, building flexible capacity and seizing new opportunities as they arise.
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Regional Partnerships Emerging to Support K-12 Innovation

Regional Partnerships Emerging to Support K-12 Innovation | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
Attendees at a Chicago gathering explored the potential for regional clusters of businesses, colleges, nonprofits, and schools to work together to support innovation.
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11th Annual Rankings Report: Metro and Global Rankings

11th Annual Rankings Report: Metro and Global Rankings | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
We’ve revamped our Metro and Global rankings this year to include some new technology oriented benchmarks.
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Innovation tour: St. Catharines-Niagara startup scene showing 'signs of maturation' - Buffalo - Buffalo Business First

Innovation tour: St. Catharines-Niagara startup scene showing 'signs of maturation' - Buffalo - Buffalo Business First | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
This is the fourth in a series of four articles focused on the innovation economies of Southern Ontario.
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This is part of a series of stories on the startup ecosystems in Ontario. 

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How Hartford Builds An Innovation Ecosystem

How Hartford Builds An Innovation Ecosystem | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
GE's planned move to Boston has Connecticut talking about what went wrong rather than focusing on the kinds of collaboration that will make the most of our significant assets, says Joanne Berger-Sweeney.
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Innovation Labs Improve Local Governments From the Bottom Up

Innovation Labs Improve Local Governments From the Bottom Up | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
Innovation platforms are springing up all over, engaging citizens in the process. Government's challenge is to manage and nurture them.
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It's pretty clear we can't afford local government continuing to operate with old models. Here's a glimpse of what's coming. 

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The Bioeconomy

The Bioeconomy | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
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Understanding the bioeconomy in your region (everyone has one) will be one key to sustainability. 

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Bay Area needs powerful regional government to keep economy vibrant, study says

Bay Area needs powerful regional government to keep economy vibrant, study says | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
The Bay Area is one of the brightest sparks in the nation’s recovering economy but feeding its vitality means residents will have to give up a lot of local control, dig deeper into their wallets, and make room for tens of thousands of new neighbors, according to study released Friday
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The Bay Area is facing some serious challenges. How will they transform regulatory schemes to allow for more innovative civic investments?

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How Boston May Be Influencing Global Trends in Entrepreneurship

How Boston May Be Influencing Global Trends in Entrepreneurship | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
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Some useful insights into the Boston start-up ecosystem 

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Georgia Tech’s leap over the Connector paying off

Georgia Tech’s leap over the Connector paying off | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
Wayne Clough steered his car past buildings with for-sale signs and across the dreary Fifth Street bridge onto Georgia Tech’s campus.
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Redesigning Detroit: Mayor Mike Duggan's blueprint unveiled

Redesigning Detroit: Mayor Mike Duggan's blueprint unveiled | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
By Bill McGraw Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is a disciplined speaker whose message rarely varies from the nitty-gritty ways he and his administration are repairing the wounded city they inherited: Improving emergency response times, auctioning vacant homes, turning on...
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Small farms band together to grow their connections to consumers who hunger for local food

Small farms band together to grow their connections to consumers who hunger for local food | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
Small producers are looking for ways to get their locally produced food products into the kitchens of hungry consumers. A food hub for distribution and collection is in the works for 2016. In the meantime, several food entrepreneurs are forging their own models.
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A regional food hub might emerge in 2016...

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New N.C. State effort plans to spread Wake, Durham and Mecklenburg's innovation economies - Triangle Business Journal

New N.C. State effort plans to spread Wake, Durham and Mecklenburg's innovation economies - Triangle Business Journal | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of all high-tech employment in the state resides in Wake, Durham and Mecklenburg counties.
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Much of Canada's Most Important Innovation and Research Occurs Along a Single Train Corridor - Techvibes.com

Much of Canada's Most Important Innovation and Research Occurs Along a Single Train Corridor - Techvibes.com | Innovating Regions | Scoop.it
Could it be that in a nation as geographically expansive as Canada, a majority of its innovation occurs along a
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