Year: 2011

IU's tech innovations in 2011, part 2

Still on the topic of IU’s tech innovations in 2011, we must include Indiana University’s maverick computer scientist Dr. Ali Jafari, now starting his third venture here at the IURTC. Jafari’s new company has developed the CourseNetworking (CN) software, a free social network for connecting teachers and students from around the world based on shared interests… Read more »

IU Tech Innovators for 2011

2011 has been a great year for tech innovation at IU.  IU’s groundbreaking eTexts Initiative is one example. Two individuals are integral to this initiative:  Indianapolis-based entrepreneur Mickey Levitan and IU Kelley School professor Alan Dennis. Their innovation is the Courseload software, an application that allows for integrating electronic books and course materials into the… Read more »

Leading in Uncertain Times

From Innovation: America’s Journal of Technology Commercialization: How lessons from the 19th century can propel your organization to higher levels of innovation, achievement and prosperity. The ability to take decisive action, particularly during times of great uncertainty, is the hallmark of successful leadership. History proves that those who know how to scout the future will… Read more »

Health-Care Innovation Is More Important Than Ever

From the WSJ: Finding innovative ways to deliver health care has never been more important than it is today. How will an increasing number of people get quality care at a cost that the nation can afford? The answer isn’t hard to figure out. It’s innovation.     Health-Care Innovation Is More Important Than Ever… Read more »

Entrepreneurial Universities – Forbes

From a recent Forbes report : In the 30 years since the U.S. Congress passed the Bayh-Dole Act, which assigned ownership of federally-funded inventions to academic institutions, university inventions have led to 6,000 new businesses, 4,300 new products, and 153 drugs, the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) reports.   Even through the Great Recession,… Read more »

Creating Entrepreneurs | Innovation America

From writer Lauren de Vore: One secret to success in just about any endeavor is to play to people’s strengths. That’s what Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is doing for technology commercialization through its Entrepreneurs in Readiness program. In carrying out the laboratory’s national security mission, scientists and engineers come up with a wide range of… Read more »

Altered States: A Perspective on 75 Years of State Income Growth

  At the CICEP meeting David Gard (Executive Director) and I attended in Portland Kent Glasscock, former Speaker of the House of Representatives in Kansas and now President of Kansas State’s IURTC, referenced the document below several times in his remarks.  He was very persuasive and used this document to back up many of his… Read more »

Connect with IU: Leadership Development Institute (LDI)

From the Leadership Development Institute at Indiana University website: The Leadership Development Institute (LDI) at the Kelley School of Business was created to help students grow and leverage important leadership behaviors that will increase their effectiveness in getting business results while working with and through others. Its goal is to develop students’ ability to lead… Read more »

Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series enters its sixth year

Back in summer 2006, a new research center in Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business was looking for ways to serve an emergent life sciences industry in Indiana. Life Science Collaboration Series With support from industry and economic development partners, the Indiana Life Science Collaboration Series was created to assist the state’s healthcare and life… Read more »

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie to become chairman of Internet2 Board of Trustees

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has been named vice chairman and chairman-elect of the Board of Trustees for Internet2 for the 2011-2012 academic year. He will become chairman of the organization’s 18-member board for a three-year period beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year. Internet2, formed in 1996, is an advanced networking consortium led by… Read more »