By Kirk White Recently I blogged about the first lesson learned in Afghanistan during my recent deployment. Here is part two of three with another point that I think is important for any organization: Second, it is vital to understand the culture and languages of your area of operations. Many Americans do not understand their own… Read more »
By Kirk White This summer I completed a second one year tour of duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan as an Indiana Army National Guard officer. During my first tour, 2004-05, I was chief of an embedded training team advising a battalion of the new Afghan National Army. As we departed in… Read more »
By Nasser Paydar, Chancellor, Indiana University East Our future in Indiana depends on available human resources, people who are well-educated and have the tools to help bring about the next model of prosperity in our knowledge-based global economy, where talented and educated citizens emerge as the central asset. Fortunately, state leaders have acknowledged the role… Read more »
By Tony Armstrong I came across this interesting article on how the Bayh-Dole Act came about and thought I would share it. You can read the full article on the link below. The Enactment of Bayh-Dole, An Inside Perspective | IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law.
By Bill Brizzard, Director of Technology Transfer, IURTC Bloomington Campus A new technology invented by Dr. Ann Elsner and her coworkers in the IU School of Optometry is featured in the 2010 edition of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Better World Report. The new technology is a digital camera for imaging the human… Read more »
By Bill Stephan Read this great article in Site Selection Magazine. University, business, and economic-development teams have a long history of collaboration that ranges from soft investment, such as co-development of curriculum, to hard investment, including construction of commercial research parks. Often these initiatives target start-up companies (spun from technologies developed on campus) and are… Read more »
By David Gard Over the past year, the IU Office of Engagement has become increasingly involved in economic development-focused initiatives of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). I am fortunate to have been appointed to serve on APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP). CICEP is focused on: 1) understanding and defining… Read more »
By Bill Stephan University research has formed the foundation of many of the most significant U.S. technological advancements; entire industries such as biotechnology and the Internet can be traced back to fundamental discoveries at universities. By playing an increasingly vital role in the nation’s innovation pipeline, university research and technology commercialization will continue to shape… Read more »
By Bill Stephan Interesting piece by Robert Samuelson that underscores the importance of establishing polices that support entrepreneurs and new business start-up activities. RealClearPolitics – Learning From Japan’s Mistakes.
By Bill Stephan According to the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ), it became clear to state leaders about 10 years ago—when Indiana was hemorrhaging manufacturing jobs—that universities, not factories, would have to be the engines of the state’s economy going forward. Since then, Indiana’s major research universities—Indiana and Purdue—have nearly doubled their science-based research budgets, to… Read more »