In a report featured in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal, Indianapolis is profiled, among other new industry hubs across the country drawing entrepreneurs, investors, and offering start-ups support and safety in a turbulent economy, as a leading region for life sciences. Read the complete report here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903341404576484240498824846.html INDIANAPOLIS: LIFE SCIENCES Indianapolis used to… Read more »
AUTM announces the release of highlights from the AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity Survey: FY2010, a report scheduled for release at the end of the year. The survey summary shares quantitative information about and real-world examples of licensing activities at U.S. universities, hospitals and research institutions. “The data provide interesting insights as to the state of… Read more »
Venture capital investments hit a three-year high last quarter, with 966 U.S.-based companies raising $7. billion, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters. This represents an 18.7% increase over Q1 volume, and the highest quarterly dollar total since Q2 2008. All stages of VC investment experienced growth,… Read more »
I wanted to share the article below as the fund was partially funded by Indiana University research. From the article: Run by Paul Hawtin, the fund (started with about £25 million, or about $40 million, in seed capital) uses data gathered from millions of daily tweets from the social networking site Twitter to help it… Read more »
By Seth Kahan. “The only way to have a new idea catch fire is to introduce it into the world in ways that enable as many people as possible to begin using it for their advantage. That’s when exponential uptake occurs.” Blogging Innovation » Recipe for Innovation & Uptake.
University/Industry Partnerships Work: Don’t Kill the Golden Goose | IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law.
For all of you concerned over the recent Supreme Court decision: You’ll get expert advice on dealing immediately with IP assignment and ownership concerns in light of the decision, as well as clearly explained implications for the future. Please join us on July 8th to consult with Kevin E. Noonan, PhD, JD, who is primed… Read more »
Here is a great article for you by Marie Powes: Things could always be worse. At least, that’s what start-ups try to tell themselves when a pitch goes south. And they might be right. When Business Insider asked some VCs and entrepreneurs to share some of their more memorable pitching disasters, they heard stories about… Read more »
Budgets are tight. Good decisions are critical. A series of regional workshops designed to provide tools and techniques to measure economic impact can help community leaders determine the best investments for their communities’ economic future. Conducted at locations across Indiana this summer, the series’ next workshop will take place in New Albany. Elected officials, community… Read more »
From the Wall Street Journal: The $3.8 billion spent by the U.S. government to map the human genome spurred the creation of tens of thousands of jobs and gave rise to an industry that—while slow to deliver medical breakthroughs—now generates about $67 billion in annual economic activity, according to a new study. The genome-sequencing project… Read more »