From Technology Transfer Tactics: As the U.S. Congress moves closer to reforming a patent system that often has been perceived as an impediment to the innovation it is meant to inspire, many in America’s innovation community are worried that the reforms will only make matters worse.
Keynote Speaker: Dane Miller, Ph.D., Biomet founder & maverick CEO
Medical device pioneer Dane Miller will speak about his jouney from start-up company to billion dollar corporation
This event is organized by the current MBA students in the Entrepreneurship Program, is designed to bring together past alumni and current students of the Kelley School of Business who are pursuing various entrepreneurial or corporate innovation careers to create a supportive network where entrepreneurs can help each other succeed.
Highlighting the formal networking is the Open Mic Networking session. In rapid-fire fashion, entrepreneurs briefly summarize their business and their needs. Whether the need be funding, employees, partners, or know-how, Open Mic spreads the word and enables faster connections.
Featured on a special program of Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick focused on innovation, IU Vice President for Engagement Bill Stephan discussed the importance of state resources to enhance innovation and participated in a panel discussion on the key role of universities in innovation: Part I, Part II.
Click on the above links to view video segments from the program.
From the Polis Center website: Established in 1989, The Polis Center is a multi-disciplinary research center dedicated to the study and interpretation of urban communities. The Center has particular interest and expertise in the study of neighborhoods, urban planning, community development, religion, heritage and culture, and education.
One of the Center’s primary areas of expertise is the research, development and application of Geographical Information Systems technology. GIS is an integrative technology and mapping tool used to analyze and compare multiple data sets by specific geography.
Polis is a leader in GIS and web-based media technologies for both community analysis and scholarly purposes. The Center created and maintains the Social Assets and Vulnerability Indicators Community Information System, or SAVI, a comprehensive web-delivered integrated database on Central Indiana. SAVI is one of the largest and most innovative information access and data analysis systems in the United States.
Through its research projects, the Center partners with federal, state and local governmental agencies, not-for-profit organizations, faith-based and community groups, and other organizations. The Center links IUPUI’s research capacities to the needs of urban communities. The Polis Center is a division of IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
How can publicy policy most effectively enhance economic performance? The lead feature article from the current Spring 2011 issue of the Indiana Buiness Review asserts that the answer lies in Embracing Entrepreneurship:
Through creating stronger linkages among state universities, research institutions and the global business sector, and by shifting the culture away from developing job retention employment skills for mature and dying sectors to one that develops the skills necessary to build new high-growth businesses, Indiana leaders can create a rich climate conducive to the birth, attraction and retention of innovative entrepreneurial firms that create new products and services and expand into new markets.
Southeast Indiana Technology Showcase Event Overview
Indiana University and Purdue University will present innovative technologies, developed directly through leading-edge university research, that have high commercialization potential through both existing companies and new start-up businesses. These technologies are patented and ready to be licensed.
Date: Friday, April 1, 2011
Location: Purdue Technology Center of Southeast Indiana
3000 Technology Avenue
New Albany, Indiana 47150
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time
Cost: FREE with lunch provided (registration required)
Registration: Go to https://www.tap.purdue.edu/natechshowcase/
Questions: Contact Karen Leaman at email@example.com
Technologies to be presented:
- Self-Aligned Wafer Level Integration System
- Photovoltaic Charging System for Use in Electric Motorcycles
- Self Cleaning Anti-Fogging Materials
- Medtric Biotech, Inc.
- Method and System for Ensuring Integrity, Authenticity and Indemnity in Outsourced Cloud Databases
- Integration of ICU Data in Interactive Visual Format for Enhanced Critical Care Evaluation Treatment
- Solution-Based Layer-by-Layer Nanoassembly of Thin Film Solar Cells
- An Old Drug Finds a New Use – Treating Autism and Fragile X Syndrome
Indiana University Office of the Vice President for Engagement
Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation
Purdue University Office of Engagement
Purdue Research Foundation
For the eighth consecutive year, the School of Business and Economics at IU South Bend presented the Lake City Bank Entrepreneurship Lecture Series, featuring outstanding presentations on the many facets of entrepreneurship. The 11 lectures, free and open to the public, showcased many of the area’s premier business organizations and their chief executives and covered topics including strategies, feasibility, creating an organization, venture financing, and sustainable competitive advantage. The series is sponsored by Lake City Bank and is offered as an elective course in the business school’s MBA program and as part of an undergraduate concentration in entrepreneurship.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels gave a brief report to some of his constituents at Indiana University South Bend, mostly business students and invited guests. The governor spoke as part of the Leading in the 21st Century Speaker series hosted by the School of Business and Economics.
Daniels detailed his nearly six years in office and his work on government budget cuts, creating a good business climate and adding private sector jobs. In addition to answering questions about business practices, he fielded questions about running for president. He said, he has no plans to run for the presidency and doesn’t go to places where many candidates go, such as Iowa. The Governor spoke on Indiana placing in the top five in one listing for welcoming businesses. People ask him how he has turned the state around and he said,
Be prepared to be bedazzled. We spent less than we took in.
And he said he did that without raising taxes. The goal, he said, is to keep as much money in your pockets as possible. He said Indiana made cuts, improved the way state does business and improved the business climate. “And once you do it right, raise the bar” such as with serving customers at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles where service times have dropped over the years.
Daniels said a government cannot keep operating by borrowing. “No one wants to take advantage of our children and grandchildren.”
I’m an optimist. I believe these problems aren’t impossible to solve. What is needed is a “whole lot of people to think like this and keep the American experience alive.
Guest blogger: Robert Ducoffe, Dean and Professor of Marketing, School of Business and Economics
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