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Here we highlight selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis.  These articles related to innovation and funding for innovative companies, and best practices for innovation based economic development.

Administration Committed to Innovation by Alexandra Cheney Amid tumbling banks and bankrupt companies, small businesses may have cause for celebration. The Senate reauthorized the Small Business ...

SBA chief speaks out on credit crunch, venture capital Small Business Administration chief Karen Mills says improving access to credit for entrepreneurs is her top priority, and she cites the ...

Top 5 Venture Capital Firms: Funding Social Missions by David Capece In recent years, a new breed of venture capital firms has emerged to make an impact beyond just profitability. Social venture ...

Another View: A Golden Age for VCs by Cameron Lester For 14 months, we at Azure Capital tried to invest in companies but could not reach an agreement with entrepreneurs and existing investors on ...

A Quest for Batteries to Alter the Energy Equation ALLENTOWN, Pa. — In a gleaming white factory here, Bob Peters was gently feeding sheets of chemical-coated foil one afternoon recently into a ...

South African innovation agency takes shape by Linda Nording [CAPE TOWN] South Africa's government has taken a key step towards establishing an agency that it hopes will improve the country's patchy ...

Innovation - playing the game right by Brian McNamee The Australian press is full of references to the innovation economy, after a proliferation of reports focusing on the issue. We are told it is ...

House Passes Proposed 3 Percent NIH Funding Increase NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US House of Representatives on Friday passed a 2010 budget for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human ...

In Malta, a landmark on the road to innovation by Charles E. Schumer The global economic downturn has many looking to narrow their vision and protect their local interests, yet the ...

Some companies and entrepreneurs are great at innovation.  Some suck at it.Kevin Ryan is the former CEO of DoubleClick and Founder/Chairman of Gilt Groupe (and The Business Insider).  In this clip, ...

What To Look For In A Venture Capital Firm by Venture Capital Dispatch ...venture capital takes a big risk on you and demands a commensurate return. But you know that six more months of financing ...

Federal grant helps UF create Florida Innovation Hub GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The federal Economic Development Administration has awarded the University of Florida an $8.2 million grant to help create ...

Innovation Isn't Just for Startups by Rick Wartzman We can all picture the scene: A couple of guys toiling away in a cluttered garage, perfecting the next innovation that will shake an entire ...

International venture capital plummets 63 percent in Q2 by Newsmedian Blog Overseas markets saw a sharp drop in venture capital investing in the second quarter, falling 63 percent since last year to ...

Find Funding in Your Backyard by, Lydia Dishman Creating a must-have product for a hot market is every entrepreneur's dream. Frank Greer had it. The president and CEO of Zipit Wireless developed a ...

Do Internet Start-Ups Really Need Venture Capital? With software-development tools readily available – and with seemingly insatiable demand among consumers for easy-to-use applications for ...

Administration Committed to Innovation by Alexandra Cheney Amid tumbling banks and bankrupt companies, small businesses may have cause for celebration. The Senate reauthorized the Small Business ...

A Peek Inside the ExxonMobil/Craig Venter Algae Project I nudged the wonderful Jane Van Ryan at the API last week shortly after the press release came out about ExxonMobil and Craig Venter’s SGI ...

From Nobels to the best T-shirt prize? by Wendy @ MaRS McKinsey & Company’s recently published report “Using prizes to spur innovation” (McKinsey Quarterly - July 2009) focuses on the ...

WSJ: Europe Falls Behind Silicon Valley In VC Deal Flow Instead, it’s because Europe’s venture capital scene is rapidly shrinking. Some firms have recoiled or pulled out of venture capital ...

Change is in the air for venture capitalists by Adeo Ressi A lot of changes are in-store for venture capitalists in the second half of 2009, and recent data published by the National Venture Capital ...

Federal CTO Says U.S. Lagging In Innovation, By J. Nicholas Hoover The United States has fallen behind other nations in innovation, but has the capacity to regain its lead, federal chief technology ...

A New Revolution Among Latin American Pension Funds? by Cate Abrose One of the key issues affecting the development of private equity and venture capital investment in Latin America is the ...

Innovation Policy in an Innovation-Driven Economy by Brian Kahin Everybody agrees that innovation is important to our nation’s economic growth and future prosperity, but what can the government do ...
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