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Innovation And Economic Prosperity At Universities Webinar - 12/14 :


The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) are pleased to announce IEP Open! Interested in learning more? Join APLU and ...


HELP the University of Montana Blackstone LaunchPad win $15,000 (and $500 for you!):


The Blackstone LaunchPad has the chance to win $15,000 by generating the most signups for our entrepreneur collaboration community on Ideator. Just follow these steps: 1. Go to the UM Blackstone ...


To support local founders, universities should invest in venture capital:


In the world of university endowments, everyone wants to be Yale. That's because over the past two decades Yale's investment officers have consistently generated market-beating returns by shifting ...


4 ways college entrepreneurship classes fall short:


According to a Bentley University Survey, over 66 percent of millennials would like to start a company. It's no wonder that colleges, universities, and private institutions are trying to ride the wave ...


Making the Town-Gown Marriage Work:




New site plan offers hope for MSU Innovation Campus:


Montana State University has submitted a proposal for its 40-acre research park that it plans to build off West College Street as an extension of the former Advanced Technology Park. The proposed MSU ...


There's an Antidote to America's Long Economic Malaise: College Towns:


Lee County, Ala., lost 7,000 jobs in industries from textiles to tires to fitness equipment when Chinese competition invaded America. Vacant storefronts dotted downtown Opelika, the county seat, and ...


Universities Race to Nurture Start-Up Founders of the Future:


Ten years ago, it may have sufficed to offer a few entrepreneurship courses, workshops and clubs. But undergraduates, driven by a sullen job market and inspired by billion-dollar success narratives from ...


The Optical Technology Center (OpTeC)at Montana State University Wins Talent Development Category From University Economic Development Association membership for Best Practices In University-based Economic Development:


Last week, the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) announced winners of its annual Awards of Excellence program during their Annual Summit in Anchorage, Alaska. Talent Development ...


Montana Tech poised for growth, already offers $100 million boost:


Montana Tech http://www.mtech.edu/ is known as one of the best academic establishments in the state. But the university affects Butte in ways that have little to do with textbooks. With almost 600 ...


President Obama's visit puts Boise State tech lab in spotlight:


The Boise State University engineering lab that President Barack Obama will tour Wednesday has contributed to Idaho’s high-tech economy since 2001, helping local industries and entrepreneurs develop new ...


Integrating Innovation & Entrepreneurial Educational Programs with Businesses Communities:


University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Chancellor talks about the drivers of student entrepreneurship and regional innovation from a university and regional point of view. The conversation also covers ...


Utah's colleges providing seed money for student entrepreneurs:


Sakpants http://sakpants.com/ success comes as colleges nationwide develop entrepreneurship programs to help students adapt to a changing job market and spur growth in their surrounding communities. Advocates ...


6 things we've learned about launching university-origin companies:




Museum of the Rockies adds $48 million to local Bozeman, Montana area economy:


The Museum of the Rockies http://www.museumoftherockies.org/ is bringing the world to Montana and Montana to the world, and it's having a big impact on kids' education and the economy. Shelley ...


University to create $250 million venture capital fund:




University of Utah entrepreneurship program ranked among best in nation:


According to a survey released Tuesday by the Princeton Review, for the fourth consecutive year, the David Eccles School of Business at the U. was ranked as a top 25 program for entrepreneurship. By ...


Pam Haxby-Cote - Regional Director for the Montana Blackstone LaunchPad program:


Headwaters RC&D would like to introduce Pam Haxby-Cote. Pam is the Regional Director for the Montana Blackstone LaunchPad program http://www.headwatersrcd.org/#!blackstone-launchpad/c1lix , and Headwaters ...


Rural and Urban: Across the False Divide - Land Grant Universities:


The so-called gulf between rural and urban America is really a fertile space of intense economic, political and environmental interaction. For the benefit of us all, higher education - especially ...


University sets up technology transfer network:


Sometimes it takes more than the resources of just UNC-Greensboro's Office of Innovation Commercialization to get faculty research and ideas into the marketplace. To tap outside expertise, the university ...


University of Washington launches record 18 start-ups in FY14; UW ranks third in nation for number of companies spinning out of a university:


The University of Washington http://depts.washington.edu/uwc4c/ launched 18 new start-up companies in the past fiscal year based on UW research technologies, surpassing last year's previous record of ...


Montana Tech shooting TV ad starring burro to promote it, city:


"... I won't be the only jackass in the courthouse today." -- Butte-Silver Bow Chief Executive Matt Vincent A 30-second commercial promoting Montana Tech and Butte is coming soon to a TV set ...


Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship Enactus Club:


The MSU team is a newer club and has 26 members. While the club is run through the JJCBE, students in any major is welcome to join. Students involved in the club participate by volunteering for projects, ...


Arizona State University Foundation Awarded $1 Million for ASU-Accelerated Companies:




University 'ideas factory' looks to turn research into economic growth:


D2P is a new effort created to coordinate all of the entrepreneurial support programs across campus and develop university research with the most commercial promise. By Kathleen Gallagher Read more ...


Should Universities Help Pay for City Services? :


Each side stresses how it benefits the other The negotiation here is one that also plays out in many other communities across the country as they try to balance the economic impact of tax-exempt operations, ...


The Innovative and Entrepreneurial University: Higher Education, Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Focus:


America's colleges and universities have gotten the entrepreneurial bug. From the i6 Proof of Concept Center at the University of Akron to the University of Wyoming's Technology Business Center, America's ...


Network created to expand reach of University's Innovate Indiana initiative:


A new network of Indiana University resources has been established to support the Innovate Indiana http://innovate.indiana.edu/ initiative and broaden its profile, visibility and reach statewide. ...


Mississippi Public Universities Serve as Hotbed of Innovation:


Where can you find someone researching how to turn solid waste into fuel? Discovering how to charge a cell phone on a camping trip? Piloting innovative programs to train aspiring principals on core leadership ...


Are you leveraging your colleges and universities: The engines of regional innovation?:


At the annual meeting of the University Economic Development Association, we are sharing the latest insights into how colleges and universities drive regional innovation. We learned yesterday, ...

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