Makerspaces Matter – Repost from the University of Victoria

The following article “Makerspaces Matter” was reposted from the website of the University of Victoria and was written by Tara Sharpe. here is the url: http://ring.uvic.ca/news/makerspaces-matter This article is substantially relevant to the mission and content of this blog, The Academic Entrepreneur, thus its chosen for reposting in order that a wider audience might benefit from […]

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The Comeback of Hardware in the West

The following article was reposted from the Sooke Pocket News and was published on 10-04-2015 The comeback of Hardware Innovation in the West presents opportunities for Sooke Posted on April 10, 2015 by SookePub by Michael Clouser Hardware innovation in the West is coming back. We’ll see a surge of new products being invented, especially […]

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Lessons from Iceland for Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island and Sooke

This article is reposted from the Sooke Pocket News and was published on 11 April 2015. Lessons from Iceland for Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island and Sooke By Michael Clouser With the recent visit by Kinder Morgan to the Sooke Council, and the recent referendum in Sooke regarding the passage of oil tankers through the […]

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University of Victoria: Strategic Research Plan in Progress

Universities play a key role in the creation and dissemination of knowledge in our societies. Increasingly these institutions are playing a crucial role in regional economic development for they not only can create knowledge but breed innovation. The University of Victoria is the largest and highest ranking research university on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, […]

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Canada’s Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program Launched

As anticipated, the Canadian Government has launched its Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Program (IIVC).  This was originally announced in December of 2014.  The program opened at the end of January. Unfortunately, the Academic Entrepreneur has not been blogging at the usual pace. Apologies are in order. Essentially, here is how The IIVC works:  High Net Worth Individuals […]

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BioDesign for the Dundee

Dundee University, I learned recently, has great ambitions to become Scotland’s highest ranked university within 25 years. It is pursuing a new entrepreneurship and innovation strategy which is currently being worked on by Alastair McGill to help it achieve this goal. I spent a few days up in Dundee this month and will write a […]

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Game Changing Concept and Paper for Cryptocurrency? Pegged Sidechains

See this paper on pegged sidechains. It may be a game-changer.   http://blockstream.com/sidechains.pdf

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