Archive for May, 2014

Food Incubator of the Year: Canada’s Shining Star in Alberta and its University Interaction

About a year ago while on the phone with an associate of the Canadian Business Incubation Association (CABI) surrounding food incubators in Canada,  the Academic Entrepreneur learned of the Food Processing Development Centre near Edmonton in Leduc, Alberta, Canada.  The centre houses a “sister”  incubator that is a model for others in the area of food […]

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Largest Gift Ever to Imperial College London for Biomedical Engineering

Imperial College London, rising as a powerhouse in research, innovation and academic entrepreneurship,  received its largest gift ever for a biomedical engineering campus for the new MedCity located just outside London’s financial centre. Its was given by alumnus and angel philanthropist Michael Uren who graduated from Imperial in 1943. The news was announced today. “It seems […]

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Entrepreneurial University of the Year: Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland: Spinouts, Hospitality and Entrepreneurship

“An entrepreneurial spirit permeates our activity and our distinctiveness as an entrepreneurial university is rooted in our vision and strategy. By cultivating this spirit in our students, we are laying the foundations for future prosperity and nurturing future generations of leaders and successful businessmen and women. Entrepreneurship is one of the key parts of our […]

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Cornell University’s newly created position “Executive Director, New Venture Advancement”

This post may be of interest to others in terms of description. It was posted on HigherEdJobs on December 19th, 2013 and has since been filled.   ———————– Executive Director, New Venture Advancement  « Position Deleted on 1/03/2014» Institution: Cornell University Location: Ithaca, NY Category: Executive – Other Executive Posted: 12/19/2013 Type: Full Time This position […]

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Triple Helix Power Play: Cornell University and others in New York State to Provide Tax-Free Zones for State Start-ups

An interesting program as covered in the Cornell Daily Sun a couple of months ago.  Basically, start-ups that locate within a mile of Cornell University and benefit the university in some way through interaction will receive tax-free status for 10 years from the State of New York (but not the US Federal Government).  They will […]

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Food Incubator: T’Souke Nation’s Solar-Powered Wasabi Greenhouse Project

The T’Souke Nation is an awesomely cool “band” as the Canadians refer to such organizations and provides a source of intrigue for the Academic Entrepreneur. The T’Souke Nation is located in Sooke, British Columbia, and has won awards recently for their efforts in economic development. In fact, this “tiny Vancouver Island nation” had become famous […]

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Regional Innovation and the “Known Quantity” Dilemma

Inspired by an Open Letter written to Town Board (TB) members of New Castle, New York: New Castle doesn’t deserve “good” it deserves “great”, I was reminded of the “Known Quantity” attitude. This letter was written by my friend and classmate from undergraduate Hotel School at Cornell University, Peter Chase ’89, and his wife, Erin […]

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