Archive for category Innovation Policy

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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Stiglitz Challenge to Higher Education in Scotland – Overview of Talk in Edinburgh

This blog article was published by The Bella Calendonia blog on the 30th of August, 2014.   Stiglitz enlightened challenge to Scottish Education BY BELLACALEDONIA on AUGUST 30, 2014 • ( 8 ) By Douglas Robertson Last week Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics, set out the case for public, not private funding of tertiary education […]

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The Chinese Innovation and Venture Capital Environment: Repost

Reposted from Linkedin Written by Johab Khamala, Joab’s Capital and Equity Research   The Chinese Innovation and Venture Capital Environment August 31, 2 Within the broad topic of China’s support of innovation, financing commercialization stands out as a special issue. It requires not only capital, but also external risk capital, that is, capital from outside […]

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Step Change for Innovation in Scotland: How to Massively Increase the Supply of Venture Capital in Scotland

This talk was given recently by the Academic Entrepreneur at the Business School of the University of Edinburgh.   See: http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/about/events/53f3162126382c041f22296d/step-change-for-innovation-in-   Slides can be found here: http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/eclub/news-and-events/?a=68277   A video will be posted on YouTube and linked here as well, and photos published within the month.

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Brain Drain for Scottish Universities post-Independence: Solving the Research Funding Need

Today’s Guardian article “Scottish universities braced for brain drain if country votes for independence: Senior education figures voice fears about loss of funding and departure of top scientists in the event of a yes vote” warned of the loss of scientists and other researchers if Scotland leaves the union.  This would result in further brain drain, […]

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University of Edinburgh – MOOC on the Scottish Referendum

The University of Edinburgh has launched a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) today on the Scottish Referendum. See the news here on BBC News Scotland Politics.   The six week course launched on the 25th of August 2014  is entitled “Towards Scottish Independence? Understanding the Referendum” More information can be found on the course MOOC […]

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Venture Capital and Innovation in Banking

Innovation in banking can be had in various levels. In today’s innovation economy, new technology and its applications, as well as new business models, lead to innovation in the sector. While painful, allowing banks to fail leads to creative destruction and new, entrepreneurial banks that better serve their customer bases and are more efficient.  Bailing […]

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