PDE-News (2/8/11): In Pursuit of Growth: Where Next?

In Pursuit of Growth: Where Next?
In his 2011 State of the Union Address a couple of weeks ago, President Obama talked about the importance of innovation to create the jobs and industries of the future. A few days later, the White House released a new innovation strategy as part of the President’s plan to “win” that future. This strategy said: “America’s future economic growth and international competitiveness depend on our capacity to innovate. We can create the jobs and industries of the future by doing what America does best – investing in the creativity and imagination of our people. To win the future, we must out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.” A few days later the White House, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation and Case Foundation, launched a Startup America initiative aimed at doing just this. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/February/In-Pursuit-of-Growth-Where-Next.aspx

From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog
EU Leaders Facing ‘Innovation Emergency’
On the heels of an innovation scorecard that showed the EU is losing ground on the US and Japan – while Brazil and China close the gap – EU leaders used the Council of the European Union Summit to issue a call for stronger innovation and research. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/February/EU-Leaders-Facing-Innovation-Emergency.aspx

Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education
The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), United Arab Emirates, and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program at Stanford University will be hosting university entrepreneurship educators to the first-ever Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education Middle East/North Africa (REE MENA), 7-9 March 2011, at the HCT Abu Dhabi Men’s College Campus. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/February/Roundtable-on-Entrepreneurship-Education.aspx

A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation — courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled from last week. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/February/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-01310207.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
A slew of hearings in the House are scheduled for this week, with action in the following committees: Budget; Education & the Workforce; Financial Services; Judiciary; Oversight & Government Reform; Small Business; and, Ways & Means. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/February/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy-020811.aspx