PDE-News (10/25/10): A Silent G20 and the Need for Entrepreneurial Role Models in South Korea

A Silent G20 and the Need for Entrepreneurial Role Models in South Korea
I have just returned today from a short visit to South Korea where I addressed an international conference and met with various universities both in Seoul and Daejeon Valley – described to me by locals as Korea’s Silicon Valley.

Visitors arriving at Seoul’s acclaimed airport can only be impressed by its sophisticated application of technology into everyday lives. The train I rode from Seoul to Daejoen cruised at 300 Kilometers per hour, every taxi in Seoul was clean and paid for with a back seat touchpad card reader and the urban planning seemed super smart with local government being placed in beautiful floating structures on the river and national government being moved altogether out of Seoul. Read more…>>http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/October/A-Silent-G20-and-the-Need-for-Entrepreneurial-Role-Models-in-South-Korea.aspx

From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog:

Video Highlights of the Translational Medicine Alliance Forum
The 2010 Translational Medicine Alliance Forum, hosted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Council for American Medical Innovation and Faster Cures, convened industry leaders to help facilitate a better understanding of effective models enabling and accelerating the progress of translating scientific research into patient treatment focusing on three key elements: Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/October/Video-Highlights-of-the-Translational-Medicine-Alliance-Forum.aspx

Economics Bloggers Want to See Lower Barriers to Entrepreneurship
The Kauffman Foundation has been surveying the nation’s top economics bloggers each quarter. In this last quarter, they have once again conveyed a steadily deteriorating view of the U.S. economy in responses. Respondents’ outlook on the U.S. economy is even more pessimistic than in any previous quarterly survey in 2010, with 99 percent saying that conditions are mixed, facing recession or in recession. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/October/Economics-Bloggers-Want-to-See-Lower-Barriers-to-Entrepreneurship.aspx

A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation — courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. 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/2010/October/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-1925.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
There are no relevant hearings scheduled for this period. Both houses of Congress are home campaigning for the upcoming elections. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/October/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy-102510.aspx