PDE-News (1/10/11): Entrepreneurship in 2011

Entrepreneurship in 2011
Given the momentum gained in 2010 to get policymakers thinking about entrepreneurship, it is reasonable to expect that America’s commitment to entrepreneurship will grow, especially once we see that commitment translated into concrete policy action. Of course, the hope is that those policy actions will be the right ones-inspiring confidence, building up decision-making around risk-taking and investing, spurring new enterprises built on innovative products and services, and along with it, job creation. With that sense of optimism, comes the vision of a global economy finally starting to shake free from a global crisis. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/January/Entrepreneurship-in-2011.aspx

From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog
America COMPETES Signed by President
Last week, President Obama signed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010-continuing efforts to improve US economic competitiveness by supporting basic research and improving STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education to better prepare the future workforce. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/January/America-COMPETES-Signed-by-President.aspx

NYU Researcher Gets Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research
Alexander Ljungqvist, Ph.D., won the 2011 Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/January/NYU-Researcher-Gets-Kauffman-Prize-Medal-for-Distinguished-Research.aspx

Kauffman Awards Dissertation Fellowships
Fifteen doctoral students across the country were recently awarded fellowships to support their dissertation research in the area of entrepreneurship. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/January/Kauffman-Awards-Dissertation-Fellowships.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/January/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-0410.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
The 112th Congress officially convened in Washington last week. As the Republicans rise to majority status, they assume control of Congressional committee chairmanships relevant to innovation and entrepreneurship policy. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/January/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy-011011.aspx