PDE-News (11/30/10): Uruguay’s Entrepreneurship Fast-tracking

Uruguay’s Entrepreneurship Fast-tracking
On my recent trip to South America during Global Entrepreneurship Week, I cast a mournful eye over Uruguay where, were it not for problems with flight schedules I had hoped to visit. Uruguay, the South American nation nestled between Brazil and Argentina, is trying to take the fast track toward becoming a startup economy.
The government of Uruguay has long recognized the importance of entrepreneurs to its small economy. It began programs to promote entrepreneurship in the early 1990s and has matched those with technological literacy programs. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/November/Uruguays-Entrepreneurship-Fasttracking.aspx

From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog

On the Road to Clean Energy
To become a global competitor in the burgeoning clean energy industry, the United States must reform policies and practices all along the innovation pipeline, from research and development to deployment and adoption. That’s according to a report the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released recently at the Global Cleantech Open Ideas Competition, which was held as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/November/On-the-Road-to-Clean-Energy.aspx

Expeditionary Economics: A New Approach to Post-Conflict Development
Earlier in November, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released the inaugural paper in its Expeditionary Economics Research Series, setting a research agenda to reconsider the United States’ approach to military and civilian development in areas stricken by conflict and natural disasters. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/November/Expeditionary-Economics-A-New-Approach-to-Post-Conflict-Development.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/2010/November/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-Nov-2329.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Congress has returned from the Thanksgiving week recess with several meetings and hearings scheduled. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/November/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy-112910.aspx