Tech leaders, global corporations, universities and financial institutions have joined the European Commission in two initiatives to nurture Europe's tech and digital startups into global internet companies.
Vice President Neelie Kroes today launched a new accelerator – the Startup Europe Partnership – and a new think tank - the European Digital Forum - at the World Economic Forum in Davos. "Europe needs thriving startups and global internet companies to become a global growth centre again,” Kroes said.
Founding partners of these projects are: Telefonica, Orange, BBVA, European Investment Bank, Cambridge University, IE Business School, Humboldt University, the Lisbon Council, Nesta and Mind the Bridge Foundation.
The Startup Europe Partnership will help start-ups break through their national glass ceiling into global maturity. Its secretariat will be led by the Mind the Bridge Foundation, a non-profit corporation and Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation...
January 16, The Reinvention Machine, Why and how Silicon Valley thrives — from one of its founding fathers: www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/headlines/reinvention-machine
Franklin "Pitch" Johnson, lecturer in Management at Stanford GSB, also appeared in "Something Ventured", (Wikipedia), a 2011 documentary film investigating the emergence of American venture capitalism in the mid-20th Century.
The Official Journal 12/2013 is now available online http://t.co/JONO9nCBrR— EuropeanPatentOffice (@EPOorg) January 1, 2014
Just a Drop is an international water aid charity, which was set up in 1998. Fiona Jeffery, the charity’s founder, learnt that just £1 can deliver clean water to a child for up to 10 years. Just a Drop was born, based on the premise that if people can be encouraged to give a little then collectively we can make a huge difference.
+ www.reedelsevier.com/corporateresponsibility/environmental-challenge There is a $50,000 prize for the first place entry and a $25,000 prize for the second place entry. For the second year, a $15,000 WASH Alliance prize will be given for the third place project.
NAI & IPO Release List of Top 100 Universities Receiving Patents in 2012 http://t.co/1kTySHN9s6— Donald Zuhn (@PatentDocs) January 8, 2014
By Donald Zuhn --
Last month, the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) published a list of the top 100 worldwide universities that received the most U.S. utility patents in 2012. The groups did not provide a detailed discussion regarding the compilation of the list, stating only that the list was based on data obtained from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. A comparison of the top spots on the list, however, indicates that the data is identical to that found in the IPO's annual list of the top 300 organizations receiving U.S. patents (see "IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2012"). The top 20 universities on the NAI/IPO listing are as follows:
The complete list of 100 universities can be found here.
As we reported last month, the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution asserted in a paper that by relying on a technology transfer model based on patent licensing, only a few universities have been able to generate significant revenues, and in fact, most university technology transfer offices do not generate enough income to even cover their operating expenses (see "Brookings Paper Calls for Technology Transfer Model Based on University Start-ups"). That paper suggested that the highest earners among universities had become a select club with a stable membership, with only 37 universities having reached the top 20 of licensing revenue in any given year over the last decade. A comparison of the Brookings Institution's "select club" of 37 universities with the NAI/IPO list indicates that the following universities made both lists:
For additional information regarding this and other related topics, please see:
• "Brookings Paper Calls for Technology Transfer Model Based on University Start-ups," December 12, 2013
• "IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2012," June 24, 2013
• "Another Look at IPO Top 300 and Life Sciences Top 53," June 11, 2012
• "IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2011," June 7, 2012
• "IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2010," June 30, 2011
• "IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2009," May 26, 2010
• "IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2008," May 14, 2009
• "IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders," May 22, 2008
• "IPO Posts List of Top 300 Patent Holders," April 20, 2007
November 2013, blog.busuu.com/are-women-better-language-learners/
11 languages in one! busuu’s completely redesigned app is here :) read our blog to find out more http://t.co/joBeJXxOtL— busuu (@busuu) January 6, 2014
"La Guía Loogic de Inversión en Startups 2014 va a ser el documento más importante elaborado hasta el momento en España sobre financiación de startups".
Its TERMSHHEET DAY - what a day. VC's + Family Offices + Induviduals are investing more then ever in my time...... http://t.co/cgUu9qGy80— Morten Lund (@ML) December 2, 2013
Morten Lund, is an entrepreneur from Copenhagen, Denmark who has founded or co-invested in more than 40 high-tech start ups in the last decade, including Skype and LundXY...
We have now worked for 5 years relentlessly – and we have; – helped 10 companies – started 5 companies – raised +150mio$ for these companies – employed +400 people around the world – created real change in e-invoicing and financing for small companies.
Today we are announcing the Capital Aid and Tradeshift partnership. CapitalAid has a backup of €500 million committed on paper - and when this flies we will have a further €3 billion committed to lend to small and medium sized companies. It’s just factoring – they did it in the High Middle Ages when Venice became extremely wealthy through its control of trade. There is absolutely no rocket science involved:
CapitalAID will simply offers to pay invoices for a company on the same day as they send it instead of waiting 30-90 days...
Holy Tech Batman! — Can The European Commission Be A Startup Super Hero? http://t.co/uHexoaZSim (what do you think of their ideas?)— Mike Butcher (@mikebutcher) January 5, 2014
For Your Diary — The Best European Events For Startups In 2014 http://t.co/xBqOU6xI5j (by me)— Mike Butcher (@mikebutcher) January 5, 2014
Just updated my About.me page, though even I'm not entirely sure why... http://t.co/SJqghCc9gt— Mike Butcher (@mikebutcher) January 5, 2014
George Foster’s research and teaching includes entrepreneurship/early-stage companies; financial analysis, especially in commercial disputes; and sports business management. His recent research includes asset creation and destruction, global entrepreneurship, and the role of financial and other systems in the growth and valuation of companies. He also is researching globalization challenges facing both sporting organizations and companies.
"... ... in the long run there are profund changes in peoples behaviour"
Interview of CEO Zafar Khan who starts talking about Intellectual Property in part 5.
How To Build A Strong IP Portfolio: rPost CEO Zafar Khan http://t.co/LKgdTc7huj Sep 26th 2011— Sramana Mitra (@sramana) December 14, 2013
...Let´s import this talent from the Valley...
...with lots of bureaucratic steps to be taken into account...
...It is good news that Telefonica has taken some steps into this direction with Wayra and Amerigo, but there is still a lot to be done...
...We need the key entrepreneurs and investors in the 15 top ecosystems in Europe to share knowledge, contacts, investor intros, and most importantly, be friends and cry on each others shoulders...
My takeway: it's very hard - "Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups" http://t.co/h1sTc783Dd— Inaki Berenguer (@inakib) November 2, 2013
Equivalent in 2011 prices: €70 bn and nearly €80bn today.
Missa inte Internet Discovery Day. Coola bolag, startups, investerare mm. Ca 900 pers var där förra året. http://t.co/GozHubuAPr— FundedByMe (@fundedbyme) November 20, 2013
Miss yesterday's campaign enews? Get inspired this morning & read about enterprise news, competitions & more! http://t.co/xawb4pumWX— StartUp Britain (@StartUpBritain) November 20, 2013
Failing to equip young people properly has an estimated £28 billion loss to the economy. Young people 'Not in Employment Education or Training' (NEET) cost £4.6 billion per year.
However, as the report's authors conclude, if we get it right then the rewards are significant. The CBI estimates that better education could add £8 trillion to the UK's GDP over the lifetime of a child born today – the equivalent of 1% to GDP each year.
Those schools reporting higher levels of enterprise education embedded into the curriculum feel that it improves the retention of pupils at risk of disengagement
*Report refers to another "Changing the Pace" report by CBI/Pearson
Raising ambition for all in schools
The most important factors employers weigh up when recruiting school and college leavers are their attitudes to work (78%), their general aptitudes (57%)….
these rank well ahead of academic results alone (37%)
United Nations, Ireland 7th in the world on the Human Development Index
Read "Six reasons your startup should be in Ireland" (PDF, 10 pages)
The inventors were researchers from Higher Education Institutes who have used public-funding to develop innovative technologies.
Big Ideas 2013 Presenters Pitches on YouTube
Always handy to have a Doctor on the staff in case anyone gets injured:). pic.twitter.com/o6pFi7USCz— Ray Nolan (@RayNolan) November 13, 2013
5 reasons to study in Ireland http://t.co/Z1QXXFwpK1— Education in Ireland (@EduIreland) November 14, 2013
Facebook's landmark building will have a capacity for 1,000 employees giving room for Facebook in Dublin to grow to twice its current size— IDA Ireland (@IDAIRELAND) November 7, 2013
Ireland Quarterly Update Q4 - http://t.co/W7i6SGsN2O— IDA Ireland (@IDAIRELAND) November 7, 2013
When I first talked to Entrepreneurship Professor Julio de Castro back in July about shooting this video, he was very enthusiastic until the moment I mentioned the yips. Nobody talks about that, he said, it’s just bad luck. Well, after a bit of to-ing and fro-ing, he finally agreed to do it.
Yips or the yips is the loss of fine motor skills without apparent explanation in one of a number of different sports. Athletes affected by the yips demonstrate a sudden, unexplained loss of previous skills.
In golf, the yips is a movement disorder that most-commonly interferes with putting. The term yips is said to have been popularized by Tommy Armour—a golf champion and later a golf teacher—to explain the difficulties that led him to abandon tournament play. The technical term is focal dystonia.
Check out what Prof. de Castro has to say about yips, golf, and entrepreneurs.
Hi, I'm Dawn DeTienne, an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Colorado State University and the founder of Entreprof.com.
Entreprof was created in August 2012 to bridge the gap between academic research and entrepreneurial practice.
Q. How do you see the crowdfunding phenomena? How is going to impact the Sand Hill venture capital industry?
A. Crowdfunding is a new mechanism for start-ups the “democratizes” access to possible winners. As long as people understand the risk/reward calculus, I see crowd funding as an exciting phenomenon. I worry that at some point governments will get involved in regulating crowd funding to try to protect losses. This will kill crowdfunding, if it occurs. You can’t have equal access to upside if you try to protect downside for only a few.
On average, how long does it take a (US) venture backed company to exit? Some interesting analysis.. http://t.co/Ks94Ig0oEg— chris horn (@chrisjhorn) November 9, 2013
IONA Technologies was an Irish software company. It was founded in 1991.
The company specialized in distributed service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure.
Some thoughts on Martin Wolf and Prof. Mariana Mazzucato assertions on state funding of R&D, and on the Times Higher Education Innovation Index – my article was published in the Irish Times on 19th August last….
On August 7th last, this paper reprinted with permission from The Financial Times Limited, an article by Martin Wolf entitled “Much-aligned state takes the boldest risks in innovation”. His piece reviewed the book ‘The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs Private Sector Myths’ (on Amazon), by Mariana Mazzucato, a Sussex university professor of economics who specialises in science and technology. His essay noted that governments (eg in the USA and the UK) have funded, through their science agencies, major research breakthroughs using taxpayer funds, including the discovery of monoclonal antibodies by the UK Medical Research Council; the US National Science Foundation’s funding of what became the Google search engine; and all the technologies which make Apple’s smart phone ‘smart’ – the internet, wireless technologies, GPS, microelectronics, touch-screen displays, and even the SIRI personal assistant.
There is credence in Wolf’s review. However – and I have not read Mazzucato’s thesis – the elephant in the room so deftly ignored by Wolf is the public funding of science for national security. Most, if not all, of the component technologies listed above by Wolf which make Apple’s smart phone ‘smart’, in fact have their primary application directly in the defense of the United States. Private sector exploitation of publicly funded science is frequently a useful consequence – ‘useful’ in that governments seek to procure packaged products for national defense rather than just raw technology, and the engineering of scientific research results into operational products is most economically driven by competitive industry.
Concurrently with Wolf’s effusive review of Mazzucato’s book, the Times Higher Education (THE) published their World Academic Summit Innovation Index (link to index). Based on their 2012-13 World University Rankings of 400 universities in thirty countries, THE divided the research income from industry for each university, by the number of employed researchers. They thus derived the industry sponsorship per researcher. South Korea’s six universities (in the global top 400) show an average of €74,000 income per researcher....
La ciberanestesia podría ser más segura para los pacientes http://t.co/7286yNkdf7— MIT TechReview es (@techreview_es) November 5, 2013
Por tercer año consecutivo, Innovadores menores de 35 España presenta a los 10 jóvenes con los proyectos más punteros en ciencia y tecnología en el país. Estos innovadores son un ejemplo de la capacidad de los jóvenes de generar ideas disruptivas y de la valentía de llevarlas a cabo.
Nuevos medicamentos que actúan sobre el cuerpo humano como un ecosistema.
Guide URJC: Plataforma de guiado accesible y universal para espacios interiores y exteriores.
ADAPTABLE: Mesa de paciente para mejorar la eficacia en la administración de radioterapia.
‘Grafeno fotónico’ para láseres ultraeficientes y almacenamiento de energía solar.
INFANTIUM: Tecnología cognitiva, inteligencia artificial y ‘big data’ para personalizar el aprendizaje infantil.
EYE2021: Gafas que mediante un sistema acústico mejoran la independencia de personas ciegas.
F2TE3: Material superaislante para una mayor sostenibilidad y libertad en el diseño de edificios.
Fabricación de tejidos biológicos (córneas artificiales) que se integren en el cuerpo humano.
PALMIBER y ENLAZA: Vehículo lúdico e interfaz para rehabilitación de niños con parálisis cerebral.
|ROSA MARÍA JIMÉNEZ-RODRÍGUEZ
Kit para un cierre definitivo y menos agresivo de grandes heridas abdominales.
WebSummit Dublin, www.websummit.net, October 30,31, several stages/buildings and livestreams
Realizing Innovation at Enterprise Scale [Entire Talk], October 9, 2013 at ecorner Stanford UniversityPadmasree Warrior, Cisco's chief technology and strategy officer, offers a vision of how value will be created as the magnitude of technology change rapidly increases. Warrior also touches on balancing analytical and empathetic leadership, cultivating a culture of innovation at enterprise scale, and how the Internet of Everything will shape the future of individuals and organizations.
Montoberfest: scaling your biz http://t.co/YL6oEsh6AV << great ideas from Atlassian,Box,Eucalyptus,HubSpot, PuppetLabs,Zendesk— Zack Urlocker (@ZUrlocker) October 3, 2013
WSJ: Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results -- Grit trumps talent << phew! http://t.co/P9HWOAUbxo— Zack Urlocker (@ZUrlocker) September 30, 2013
¿Quieres probar a invertir en Internet? http://t.co/45J8cJyyjB— Rodolfo Carpintier (@RCarpintier) October 29, 2013
-> www.sociosinversores.es (in 19 countries)