In the News – February 2017

UIDP_In_the_News_Banner_ShortEvery day, we monitor what the media are talking about in the U-I space. In addition to posting articles of interest on our LinkedIn group, we also share In the News articles here. Keep checking back. We update this post regularly.

Week of February 20

Neglecting research today threatens US innovation tomorrow

Scientists are trained to look to the future, disrupt what we know, and imagine what is not yet possible. And that scientific discovery is the foundation of our economy. Research based on work by economist Robert M. Solow has demonstrated that science and technology have been responsible for more than half of all U.S. economic growth since World War II.

UIDP Members Iowa State and Deere announce new collaboration

Deere & Company (DE) has opened a strategic technology office in the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park, growing its on-campus presence in recognition of the world-class research, education, and talent development capabilities at Iowa State.

Do University Incubators Harm Innovation?

A recent study from Baylor University suggests that university incubators often do more harm than good, and actually reduce the quality of innovations emerging from our universities.

Negotiating Access To University IP

There are a vast amount of ways in which you can structure an intellectual property collaboration between a university and business. This article looks to provide guidance and points for consideration by both sides.

Week of February 13

Are Corporate Innovation Centers The Last Hope for Companies Too Big To Fail?

The reality is that innovation is now a constant, and the net result sets the stage for disruption. Every day, startups continue to push industries and technologies forward. As they do, new trends shape and reshape markets. Companies of all sizes increasingly face a new reality where doing nothing about it or operating as usual is a surefire way to get disrupted and eventually become either irrelevant or obsolete. The answer isn’t to continue with business as usual nor is evolution achieved by simply improving business as usual through iteration. To compete for the future, businesses must now think and act like startups. Some are doing just that by opening innovation centers in tech hot spots around the world.

Maryland: The state of research

A greater portion of Maryland’s economy comes from private, federal, and university research spending than any state (with the exception of rural New Mexico with its two large federal labs).

Announcing The 2017 World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

This year marks the 10th edition of Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies ranking. Their reporting team sifts through thousands of enterprises each year, searching for those that tap both heartstrings and purse strings and use the engine of commerce to make a difference in the world. Impact is among their key criteria.