MA Gov Announces Innovation-Focused Economic Development Package

MA Gov Announces Innovation-Focused Economic Development Package Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has unveiled an economic development package intended to bolster the state’s role in the global tech economy through multi-year investments totaling an estimated $100 million. More details will be available soon, but the package includes a new Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program that will…

NSF Accepting Applications for New I-Corps Sites

NSF Accepting Applications for New I-Corps Sites The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a new round of funding for the Innovation Corps Sites (I-Corps Sites) Program. Housed at institutions of higher education, I-Corps Sites are intended to nurture and support multiple, NSF-funded research teams to transition their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into…

Funding Available for Communities Affected by Defense Industry Reductions

Funding Available for Communities Affected by Defense Industry Reductions SSTI Online Events: Every Third Thursday at 3:00 PM ET President Obama’s budget request marks the fifth consecutive year of procurement reductions at the Department of Defense (DoD). Do you know how this year’s budget will affect your regional economy? You should. The DoD’s Office of…

Chicago Initiative Will Help Connect Local Suppliers with Anchor Institutions

Chicago Initiative Will Help Connect Local Suppliers with Anchor Institutions Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced the Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE) program — an initiative to connect local small- and medium-sized business to a network of Chicago’s leading anchor institutions (e.g., hospitals, universities, cultural institutions, corporations). The CASE program is intended to…

Award Winning TBED Groups Garner Praise, Support to Expand Reach

Award Winning TBED Groups Garner Praise, Support to Expand Reach SSTI Excellence in TBED award winners produce real results that are changing the landscape of their communities, expanding infrastructure to grow high-tech sectors and improving the competitiveness of their regions. Their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed in the broader innovation community. Over the past couple of…

Detroit, Pittsburgh Boast Tech Economy Gains

Detroit, Pittsburgh Boast Tech Economy Gains Groups in the greater Detroit and Pittsburgh regions recently released reports documenting the progress these metros have made over the past few years in building thriving technology economies. Detroit’s Automation Alley found that tech industry employment in the region grew by 15 percent in 2011, outpacing growth in all…