Monthly Archives: September 2012

Illinois Debuts $72.5M Smart Grid Fund

Illinois Debuts $72.5M Smart Grid Fund The Illinois Science & Energy Innovation Foundation, a $72.5 million investment fund approved by the state’s General Assembly last year, debuted this week. While 70 percent of the fund will be used to educate … Continue reading

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EDA Awards $3M to Three Cities for Economic Development Planning

EDA Awards $3M to Three Cities for Economic Development Planning The Department of Commerce announced the winners of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge, the Economic Development Administration-led competition seeking to help cities and regions develop a comprehensive economic … Continue reading

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GA Colleges Detail Plans to Add 250,000 Post-Secondary Grads by 2020

Responding to Gov. Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia initiative launched last year, all of the state’s institutions in the University System and Technical College System have submitted plans for how they will meet the governor’s goal of adding 250,000 post-secondary … Continue reading

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NIH Expands Mission of Genome Institute with Broader Focus on Research

To reflect an evolving mission that expands the scope of genomics research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a major reorganization that will establish four new divisions to constitute the National Genome Research Institute’s Extramural Research Program. The multi-divisional … Continue reading

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USPTO Implements Seven Provisions of America Invests Act, Announces New Web-based Tool

On September 17, 2012, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implemented seven provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA). Throughout September, a series of roadshows are being hosted by the USPTO to share information about new … Continue reading

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Illinois Launches $10.3M STEM Partnership Initiative

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced the details of a $10.3 million planned partnership to develop “STEM Learning Exchanges” across the state. Eight organizations will be awarded contracts to work with regional, educational and business networks to aggregate curricular resources, … Continue reading

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Share Your Thoughts on Federal Economic Development Efforts at SSTI’s Conference

During a lively discussion session — Recent Federal Efforts: What’s Happened, What’s Working and What Should Change — SSTI will bring together the members of the economic development community to review what the federal government has done, how it has … Continue reading

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