Tech Trends – article picks from SSTI staff, Week of 03/12/12

FedDev Ontario Investment Connecting STEM Grads with Businesses  A contribution of $4.2 million CAN ($4.2 million USD) by FedDev Ontario will be used to place 320 recent graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields with businesses in a competitive six-month internship and mentorship program. The idea is to provide graduates with real world opportunities to develop business skills and experience. The grads will be matched with small- and medium-sized enterprises in southern Ontario. Read the press release

#FixYoungAmerica to Overcome Youth Unemployment  The movement has begun a crowd funding initiative and hopes to encourage and promote entrepreneurial education and share ideas through Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Read more …

Tech Advances Helping Spur Interest in Entrepreneurship  College students are embracing an entrepreneurial culture on campuses nationwide possibly due to advances in technology making it easier than ever before to start a business. Read more …

Patent Office Contest Rewards Humanitarian Work with Faster Processing  Patent owners who use their technology for humanitarian purposes will be rewarded with an acceleration certificate to speed up processing for any other patent matters at the USPTO. Read more …

Commerce Department Swears in New Patent Judges to Help with Backlog  Nine new patent judges were sworn in last week with the goal of reducing patent backlogs and helping entrepreneurs get ideas to the market faster. Read more …

NLC: Innovation and Cities: Reframing the Dialogue  Worried about the overuse of the term “innovation” in our national dialogue, this blog posting suggests ways to reframe conversations and debates about issues involving cities. Read more …

Some States Going Non-Traditional Route for Job Creation  Requiring matching commitments from private companies to rebuild highways and selling off future income tax from the state lottery and other more “obscure” sources are highlighted as creative ways states are looking to boost job growth. Read more …

Attributed to: SSTI (State Science and Technology Institute)

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