National Science Foundation -- From disaster recovery to caring for the elderly in the home, scientists and engineers are developing robots that can handle critical tasks in close proximity to humans, safely and with greater resilience than previous generations of intelligent machines.
Mary Serreze, MassLive -- A University of Massachusetts Amherst researcher has received a $4.1 million Environmental Protection Agency grant to create a national research center aimed at assisting small-sized drinking water systems. David A.
Josie Sexton, The Coloradoan -- In Fort Collins, industry clusters exist for clean energy, water, bioscience, information technology and even culture. In U.S. cities such as San Francisco; Portland, Oregon; and Louisville, Kentucky, food clusters also exist. The tasks of a food cluster, and any industry cluster, can be nebulous until carried out.
Ramesh Shankar, PharmaBiz -- The Department of Pharmaceutical (DoP) has started the process for its much awaited Cluster Development Programme for Pharma Sector (CDP-PS) to enhance quality, productivity and innovative capabilities of the SME pharma sector in the country. By this programme, the DoP is aiming to increase the competitiveness, easy access to standard testing facilities and value addition in the domestic pharma industry especially to SMEs through creation of common world class facilities.
On Monday, November 17, 2014, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is accepting proposals for a national partner to help coordinate the Accelerating Industry-led Regional Partnerships for Talent Development Program, a new learning exchange that will focus on building critical regional partnerships to accelerate job skills development across America.
Today, far too often important economic development decisions are being made with a lack of transparent, comparable data and analysis. U.S. Cluster Mapping takes one key step in the direction of bringing together state of the art research in clusters, combined with 52+ economic indicators into an online, open-data, open-source platform that allows practitioners to make more informed decisions about economic development, both in the U.S. and abroad. This webinar will be an interactive session that will take you through the tool and how best to use it to achieve your goals.
WEST PALM BEACH -- One of South Florida's most progressive cities is turning its downtown into an engine for the growth of arts, entertainment and culture. The West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E District), a partnership of more than 20 venues in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, launches on Nov. 13, at 1:30 p.m. with a celebration at the Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront Pavilion, 101 S. Flagler Drive.
Ethan Forman, The Salem Daily News -- Back in December 2011, the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development drove the discussion about what it would mean for the North Shore if a $1 billion resort casino were built at Suffolk Downs. The meeting drew heavy-hitters like Suffolk Downs COO Chip Tuttle of Salem, state lawmakers, and other local leaders to talk about casino jobs, traffic impacts and the long-held notion the Blue Line needs to be extended to downtown Lynn.
Gunnar Lindberg & Jukka Teräs, Nordregio -- Bioeconomic development in Örnsköldsvik in Sweden has a specific feature of strong clustering activity around the 'Biorefinery of the Future' initiative, but how did the regional biorefinery cluster develop over time to become one of the most interesting Nordic regional bioeconomy initiatives? What is the future of the Örnsköldsvik biorefinery?