Venture Philanthropy: A New Approach to Funding Innovation
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Venture Philanthropy: A New Approach to Funding Innovation

Venture Philanthropy is a new approach to funding innovation. It helps bridging the gap between the traditional philanthropic funding of scientific research, and the venture capital funding of innovation. A path breaking article shows how it works, as well as its pros and cons. Venture Philanthropy is a mix between philanthropy and venture capital in … Continue reading

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Natural and Social Sciences Need Each Other
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Natural and Social Sciences Need Each Other

Natural and social sciences need each other to address grand and complex social problems. This sounds like a simple and logical statement. However, reality is quite far from it. In spite of several years’ efforts promoting multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity across the natural and the social sciences, these kinds of projects and endeavors are still quite … Continue reading

Advanced manufacturing policies: The USA and China cases
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Advanced manufacturing policies: The USA and China cases

The AAAS annual in Boston this year had an exciting panel dedicated to  policies for advanced manufacturing in the USA, focusing on the lessons that history bring, as well as the current President Obama’s focus on this matter. It  was organized by Stephanie Shipp, from the Science and Technology Policy Institute, in Washington DC, and featured very relevant and … Continue reading