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Student Inventors Get Boost to Commercialize Color 3-D Printing, iPhone App

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Applying a similar approach to the 3-D printer, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison students are commercializing a device that adds color to a printer that now dominates the market. Their business idea was one of two student projects to receive an Igniter grant from the university’s Discovery to Product (D2P) office.

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Startups Should Seek Quality — Not Quantity — in Partnerships, Study Finds

When partnering with larger companies, startups with a small number of carefully chosen alliances will reap the most benefits, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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Center for Biorenewable Chemicals Helps Iowa State Researchers Launch Startup Companies

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The Biobased Foundry at the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State has helped nine startup companies. The foundry combines teaching and mentoring to help young researchers create technologies and that meet customer needs.

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Students on Front Line Taking Ideas From Concept to Market

Northern Michigan University students are gaining marketable skills helping real-world clients with innovative product ideas.

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Babson Graduate School’s New Design Zone 125 Supports Creative Innovation, Collaboration and Entrepreneurship

Babson College’s Graduate School has opened Design Zone 125, new classroom space designed to enable collaboration, creative thinking, and problem-solving.

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Shades of Independence: The Story of America’s Solopreneurs & Side-Giggers

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Independent work in America has developed into a mega trend, with 30 million now regularly working as independents, according to MBO Partners’ fourth annual State of Independence in America workforce study. The census and attitudinal survey offers a complete and nuanced picture of U.S. independent workers, with implications for the future of work.

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Business Incubator Seeks Next Game-Changer in Big Data, the Cloud, and the Internet of Everything

The Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) and Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) have created the “CIE + Cisco Innovation Challenge” to support early-stage startups building game-changing products in the Internet of Everything (IoE), Big Data, cloud computing, and other transformational areas.

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Entrepreneurs Aren’t Overconfident Gamblers

Leaving one’s job to become an entrepreneur is inarguably risky. But it may not be the fear of risk that makes entrepreneurs more determined to succeed. A new study finds entrepreneurs are also concerned about what they might lose in the transition from steady employment to startup.

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UB Welcomes Startup Maryland Bus Stop and Rally, Sept. 18

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Now in its third year, Startup Maryland's "Pitch Across Maryland" bus tour will stop for a rally and business pitch session at the University of Baltimore on Thursday, Sept. 18. Budding entrepreneurs from the University of Baltimore and beyond—specifically, winners of the University's Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition and the UB Entrepreneurship Fellows—will have a chance to share their ideas and concepts for new businesses with several successful business leaders, who will be on the bus when it pulls up in front of Gordon Plaza on Mt. Royal Avenue, between Maryland Avenue and Charles Street. The event, which celebrates entrepreneurship and brings focus to Maryland's diverse economic opportunities and business cultures, is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until 11:30 a.m.

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New ‘Green Growth’ Report Shows How the U.S. Can Cut Carbon Pollution by 40 Percent While Creating 2.7 Million New Jobs

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A new report from the UMass Amherst Political Economy Research Institute and the Center for American Progress shows that the United States can cut its carbon pollution by 40 percent from 2005 levels and create a net increase of 2.7 million clean energy jobs in the process, reducing the unemployment rate by 1.5 percentage points.

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