The Commerce Department’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced a new National Strategy for Inclusive Innovation to connect more Americans with resources to spur innovation and entrepreneurship.

The North Carolina Board of Science, Technology, and Innovation announced it awarded 117 grants – worth a total of $4.95 million – to 101 North Carolina small businesses to advance innovative, next-generation technologies through the One North Carolina Small Business Program.

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The University of Maryland (UMD) has opened the $67 million E.A. Fernandez IDEA (Innovate, Design, and Engineer for America) Factory to foster technology innovations and advances with a new 60,000-square-foot building for its A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Hawaii last week announced its first annual “Code Challenge” (HACC)–a monthlong competition that seeks to involve the local tech community in the state’s modernization efforts.  HACC harnesses the concept of a “hackathon” yet strays from the typical 24- to 48-hour format, running Aug. 27 to Sept. 24. The challenge is a product of collaboration among Hawaii […]

The Superpublic Innovation Lab – announced earlier this year – is now open in San Francisco.  The lab seeks to foster innovation and progress for the city through cross-sector collaboration, bringing down the walls among academia, state, and Federal government leaders. The lab is a product of the partnership among the Office of Innovation, the […]

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