Archive for May, 2009
Science and innovation will continue to drive economic development in the next 20 years, but where the new jobs will spring up is not as clear.
The Internet is emphasizing how researchers work over where they work. To solve scientific puzzles increasingly requires more than one researcher, one lab, or one organization. And in the global recession government is trading places with industry in stepping up investment in research and development.
Gov. Beverly Perdue used a ribbon cutting Thursday to propose state incentives to encourage scientists to become entrepreneurs.
Purdue seized the grand opening of Quintiles Transnational‘s new global headquarters in Durham to talk about a founder’s tax credit and small innovation research grants she said she wants legislators to pass during the ongoing session.
The Hamner Institutes of Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park has signed a deal that could help North Carolina biotech companies do business in China.
The partnership with China Medical City, a RTP-size research park the Jiangsu provincial government is establishing about three hours north of Shanghai, also aims to bring Chinese investment and jobs to North Carolina.
Are science jobs about to go the way manufacturing jobs have gone for years, which is to countries with lower labor costs?
It’s a question that more than 700 economic developers, economists, scientists, investors and business executives from around the world will explore at the three-day International Association of Science Parks conference that starts June 1 at the Raleigh Convention Center.