Metrics for public research institution contributions

Metrics for public research institution contributions to the economic health of their communities is a central topic among reserch institutions and state governments.

The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) has designed a draft proposal for metrics to describe and assess the ability for a given research institution to make an impact on the community and economy. Institutions define  their goals and communities differently, so while all institutions would answer the same questions, the answers may not be directly comparable. However, an expectation for these measures should be to allow institutions identifying their own goals within a reporting of these metrics to provide community members better information and context through them, and whatever ancillary information an institution would provide.

Download a copy of the AUTM’s Proposal for the Institutional Economic Engagement Index.

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More Engineers For Europe, Apr 28, Brussels

FEANI in collaboration with VDI organise a discussion in Brussels on April 28,  2010 starting at 17:30 (Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, B-1000 Brussels)

« More Engineers for Europe »

The objective of this event is to raise awareness on the subject among the members of the European Parliament and Commission and to discuss a proposal to launch at European level using the media a campaign to promote engineering studies and engineering careers.

Indeed, more engineers in Europe are essential to boost INNOVATION, which has received top priority in the EU 2020 Strategy.

At the event, the ‘European Engineering Report’ from the Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft giving a comprehensive overview about the labor market and education for engineers in all EU countries will also be presented.

Registration and agenda >> www.feani.org

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Top 10 Sources Of Funding For Start-ups

Martin Zwilling discussed the top 10 sources of start-ups funding. There is money out there, of course - there always is - but you have to know where to find it. You also need a sense of the strings that come with each flavor of capital.

1. Self-funding
2. Friends and family
3. Small business grants
4. Loans or lines of credit
5. Incubators
6. Business angels
7. Venture capitalists
8. Bartering
9. Form a partnership
10. Commit to a major customer

More on Forbes.com Feb. 2, 2010 >>

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Engineering Master Degrees in Europe Conference, Feb. 12-13, 2010, The Royal Military Academy, Brussels

The 2010 CLAIU -EU Conference will have as its principal focus, the structure and curriculum of Engineering Master Degree programmes in European universities. As the provisions of the Bologna Declaration become increasingly embedded both in European higher education and in many countries worldwide, it is important that we are all informed on how it is being implemented in engineering programmes.

This CLAIU -EU Conference will provide delegates with the opportunity of familiarising themselves on current developments.The CLAIU -EU Conference is organised in collaboration with the Royal Military Academy and the Association Royale des Ingénieurs Civils issus de la Faculté Polytechnique de l’Ecole Royale Militaire.


At the conclusion of the conference, participants will :
- Know and understand how Master of Engineering degree programmes have been developed in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia ;
- Receive feedback on the views of industry as articulated by the European Society for Engineers and Industrialists ;
- Know and understand the policies and procedures of the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education ;
- Have a greater understanding of the OECD Report on a Conceptual Framework of Expected/Desired Learning Outcomes in Engineering (the “AHELO” Report).

More on >>

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Watch GETYOO demo and enroll as private beta


Getyoo is an open, web-based social network platform where people can easily exchange information about each other, products, music, tokens, coupons… the list is endless. The novelty of Getyoo is that it is designed to be fed by Clickey’s, information exchange devices based on Near Field Communication.


Get the demo and enroll as private beta >>

PS : Special pricing for ad-banners and communities until Dec. 31, 2009.

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