Commentary

In the early days of the modern venture capital industry, way back in the 1950s, most venture capital funds were generalists. That is, while the specific experiences and skills of the managing partners no doubt influenced the kinds of deals that interested various funds,...

Even the best seeds can take a while to germinate. A case in point is the proposal to open seven “emerging technology centers” on University of Wisconsin System campuses to better serve industry while engaging faculty and student research talent. The UW Board of Regents...

A recent article in Biofuels Digest reports that in a presumably recent year the University of California system recorded royalties of $52.5 million on university research spending of almost $3 billion. The number asks whether the public is getting a fair return on its...

In recent years, the top tier Japanese pharma companies, in order to compete against international incursion in its own $78.6 billion home market (or about 10% of the global pharma market), has been forced to globalize. Add to this that the Japanese market growth has...

In a sharp reversal to extensive cutbacks in their U.S. workforces, Hewlett-Packard and IBM are opening service and support centers in three small towns across the U.S. that are expected to employ about 4,000 people in total. Read Bob Evans full Global CIO column>> ...

The University of Wisconsin, Madison, is one of the country's leading centers of public biopharmaceutical research, and the campus has spawned dozens of spinout companies based on University research. Given the right conditions that growth could, over the next five years, support the emergence...