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    • Jan 29 9:38AM
    • President’s Innovation Prize Contenders Vie for $100K Seed Money and Big Perks at Penn
    • In April, one enterprising senior or team of graduates-to-be at the University of Pennsylvania will be named the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize winners. The award comes with $100,000 in seed money and a $50,000 living stipend per team member. And that is just the start.

      The President’s Innovation Prize launched by Penn President Amy Gutmann in October is among the largest opportunities in higher education for undergraduate students to pursue innovation and entrepreneurship outside the classroom.

      A competitive prize geared to the profit-minded entrepreneur with a passion for social good, the winner or winners will also receive dedicated office space at the University’s new Pennovation Center for a year as well as mentorship from Penn Center for Innovation staff.

      “That is a big deal,” said Dawn Bonnell, Penn’s vice provost for research. “The Pennovation Center will be an innovation hub providing increased access for local innovators ... Read More

    • Jan 27 3:46PM
    • Brookings Institution Tops Penn 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index
    • The Brookings Institution tops the list of the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, an annual ranking of the world’s top think tanks released today by the University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the Lauder Institute. This is the eighth consecutive year that Brookings has been ranked first.

      As the premier database and measure of world think tanks, the Index aims to increase the profile, performance and impact of think tanks and to create a transnational and interdisciplinary network of centers of public policy excellence.  The report will be translated into more than 20 languages.

      Simultaneous 2015 Go To Think Tank Index launch events were held by 107 research organizations across 70 cities in 60 countries. A morning session today in Washington, D.C., hosted by the World Bank featured a discussion on “Why Think Tanks Matter: Helping Make People Centered Public Policy & ... Read More

    • Jan 25 4:13PM
    • Penn to Release Annual Global Think Tanks Ranking Report
    • blurb: 
      The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at Penn will release its 2015 Global Go To Think Tanks Report, the most comprehensive ranking of the world’s top think tanks, at four major launch events.

      WHAT:           Release of the 2015 Global Go To Think Tanks Report and Index andPanel Discussion “... Read More