Wednesday, June 6, 2012

May 2012 - EngenuitySC Goes Global

EngenuitySC Goes Global with Fuel Cell Collaborative heading to Toronto, the Cola Metropolitan Airport leading international freight, and Palmetto-Richland Hospital savings lives with its unique stroke care methods.
May 2012 - EngenuitySC Goes Global
This month, EngenuitySC takes a look at Columbia's stories with global impact on the world at large, including Intellectial property, international cargo at our metropolitan airport, and Columbia's fuel cell economy on the international stage. Like what you hear or think we're missing something? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!
Moore School and College of Engineering Take on Corporate IP 
The Darla Moore School of Business and the College of Engineering and Computing have joined forces with the National IP Taskforce to host an international executive briefing on the Effects of IP on Corporate Performance.  Featured speakers include Bill Coughlin, President of Ford Global Technologies, and Steve Landefeld, Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.  Speakers will discuss strategies corporate management can use to protect intangible assets and dramatically increase financial returns and overall sustained, defensible value of an enterprise.
Effects of IP on Corporate Performance
June 14-15, 2012
Wild Dunes
Isle Of Palms, Charleson

The Fuel Cell Collaborative Challenges Global Fuel Cell Industry

The USC-City of Columbia Fuel Cell Collaborative travels to Toronto June 3-7 for the 19th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, one of the largest global conferences for hydrogen and fuel cell professionals visiting North America. The Collaborative will kick-off the latest installment of its signature competition, the Fuel Cell Challenge, a competition design to partner the University of South Carolina's innovation with the growing hydrogen and fuel cell economy. If you're attending the conference, join the Collaborative as we launch the Challenge Tuesday, June 5th at the 10am Networking Break. Details and news to come Tuesday, June 5th.

WHEC 2012
June 3-7, 2012
Sheraton, Downtown Toronto
Booth #512
Fuel Cell Challenge Launch - Tuesday, May 5 - 10am

Knowledge Economy Events

Business at SunriseMay 24 7:30-9:00am, Pure Power Technologies
The SC-Israeli Experience: How the Midlands Can Benefit:June 7, 12pm-2pm, Columbia Marriott Hotel
2012 Enterprise Computing Community Conference: June 11-12, IT-oLogy
Science Cafe: June 12 6:00-7:30pm, Capital City Club
Tech Ater Five #122June 13 5:30-7:30pm, Carolina Ale House
Girls in Science Day: June 14 12:00-4:00pm, South Carolina State Museum
SC Google Technology Users GroupJune 19 6:00pm, IT-oLogy

3rd Annual Nuclear Power Upgrade Conference

Nuclear Energy Insider hosts the 3rd Annual Nuclear Power Uprate Conference June 20-21 at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park, NC. EngenuitySC and NuHub subscribers can Registerusing the codeNUHUB300 to save $300 off registration. Space and discounts are limited for one of the world's leading conference series. 
Cargo Business Taking Off at Region's Airports

The air cargo business appears to be on the upswing as most major airports across the Southeast report increases in the amount of freight handled for March and the first quarter.
Cargo traffic often offers a fairly accurate measure of how the economy is doing, said Dan Mann, executive director of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina.

“Cargo is usually a leading indicator,” Mann said. “I think, regionally, cargo is doing very, very well.”

All but one of the region’s major airports surveyed for this report posted increases in freight traffic for the first three months of 2012.

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SBA Honors Columbia Firm for Innovation

Columbia-based Sensor Electronic Technology, or SETi, has been cited by the U.S. Small Business Administration for its role in research and development for the federal government, driving innovation and creating new jobs.

The company received the Tibbetts Award Tuesday for participating in the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research program during a White House ceremony.

“Creating an economy built to last requires redoubling our commitment to supporting innovative entrepreneurs like those we honor with Tibbetts Awards,” said Karen Mills, SBA administrator.

SETi, which launched as a startup in 2002, is a leading maker of ultraviolet light emitting diodes.

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Save the Date

Next Science Cafe Columbia
June 12, 2012
Capital City Club 

A representative fromPalmetto Health will join us to speak at the next     about strokes as Americans close out National Stroke Awarness Month (May).  This is a Cafe that you wont want to miss! Register online before the event to qualify for our loyalty rewards program! We'll be unveiling details on the program this fall, but you can start earning credit today.

Science Cafe Columbia is South Carolina's onlyofficially registered gathering. We encourage all in the community, particularly the curious and the entrepreneurially-driven, to join us each month as we unveil the latest innovation form deep within the labs at the University of South Carolina.
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