Competitiveness and innovation

10 Oct 2013

Almost seventeen months after Congress held its first hearing on the impending closure of the Federal Helium Reserve, the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013 was signed into law.

4 Oct 2013

The White House announced that President Obama has signed the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013 into law. Enactment of this legislation will enable an orderly transition of the management of the Federal Helium Reserve.

20 Sep 2013

On July 24 the Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a hearing to examine innovative approaches to technology transfer at universities, research institutes, and national laboratories.  The subcommittee also focused on a discussion draft of HR 2981, the “Innovative Approaches to Technology Transfer Act of 2013.”  The legislation would establish a grant program using funding from the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program and would encourage the development of innovative technology transfer programs at universities, research institutes, and national laboratories. 

27 Mar 2013

Fundamental changes are needed in the education of chemical scientists, said Professor Bassam Shakashiri from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to members of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

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