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Biopharmaceutical Research Center, STEM Education at Native American Schools, Antarctica

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The state Board of Higher Education recently approved the request for $3 million in funding to expand the Center for Biopharmaceutical Research and Production at NDSU.

According to the Fargo Forum:

"The center has more than $6.6 million in matching funds from the private sector. Officials anticipate that the center will create 40 to 60 jobs. The center also needs approval from the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation Board, the Emergency Commission and the Budget Section. "

Visit: NDSU Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Milken Institute Ranks Region Tops in the Nation in Economic Performance

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Milken Institute recently ranked Fargo #1 and Bismarck #2 among 179 small metropolitan areas in economic performance. Grand Forks placed 25th on the list. The Milken rankings combine measures of short and mid-term job growth, wage and salary growth, high-tech GDP growth, and high tech GDP concentration.

NORTH DAKOTA NICE 2010: National Innovations in Climate and Energy Workshop

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The ND NICE Workshop scheduled for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks has been POSTPONED. A new date, most likely in February or March, 2011, will be announced shortly. Please contact Matthew Leiphon or Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett with any questions regarding the postponement.

UND Center for Innovation Receives Third International Honor from National Business Incubation Association

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UND Center for Innovation’s two technology incubators have been designated as a “Soft Landings International Incubator” by the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) for the third time - initial designation in 2006 plus two two-year renewals in 2008 and 2010.

NDSU: NASA-related Research Awards, $5 Million Funding for Advanced Nanomaterials

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From NDSU: "Five NDSU faculty received ND NASA EPSCoR research focus area awards totaling $150,000. The recipients are Fardad Azarmi, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics; Benjamin Braaten, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; Muhammet Kose, professor of chemistry; Jack Norland, assistant professor of natural resources, school of natural resource science; and Xinnan Wang, assistant professor of mechanical engineering.

North Dakota Economy Expanding

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This months Prairie business cover story features another profile of growth in the upper great plains. The story includes some discussion of research growth in the valley:

The Red River Valley Research Corridor is on its way to becoming a national hub for federal academic research and development activity.

Since 2002, more than $700 million of federal investments in research, training, advanced services and manufacturing contracts have been directed to universities, colleges, and businesses throughout North Dakota.

RRVRC Impact 2010, North Dakota First in Economic Competitiveness

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At October's Milestones & Horizons Summit, we released a report looking at the overall impact of research activities in the Red River Valley Region. Our region has outperformed the rest of the country in academic R&D growth, growing at a rate nearly 60% higher than the national average. The valley has added more than 2,200 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics jobs at the technician level and higher. That's 30% growth in since 2002, a growth rate more than five times the national average.

Strategic Patent Management for Entrepreneurs Workshop November 11th

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High Tech Entrepreneurs and Investors: Mark your calendars for November 11 and attend Strategic Patent Management for Entrepreneurs. You know how to get a patent. This workshop explores ways to make sure that patent is as valuable as possible.

Bacheller, Jorgenson, and Mugan Receive 2010 Research Corridor Awards

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During the Red River Valley Research Corridor Milestones and Horizons Conference held on Monday, Oct. 11, U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) honored three of the region’s innovators for their contributions to the Research Corridor.

UND Team Wins UAV Competition in Australia

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This week a team of students from the University of North Dakota won an international UAV competition in Australia. The competition involved a 90 minute search of 8 square miles for a stranded human-sized heat emitting dummy, Outback Joe. Teams were required to drop a drinking water payload within 100 yards of the dummy. While the UND team wasn't able to drop its payload within the 100 yard requirement, they were the only team in the history of the competition to locate the dummy, netting $15,000 in winnings.

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