Named in honor of Richard Newton, a visionary technology industry leader and late dean of the University of California-Berkeley College of Engineering, the A. Richard Newton Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series incorporates Newton's passion for the interplay between science and technology, business, and the economic and societal challenges facing young entrepreneurs.
The Kauffman Foundation has begun working with several universities and other partners to better understand the complexities of innovation in entrepreneurship.
Eureka! Ranch applies scientific methods to address the
challenges of achieving meaningful uniqueness and help business owners find, filter, and fast-track their
Science and engineering doctoral students, post-docs, and research faculty spend a week learning to recognize, develop, and bring to market green businesses built on their research.
Getting new treatments and cures to patients more quickly is the goal
of a unique life science proof-of-concept model that draws support from
higher education, philanthropy and industry experts to move medical
innovations from the lab to the market.
The Kansas City Life Sciences Fund, which received an initial
contribution of $1.5 million from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation,
will enable donors across the region to help Kansas City recruit top
medical research talent focusing especially on cures for cancer and
Postdoctoral scholars who take the entrepreneurial steps to get
their research to market bring enormous potential benefits to society
and the economy. To recognize and encourage postdoc entrepreneurial
excellence, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National
Postdoctoral Association (NPA) have launched the Kauffman Foundation Outstanding Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Award.
Science Commons, an organization that designs strategies and tools for faster, more efficient Web-enabled scientific research, identifies unnecessary barriers to research, crafts policy guidelines and legal agreements to lower those barriers, and develops technology to make research data and materials easier to find and use.
This Kauffman Innovation Network, Inc. site provides access to university research and innovations to industry representatives, entrepreneurs, and other universities' researchers.
This Kauffman-funded initiative remedies one of the greatest impediments to rapid progress in the science of science and innovation policy—both as a field of study and as a guide to policy.
Connecting universities and industry to bring innovations to market Kauffman Foundation funded research indicates the importance of university industry collaborations as a driver of innovation.
The Kauffman Foundation's Global Innovation Challenge Summer Program
focuses on teaching students to develop innovative skill sets that will
promote entrepreneurship in developing countries.
The Kauffman Foundation is working to unleash the latent scientific wealth of female scientists, ensuring that they have the support networks and financial means to start businesses and advance their innovations.