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link to Innovation Deficit video (Source: www.innovationdeficit.org) Close the Innovation Deficit
A coalition of 14 business, higher education, and scientific organizations has launched a creative video to urge Congress to Close the Innovation Deficit with strong federal investments in research and higher education. It explains the direct link between basic research, economic growth, improved medical treatments, and national security; the risk that recent cuts to research pose to the United States’ role as the global innovation leader at a time when other nations are rapidly increasing their research investments; and the significant benefits that renewed investments in research would bring the country.

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Hawaii Innovation Initiative Tabloid Hawaii Innovation Initiative Gets Under Way

(Source: UH System News) Hawai‘i Innovation Initiative gets underway
Each year, the University of Hawai‘i pumps about half a billion dollars in outside money, mostly for research, into the state economy.

“I would say we are in the top quartile of public research universities in this country and for a state with a population of only 1.5 million it is a remarkable accomplishment,” said University of Hawai‘i President M.R.C. Greenwood. However, she and the university are far from satisfied. The school has just embarked on an effort to double that amount to a billion dollars a year. It’s called the Hawai‘i Innovation Initiative or HI squared.
(Source: PBS Insights) UH Innovation Initiative highlighted on "Island Insights"
Host Dan Boylan and guests look at the road ahead for the University of Hawai‘i. Guests talk about how UH is improving oversight, refocusing on its strategic goals and bolstering programs and initiatives for job creation, community partnerships and economic growth. Guests include: M.R.C. Greenwood, UH President; John Holzman, UH Board of Regents Member; Allen Uyeda, Hawai‘i Business Roundtable Chair; Leslie Wilkins, Maui Economic Development Board VP and Director of Workforce and Education Programs.
UH President "On The Job"
(Source: Olelo) Voter Viewpoint: Economic Development
Panelists Peter Quigley, Jeanne Unemori Skog and Mitch D'Olier discuss the University of Hawai‘i Economic Development Initiative and why the growth of our research industry is critical to Hawaii's economic diversification and development. Moderated by Kelli Abe Trifonovitch.
(Source:The National Academies) Research Universities and the Future of America
In this video, members of the study committee that authored this National Research Council report discuss the importance of our research universities and their contributions to our economy and society. They conclude by discussing the challenges and opportunities they face at a time of fiscal stress and international competition.
(Source:US Pacific Command) Asia-Pacific Institute for Resilience and Sustainability
This video offers an in depth assessment of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Resilience and Sustainability. This initiative is a whole of government, whole of society approach to disaster risk reduction and resilience as proposed by the University of Hawaii and US Pacific Command.

Testimonials

  • The University of Hawai‘i can be the new driver to create new businesses in biofuels, geothermal, wind; continuing development of technologies of use to the military; and biomedical advances. We have the entrepreneurs, the commitment and the partners to do it. The UH is going to be in the lead and I couldn’t be happier to make my complete commitment to it.”
    Neil Abercrombie, Governor, State of Hawai‘i
  • I am pleased to support the University of Hawaii’s Innovation Initiative. Please join me in expanding Hawai‘i’s research industry for a better and brighter tomorrow for the generations to follow.”
    The late Daniel K. Inouye, United States Senator
  • There is huge economic opportunity in growing our research sector. We need to seize the day and support the University of Hawai‘i Innovation Initiative.”
    Walter A. Dods, Jr., Chairman of the Board, Matson Inc.
  • The local business community has long recognized that research and innovation need to be part of Hawai‘i’s future.”
    Gary Kai, Executive Director, Hawai‘i Business Roundtable
  • Hawai‘i needs a strong research university to fully realize the potential of our knowledge-based sectors.”
    Jeanne Unemori Skog, President and CEO, Maui Economic Development Board
  • The University of Hawai‘i Innovation Initiative is an effort we hope the community will support, because it could determine the future of the state.”
    M. R. C. Greenwood, President, University of Hawai'i

  • (Source:SOEST)Hawai'i Institute for Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP)
    Through the development and application of innovative technology HIGP researchers are exploring phenomena on Earth from the depth of the ocean to the tops of volcanoes and throughout the solar system including on the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
  • (Source: UH System News)UH Researching Hawaii's Biofuel Future
    UH Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) and its partners have a $6-million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to examine the use of fast-growing tropical grasses for biofuel production.
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  • (Source: UH System News)Hula For Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapy
    For the first time ever, researchers have determined the metabolic equivalent for hula in a study that shows the Native Hawaiian dance form can be an effective and engaging cardiac rehabilitation therapy. Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine and The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu presented preliminary findings to the participants of the study on August 28, 2012.
    (Source: UH System News)Box jellyfish research breakthrough by Manoa biochemist
    Angel Yanagihara, a researcher at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has developed a medicine that effectively treats the sting of a box jellyfish. Though the sting is usually just a painful nuisance in Hawaiʻi, it is deadly in places like Australia, Thailand and Indonesia. Yanagihara works for the university’s Pacific Biosciences Research Center and the John A. Burns School of Medicine.
  • (Source:SOEST)The School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
    Hawai‘i, is a great place for research, innovation, exploration and education. We are leading advances in understanding the ocean, climate, Earth and planets, and developing technologies to help solve energy/resource issues and mitigate natural hazards.
    (Source:SOEST)Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE)
    As a National Science Foundation-sponsored Science and Technology Center, C-MORE strives for a more comprehensive understanding of the diversity and ecological role of microorganisms in the sea. Stated holistically, C-MORE‘s primary mission is: Linking Genomes to Biomes
    (Source:SOEST)Hawai'i Institute for Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP)
    Through the development and application of innovative technology HIGP researchers are exploring phenomena on Earth from the depth of the ocean to the tops of volcanoes and throughout the solar system including on the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
    (Source:National Geographic)Hawai‘i Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) featured in National Geographic series
    National Geographic's five-part series, "Alien Deep" features the Hawai‘i Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL), the only U.S. deep submergence facility in the Pacific Rim tasked with supporting undersea research necessary to fulfill the mission, goals, and objectives of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), along with other national interests of importance. Over 30 years of submersible operations have resulted in nearly 1900 dives representing 9300 hours underwater, and a benthic ecology database derived from in-house video record logging of over 125,000 entries based on 1100 unique deep-sea animal identifications in the Hawaiian Archipelago. With emerging interest in marine resources of the Pacific and renewable energy from the sea, HURL's contributions will continue to play an essential role in scientific research and advanced technology.
    (Source: UH System News)Box jellyfish research breakthrough by Manoa biochemist
    Angel Yanagihara, a researcher at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has developed a medicine that effectively treats the sting of a box jellyfish. Though the sting is usually just a painful nuisance in Hawaiʻi, it is deadly in places like Australia, Thailand and Indonesia. Yanagihara works for the university’s Pacific Biosciences Research Center and the John A. Burns School of Medicine.
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