innovation Archives - State of the Planet

wind turbine behind power lines, clean energy

The U.S. Can Still Take the Lead in Clean Energy Investment

In order for clean energy investments to deliver on their full potential for our economy, national security, and wellbeing, we need to remember three things.

by |May 31, 2018

Facilitating Science and Innovation in China

Last week, representatives from Columbia University traveled to Tianjin Binhai, China to finalize a partnership with the Government of the Tianjin Binhai New Area. Both parties signed a memorandum of understanding as a first step in the development of a series of programs for research, education and executive training in the Tianjin Binhai New Area.

by |January 12, 2016
President Obama addresses Congress

School-Business Partnerships Key to Job Training

President Obama’s proposed American Jobs Act was presented to Congress this week. Included in the $447 billion jobs package is about $5 billion toward community college construction. Community colleges are uniquely positioned to provide workforce training and higher education.

by |September 13, 2011

Crossing Sectors, Growing Economies

Coordinating the resources of academia, government, non-profits and the private sector can promote industrial innovation and create jobs; it also can improve education, limit the spread of diseases and increase access to food.

by |September 8, 2011