Idaho is among the nation’s leaders in innovation.
While the state only ranks 27th in the number of patents issued in 2013, on a per capita basis it ranks sixth, reflecting how truly innovative Idahoans are.
Micron Technology Inc. develops the largest number of patents followed by Round Rock Research, both based in Boise. The Idaho National Laboratory’s manager, Battelle Energy Alliance, also contributes a large number of patents.
But there is a significant contribution in individual patents. The Coeur d’Alene metropolitan area had 18 patents in 2011 – the most in a given year over the past decade. Bluewater Technologies in Hayden was responsible for a few, but most were from individuals. Continue reading
Nonprofit organizations, colleges, universities, local governments and others have until Nov. 14 to formally notify Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, of their intention to apply for funding for the 2013-1014 fiscal year.
Grant awards range from $133,000 to $1.3 million and are used to fund individual service in programs that meet community needs in disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures and veteran’s services.
AmeriCorps members at work.
Through these grants, scores of AmeriCorps members will provide assistance to communities throughout the state in return for a modest living stipend and an education award that can be used to pay for college or to pay back qualified student loans.
A full time AmeriCorps volunteer receives a $12,100 living stipend and an education award of $5,550, including healthcare and childcare support.