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Hack of the Week: Re-thinking Advisory Boards

This week’s Hack is from Pathways school University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, which was tired of advisory boards that gathered a few times a year to “share information.” They’ve launched the Fellowship of External Doers (click the link to read the group’s motto, if nothing else), complete with a Slack account to enable frequent communication. Email UPRM’s Ubaldo Cordova-Figueroa to learn more.

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North Dakota State’s Innovation Challenge

NDSU Research and Technology Park runs an Innovation Challenge, and it’s in its seventh year. You can see how the challenge is presented on their web site here. Here are a couple of videos that introduce the competition.

The videos feature Jeff Stamp, assistant professor and chair, Entrepreneurship Program at UND College of Business and Public Administration. You can contact Jeff here: (701) 777-3701,

A good article on this year’s competition highlights how innovations in ag technology can move into industry: replacing petroleum-based polymeric materials with bio-based nanocomposites.

Read more here.