MHTA – The U.S. House plans to vote this week to repeal an excise tax on the makers of medical devices. The tax, which takes effect next January, is actually part of a larger health care law passed in 2010.
Tax on medical devices faces vote
Does software slow hiring?
MHTA – Recent gloomy job reports have once again stoked a national debate about why companies aren’t hiring and how they are confronting a skills gap. One argument fueling the conversation is the growing use of software screening and how it is set to filter applicants.
States offers limited SBIR/STTR proposal reviews
MHTA – MN-SBIR, a service of MEDA, is funding a limited number of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I and Phase II proposal reviews including commercialization plans. This is an opportunity for Minnesota companies that plan to submit a proposal during 2015 and 2016 to any one of the 11 participating federal agencies. Reviews will be conducted by experienced reviewers in Minnesota.
Tekne Awards adds two categories
MHTA – The Minnesota High Tech Association announced it has opened the entry period for the 2012 Tekne Awards. The awards honor the individuals and organizations that play a significant role in discovering new technologies that educate and improve the lives of Minnesotans and people around the world. Now in its 13th year, the Teknes have honored hundreds of companies and leaders who continue to make Minnesota a home to cutting-edge innovation.
Project Skyway holds Demo Day for second class of Skywalkers
MHTA – Project Skyway held Demo Day on Wednesday for its second class of entrepreneurs, or Skywalkers. The event focuses on investors and tech community supporters with an opporutnity for companies to pitch their products or ideas.