G2 from Utah, 7/14/2011
and "Innovation" Infrastructure
A friend of mine is attending the
U.S.-China 2011 Forum that is for the public, businessmen and other
interested parties. That conference is located at the Little America
hotel in Salt Lake City.
The National Governor’s Association conference is located across the
street at the Grand America. Friend tells me that the security is so
tight that she hasn’t been able to get pictures. There are lots of guys
with the bugs in their ears with watchful eyes.
The breakout session that she attended was called Innovation Utah and
the speaker was Ted McAleen of USTAR.
From what she described, it sounds like – and their website looks like
the players in the Trojan Triangle System
as I have tried to describe
(watch the video)
SBIR/STTR Resource center
“Innovation” is a system of university-led, research and product
development funded with taxpayer dollars and private money thrown it.
When – if they develop something, the “chosen one” is given the venture
capital to start a business in the ‘Small Business Incubator System’.
It’s great scheme for a centrally planned and managed economy. It favors
a few on the backs of the many.
University-Based Entrepreneurship Ecosystems
Of course American businessmen drool at the prospect
of being able to sell to China. They don’t consider the other side of
the equation, which is that China is buying their way into the United
States – so effectively, the businessmen of this country are selling out
their own grandchildren and yours of course. Thanks Pappy!
The Salt Lake Tribune has a story today about Utah Governor Gary Herbert
and his “partnership” with the Chinese. Apparently,
Reta Jo Lewis, from the
State Department was there. the U.S. State Department’s special
representative in global and intergovernmental affairs was there too.
Utah Meetings help cement U.S.-China relations
"Part of this initiative is
really to continue to help us strengthen our bilateral
relationships," Reta Jo Lewis, the U.S. State Department’s special
representative in global and intergovernmental affairs, said in an
Luo Huining, governor of the Qinghai Province in western China, who
signed an agreement with Herbert on Thursday to work together on
trade, environment, education and energy issues, emphasized the
opportunities to collaborate on high-altitude medicine and
alternative energy. The province has already invested heavily in
solar power, Luo said, and is working on biomass energy production.
(I wonder who is going to be the
U.S. China Daily also has a couple of stories on the conference… one of
Let the dealmaking begin
That’s the link to the front page so that you can see all the stories
including the notice on the 90th Anniversary of the Communist Party of
My friend had a lot to say but I’m a lousy reporter without a tape
recorder. The best for last though…
Chinatown in Salt Lake City
Look at the proposal.
And don't forget that the Huntsman robot, former
governor of Utah and former Ambassador to China is running for
July 14, 2011