Colorados Top Research Universities Team with Cleantech Fellows Institute to Offer Cleantech Executive Accelerator

DENVER, CO (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Colorados public universities are teaming with the Colorado Cleantech Industry Associations newest program to offer executive training in clean technology ventures to individuals outside of the industry. The Cleantech Fellows Institute addresses a simple but bothersome problem: not enough seasoned executives in the cleantech industry. The objective of the program is to help experienced entrepreneurs and executives accelerate their transition into the cleantech sector, stimulating new venture formation, job creation and growth of the cleantech industry.

The Cleantech Fellows Institute is the first of its kind with a national focus and is accepting applications now through July 27. The program will begin in September and combines seminars, lectures, lab visits, capstone and other business planning projects within the university settings at Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University and the University of Colorado.

Providing introductions to the national cleantech eco-system, world-class technology and a strategic understanding of the industries within cleantech to seasoned entrepreneurs is critical to venture formation, said Cleantech Fellows Institute Director Wayne Greenberg. Our unique partnerships and collaborations with the university and research community in Colorado makes the state an ideal location to promote, build and grow a successful clean technology startup.

The technologies used to develop the venture-backed companies are emerging from research laboratories at the three universities and the Department of Energys (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Targeted executives are those who have built successful companies in different sectors such as aerospace, biotechnology and enterprise technology.

CUs research laboratories are developing sophisticated, clean technologies with significant market potential, said David N. Allen, CUs Associate Vice President for Technology Transfer. Combined with the leadership expertise of the executives coming into the Cleantech Fellows Institute, we believe these technologies have a high potential for success in the commercial world.

The Colorado School of Mines prides itself on educational programs based on cutting-edge emerging technologies and on real-world collaboration with leading business people as part of our instructional offering, said Will Vaughan, Director, Technology Transfer at Colorado School of Mines. Partnering with the Cleantech Fellows Institute gives us another opportunity to work at the nexus of academia and entrepreneurship.

The key to the programs success will be the executives exposure to commercially-ready technologies from Colorado sources. Working with the universities and energy laboratories, as well as a team of cleantech industry insiders, the executives will develop a deep understanding of the technologies being developed at each institution. Each executive will select a technology that sparks their interest and plan a capstone project to present in January 2013.

As CSUs chief advocate for research activities and the promotion of CSU technology into the marketplace, I am excited to be a part of this cleantech era of technology development and commercialization, said Bill Farland, Vice President of Research at Colorado State University. CSU is working to ensure that our most significant innovations are getting out into the marketplace to the people who need them and our partnership with the Fellows Institute supports that mission.

The Cleantech Fellows Institute was created by the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association and is supported by NREL and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business organization of which CCIA is a founding chapter.

Information on how to apply for the program is located at

About Cleantech Fellows Institute

The Cleantech Fellows Institute is an exclusive program designed to facilitate the creation of venture-backed clean technology companies. The CFI will educate a highly select set of proven executives from across the country, and from a wide variety of industry sectors, that are interested in making the transition to cleantech. For more information, visit

About Colorado Cleantech Industry Association

The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA) represents the interests of the states cleantech industry. Its mission is to further establish Colorado as a world leader in clean technology by providing representation and advocacy, a unified voice, relevant programming and capacity development. For more information, visit

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Digindigin.Com to Offer Custom Made Business Card Design Logos to Professional Businesses, Companies, And For Individual Needs

Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 an online web designer platform has just announced that it will be offering customized business card logo design logos to businesses and companies at an affordable price that customers are accustomed to. The need to provide customers with customized business card design logos are to enable them has a card design that conforms to their wishes and which will make their businesses achieve a professional look. The online design platform boasts of a pool of talented designers who form its online community. All that customers are expected to do is fill a clear order form with information on the kind of business card design and leave the rest to the talented pool of designers to customize the cards to their needs. continues to be a force to reckon with in the provision of quality logo design, business card design and a host of other things that are of interest to designers. Customers can visit there well design website which has a unique graphic design hence making it easy for customers to navigate. Customers get to familiarize themselves with logo designs, business card designs, and web page design among other things. Customers can make their orders online with the help of dedicated staff who guide them on the different kinds of designs on offer. is an online platform that is dedicated towards meeting all the clients needs. The site is dedicated towards providing customers with quality services at affordable rates. The new business card design logos are to be designed by its talented pool of designers who understand the concept of quality and customer satisfaction. All that clients need to do is fill a clear order detailing what they want on their business cards as well as the graphics that they are interested in.

For more information on business card design and what it entails, customers are advised to visit . The site contains a hotline number where customers can make a call and speak to the dedicated customer supports that are available 24/7. The customer support staffs are very knowledge on the subject of designs and are therefore very helpful in helping customers make an informed decision.

About is an online web platform which is popularly known for its crowd outsourcing. has an online community of designers which are highly talented and understand the concept of quality and customer satisfaction. Once a customer fills a clear order form, designers who are interested contests for the job and the winner and most talented lands the deal. major emphasis is on quality and the satisfaction of customers. This explains why it has been a leader in the provision of high quality services. is a division of

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University of New England to Offer Students New Gateway to Global Opportunities With Morocco Campus

Portland, Maine (PRWEB) June 25, 2012

University of New England Chair of the Board, Mark Doiron, and Associate Provost for Global Initiatives, Professor Anouar Majid, signed an agreement Friday, June 22, that formalizes UNEs plans to globalize the university with a campus in Morocco. The UNE delegation included President Danielle Ripich and Mike Morel, former chair of the UNE Board.

Doiron and Majid signed the papers on the leafy campus of the American School of Tangier (AST), the oldest American school in Morocco, where UNEs newest campus is slated to open a year from now.

President Ripich states: UNE is preparing students to be innovators, leaders and problem-solvers in our increasingly global society. By establishing a presence in the Moroccan city of Tangier, we are creating the cultural and educational opportunities that make this possible.

Associate Provost Majid said that UNEs presence in Tangier will add a new chapter to the historic friendship that unites the United States and Morocco, and that such a project will build the foundations of a much-needed dialogue between the West and the Muslim world.

U.S. policymakers have been struggling to reach out to the Arab and Muslim worlds, said Majid, but we, at UNE, have decided to live up to our ideals and invest in friendship. Our presence in Tangier, the meeting point of Europe, Africa, and the Arab world, will build trust and allow our students to discover multiple cultures and languages at once.

UNEs new campus is within walking distance to downtown Tangier, the Mediterranean Sea, and the citys beaches, hotels, soon-to-be built marina, and major cultural activities. The city of Tangier is the historic gateway to Morocco, home to an international contingent of painters and writers, and is now emerging as one of the major economic and cultural hubs in the country.

UNEs Tangier campus will house academic programming as well as student and staff residences in buildings that reflect both Moroccos traditional architecture and the high-quality standards of UNEs facilities in Maine.

UNEs unique program is offered at no additional cost to students. UNE students can choose to spend a semester or a full academic year in Morocco, living on campus or with host families while taking courses in the sciences, humanities and languages. Moreover, students can stay on track with their majors curricular requirements by taking lab courses and other classes onsite or online. From Tangier, students can travel to other parts of Morocco, connect with UNEs programs in Spain, and explore other European countries and cities.

To strengthen UNEs presence in Morocco and the region, President Danielle Ripich and Professor Houdaifa Ameziane, the President of University Abdelmalek Essaadi, the main public university system in the province of Tangier, also signed an agreement to explore faculty exchanges, research collaborations and common projects.

With its diverse geography, Morocco is at the crossroads of civilizations and languages. The main cultures of the Mediterranean basin from the Phoenician to the Muslim, the Arab and the Berber, the European and the African have mingled in Morocco to create a colorful and rich society, famous for its world-class cuisine, its kaftans, and its legendary hospitality. A stable and mature nation, Morocco offers an ideal setting to examine some of the major issues facing the world today, such as water scarcity, the future of energy, and the tensions between Islam and the West.

About University of New England

The University of New England is an innovative health sciences university grounded in the liberal arts. UNE has internationally recognized scholars in the liberal arts, sciences, health and medicine; offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs; and is home to Maines only medical school. Its two other distinctive campuses, in Biddeford and Portland, Maine, offer student-centered interprofessional programs in the College of Pharmacy, Westbrook College of Health Professions, College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Graduate Studies. The College of Dental Medicine will enroll its inaugural class in 2013. For more information, visit

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Philips Announces CX50 xMATRIX, the Worlds First Portable Echocardiography System to Offer Real Time 3D Transesophageal Echo (Live 3D TEE)

Andover, MA (PRWEB) July 02, 2012

At the 23rd annual scientific sessions of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) in National Harbor, Md., Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) announced the new CX50 xMATRIX, the worlds first portable ultrasound to offer Philips industry leading Live 3D TEE. Previously only available with Philips iE33 xMATRIX premium echocardiography solution, Live 3D TEE enables 3D visualization of the cardiac structure and function as well as new perspectives of the heart in real time, enabling better patient care.

Since its launch in 2008, Philips CX50 CompactXtreme ultrasound system has been providing the flexibility of a portable system, while delivering the imaging performance of a premium ultrasound solution. With Live 3D TEE now available on the CX50 xMATRIX, interventional teams can more easily access important clinical information and visualizations for complex interventional procedures. For clinical efficiency the compact Live 3D TEE transducer is designed to be shared between the CX50 and iE33 xMATRIX systems. Because of this, departments should be able to reduce the number of TEE transducers that must be purchased, tracked, cleaned, and stored.

The first thing the staff noticed was the incredibly small size of the CX50 system, which is very useful in our cath lab where space is at a premium, said Dr. David Liang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director, Marfan Syndrome and Aortic Disorders at Stanford University. In clinical evaluations the Live 3D TEE image quality is excellent and, with the new user interface, 3D imaging is really intuitive. In imaging TAVR procedures with the CX50, I am able to easily switch back and forth between 2D and 3D during the critical time when we are positioning the valve.

The CX50 xMATRIX is a uniquely powerful all-in-one imaging solution for structural heart disease (SHD) repairs in cath labs and hybrid cardiac operating rooms, offering Live 3D TEE plus an architecture designed to support future capabilities including advanced fluoro integration (EchoNavigator, 510(k) pending) with Philips Allura systems.

Along with the new CX50 xMATRIX, Philips announced the Vision 2013 upgrade for existing CX50 cardiology customers. Vision 2013 includes:

The Net Impact, National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) Now Offer SEO Packages for Members

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 19, 2012

The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) hopes to better support and further expand their member base with a new program created in conjunction with the web marketing team at The Net Impact, a web strategy company that focuses on SEO, PPC, social media, email marketing and more. As part of the partnership The Net Impact will offer location-specific, group discounted Local Search and Content Distribution packages that decrease in cost after the first year.

MACPA Collaborates with IASeminars to offer IFRS Training

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Following recent statements from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), some 18,000 U.S. public companies may need to switch from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to IFRS when preparing future financial statements, or else they could see important changes being made to GAAP as a result of international accounting harmonization. This transition would affect up to a million preparers and users of US financial statements. Many international companies with a presence in the United States already use IFRS, which is required or permitted in more than 120 other countries around the world.

IASeminars offers over 100 different international accounting topics in some 30 cities around the world, including Abu Dhabi, Baltimore, Chicago, Johannesburg, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Toronto and Zurich, among others. By collaborating with IASeminars, the MACPA will offer its members and other key stakeholders additional professional development opportunities on a topic that is expected to attract considerable future interest.

On-Site Option:

To bring an IASeminars IFRS program to your firm or company, please contact Marybeth Drusano of MACPA at 443.632.2317 or by email at marybethd(at)macpa(dot)org.

About MACPA:

The MACPA exists to help CPAs connect with each other in strategic ways, to be the organization to protect our members interests, and to help them achieve greater success. We provide the resources and services that CPAs need to excel in their profession. Since 1901, the MACPA has been a national leader in executing as a premier professional organization. Tom Hood, our CEO, was recently named as one of the Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor and a one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the CPA Profession by Accounting Today Magazine (seventh time in 2011). Were honored that the Baltimore Business Journal and Washington Business Journal have named the MACPA as one of the top 5 largest networking organizations in Baltimore and D.C. for each of the past five years.

About IASeminars:

IASeminars is an independent global financial training company based in London, England and Washington DC, USA. Originally founded in the UK in 2002 to provide training solutions to EU companies planning for their 2005 transition to IFRS, IASeminars has since expanded to become a successful worldwide operation. In the last 10 years, more than 13,000 participants from over 130 different countries have attended an IASeminars event. IASeminars has established a strong reputation around the world by offering a particularly comprehensive and technical range of international accounting courses.

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