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Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010

IURTC, 21st Century Fund continue forums, this one featuring Entropy Economics chief Swanson

June 9, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS -- About 60 business leaders today were on hand at Indiana University's Emerging Technologies Center to hear Entropy Economics president Bret Swanson's opinions on the current economic environment and its effect on entrepreneurial and investment activities.

IU Emerging Technology Center

Indiana University's Emerging Technologies Center is the site for monthly business breakfast forums co-hosted by the IU Research & Technology Corp. and the Indiana Economic Development Corp.'s 21st Century Research and Technology Fund.

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Entropy Economics is a strategic insight firm that focuses on technology, innovation and the global economy in order to produce ahead-of-the-curve research on the technologies, industries, companies and government policies that drive world markets.

Swanson appeared as the keynote for the monthly breakfast forum that is co-hosted by IU's Research & Technology Corp. (IURTC) and Indiana Economic Development Corp. 21st Century Research and Technology Fund. Companies that are 21 Fund members and also housed at the IUETC include FAST Diagnostics, ImmuneWorks, Indiana Nanotech and CDI.

Swanson is the former executive editor of the Gilder Technology Report and a senior fellow at The Progress & Freedom Foundation. He currently advises investors, governments, nonprofits and companies. His discussion at the forum focused on the current economic environment as it affects entrepreneurial and investment activities and the Internet's impact on entrepreneurs and investors.

IURTC is a not-for-profit agency that facilitates industry-Indiana University research and technology collaborations and that works to stimulate growth in Indiana's technology sectors by helping companies develop commercially viable technology, with the ultimate goal of creating jobs and growing the state's economy. For more information visit

The Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund was created in 1999 by the General Assembly to stimulate the process of diversifying the state's economy by developing and commercializing advanced technologies in Indiana. It is now an integral element of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.'s Small Business and Entrepreneurship Division. For more information visit the 21 Fund at

For more information, please contact Steve Chaplin, University Communications, at 812-856-1896 or