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National Academy of Inventors Welcomes 16 Hopkins Researchers

National Academy of Inventors Welcomes 16 Hopkins Researchers

The Johns Hopkins University has long had a reputation for bringing forth discoveries and inventions that benefit society and transform the world. That reputation lives on thanks to innovative work from researchers across the institution, including the 16-member class recently elected to the Johns Hopkins’ chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) selected this year’s class based on each member’s number of issued U.S. patents while working at Johns Hopkins. This year’s inductees and the first-ever class from 2015 have a total of 47 members who have produced 1,063 issued U.S. patents.

“The sheer quantity of innovation coming from the halls of Johns Hopkins is staggering, but what is truly incredible is how many of these discoveries, technologies and devices are benefitting people around the world,” says Neil Veloso, JHTV’s executive director of Technology Transfer. “We’re honored to partner with so many immensely talented innovators.”

The 2016 class features:

Of the 31 members in the inaugural class of the Johns Hopkins NAI chapter, seven are also NAI National Fellows. Election is a “high honor bestowed upon academic innovators and inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions and innovations that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society,” the NAI writes.

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Here are the Most Innovative States in America in…

Massachusetts stole a second straight victory in Bloomberg’s ranking of the most innovative U.S. states, a testament to how much the economy’s wheels are greased by investment in higher education and research.

California again scored just behind Massachusetts, which gained ground by churning out more science and engineering graduates and producing jobs in those industries even though it had less technology company density than in 2015, according to the data compiled by Bloomberg.

The Bloomberg U.S. Innovation Index scored each of the 50 states on a 0-100 scale across six equally weighted metrics: R&D intensity; productivity; high-tech density; concentration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) employment; science and engineering degree holders; and patent activity.

Ranking leader Massachusetts has enjoyed a faster recovery from the last recession than most states and now boasts a 2.9 percent unemployment rate, leaving it tied for second-best in the country. That compares with a 4.6 percent national average.

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