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DLF to Honor Spencer Trask & Co. Chairman –Spencer Trask & Co. an advanced technology development firm, today announced its Chairman Kevin Kimberlin, along with his wife Joni, will be presented with the “Lifetime in Service for Peace” award on Mon., June 5 by the David Lynch Foundation.  Read more by clicking here


Ciena’s CN 2150 passive optical multiplexer, a later generation of the MultiWave 1600, which in 1996 increased Sprint’s network capacity by 1,600 percent.

OSA Centennial Snapshots Boom, Bubble, Bust: The Fiber Optic Mania — In the decade from 1996 to 2005, breakthroughs in fiber optics and networking transformed society and laid the groundwork for the global internet. The same decade showed how technological breakthroughs could bring economic turmoil.  Read more by clicking here


Kevin Kimberlin, The New York TimesThe New York Times: “Could You Patent the Sun?” — Decades after Dr. Jonas Salk opposed patenting the polio vaccine, the pharmaceutical industry has changed.  What does that mean for the future of healthcare innovation?   Watch now on



“Mood Dress” Draws Crowd at World of Watson 2016 Event
mercury-news— The power of inno360, an open innovation collaborative platform and Watson partner, was recently displayed for IBM’s World of Watson 2016 conference attendees Oct. 24-27, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Read more by clicking here


The Start of the Robust Backbone: Ciena Corporation Co Founder Kevin Kimberlin — Kevin Kimberlin, the co-founder [of Ciena], and I talked on the phone for about thirty minutes. For me, the switchman protecting my network, I did not see the future coming at me. Kevin, on the other hand was building it.  Read more by clicking here


the-daily-caller-logoUpholding Net Neutrality Will Put Us Back in the Slow Lane — This Tuesday we heard a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on net neutrality. The Chicago Tribune has effusively called this “one of most important decisions in the history of Internet.” Read more by clicking here

Kevin Kimberlin

Remembering Jonas Salk — “His story is perhaps a story for anyone in how to tackle a problem in the obsessive way Jonas had, of never, ever quitting,” said Kevin Kimberlin, longtime friend of Salk.  Read more at


the-independentThere are Officially More Mobile Devices Than People in the World — The world is home to 7.2 billion gadgets, and they’re multiplying five times faster than we are.  For the first time ever there are more gadgets in the world than there are people, including a growing number that only communicate with other machines, according to data from digital analysts at GSMA Intelligence. Read more at

princeton_logoSpencer Trask Lectures Series — Founded in 1891, The Spencer Trask Lectures Series selects lecturers who will emphasize the importance of the humanities. Read more at

giving_wennberg_01Honoring Wennberg and Supporting Future Pioneers — To honor Wennberg and further the pioneering work of The Dartmouth Institute, Dartmouth College will establish the John E. Wennberg Distinguished Professorship. Made possible by the generosity of 26 donors, the distinguished professorship will provide a stable source of funding to enable one of TDI’s most senior professors to freely pursue research, teaching, and other academic activities aimed at advancing health-care research and evaluation and informing health policy. Read more at

Twitter-800x800pxSpencer Trask wishes a Happy Birthday to Vodafone! — Today marks the 30th birthday of mobile technology.


vaccination-needle-111213Salk’s 100th: Anti-Vaccination Would Trouble Polio Hero (Op-Ed) — Dr. Jonas Salk faced down one of the most frightening viral epidemics in modern times. And he stopped it in its tracks. The polio vaccine — brilliantly created through years of painstaking and meticulous research during Salk’s tenure as director of the Virus Research Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine — was cause for celebration by a grateful public. Read more at

380Number of Mobile Connections to Surpass Global Population — The number of mobile connections is about to overtake the number of people on Earth, statistics from tracking websites reveal. Read more at

The HillIs the Affordable Care act affordable? — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is at the center of the budget crisis, and government is debating: is this truly affordable or will taxpayers be stuck with the bill again? Read more at


Myriad GeneticsGene Patents Drive Medical Innovation — The biotech industry began in 1978 when the University of California applied for a patent on the gene for the human growth hormone. Since that filing nearly 20% of the 20,000-plus genes in our DNA have been patented. Read more at

BostonBusinessJournal1_0The Spencer Trask That Most People Don’t Know — STCI is running a business plan competition free of charge. Turillo said investors at Spencer Trask & Co. will attend the competition. Read more at

logoInnovation District Business Plan Competition Still Accepting Applications — The Spencer Trask Collaborative Innovations (STCI) Award of $25,000 will be awarded to the firm with the most votes for use of relocation or expansion into the Innovation District. Read more at

Kevin and Joni

Greenwich Magazine Dynamic Duo — Kevin Kimberlin and Joni Steele Kimberlin share a passion to make the world a better place. Here, in the second of our three-part series on powerful couples doing amazing things, we sit down with the pair that is influencing everything from female empowerment to the state of health care to major medical research. Read more at


Barron’s Street Cred — A Hero for Our Times. Wall Street sure could use a man like Spencer Trask right now. The financier, who overcame personal tragedies to help develop some of the 20th century’s most dazzling innovations, was nearly as unobtrusive as he was visionary. Read more at


Forbes_logo.svgDollars From Heaven: A choir of angels bedevils the VCs — Angels are experienced; their entrepreneurial success, after all, is what made them angels. Free from the pressure of producing a return for limited partners, they tend to be more patient with the entrepreneur. Read more at

yaddo-blue-ndLooking Ahead: The Artists’ Community “Yaddo — The artists’ community Yaddo, which will observe its 100th anniversary in 2000, has received $1 million for its Centennial Gift Campaign. Read more at

JScreen Shot 2016-05-27 at 11.31.05 AM copyonas Salk: A Life Featured on Best Seller TV — “Kevin Kimberlin, founder and chairman of the advanced technology and medical innovation venture capital firm Spencer Trask & Co., joined Charlotte Jacobs, author of Jonas Salk: A Life, on a recent episode of Best Seller TV.”  Read more at


Flagship Initiative, Collaboration: Open Innovation Web Portal — The Office of Innovation and Improvement is partnering with Spencer Trask Collaborative Innovations (STCI), which is known for building innovation ecosystems for organizations. Read more at

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Jonas Salk: A Life’ Book Signing — The author, Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs, MD, will read excerpts from her novel, Jonas Salk: A Life. The New York Times calls her biography “science writing at its best.” Book signings will take place after the reading. Read more at