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The Resource Clustering for 21st century prosperity : summary of a symposium, Charles W. Wessner, rapporteur ; Committee on Competing in the 21st Century: Best Practice in State and Regional Innovation Initiatives, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies

Clustering for 21st century prosperity : summary of a symposium, Charles W. Wessner, rapporteur ; Committee on Competing in the 21st Century: Best Practice in State and Regional Innovation Initiatives, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies

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Clustering for 21st century prosperity : summary of a symposium
Title
Clustering for 21st century prosperity
Title remainder
summary of a symposium
Statement of responsibility
Charles W. Wessner, rapporteur ; Committee on Competing in the 21st Century: Best Practice in State and Regional Innovation Initiatives, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies
Title variation
Clustering for Twenty-first century prosperity
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Language
eng
Summary
Responding to the challenges of fostering regional growth and employment in an increasingly competitive global economy, many U.S. states and regions have developed programs to attract and grow companies as well as attract the talent and resources necessary to develop regional innovation clusters. These state and regionally based initiatives have a broad range of goals and increasingly include larger resources commitments, often with a sectoral focus and often in partnership with foundations and universities. Recent studies, however, have pointed out that many of these efforts lack the scale and the steady commitment needed for success. This has prompted new initiatives to coordinate and concentrate investments from a variety of federal agencies to develop research parks, business incubators, and other strategies to encourage entrepreneurships and high-tech development in the nation's regions. Understanding the nature of innovation clusters and public policies associated with successful cluster development is therefore of current relevance. Clustering for 21st Century Prosperity identifies best practices with regard to goals, structures, instruments, modes of operation, synergies across private and public programs, funding mechanisms and levels, and evaluation efforts. The committee, under the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) is reviewing selected state and regional efforts to capitalize on federal and state investments in areas of critical national needs. This review includes both efforts to strengthen existing industries as well as specific technology focus areas such as nanotechnology, stem cells, and advanced energy in order to better understand program goals, challenges, and accomplishments. As part of this study, the committee is convening a series of public workshops and symposia involving responsible local, state, and federal officials and other stakeholders. Drawing from discussions at these symposia, fact-finding meetings, and commissioned analyses of existing state and regional programs and technology focus areas, the committee will subsequently produce a final report with findings and recommendations focused on lessons, issues, and opportunities for complementary U.S. policies created by these state and regional initiatives
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NLM
Dewey number
338/.064
Funding information
This study was supported by Contract/Grant No. DE-DT0000236, TO# 28, (base award DE-AM01-04PI45013), between the National Academy of Sciences and the Department of Energy; and Contract/Grant No. N01-OD-4-2139, TO# 250, between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes of Health. This report was prepared by the National Academy of Sciences under award number SB134106Z0011, TO# 4 (68059), from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This report was prepared by the National Academy of Sciences under award number 99-06-07543-02 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Economic Development Administration, or the U.S. Department of Commerce. Additional support was provided by the Heinz Endowments, the Association of University Research Parks, Acciona Energy, Dow Corning, IBM, and SkyFuel, Inc.
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illustrations
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no index present
LC call number
HC79.I52
LC item number
C66 2012eb
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
NLM call number
T 173.8
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  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
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  • Information technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology and state
  • Knowledge management
  • Competition
  • Research parks
  • Inventions
  • Technology
  • Economic Development
  • Public Policy
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Competition
  • Information technology
  • Knowledge management
  • Research parks
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology and state
  • United States
Label
Clustering for 21st century prosperity : summary of a symposium, Charles W. Wessner, rapporteur ; Committee on Competing in the 21st Century: Best Practice in State and Regional Innovation Initiatives, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies
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Includes bibliographical references
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multicolored
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Contents
Overview: The new federal role in innovation clusters -- Proceedings: Welcome -- Introduction -- Panel I: Clustering for growth -- Panel II: Clustering for growth (continued) -- Panel III: Building 21st century clusters -- the role of state and regional governments -- Panel IV: Lessons from abroad -- clusters, parks & poles in global innovation strategies -- Luncheon address -- Panel V: Clustering around the lab -- best practices in federal laboratory commercialization -- Panel VI: University-based clusters -- Panel VII: A policy roundtable -- what should U.S. policy be? -- [Appendixes]
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816406501
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unknown
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1 online resource (1 PDF file (xviii, 184 pages))
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online
Isbn
9780309219983
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2012537009
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations
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remote
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(OCoLC)816406501
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Clustering for 21st century prosperity : summary of a symposium, Charles W. Wessner, rapporteur ; Committee on Competing in the 21st Century: Best Practice in State and Regional Innovation Initiatives, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview: The new federal role in innovation clusters -- Proceedings: Welcome -- Introduction -- Panel I: Clustering for growth -- Panel II: Clustering for growth (continued) -- Panel III: Building 21st century clusters -- the role of state and regional governments -- Panel IV: Lessons from abroad -- clusters, parks & poles in global innovation strategies -- Luncheon address -- Panel V: Clustering around the lab -- best practices in federal laboratory commercialization -- Panel VI: University-based clusters -- Panel VII: A policy roundtable -- what should U.S. policy be? -- [Appendixes]
Control code
816406501
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xviii, 184 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309219983
Lccn
2012537009
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)816406501

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