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By National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Technology, and Economic Policy Board on Science, Committee on Competing in the 21st Century: Best Practice in State and Regional Innovation Initiatives, Charles W. Wessner

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Responding to the demanding situations of fostering local development and employment in an more and more aggressive international economic climate, many U.S. states and areas have constructed courses to draw and develop businesses in addition to allure the expertise and assets essential to boost nearby innovation clusters. those country and locally established tasks have a large variety of ambitions and more and more contain greater assets commitments, usually with a sectoral concentration and infrequently in partnership with foundations and universities. contemporary experiences, despite the fact that, have mentioned that lots of those efforts lack the dimensions and the regular dedication wanted for achievement. This has brought on new tasks to coordinate and focus investments from numerous federal organizations to strengthen learn parks, enterprise incubators, and different suggestions to motivate entrepreneurships and high-tech improvement within the nation's areas. knowing the character of innovation clusters and public rules linked to winning cluster improvement is for this reason of present relevance.

Clustering for twenty first Century Prosperity identifies most sensible practices with reference to objectives, buildings, tools, modes of operation, synergies throughout deepest and public courses, investment mechanisms and degrees, and evaluate efforts. The committee, lower than the Board on technology, expertise, and financial coverage (STEP) is reviewing chosen kingdom and nearby efforts to capitalize on federal and country investments in components of serious nationwide wishes. This evaluate comprises either efforts to bolster current industries in addition to particular expertise concentration components equivalent to nanotechnology, stem cells, and complex power on the way to higher comprehend application ambitions, demanding situations, and accomplishments.

As a part of this research, the committee is convening a chain of public workshops and symposia related to liable neighborhood, country, and federal officers and different stakeholders. Drawing from discussions at those symposia, fact-finding conferences, and commissioned analyses of latest kingdom and nearby courses and expertise concentration parts, the committee will hence produce a last file with findings and suggestions taken with classes, concerns, and possibilities for complementary U.S. rules created by means of those nation and neighborhood initiatives.

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Regions such as Route 128 in Massachusetts, Silicon Valley and San Diego’s Torres Pines biotechnology park in California, and Research Triangle Park in North Carolina are viewed as the global exemplars. S. ” A “New Paradigm” in Regional Policy This interest in regional innovation clusters has been accompanied with a new perspective on how they should be developed. Mr. Pezzini observed in his symposium remarks that in the past, regional economic strategy tended to be about compensating for economic disparities.

29 29 On August 4, 2010, the Department of Energy announced the selection for a grant of the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC), led by Pennsylvania State University, to run the Energy- Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Clustering for 21st Century Prosperity: Summary of a Symposium 14 CLUSTERING FOR 21ST CENTURY PROSPERITY Dr. S. technology start-ups the financial “staying power” to survive the Valley of Death—a term that refers to the gap in funding that frequently occurs between inventing a product and bringing it to market.

32 Congress established EDA under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to create and retain jobs and stimulate growth in economically troubled areas. pdf>. S. Cluster Mapping Web site. S. EDA Announces Registry to Connect Industry Clusters Across the Country,” October 6, 2011. 34 According to EDA, the Know Your Region research project “explores regional and local approaches to economic innovation and competitiveness across the United States” and “is intended to Copyright © National Academy of Sciences.

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