The San Jose Mercury News has an excellent article describing the 8 major sub-valleys of Silicon Valley that are focal points for specific industries or activities: Ventureland, Social Mediaville, Biotechboro, the Incubator, Startup Central, Sprawl City, Factory Town and Software City. Each valley is described by place, what makes it special, notable names, notable number, and interesting facts.
Innovation ecosystems constitute one of the three fundamental elements of intelligent cities. Connecting the functional and physical characteristics of cities with broadband networks and e-services, innovation ecosystems nourish the spatial intelligence of cities. The paper by Deborah J. Jackson, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, describes a model
Strategy+Business magazine published the article “Hotbeds of Innovation,” by veteran journalist William J. Holstein, showing how strategic partnerships between large and small companies can jumpstart R&D.
White House announces Startup America to foster innovative, high-growth firms in US. The initiative is a coordinated public/private effort that brings together an alliance of innovative entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations, and other leaders, who work in concert with a wide-range of federal agencies to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of American entrepreneurs.
The foresight report by Anthony Townsend (Institute for the Future), Alex Soojung-Kim Pang (Institute for the Future), and Rick Weddle (Research Triangle Foundation) challenges the model of self-contained research parks and incubators that dominated
As companies begin to refocus on growth, innovation has once again become a priority: in a recent McKinsey survey 84% of executives say innovation is extremely or very important to their companies’ growth strategy.
The geographical expansion of innovation networks globally is giving rise to various forms of hybrid systems of innovation in which established innovation hubs cooperate with agents and organizations scattered all over the world. Any innovation ecosystem can develop a hybrid dimension by using digital / virtual platforms