Archive for January, 2014

Classic Etzkowitz talk

Here is an excellent talk by Henry (Etzkowitz), the Doctor of the Triple Helix. 2013 Industry-University Interaction Conference in Amsterdam Advertisements

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The Financial Implications of Independence for Scotland

There was much in the press yesterday concerning a recent study that showed the top issue that voters were concerned with was the financial outcomes of an independent Scotland.  Unsurprisingly, what matters most to people is how independence will effect their pocketbooks. See the BBC here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-25833692, the Guardian here http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jan/21/scottish-independence-voter-confidence-economy-poll and The Scotsman here http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/scottish-independence-debate-failing-voters-1-3277515. I can’t […]

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Scottish Independence: Levers of Innovation Policy for Economic Development

“A can of worms but someone had to open it, less they die and fail to eat the rotting forbidden fruit to make the compost that the world so desperately needs upon which to grow the fields of prosperity of tomorrow”  -Clouser  Through a myriad of conversations I’ve had over the last 10+ years concerning […]

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A quick and dirty analysis of the White Paper on Scottish Independence

Readers have been asking me about the possibility of Scottish Independence and the innovation that could result through “smart” innovation policy. I will be writing on that as we near the vote on September 18th, 2014. My bias is towards university, immigration, business and financial policies and how the right combination could be powerful in […]

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Towards the 100 Incubator City and the Changing Role of the University as We Know it

One of the more fascinating ideas I’ve heard recently is that of the increased role of the university in incubation and the idea of the 100 incubator city. Also, the leveraging of universities in cities towards an enhanced incubation model and also through “start-up zones”. We can suppose that perhaps “start-up zones” are less intensive […]

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Visionary Bio Research Center to Make the World a Better Place at USC

I’m interested in getting back into blogging and updating this blog on a more regular basis. Over the past couple of years there have been a host of learnings and sightings that I’d like to write about.  I’ve had a few revealing consulting experiences of late that I will write about as well.  These have […]

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