ERIC Number: ED171991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
High-Technology Industries through Entrepreneurial Education.
Parikh, V. M.
This report examines a study to promote high-technology industries in British Columbia using an essentially integrated educational and economic development program. Human resources, skilled in high-technology and entrepreneurship, are recognized as prime sources of potential development of high-technology industries in the Province. An educational program integrating technological and managerial training is proposed for the development of such a resource, and is illustrated by examining the possibilities in the field of fine-chemicals and pharmaceuticals manufacturing. A model involving the "discovery park" concept working through an active cooperation between educational institution, different departments and levels of government, small-scale manufacturing units, and a cooperative-based large marketing corporation is proposed. The study suggests a number of benefits to be accrued from such a model. Finally, the proposed model is broadly examined in terms of the cost involved in its development, and some suggestions are given as to the most economical way to proceed. Appended materials include the basic proposal, a list of British Columbia and Canadian financial assistance programs, and a bibliography. (CT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Inst. of Technology, Burnaby, Directed Study Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Canada