ERIC Number: EJ792522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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A Call to Action on New England's Innovation Economy: Will Business and Higher Education Answer This Time?
Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, v17 n4 p13-15 Win 2003
Mass Insight Corp, a public policy and communications firm that organizes public-private initiatives to support economic growth in Massachusetts, recently issued a new report, titled "An Economy at Risk," making the case for a Massachusetts economic development strategy organized around higher education and science and technology. Massachusetts, with its mix of world-class universities and technology industries, has long proved the benefits of industry-university connections. But a lack of a coordinated science and technology strategy, including targeted investment to expand the alliances among the University of Massachusetts, the state's private universities and industry, has demonstrated lost opportunities. Drawing from the experiences of Massachusetts, the author discusses the importance of strategic alliances among New England's business and higher education sectors to meet the demands of New England's emerging "innovation economy."
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Higher Education, Innovation, Public Policy, Technology Transfer, Science and Society, School Business Relationship, Research and Development, Economic Impact, Partnerships in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts