The Knowledge Seekers: Creating Centers for the Performing Sciences

The Knowledge Seekers: Creating Centers for the Performing Sciences
Authors/editors: Porter, W. Arthur
Type: book
Publisher: IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin
Date: 1998
Full text: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/34089

Description

The author argues that a new type of institution, a "Center for the Performing Sciences," is necessary to efficiently close the gap between research and the application of innovation. Such a center would operate as a public-private partnership, bridging government, industry, and academia. It would be free of some of the competing priorities of academic institutions, serve as a venue for R&D cooperation or "coopetition" among private companies, and ultimately be self-sustaining from a share of the intellectual property it produced. The author's points are illustrated with examples from the Houston Area Research Center (HARC), where he served as President and CEO.

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