A New Approach to Innovation & Growth in the Texas Technology Corridor

Texas faces the challenge of maintaining and growing its capacity to innovate at a time when global competitors are aggressively pursuing markets that have generated economic success for Texas companies in the recent past. Thus, the Digital Convergence Initiative (DCI), a university/private/public venture was established to spur innovation, collaboration, and competitiveness in the region among 1600 digital convergence organizations in the Texas Technology Corridor. This article reports on one of DCI's efforts: the deployment of a method for technology strategic planning developed in U.S. intelligence agencies and used by some o fthe largest and most successful U.S. corporations but never before deployed in the service of regional economic development.