Incubating and Networking Technology Commercialization Centers among Emerging, Developing, and Mature Technopoleis Worldwide

The ability and desire to access knowledge and to be able to learn and put knowledge to work is central to regional economic development and for globalization to be a force for drawing the world together. This chapter presents the logic, conceptual framework, and key elements for leveraging codified knowledge and tacit know-how through Internet and web-based networks and face-to-face communication and training programs. The objective is to accelerate regional economic development and shared prosperity through globally linked and leveraged Technology Commercialization Centers (TCCs) and to enhance the competitiveness and accelerate the growth of select regionally-based SMEs.