A Review of the New Initiatives at the NASA Ames Research by Steering Committee for Government-Industry Partnership for

By Steering Committee for Government-Industry Partnership for the Development of New Technologies, Technology, and Economic Policy Board on Science, National Research Council, Charles W. Wessner

NASA Ames examine heart, within the center of Silicon Valley, is embarking on a software to advance a technological know-how and know-how park bringing jointly top businesses and universities to capitalize on Ames extraordinary challenge and placement. different tasks into account contain the combination of SBIR can provide with a deliberate on-site incubator, digital collaboration, and doubtless a brand new public enterprise capital software. The STEP Board used to be requested by way of the NASA Administrator to carry a one-day symposium to check those projects. This file contains commissioned examine papers and a precis of the lawsuits of the symposium prepared in accordance with the NASA request.

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20 Box B. The Notion of Success “The overall policy lesson we have drawn from this analysis is that in many regions research parks by themselves will not be a wise investment. The success rate among all announced parks is relatively low. . ” —Luger and Goldstein, Technology in the Garden, p. 184. For those parks that succeed, Luger and Goldstein and others conclude that the most notable consequence of developing a park is likely to be induced growth of R&D activity. R&D businesses are likely to cluster within the regions in order to share a specialized labor force, university facilities and expertise, business services, a certain type of social and cultural environment, and access to technical and market information.

4 As Linda Cohen and Roger Noll point out, one of the strengths of industry-led collaborations, such as Sematech, is the market savvy of participating firms. Linda R. Cohen and Roger G. : The Brookings Institution, 1991, chapter 12. Peter Grindley, David Mowery, and Brian Silverman make a similar point, noting that the consortium’s goals changed over time, reflecting the changing perceptions of its members’ needs. This operational flexibility is probably essential in an industry evolving as rapidly as the semiconductor industry.

161 EDUCATION Ames has also addressed in its strategic plan a pressing local and regional need—the education of tomorrow’s science and engineering work force and the retraining of today’s. Ames, with its educational and industrial partners, has planned an ambitious effort of outreach and on-site programs. As one scholar has written, “The greatest long-term threats to the Silicon Valley economy are . . S. growth. 31 Given the prominence 29 Saxenian, Regional Advantage, op. , p. ix. Nathan Rosenberg, Ralph Landau, and David C.

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