Mapping Innovation Clusters

Juan Alcacer, Harvard Business School and New York University, on mapping innovation clusters.

Click here to see this snapshot of an interactive chart that tracks the number, growth, and diversity of patents issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office from 1997 to 2006, defining clusters based on the location of each of the inventors.

Innovation clusters around the world can be classified based on their growth and diversity dynamics: ‘hot springs’ are small, fast-growing hubs on track to become world players; ‘dynamic oceans’ consist of large and vibrant ecosystems with contonuous creation and destruction of new businesses; ‘silent lakes’ are older, slower-growing hubs with a narrow range of large established companies; ‘shrinking pools’ have been unable, so far, to expand beyond their start-up core and so find themselves slowly migrating down the value chain.>


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Posted: June 4th, 2010
at 2:25pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: entrepreneurship,trademark & copyright

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