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The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation

Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker
Format
Book
Published
New York : PublicAffairs, [2016]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781610394352, 1610394356, 9781610394369 (ebook)
Summary
Looks at "rust belt" communities in Europe and the United States, once stagnant and economically depressed, that are now beginning to emerge as zones of economic strength and technological innovation by producing advanced smart-products.
Contents
  • Welcome to the brainbelt: the people, places, and practices that are turning globalization on its head
  • Sharing brainpower and smart manufacturing: how a rustbelt becomes a brainbelt
  • Connectors creating communities: hives of innovation in chips and sensors
  • Making a new movie of an old story: dramatic scenarios of new materials development
  • White coats and blue collars: cross-boundary collaborations in bioscience and medical devices
  • A smarter world: how brainsharing can meet the challenges of the twenty-first century
  • Awakening the beauties: could your region be one of the smartest places on Earth?
  • We meet at the end.
Description
308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-294) and index.
Technical Details
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