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Design for a High Performance Manufacturing Infrastructure

In January 1992, Carnegie Mellon University undertook a project, in collaboration with the Technology Development and Education Corporation, called “Design for High Performance Manufacturing Infrastructure”. The objective of the project was to analyze and invigorate the supplier base and manufacturing infrastructure of Southwestern Pennsylvania…

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January 10, 2008
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Venture Capital and Industrial Competitiveness

What is the role of venture capital in industrial competitiveness? On the one hand, venture capital has played a crucial role in the emergence of innovative entrepreneurial enterprises and high-technology regions such as Silicon Valley and Boston’s Route 128 corridor. On the other hand, a number of commentators have suggested that venture capital contributes to a pattern of chronic entrepreneurship and the breakthrough illusion of U.S. high technology which have a negative implications for U.S. technological and industrial competitiveness.

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January 10, 2008