Sunday, March 05, 2006
If you want a good model of what a research university should be doing to accelerate regional economic development, look at Carnegie Mellon.
Here's a good example of how Carnegie Mellon University is accelerating regional economic development through technology transfer. Read more.
Carnegie Mellon is also strengthening the region's international ties. The Heinz School recently announced a new branch in Australia. Read more.
Carnegie Mellon has also announced a partnership with Electronic Arts that can "revolutionize how computer programming is taught in the U.S." Read more.
The university is also actively involved in key public policy debates, such as the relative decline of engineering education in the U.S. Read more.
Also recently, Carneige Mellon announced that Andrew W. Moore, Carnegie Mellon University professor of computer science and robotics, will head the new Google office in Pittsburgh. Read more.
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Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
One other point: the prevaling approach (paradigm, if you like) in economic development is shifting from competition to collaboration. There are a lot of reaasons underlying this shift, but here's the important insight: You, your community, and your region will do better by collaborating and sharing information.
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Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
As the idea of Open Source Economic Development starts spreading, more people are asking about it. Visit the I-Open web site to learn more. My colleagues and I are happy to explain the basic concepts in a talk or a workshop. E-mail Susan Alshuler if you'd like to learn more about workshops and speaking.
Background on Ed Morrison
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