Knowledge Bases and Innovation Clusters by iqm86975

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									 Knowledge Bases
        and
Innovation Clusters
      Arthur Harkins
Innovation Studies Program
  University of Minnesota
          Innovation Clusters
• Geographical and/or virtual cohorts of individuals
  and organizations…
• Driven by knowledge creation, especially tacit-to-
  explicit.
• Intent on producing innovational prototypes from
  new knowledge
• Multi-institutional but heavily supported by
  revitalized higher education and K-12.
        Collaborating Knowledge
        and Innovation Clusters
• Knowledge is applied meaning.
• Knowledge applications must be innovational to
  acquire and sustain leadership.
• Geographic centers are necessary but not
  sufficient for knowledge/Innovation Clusters.
• Higher education can play a revitalized role in
  knowledge/Innovation Cluster development,
  maintenance, and growth.
               Opportunities
• Bringing tacit knowledge out of individuals and
  into society as explicit knowledge.
• Converting explicit knowledge to personal,
  social, and other forms of capital through
  innovative pilot projects.
• Reengineering higher education to support these
  processes.
                 Policy Steps
• Shift to a strategic, exploratory and
  developmental mission in higher education
  classes and seminars.
• Shift to a reclamation of higher education
  intellectual leadership; cascade this to pre-K
  through 12.
                   Outcomes
• Recognition and practical uses of deliberately
  enhanced diversity.
• Creation of lifelong innovation, based on lifelong
  knowledge creation and application.
• Creation of multiple institutional collaborations
  including, but widely beyond, education.
• Creation of the world’s first knowledge-based
  Innovation Society.
               Important Point
• Little of what has been suggested in regard to
  Innovation Clusters can be accomplished on a
  global leadership scale without recognizing,
  developing, supporting, and applying tacit
  human knowledge within social contexts.

								
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