Formation of an entrepreneurial eco-system: the interaction of a research university and its city
by Lita L. Nelsen
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management (IJHTM), Vol. 11, No. 4, 2010

Abstract: The Boston area is a hotbed of entrepreneurial companies spinning out of the region's universities and research hospitals, with MIT playing a leading role in the development of these technology clusters. The Institute's long history of interactions with industry and of professors founding companies has led to the development of a culture in which university researchers, industrial scientists and entrepreneurs, and venture investors interact on a continuing basis. This continuing interaction, coupled with state-of-the-art academic research, has led to an entrepreneurial ferment that has transformed the region's industrial landscape.

Online publication date: Tue, 12-Oct-2010

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