Online educational enterprises now compete with — and are pushing — a host of traditional occupational training providers such as training institutes, community colleges, professional societies, and trade associations.
The print map has largely gone away…online mapping has become the norm. And in the process, the form of what we expect from maps has completely changed...are there similar transformations that we can expect in what we think of as the book?…That’s where the really interesting game is going to be played—in making it new. Tim O’Reilly, Founder, O’Reilly Media, Forbes interview, March 25, 2011
No company or mission-oriented government entity can cover the full spectrum of organization-critical applied research in house. Research-dependent organizations need to look to partnerships, alliances, and consortia to augment, or replace, what they do in-house.
Every country or region wants to be the home to a technologically innovative industry cluster that creates high-wage jobs even while it attracts talent, capital, and global attention. While everyone wants to be the next Silicon Valley experience has shown that there is no guaranteed formula for creating or attracting concentrations of innovative activity.
In January 1971 Electronics News published a series of articles that is credited with popularizing the name “Silicon Valley” for a semiconductor industry cluster in and near the Santa Clara Valley of California. Over the subsequent decades industry in the Santa Clara Valley has shifted directions many times. The one constant has been the steady increase in the iconic stature of the concept of the next Silicon Valley.
In 2006 The Washington Advisory Group (WAG) was engaged as the lead academic and research advisory team for the design and launch of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), a new $20 billion investment by Saudi Arabia in an internationally oriented research university.
The Washington Advisory Group, LLC was founded in 1996 by a small group of experienced, successful leaders of internationally renowned institutions of scientific and engineering research and higher education. The company was formed to provide research strategy, management, and leadership advice to governments, universities, research foundations, and companies.