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Session #3-BKnowledge-Base Benchmarking (KBB) & Roadmap for Technology-Based GrowthDr.David GibsonIC2 Institute The University of Texas at Austin


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Action Research makes IC2 different

  • East Tennessee’s 21st Century Jobs Initiative (1996)

  • Charleston, South Carolina Technology-Based Entrepreneurship (1997)

  • Accelerating Technology Based Entrepreneurship in Metro Orlando, Florida (2000)

  • Accelerating Technology-Based Growth, Waco, TX; San Angelo, TX (2001)

  • Cross-Border Institute for Regional Development (2002) – Knowledge Base Benchmarking

  • Canary Islands, Virtual Incubation (2002)

  • ISTC, Moscow Russia and RF and CIS (2002)


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Cross-Border Institute for Regional Development (CBIRD) at ITESM-UTB-IC2

The international cross-border region incorporates an ever expanding geo-political area transected by the Texas-Mexico border and is inscribed by the core which includes Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to the south, and by El Paso, Laredo, Corpus Christi and Brownsville, Texas, to the north.


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CBIRD VISION

Through cooperative partnerships with the private and public sectors, CBIRD works to facilitate the emergence of an integrated, linked region with a shared vision and leveraged resources for regional development

One region, one future

Una region, uno futuro


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CBIRD MISSION

To work with local champions to help transform the economy of the Texas-Mexico border region into a 21st-century, knowledge-based economy driven by technology industries, state-of-the-art manufacturing, and value-added services.


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Overview of Knowledge-Base Benchmarking (KBB) & Roadmap for Technology-Based Growth



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Strategies for Action

Short and Longer-term

Business/Education/

Local Government

Benchmark

Technology Knowledge Base

Community/Regional/Border

Collaboration/Cooperation/Synergy

Develop a Compelling Vision


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T2

Metrics

Process

Benchmarking as a Catalyst

Education

Foundations

Mechanisms

Creativity

Innovation

Industry

Government


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Regional/Community Collaboration/Cooperation

  • 1st Level Influencers/Visionaries

  • 2nd Level Influencers/Champions

  • Regional Networking Organizations


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Benchmarking a region’s assets and challenges to:

Foster collaboration across academic, business, and government sectors

Incubate and grow technology-intensive companies

Retain and expand existing enterprises

Foster, recruit and bring back talent

Facilitate public/private partnerships

Accelerate economic growth while maintaining a sustainable and accessible quality of life.


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Is this an acceptablevision for your region?


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Regional Benchmarks: Metrics for “Success”

  • Wealth creation

  • High value jobs

  • Sustainability

  • Shared prosperity

  • Quality of life



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GeographicallyEconomicallyTechnologicallyEducationallyGovernmentSocial ConcernsCultural ConcernsNatural Resources


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The Suggested Focus is on Three Infrastructures:Technological - Assets Civil - Hard Infrastructure Civic - Human Resources



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Talent

  • Education – Technology Focus (College,

    Undergraduate and Graduate)

  • Education – Smart Infrastructure (business,

    legal, etc.)

  • Education – Entrepreneurial (K-12, college,

    university & training)

  • Entrepreneurial Support Services

  • Entrepreneurial Case Studies/Role Models


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Technology

  • R&D Base: University, Corporate, Federal, Other – by technology area

  • Scorecard/Timeline of Technology Intensive Companies – small, mid-sized, large - by sector/cluster

  • Spinouts, startups (and where technology originated)


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Capital

  • Angel/Seed – existing and potential

  • Venture Capital

  • Banks

  • Federal, State, Regional

  • Support Organizations


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Smart Infrastructure (Know-How/Human Capital)

  • Management

  • Financial

  • Legal

  • Marketing

  • Manufacturing

  • Sales & Distribution

  • International


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Community/Regional Collaboration/Cooperation(Civic Infrastructure)

  • 1st Level Influencers/Visionaries

  • 2nd Level Influencers/Champions

  • Regional Networking Organizations


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Hard (Civil) Infrastructure

  • Science Parks and Incubators

  • Airports, Roads, Bridges

  • Internet Connectivity

  • Computer & Information Technology



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Collect key quantitative and qualitative data at the “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:

  • published reports and surveys,

  • archival data

  • cluster data

  • working groups

  • targeted surveys

  • interviews

  • have a community board of advisors from academic, business, government sectors


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To use Computer and Information Technologies to: “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:

  • Construct a regional and dynamic knowledge base

  • Publish web-based reports as a unifying catalyst for the region and to inform national and international influencers

  • Leverage resources within the region

  • Foster national and global partnerships for leveraging talent, technology, capital, and know-how

  • Leapfrog for “Spectacular Success”


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Build on Your Strengths “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:

  • Geography

  • NAFTA

  • Educational Institutions

  • Bilingual/Cross-cultural

  • Case Profiles of Successful Entrepreneurs


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Desired Outcomes “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:

Recruitment

  • Facilitate recruitment with KBB

  • Targeted recruitment for cluster development

    Retention and Expansion

  • Better understanding of technology company needs and infrastructure requirements of major employers

  • Assess how new technologies might assist in retaining and growing at-risk firms


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New Firm Development “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:

  • Enhanced recruitment and nurturing of technology-oriented enterprises

  • Foster spin-outs from local academic, business, and government sectors

  • Accelerate the development of fast-growth companies

  • Fostering spectacular entrepreneurial successes


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Partnerships and Alliances “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:

  • Strengthen regional collaboration among academic, business, and government sectors

  • Foster regional technology councils

  • Foster regional entrepreneurial councils

  • Strengthen national and global alliances and partnerships


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Talent “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:

  • Targeted Workforce Training

  • Retain talent within the region

  • Recruit and “bring back” entrepreneurs to the region

    Technology

  • Know your strengths

    Capital

  • Assess capital needs and availability

    Know-How

  • Smart Infrastructure development


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  • Have “the region” serve as an role model “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:

    • for developing creative and innovative ways to nurture and grow successful technology entrepreneurs on the border region

    • fostering a sustainable and accessible quality of life


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Use advanced CIT: “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:

(1) to construct a regional reports and databases -

a dynamic knowledge base

(2) to leverage resources within the region

(3) to foster national and global partnerships

for leveraging talent, technology, capital,

and know-how

(4) to Leapfrog for “Spectacular Success”


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Questions/Discussion “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:


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Results: “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth: CBIRD


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CBIRD Report “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth: I. Introduction

  • Historic profile

  • Economic trends

  • Demographics

  • Natural Resources (water)

  • Cross-Border history/overview


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II. Survey results “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:

  • Established industries

  • Emerging economy

  • Strategies and factors for job creation and economic development

  • Business leaders’ opinions and open-ended comments

    • Facilitators and Barriers to accelerated technology-based growth


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III. Education and R&D “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:

  • University education and research

    • Undergraduate

    • Graduate

  • College

  • Workforce Training

  • Public School

  • Regional Research & Development

  • Conclusions & recommendations vision for the future


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IV. Cameron County Enterprises “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:

  • Transportation & Logistics

  • Health Services

  • Technology Sector

  • Manufacturing/Maquiladoras

  • Agriculture

  • Trade & Tourism


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V. Focus Groups “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:

  • Within each of the Industry Clusters, local groups convene to “focus” on such issues as assets, challenges, regional collaboration and visions of the future


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VI. Roadmap & Strategic Recommendations “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:

  • Rank critical action strategies

    • Short-term

    • Long-term


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Results: “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth: WACO


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WACO “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth: Action Item

  • Focus Academic, Business, and Government Collaboration on Established & Emerging Industry Clusters with the Greatest Growth Potential

    • Vision: Leverage existing and emerging academic assets (research, education, training) to accelerate the growth of established and emerging technology-based industries, to become globally competitive in targeted, niche sectors

    • Challenges: To select targeted industry clusters; to foster shared awareness & importance of leveraging region-wide assets; to increase R&D


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WACO “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth: Action Item

  • Include All of McLennan County’s Citizens in the Region’s Economic Development Vision, Activities & Successes

    • Vision: The Greater Waco Region as a national leader in wealth creation, social inclusion, and shared prosperity

    • Challenges: Not all segments of the region have participated in the economic improvements of the past, despite good faith efforts and an overall improvement in regional economic conditions


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WACO “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth: Action Item

  • Develop Greater Waco as an Emerging Center of Entrepreneurship

    • Vision: The Greater Waco Region as a national player in growing, recruiting, and retaining entrepreneurial talent and as a region known for genuinely helping entrepreneurs

    • Challenges: Losing potential entrepreneurial talent to Dallas, Austin & elsewhere; Local support mechanisms are fragmented and have not coalesced


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WACO “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth: Action Item

  • Develop Regional, National, and Global Value-Added Partnerships and Alliances

    • Vision: Utilize national and global alliances and partnerships to enhance the Greater Waco Region’s existing resources and assets

    • Challenges: Few engines of R&D to drive creation of new technologies & products; Limited support for strategies such as “global partnering”


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WACO “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth: Action Item

  • Communicate Proactively, and in a Coordinated Manner, The Greater Waco Region’s Action Initiatives Regionally, Nationally, and Locally

    • Vision: A positive image of the region, reflecting “today” not the past

    • Challenges: IH-35 drive-by; Image as “Jerusalem on the Brazos;” etc.; residents’ ingrained, often negative feelings about the region


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IC “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth: 2 Institute (Affiliated) Programs To Be Leveraged

  • The (Award Winning) Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) - www.ic2.org/ati

  • The Capital Network (TCN) - http://wwwthecapitalnetwork.com

  • MS Degree Program in Science and Technology Commercialization - www.ic2.org/msdegree


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IC “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth: 2 Institute Affiliated Programs To Be Leveraged

  • EnterTech for Entry-Level Technology Employees - www.entertech.utexas.edu

  • Conferences - 6th International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation, Kansai, Japan, August 12-15, 2002

    http://www.keihanna-plaza.co.jp/ictpi2002/

  • Moot Corp, UT-Austin


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Questions/Discussion “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:


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