Session #3-B Knowledge-Base Benchmarking (KBB) & Roadmap for Technology-Based Growth Dr. David Gibson IC2 Institute The University of Texas at Austin. Action Research makes IC 2 different. East Tennessee’s 21 st Century Jobs Initiative (1996)
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Session #3-BKnowledge-Base Benchmarking (KBB) & Roadmap for Technology-Based GrowthDr.David GibsonIC2 Institute The University of Texas at Austin
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.
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
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.
Strategies for Action
Short and Longer-term
Technology Knowledge Base
Develop a Compelling Vision
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.
Undergraduate and Graduate)
university & training)
Collect key quantitative and qualitative data at the “grassroots level” on assets and challenges to accelerating technology-based growth:
To use Computer and Information Technologies to:
Retention and Expansion
New Firm Development
Partnerships and Alliances
Use advanced CIT:
(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,
(4) to Leapfrog for “Spectacular Success”