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Skolkovo is the New Perestroika

Skolkovo is the New Perestroika

Feb 17, 2011

In my last article, Globalized Clustering, I described the emergence of entrepreneurial hot-spots around the world, with special attention to the interconnections among them, effectively creating globalized clusters of innovation. This time, I would like to focus on a unique endeavor of the Russian government – the Skolkovo initiative, perhaps the most...

Globalized Clustering

Globalized Clustering

Apr 28, 2010

Conventional wisdom tells us that entrepreneurship flourishes in “clusters”, i.e. geographic hot-spots of innovation, typically surrounding at least one world-renowned university that specializes in science or engineering. Such are the entrepreneurial clusters of the Silicon Valley, Boston, Tel-Aviv, New York, and Austin, to name a few. In fact, the numbers...