Higher Ed and Open Innovation
The Inside Higher Ed website noted that the main reason the book “The Smartest Places on Earth“ is important are the chapters on open innovation. Today’s problems (such as sustainable energy or health care productivity), are too complex for one institution to solve on their own. These gnarly problems can only be tackled by diverse groups of investigators – each bringing different strengths and perspectives to the problem. Colleges and universities excel at cross-institutional collaboration. Our discipline focus and mission to create knowledge lends itself to open and shared collaboration.
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