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The smartest places on earth : why rustbelts are the emerging hotspots of global innovation

Author: Antoine W van Agtmael; Fred Bakker
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Looks at "rust belt" communities in Europe and the United States, once stagnant and economically depressed, that are now beginning to emerge as zones of economic strength and technological innovation by producing advanced smart-products.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Agtmael, Antoine W. van.
Smartest places on earth.
New York : PublicAffairs, [2016]
(DLC) 2015036396
(OCoLC)914195540
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Antoine W van Agtmael; Fred Bakker
ISBN: 9781610394369 1610394364
OCLC Number: 944986487
Description: 1 online resource (308 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Welcome to the brainbelt: The people, places, and practices that are turning globalization on its head --
Sharing brainpower and smart manufacturing: How a rustbelt becomes a brainbelt --
Connectors creating communities: Hives of innovation in chips and sensors --
Making a new movie of an old story: Dramatic scenarios of new materials development --
White coats and blue collars: Cross-boundary collaborations in bioscience and medical devices --
A smarter world: How brainsharing can meet the challenges of the Twenty-first century --
Awakening the beauties: Could your region be one of the smartest places on Earth? --
We meet at the end.
Other Titles: Why rustbelts are the emerging hotspots of global innovation
Responsibility: Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker.

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A remarkable journey to the rustbelts of America and northern Europe, the unlikely new hotspots of innovation, where making things smart (not cheap) is the competitive advantage that is turning  Read more...

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