Does top-down, state-led innovation work? Just ask Silicon Valley

//Does top-down, state-led innovation work? Just ask Silicon Valley

Does top-down, state-led innovation work? Just ask Silicon Valley

It was the 1950s and 60s, a time of high tension among the superpowers.As one national government was funding elite research institutes and enlisting its country’s top scientific minds to develop military technology, it likely had little inkling the move would form the basis of a broader, civilian technology industry in the coming decades.The force behind this state-led initiative – a style of innovation commonly associated with China – was the US government, which seeded California’s Silicon…

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By | 2019-06-14T19:00:17+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Technology|Comments Off on Does top-down, state-led innovation work? Just ask Silicon Valley