November 1, 2013 – Toronto, ON – On a per capita basis Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, is arguably the world’s most successful university at commercializing innovation. Professor Boaz Golany, Vice President for External Relations and Resource Development, explained that the success is the direct result of three connected initiatives that form a robust ecosystem:
1. Entrepreneurs network on campus.
2. Cultivating business contacts and relationships with industry.
3. International collaboration.
To get the latest Technion updates click on this link to Technion. Specific examples of the execution of the three-pronged strategy include a vibrant Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program and CREATE (Campus for Research, Excellence and Technological Enterprise) which sees an exchange of engineers and researchers between Israel and Singapore. Another example is The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), recently created as a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech will educate global leaders in innovation, advance scientific knowledge, and foster new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world.
To find out more, you can view a 7-minute video and read the book at Technion Nation.