Technological agglomeration and the emergence of clusters and networks in nanotechnology

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Robinson, Douglas K.R. and Rip, Arie and Mangematin, Vincent (2007) Technological agglomeration and the emergence of clusters and networks in nanotechnology. Research Policy, 36 (6). pp. 871-879. ISSN 0048-7333

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Abstract:Research and development at the nanoscale requires a large degree of integration, from convergence of research disciplines in new fields of enquiry to new linkages between start-ups, regional actors and research facilities. Based on the analysis of two clusters in nanotechnologies (MESA+ (Twente) and other centres in The Netherlands and Minatec in Grenoble in France), the paper discusses the phenomenon of technological agglomeration: co-located scientific and technological fields associated to coordinated technology platforms to some extent actively shaped by institutional entrepreneurs. Such co-location and coordination are probably a pre-requisite for the emergence of strong nanoclusters.
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Copyright:© 2007 Elsevier Science
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/58136
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2007.02.003
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