In the knowledge economy, the connection to poles of innovation is key. Like essential infrastructure – highways and utility lines – countries also need to build intangible bridges that allow the flow of knowledge.
Those bridges of knowledge are a public good that need to be nurtured at the national and state level. Government leadership is fundamental, but they also require close collaboration from the private sector to achieve effective results.
ChileMass, located in Boston, one of the world’s top innovation hubs, is playing that role, actively creating collaborations between the public and the private sectors in a nimble and innovative way.