Brookings issues new guide on assessing innovation ecosystem

BrookingsA new report from the Brookings Institution is really a guide to assessing the vibrancy of a community’s innovation ecosystem. The document outlines five areas to assess:

1. Critical mass: Where are your region’s highest concentrations of innovation assets?

2. Innovation capacity: Is the district leveraging and aligning its distinctive advantages to grow and strengthen firms’ innovation capacity?

3. Diversity and inclusion: Does the district have an inclusive, diverse, and opportunity-rich environment?

4. Quality of place: Does the district have physical and social assets that attract a diversity of firms and people, increase interactions, and accelerate innovation outcomes?

5.  Leadership: Does the district have the leadership necessary to succeed?

Click here to access the guide.


Tom Ballard

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer,
Pershing Yoakley & Associates. P.C.

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