A Changing Landscape of Scientific Excellence: Will It Affect Competitiveness?
Is a multi-polar scientific system now emerging? Will the changing balance in the production of excellent science lead to a change in innovative potential of the US, EU and China?
While there is no linear relationship between (excellent) science and high tech innovation, the increasing presence of star scientists and high end tacit knowledge in the EU and China could result in a higher rate of technological breakthroughs. Scientific excellence is associated with the potential for high tech innovation; star scientists are often involved in the commercialization of their findings and their graduates play an important role in further translating their research in either start-ups, or in the R&D labs of larger firms.
This talk will look into a possible new scenario where scientific excellence brings high tech breakthroughs around the world, with the EU and China challenging the currently dominant role of the US.