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The Changing Landscape of Industrial Research
Date: October 21, 2009
Location:Santa Barbara
Can US Industry Maintain an Innovation Edge? The Changing Landscape of Industrial Research.MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast. For decades, internal research by leading corporations was the life blood spurring innovation and helping maintain our edge in the world economy. The commitment to research of leaders such as Bell Labs, IBM, Kodak, and Xerox-PARC has changed significantly in the last two decades --- Bell Labs had 30,000 employees as recently as 2001, it now has 1,000. Our program brings together leaders from the industrial research community - HRL and Teledyne Scientific and Imaging - as well as leadership from UCSB with extensive experience in university-industry partnerships. They will discuss the impact of the decline in industrial research on our competitiveness as a nation. Is there a way for the US to regain its edge? See
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