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  • Looking in the rearview mirror

  • Looking in the rearview mirror

    U.S. Employment in Manufacturing Industries (in millions)

    10

    20

    15

    1980 1985 1990 200520001995 2010

    Reversal

    7 million jobs lost

  • Looking in the rearview mirror

    Automation 2008 CrisisCompetition

  • Not the whole story

  • The American (and Northern European) economies are NOT on the decline but

    regaining competitiveness

  • The new paradigm

  • The era of cheap is over

    Manufacturing is not coming back

    The era of smart has begun

    it is being reinvented

    The new paradigm

  • Sharing brainpower

    Two pillars

    The new paradigm

    1.

  • Sharing brainpower

    Hierarchical

    Closed/IP-oriented

    Siloed

    Top-down

    Lone ranger

    Suburban, isolated research labs

    Collegial

    Open

    Multidisciplinary

    Collaborative

    Urban innovation districts

    In the past Today

    Bottom-up

  • A new branch of the economy

    2.

    Sharing brainpower1.

    Two pillars

    The new paradigm

  • Sensor technology

    Wireless IT

    New materials

    Big Data

    A new branch of the economy

    New discoveriesNew production methods

    Old industrial expertise

  • The future is all about connecting and connectedness

    A new branch of the economy Smart products

  • New production methods are reinvigorating old industries

    A new branch of the economy New production methods

  • From Rustbelts to Brainbelts

  • A life threatening challenge

    From Rustbelts to Brainbelts

    Akron, Ohio From rubber capital to polymer city

    A connector: Luis Proenza World-class research on polymers stayed

  • From Rustbelts to Brainbelts

    What makes a brainbelt?

    Universities performing world-class research

    Openness to sharing brainpower

    A connector and supportive local officials

    Infrastructure that attracts and retains top talent

    A life-threatening situation

    Access to venture capital

    Complex, expensive challenges requiring a multi-disciplinary approach

  • From Rustbelts to Brainbelts

    Albany, New York Nanotechnology

  • From Rustbelts to Brainbelts

    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

  • From Rustbelts to Brainbelts

    Portland, Oregon

  • From Rustbelts to Brainbelts

    Eindhoven From lightbulbs to the worlds smartest city

  • From Rustbelts to Brainbelts

  • From Rustbelts to Brainbelts

  • From Rustbelts to Brainbelts

    Rustbelt cities are building on forgotten strengths, transforming

    themselves into brainbelts

    They are creating the smart products that the 21st century demands

  • Policy recommendations

  • Policy recommendations

    Stop mismeasuring productivity

    Develop work-study programs (on German model)

    Reward sharing of brainpower

    Support and build innovation districts

    Build political support for more basic research

    Give venture capitalists the leeway to invest in advanced manufacturing