not a simple task, he said, because social and political concerns often slow and even derail efforts to change existing systems.

“Success in this new economy,” he concluded, “will belong to those regions that create and nurture the human resources of intellectual capital, the people who create new knowledge and new technologies, and then quickly translate these research discoveries into marketable products and services. To succeed, universities, business, industry and government must work together. So let us be cheerful and plunge ahead.”

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