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The Fountain of KnowledgeThe Role of Universities in Economic Development$
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Shiri M. Breznitz

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780804789615

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804789615.001.0001

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The University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge

(p.91) CHAPTER FIVE The University of Cambridge
The Fountain of Knowledge

Shiri M. Breznitz

Stanford University Press

In the mid-1980s, entrepreneurs referred to the “Cambridge phenomenon,” a vibrant high-tech cluster around Cambridge. In the late 1990s, however, Cambridge initiated a series of changes in its technology-transfer structure and policy, and a biotechnology cluster in the area, one of the largest in the world, already existed. Although the university's goal of improving its technology transfer model was intended to enhance its capabilities in this area, the changes unbalanced the delicate equilibrium that existed in the region.

Keywords:   University of Cambridge, Cambridge Enterprise, Research Services Division, WILO, Cambridge Science Park, St. John's Innovation Center

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