A great way to take a bird’s eye view of the U.S. life sciences clusters is to look at the BioSpace Hotbed Maps. Although it only displays a very small fraction of the organizations (i.e. major players) in the cluster, it depicts the clusters in an elegant fashion. I hope other industries will follow, not only with decorative maps, but fully informative zoom-able maps. One example is the nanotechnology map from Germany and another is a map of biotech clusters around the world.
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Anybody who have to deal with Silicon Valley should listen to this “history lesson” about the Valley. Even though most of my readers probably know a lot about the Valley from personal experience or books like AnnaLee Saxenian‘s 1994 classic, listening to this lecture will put the history in a different perspective. It gives a very good insight into how one of the most powerful clusters in the U.S. was formed through Steve Blank’s entertaining style.