Home > News > Chicago's future as a tech center in jeopardy
August 7th, 2009
Chicago's future as a tech center in jeopardy
Parlaying local knowledge into the next big thing becomes tougher given the increasing complexity of today's scientific ventures, said Arthur, who explores the subject in a new book, "The Nature of Technology." Developing nanotechnology, for instance, requires collective willpower, industrial might and plenty of cash, as well as native expertise.
By many measures, Chicago has a long way to go.
Fragmented as ever, Chicago has plenty of bets, from nanotechnology and clean energy to biotech and material science. "We have some extraordinary assets," O'Connor said. "They haven't coalesced."
News and information
Iranian Researchers Synthesize Stable Ceramic Nanopowders at Room Temperature September 20th, 2014
Arrowhead to Present at BioCentury's NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference September 19th, 2014
SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) Receives NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 Award to Produce Greater than 99% Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes September 19th, 2014
Toward optical chips: A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies September 19th, 2014
Secretary Vilsack Announces Partnership to Advance Commercial Potential of Cellulosic Nanomaterial from Wood December 11th, 2013
Cutting Away at the NRC's Research Capability December 6th, 2013
Project aims to mass-produce 'nanopetals' for sensors, batteries October 22nd, 2013
Governor Cuomo Announces 'Nano Utica' $1.5 Billion Public-Private Investment That Will Make the Mohawk Valley New York's Next Major Hub of Nanotech Research October 12th, 2013
PEN Inc. Announces New Trading Symbol: PENC: Stock Continues Trading on the OTCQB September 3rd, 2014
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. to Present at Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference August 27th, 2014
Harris & Harris Group Letter to Shareholders on Website August 19th, 2014
Harris & Harris Group to Host Conference Call on Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results on August 15, 2014 August 12th, 2014