Institutions Around the World Answer New York’s Call for Applied Science Campus Proposals
The mayor hopes the plan will propel New York past Silicon Valley as the world’s leading tech center.
From Crain’s NY Business:
“After the city’s bedrock financial sector tanked in 2008, Bloomberg administration officials met with hundreds of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, chief executives and community leaders and instructed them to come up with a “game changing” idea for the local economy.
The result of that brainstorming is at hand: Top applied sciences schools from around the world are scrambling for the city’s blessing to build a campus here. When Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave a mid-July speech about the competition at a Crain’s conference, Cornell University sent at least 30 representatives, including trustees and its president…”