From Basic Research to Economic Power - a Wonderful Journey and an Exciting Adventure
A lecture dealing with the path by which discoveries of basic research find their way into commercialization, and into significant economic value. The lecture was delivered in November 2011 as the ninth annual lecture in memory of Samuel Neaman, organized by the Neaman Institute at the Technion campus, Haifa.
The lecture outlines the often surprising, and truly mind-boggling path leading from a basic research project to world-changing practical applications. Besides demonstrating several case studies as examples of successes and failures, the talk also presents certain rules and policies which may facilitate this incredible voyage.
The Importance of Science in a Modern Economy platform
A video lecture on the importance of science in a modern economy platform given at pisa4u - the Online Program for School Improvement.
This program is part of the OECD PISA (Program for International Student Assessment), a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.