Research and Innovation SWOT Analysis Considerations
- What are the community's university/research assets in the key technology or supply chain?
- Are there any employer-driven or employer-supported workforce training programs in place, including at the high school level? To what extent do training institutions currently integrate R&D activities and education to best prepare the current and future workforce? Does the community have shared facilities such as incubator space or research centers? What is the community's record for helping the ecosystem develop entrepreneurship and start-ups? Are there "cooperative opportunities" for students to work/apprentice at a manufacturing/engineering facility?
- How relevant is the community's model of research and commercialization for the planned ecosystem? How robust is the revenue model? What local entities work with new and existing firms to help promote innovation? How integrated are industry and academia (including Federal Laboratories)?
- What are the short- and long-term research challenges for the local economy along the region's proposed development path?