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Athena Alliance is in the vanguard of identifying, understanding, analyzing, and educating on the information, intangibles, and innovation (I 3 or I-Cubed) economy. Information, knowledge, and other intangibles now power economic prosperity and wealth creation. Intangible assets—worker skills and know-how, informal relationships that feed creativity and new(More)
To help the government promote emerging science and engineering at government institutions, the authors investigated lessons learned from the evolution of the additive manufacturing field and the role of U.S.-based funders (particularly the National Science Foundation) in its development and commercialization. Our analysis revealed that government funding(More)
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Preface Each year, U.S. colleges and universities prepare tens of thousands of talented individuals who wish to pursue careers in engineering. In 2006 alone, more than 68,000 students earned a bachelor's degree in engineering; another 33,000, a master's degree; and 7,100, a doctorate. 1 As in other(More)
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