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How the ‘Seattle Tech Universe’ map ended up at the World Economic Forum

The Seattle area’s know-how panorama was in the highlight over the weekend in Davos, Switzerland, the place prime company executives and world leaders had been gathered for the World Economic Forum.

Brad Smith, the Microsoft president and chief authorized officer, confirmed the Seattle Tech Universe map throughout an occasion Friday night time in Davos to assist make his level about the methods universities and business can collaborate to foster innovation.

Unveiled in December by Madrona Venture Group and the Washington Technology Industry Association, the Seattle Tech Universe is a visible information to Seattle’s advanced know-how ecosystem — displaying the impression of College of Washington spinoffs and staff who depart tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon to launch their very own startups. Many Seattle startups additionally share parentage, with founders coming from a mix of Microsoft, Amazon, and UW.

Requested why Smith was displaying the map at the occasion, a Microsoft consultant defined that he was speaking about the connection between main universities and innovation ecosystems, utilizing the College of Washington for instance. Smith additionally talked about the evolution of the innovation ecosystem round Cambridge College in the UK, and the alternatives that exist at Princeton College and different areas round the world. (The occasion was hosted by Princeton.)

The map was designed by Killer Infographics. Click on beneath to view a bigger model, and find out more here.

(Due to GeekWire reader and Princeton alum Mike McDevitt of Foundry Interactive for alerting us to the map’s look in Davos.)


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