Silicon Valley moved through several overlapping waves of innovation, the defense wave, integrated circuits wave, personal computers wave, the internet wave. The video is about the origins of the new “university-industry collaboration” development model introduced by Fredrick Terman, which can be traced back to a series of defense research investments and military intelligence projects. After WWII Terman comes to Stanford and sets up a series of military research labs and facilities, reassembles the RRL at Stanford, sets up the Electronic Research Lab, brings the first Office of Naval Research in 1946, and Stanford University becomes a full partner of the military – industrial complex. Thus starts a story of university-industry cooperation, and opening of the university to startups, consulting, patents, and the other ingredients of the university-entrepreneurial partnership.
Source: Google TechTalks
View the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFSPHfZQpIQ