According to Professor Boaz Golany of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, collaborations must be SMART: Sustainable, Mutually Attractive, with Reliable, Transparent partners. This is the guiding principle of the Technion’s venture with Cornell University to form the Jacobs Technion – Cornell Institute, a blossoming technology hub on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.
On January 6, Cornerstone had the pleasure of hosting Professor Golany for a provocative lunch conversation facilitated by Dr. Derek Yach, Chief Health Officer of the Vitality Group, also a member of the Board of Cornerstone Capital Group. Professor Golany shared with us the remarkable story of the birth of the Technion – Cornell partnership, which is already becoming a vibrant and innovative addition to the applied research engine of New York.
The conversation touched on these questions and more:
- What role will the Jacobs Institute play in developing expertise for the local tech industry?
- Why did the Technion take on this project, and what role is the Institute playing to bring the Israeli innovation mindset to New York?
- Why are the applied sciences, and deep engagement with industrial partners, a major key to growing any regional economy?