A report by the Boston History & Innovation Collaborative

Funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative's John Adams Innovative Institute
as well as funding from Biogen Idec and 15 other Greater Boston Institutions

Innovate Boston Cover
Click here for pdf of the report
Click here for a detailed analysis of each of the 9 historical eras beyond the full report
Click below for pdf of 5 sample cases drawn from the total 64 evaluated
1721 Knocking Out Smallpox
1790 Northwest China Trade
1850 McKay and the Clipper Age
1965 Columbia Point Health Center
1975 State Street

Click here for pdf of the bibliography

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Advisory Research Committee, 2005-2006:

Dr. Robert Allison, History Department Chair, Suffolk University

Dr. Barry Bluestone, Director of CURP, and Stearns Professor, Northeastern University

Dr. Lynne Browne, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Dr. Robert W. Consalvo, Former Director, Research Department, Boston Redevelopment Authority; Adjunct Professor, Boston College, Grad Research Methodology

Dr. William Fowler, Distinguished Professor of History, Northeastern University

Dr. Edward Glaeser, Professor of Economics, Exec. Director of Rapport Institute, JFK School, Harvard University

Gerry Herman, Professor of History, Chair of Inter-disciplinary Studies, Northeastern University

Zvi Rozen, Research & MTC Index, Mass Technology Collaborative