It is only when two people cross paths – literally or figuratively – that knowledge can be shared or created. It is only then that an actual conversation can take place and something new is discovered or passed along. Within the world of innovation based economic development I believe that intersections are also the conduit for opportunity.
From a scientific perspective, it is the intersection of Biology and Informational Science (statistics, computers) that leads to Genotyping which in turn, lead to additional advances in biology. It is the intersection of Biology, InfoTech and Materials Science that yield advances in Biointeractive Materials – think of a coat designed for firefighters that can track heart rate, body temperature and location of the individual wearing it and communicate this data back to a command center in real time.
From a business perspective, the intersection of benefits and price lead us to a determination of value. Here in Middlebury, Vermont we articulate value via the intersections of special sense of place and the amount of human/ intellectual infrastructure we have; by the belief that there are costs associated with a lack of diversity; by the belief that differentiation drives growth; and by the belief that the combination of quality, sustainability and a global/ international perspective is an incredible, already established foundation on which we can grow.
Consequently, if you are in search of a place for your next launch or a relocation or expansion project please contact us here in Central Vermont. We continue to build on the tradition of Middlebury as the cultural, educational and economic hub for the region and we would be happy to intersect with you around an opportunity.