International Ties: Europe and Asia

International Ties: Europe and Asia

Europe’s and China's economic ties to the Bay Area run extraordinarily deep. Current ties date back to California’s Gold Rush and the founding of San Francisco through the present day development of the region as a global epicenter of technology and innovation. Today, the cross-border synergies that have grown among cities, institutes, universities, and companies have formed close and lasting economic bonds for Bay Area with Europe and with greater China.

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Sean Randolph, PhD
Sean Randolph, PhD
Economic Institute Senior Director

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Brief

Innovation Drivers: High-Value Collaborative Ties Between Japan and the San Francisco Bay Area

Economic Ties between Japan and the San Francisco Bay Area date back 150 years, to when the first diplomatic mission from Japan to the United States arrived in San Francisco. Since then, both Japan and the Bay Area have developed into two of the world’s leading technology hubs.

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Chinese Innovation

This report was developed to shed light on a topic that will increasingly impact the US and world economies in the years to come: Is China innovative? Many continue to believe that China is adept at copying foreign technologies, but is not yet a technology and innovation leader. We found that this is an outdated perspective and that the course taken by China’s technological capacity in the coming years will profoundly impact not only competition and market opportunities in China, but global competition as well.
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Nordic Dreams

This report discusses the entrepreneurial landscape of the five Nordic countries, and how and why the Nordic region has become a significant technology and innovation partner for the Bay Area and a leader in the two-way innovation process.
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Innovation Bridge

Europe is a major economic presence in the Bay Area, through trade, investment, and people. More than any other area of the world, it enjoys strong ties to the region through technology and innovation, and in particular through startups. This report documents the startup bridge that connects the two regions.
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The Real Impact of Trade Agreements

Recent political debate and the anxiety it has fueled have created an unfortunate—and inaccurate—impression that trade agreements are destroying manufacturing and killing US jobs. A look at the facts reveals a more complex story and points to a different conclusion.
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Europe and the Bay Area

The innovation economies of Europe and the Bay Area are becoming increasingly integrated and spurring new business growth in both regions of the world.
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Ties That Bind

In this 2014 revised edition of its study on The San Francisco Bay Area's Economic Links to Greater China, the Economic Institute once again highlights the key market dynamics, deals, forms and innovators that form the close and lasting economic bond between the Bay Area and China.