In 2006, I gave a talk that inspired a number of initiatives. None, however, were as immense as the Medical City, a $2 billion life sciences development in Orlando. It was built specifically to create the Medici Effect by bringing together research facilities, educational institutions, entrepreneurs, and clinical treatment centers,. Its potential impact in the region has been compared to that of the Kennedy Space Center and Walt Disney World.
After I presented to Aditya Birla, one of India’s largest conglomerates, they designed a new Science and Technology Centre for the explicit purpose of creating a Medici Effect among its scientists and engineers. Similarly, Houston Community College, the fourth largest community college system in the United States, incorporated Medici principles into their West Houston Institute.
IMAGES: Aditya Birla Science and Technology Centre & Lake Nona Medial City