Communities seeking a recipe for developing their own high technology industrial cluster can find both hope and caution in the Silicon Valley North experience. The preceding chapters document many of the necessary ingredients for development. Less is said, because less is known, about how to find or combine these ingredients. Chance is likely to play a significant role in their discovery and combination. So too is the nature of emerging markets. It is more likely that successful future Canadian clusters will use existing technologies for new markets than will create new technologies for existing markets.

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Thorngate, W. (2004). The luster of clusters: A cautionary tale. In Technology Innovation Entrepreneurship and Competitive Strategy. doi:10.1108/S1479-067X(2004)0000009017