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Science and the Student Entrepreneur

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Science  22 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5598, pp. 1556
DOI: 10.1126/science.1074497

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Singapore has started to infuse a Silicon Valley culture into its schools through numerous initiatives to prepare students to face the challenges of the new economy. Significant emphasis is placed on fostering attributes of problem-solving, creativity, innovation, inventiveness, and entrepreneurism among students through project work, invention competitions, and various entrepreneurial initiatives, with a view toward sowing the seeds of an enterprise ecosystem.