Technology refers to the development and use of tools that change our relationship to the natural world. It includes: tools, from a basic shovel to the Hubble microscope; vehicles and machines such as boats, trains, engines and computers; infrastructure such as rails, bridges, the electrical grid or WiFi access; construction, medicine and business techniques; and cutting-edge innovations in fields such as telecommunications, robotics, nanotechnology, medical devices and renewable energy. Central to the Industrial Revolution, Computer Age and now the shift to a green economy, Greater Boston has been a node of technological innovation. With a premier science university, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a constellation of technology-related trade groups such as the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, Life Sciences Collaborative and Massachusetts High Tech Council, and organizations such as the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative that shape and coordinate strategies and policies, Massachusetts is a US leader in the proportion of per capita patents and home to 54 Nobel prize winners. Within Boston, the City-Trust funded network of more than 40 Timothy Smith Community Technology Centers serving Greater Roxbury, along with the Boston Museum of Science’s Computer Clubhouse and programs such as Technology Goes Home - which trains families in computer technology and provides free computers, have leveled the digital divide considerably. In 2010, the Mayor created the Office of New Urban Mechanics to help foster civic innovation focused on delivering City services to Boston’s residents via new technologies.