From the Presidents-Investors Summit held in January 2012, the organizers of this series have put together several topics that have stemmed from the discussions from the event, and that build upon the letter to Commerce Secretary Locke from the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) and over 130 university presidents: Recommendations to Facilitate University-Based Technology Commercialization. [click here to download the NACIE letter].This webinar series will highlight and showcase specific initiatives and programs that universities are doing in response to the NACIE letter and provides a venue for other universities to learn from their peers on strategies that will advance their own programs towards research commercialization.
ABOUT THE WEBINAR:
The NACIE letter includes a wide array of ways that universities can support the advancement of the economy through innovation, including participation in regional economic development efforts. This webinar, featuring participants in the Transformative Regional Engagement (TRE) Networks initiative, will explore an integrated model for regional development that includes innovation and entrepreneurship, talent development, quality of place, civic dialogue, and network-building.
Arizona State’s Solar Cluster/Series of Solar Summits convenes public, private, non-profit, and education (quad helix) to form an industry cluster around solar energy. It is an economic development initiative at its core with some classic convening occurring within it (worth highlighting, of course). In this instance, the university’s strategic leadership becomes the fair broker for many other partners to work on a very large issue with major geographic and infrastructure implications.
Purdue’s Kokomo WIRED Initiative focused on connecting networks of workforce development providers around redeploying workers displaced by Delco’s/Delphi’s (??) demise. There were some very interesting multi-institutional partnering structures and convening/agile strategy techniques deployed within it. How Purdue brought together all of these players, identified relevant assets for contribution, and then invested in programs that focused many players on a common workforce goal is a compelling story of skilled, selfless leadership.
Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Year Program focuses on large scale partnerships with a given community. In the TRE model, SCYP’s program targets more the quality, connected place domain (helping cities innovate). Its partnering framework connects the university and city in highly innovative ways, particularly in project management and financial approaches. It also provides impressive scale to university service learning efforts. Part of the story here is the way multiple professors and course sections are brought together into a single partnering interface with a partner external to the university.
Anyway, together we cover the economic, workforce, community development continuum with large-scale, creative partnership and convening frameworks.
The following topics have been established for this series, based on the categories of recommendations included in the NACIE letter referenced above. Each webinar will focus on one subtopic under the major headings. If your university would like to present, please contact
Promoting Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Business Plan Compeitions and Other Inspirations for Student Entrepreneurs
• Entrepreneurship in the Classroom: Campus-Wide Courses and Programs
• Bringing Student Entrepreneurs Together, in Special Student Housing, Clubs, and Organizations
Encouraging Faculty Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Core Issues in Promoting Faculty Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Connecting Faculty to Serial Entrepreneurs and to Investors
• Faculty Work at University Research Parks and Incubators
• The Role of Tenure and Promotion, Incentives, and Rewards in Faculty Entrepreneurship
• Scaffolding Faculty Innovation and Entrepreneurship With Funding, Mentors, and Other Supports
Actively Supporting the Faculty TT function
• What Gets Measured is What Counts: Metrics and Benchmarks for the Success of Technology Transfer
• Regional Technology Transfer Consortia and Other Alternatives to the Kauffman "Free Agency" Idea
Facilitating University-Industry Collaboration
• Strategies for Successful Facilities Sharing
• Emerging Models for Advancing Corporate R&D at Universities
• Get to "Yes" Quickly: Speed Negotiations and express Licensing
Engaging with Regional and Local Economic Development Efforts
• Universities as Convenors for Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Connecting Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Regional Talent Development
• Place-Based Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Regional Community Development
• Getting Recognized and Rewarded for Exemplary Economic Engagement
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Edward F. Morrison Regional Economic Development Advisor for the Purdue Center for Regional Development Purdue College of Technology
Edward F. Morrisonis Regional Economic Development Advisor for the Purdue Center for Regional Development. He is also a member of the faculty of the Purdue College of Technology, where he is engaged in innovation policy. For the past five or six years, he has been developing new approaches to strategy in open, loosely joined network.
As a part of this work, he has developed a new strategy discipline, called Strategic Doing. This discipline enables civic leaders to form complex collaborations quickly, guide them toward measurable outcomes and adjust along the way. Purdue offers a certification in Strategic Doing and is anchoring a national network of colleges and universities to support the discipline.
For over twenty years, he conducted strategy projects with economic and workforce developers in the U.S. His work won the first Arthur D. Little Award for excellence in economic development presented by the American Economic Development Council.
Prior to starting his economic development work, Morrison worked for Telesis, a corporate strategy consulting firm. In this position, he served on consulting teams for clients such as Ford Motor Company, Volvo, and General Electric. He conducted manufacturing cost studies in the U.S., Japan, Mexico, Canada, Italy, Sweden, and France.
Morrisonstarted his professional career in Washington, D.C., where he has served as a legislative assistant to an Ohio Congressman, staff attorney in the Federal Trade Commission, and staff counsel in the US Senate. He holds a BA degree cum laude with honors from Yale University and MBA and JD degrees from the University of Virginia.
Marc Schlossberg Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) and an Associate Professor of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) University of Oregon
Marc Schlossberg is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) and an Associate Professor of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) at the University of Oregon. His research, teaching, and service work focus on the intersection of sustainable community design, active transportation, and community engagement. He holds a PhD in urban planning from the University of Michigan and was selected as a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom in 2010. Prior to his academic career, Professor Schlossberg served as a Peace Corps Volunteer (Fiji) and worked in the nonprofit sector.
His webinar talk will focus on SCI's Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP), which the New York Times recently called "perhaps the most comprehensive effort by a U.S. university to infuse sustainability into its curricula and community outreach". In this program, about 30 courses across 12 disciplines, with 500 students giving 80,000 hours of effort are connected to a single city over an academic year. These are existing courses taught in their existing ways and connected to project areas identified by city staff that are part of their existing workplan. The synergy has created benefit for all involved: - students, faculty, city staff, communities, and the University as a whole. And because the model relies on existing courses, it is scalable and transferable to other institutions. In April, 2012, twenty-two Universities participated in a three day SCYP replication conference and this webinar is designed to give a hint of context to inspire additional replication.
Todd Hardy Associate Vice President, Economic Affairs The Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development Arizona State University
Todd Hardy leads ASU SkySong, the University’s Economic Development and Global Enterprise unit responsible for the creation of strategic alliances with businesses and governments that drive innovation and growth, in domestic and global markets. In that role, he is responsible for engaging the expertise of ASU faculty and the resources of ASU in the: development of entrepreneurial enterprises; support of new entrants to markets in Arizona and Western United States; and pursuit of collaborative research initiatives with commercial partners in select industries. His work also involves active representation of the University in economic policy matters and economic development organizations throughout the state.
Prior to joining ASU, Hardy was the Executive Director of Digital Knowledge Ventures, the new media entrepreneurial unit of Columbia University. There, he had executive management responsibility for the development of partner collaborations, licensing of content-based intellectual property, and creation of digital content for a variety of external audiences.
Throughout his career, including more than twenty-five years as corporate counsel to Fortune 500 and NASDAQ firms and co-founder of a number of startup and early stage enterprises, he has been a leader in the formation and operation of innovative enterprises based in a variety of new technologies in telecommunications and renewable energy markets.
Hardy serves on boards and committees that are focused on community service and economic development in the Phoenix marketplace, including the Board of Directors of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services, and the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center.
Hardy received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University; a Juris Doctorate from the Washington College of Law at American University; and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in the City of New York.
Timothy V. Franklin, Ph.D. Chief Operating Officer TRE Networks, Inc.
Timothy V. Franklin, Ph.D., is the Chief Operating Officer for TRE Networks, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the role of research universities in regional development. In this role, he serves as Convener for TRE Roundtable, whose “partners” form an umbrella of networks and connections focused on accelerating policy and practice in regional development. Franklin is the former Director of the Offices of Economic and Workforce Development as well as Public Partnerships and Engagement for The Pennsylvania State University. In those roles, he was responsible for developing partnerships with state and federal government agencies, regional development organizations, other postsecondary education institutions, as well as businesses and industries. Tim served for nearly seven years as Director of University Outreach Programs, Southside Virginia, for Virginia Tech, leading the University’s Southside Initiative, a broad-scale effort to define its 21st Century land-grant mission. In that role, Franklin was the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR), a unique regional stewarding institution that serves as a catalyst for the revitalization of Southside Virginia’s economy through applied university-led research, technology commercialization, advanced learning, outreach and advanced networking and technology. The IALR and Virginia Tech received numerous regional, state, and national recognitions for the Southside Initiative’s programs, design, and influence, including the prestigious nationalC. Peter Magrath/W. K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award for 2007 awarded by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). Tim also served for eight years as Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Planning at Indiana State University.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR:
Mr. James Woodell Director of Innovation and Technology Policy Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
James K. (Jim) Woodell is Director of Innovation and Technology Policy at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), where he works closely with member institutions to develop tools and resources to enhance their regional engagement and economic development efforts. He serves as the lead staff member for APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity (CICEP), and works closely with the organization’s Council on Engagement and Outreach (CEO) to advance APLU’s economic engagement agenda. Jim maintains APLU’s strong presence in the development and implementation of the national innovation and economic recovery agenda, and coordinates the organization’s advocacy efforts on technology and intellectual property issues. Jim is currently a candidate for a Ph.D. in Higher Education at Penn State University, the #1 ranked Higher Education program in U.S. New and World Report's Best Graduate Schools. His scholarly focus is on how public research universities organize for their “fourth mission” of economic engagement. He examines how institutions respond to regional, state, and federal economic and research policy with initiatives in technology transfer, innovation, and community development. Recently, Jim served as assistant director for Transformative Regional Engagement (TRE) Networks, focused on bringing together participants in the “quadruple helix” of business, government, universities, and non-profits for innovation-driven regional development. TRE Networks is emerging on the national stage as an important voice in leading this kind of economic and community change. Previously, Jim worked in distance education, instructional media, and e-learning for nearly 20 years. His experience ranges from the design and production of video for training, to coordinating the distribution of satellite-based videoconferences, to the development of online courses for teachers. Jim was a college teacher and administrator for ten years, including managing a large-scale distance learning program for Southern New Hampshire University, recently highlighted in Clayton Christenson’s book The Innovative University. Jim also served as Dean of Academic Technology and Distance Learning at North Shore Community College in Massachusetts. Jim holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University, and a BS in Public Communications (TV, Radio, and Film) from Syracuse University.
APLU was founded in 1887, it is a research and advocacy organization of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systems. As the nation’s oldest higher education association, APLU is dedicated to excellence in learning, discovery and engagement. Member campuses enroll more than 3.6 million undergraduate and 1.1 million graduate students, employ more than 670,000 faculty and administrators, and conduct nearly two-thirds of all university-based research, totaling more than $34 billion annually. APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) is focused on: 1) understanding and defining the expanding university role in local and regional innovation; 2) expanding the tools and metrics for universities to measure and explain their role to a wide range of audiences; and 3) gaining a better understanding of the innovation ecologies in which A۰P۰L۰U institutions operate. For more information, visit www.aplu.org and www.aplu.org/cicep
AAU or the Association of American Universities is a nonprofit association of 59 U.S. and two Canadian preeminent public and private research universities. Founded in 1900, AAU focuses on national and institutional issues that are important to research-intensive universities, including funding for research, research and education policy, and graduate and undergraduate education.
WEBINAR SCHEDULE: This webinar series is scheduled every 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. Changes in schedules or topics will be posted on this page and sent to you through email.
WEBINAR DURATION: Each session is a 90-minute webinar with 60 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of Q&A.
COST:Free, but registration required by clicking on the Register button above. Your registration is valid for all webinars in this series
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WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE WEBINAR?:National and international media, federal and state government officials, venture capitalists, angel investors, Global 1000 companies, industry representatives, university officials, entrepreneurs, tech transfer professionals, students, and university faculty and staff, entrepreneurship center directors, student affairs, residence hall directors, technology transfer officials, university and regional economic development staff.
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