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:
Among the many university commitments in the NACIE letter are both "Promoting Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship" and "Engaging Local and Regional Economic Development Efforts." There are vital connections between these kinds of commitments, in that creating dynamic innovation ecosystems means supporting both the broad entrepreneurial skills, experience base and networks needed for thriving economic development and the development of place-based talent needs created by, for instance, regional industry clusters. This webinar will explore the intersections of innovation & entrepreneurship education and place, focusing in particular on examples of what universities can do to increase their impact by connecting these domains.
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:
Shari Garmise, Ph.D.
Vice President, USU/APLU Office of Urban Initiatives
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
Shari Garmise, Ph.D., has over20 years applied and academic research experience in economic, workforce and community development, in multiple countries. Currently, she serves as Vice President, Office of Urban Initiatives for the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities where she leads a national urban agenda. Prior positions include Vice President, Knowledge Management and Development at the International Economic Development Association, Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University at the Levin College of Urban Affairs and Vice President for Research for the Council of Urban Economic Development as well as managing her own economic development consulting business. She has completed a book on workforce development, entitled People and the Competitive Advantage of Place: Building a Workforce for the 21st Century, which was published by M.E. Sharpe Publishers, as well as numerous articles in national and international publications.
Phil Weilerstein Executive Director NCIIA
As an entrepreneur leading a not-for-profit organization, Phil Weilerstein has grown the NCIIA from a grassroots group of enthusiastic university faculty to an internationally recognized resource supporting and promoting technology innovation and entrepreneurship to create experiential learning opportunities for university students, and successful, science and technology based socially impactful businesses. Phil began his career as an entrepreneur as a student at the University of Massachusetts. He and a team including his advisor launched a start-up biotech company and took it to IPO. This experience, coupled with a lifelong passion for entrepreneurship, led to his work with the NCIIA. He is a founder of the Entrepreneurship Division of the American Society of Engineering Education and the recipient of the 2008 Price Foundation Innovative Entrepreneurship Educators Award.
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 onthis 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
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?: This webinar is online. You need a computer with web access for the visual/audio. You may also dial-in using the audio-only telephone number. The call in details and instructions on how to join the webinar will be sent to you via email after you register. Once registered to the webinar you will receive a reminder email 24 hours before the start of the webinar with instructions on how to join.
QUESTIONS TO SPEAKERS: Q&A is conducted by a chat box to the speakers.
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.
SLIDES AND VIDEO: The slide presentations and video recording will be available on this page. If you are unable to join the live webinar, you may view the recorded video that will be posted within 24 hours after the scheduled webinar ends.