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Aug 2015
Beginning in 2009, Auburn University’s Marine Extension and Research Center and Auburn University Shellfish Lab’s Dr. Bill Walton partnered with Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium to tackle the hurdles to this industry in Alabama, conducting research to identify the most cost-effective methods of raising oysters best suited to the region. Auburn partnered with a number of industry members to share the results and identify research priorities moving forward.

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Aug 2015
AT CU-ICAR, TALENT IS PART OF AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECOSYSTEM. CUICAR provides an example of a national best practice for public-private partnership focused on talent development aligned with industry research and education.1 The $250+ million innovation campus—founded in collaboration with Clemson University Foundation, BMW, Michelin, Timken, the state of SC and others—launched the first graduate program in automotive engineering (AuE) in the US in 2007 as a direct response to industry needs.

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Aug 2015
Clemson merged career services and cooperative education to form the Clemson University Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) in July 2011. CCPD established an unusual structure, with staff reporting lines almost equally divided between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. The intent was to stimulate more integrated and effective partnerships between employers, faculty and the staff in CCPD while also reducing costs.

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Aug 2015
Although headquartered at Clemson, the primary focus of CUCWD is supporting technician education in 2-year colleges through digital learning tools, providing supportive resources for P-20 STEM engagement, and conducting research on the efficacy of digital learning in these contexts. Since its founding, CUCWD has- with local and national partners- successfully obtained over $53M of federal, foundation and private funding to support workforce development activities.

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Aug 2015
The University of Illinois launched two unique proof-of-concept (POC) programs—the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund and Illinois Proof-of-Concept—to help researchers elevate their ideas and increase the chances of successfully moving emerging technologies out of the laboratory and into the marketplace. University of Illinois faculty researchers have received more than $2.2 million in POC funding that has led to millions in venture capital and government funding, the development of life-changing technologies, and the creation of technology startup companies.

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Aug 2015
The Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a technology hub for corporate research and development operations and startup companies. Established in 2001 to help advance the economic development mission of the University, the Research Park has an estimated total annual economic output of $169.5 million.

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Aug 2015
Located in the Illinois Medical District, the nation’s largest urban medical district, EnterpriseWorks Chicago has created a robust entrepreneurial community to nurture commercialization and accelerate the growth and evolution of new ventures—specifically health technologies— originating from University research.

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Aug 2015
In 2006 the City of Lawrence, Douglas County, KU and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce came together to create the BTBC. Its primary purpose was to create, grow, recruit, and retain bioscience and technology companies that produce jobs, building a sustainable economic development infrastructure and tax base for the region.

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Aug 2015
The School of Business houses the KU Center for Entrepreneurship, which was created to develop an entrepreneurial mindset among KU students. Specifically, the center works to develop the knowledge and capabilities necessary to create and grow products and services that add social and economic value to society. To accomplish this objective, the Center for Entrepreneurship focuses on education, research, and outreach programs to provide experiential learning opportunities. Education courses, concentrations and certificates are offered for business students and nonbusiness students.

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Aug 2015
The Johnson County, Kansas (suburban Kansas City), Education Research Triangle (JCERT) was created in November 2008 when residents invested in the county’s future by voting for a one-eighth cent sales tax. The proceeds from this tax generate more than $15 million a year to fund higher education and degree offerings through a unique partnership among Johnson County, KU and Kansas State University. These funds built new facilities to create economic stimulus and a higher quality of life by enhancing the economic future of Johnson County, the state of Kansas and the Midwest.

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