May 14, 2014—APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) has begun a series of lively conversations about the most critical aspects of innovation ecosystem development—creating trust and building social capital. This program is more talk show than webinar, with emphasis placed on conversation over presentation. Don’t miss out—click here to register for one or more of the Social Capital webinars today!
Entrepreneurs are critical partners in university efforts to help build innovation ecosystems. Entrepreneurial culture and university culture, though, are not always the same.
Featuring: Linda Kawano, Cantu Designs; Steven Tello, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Neil Kane, Illinois Partners and Northern Illinois University
Universities can play a convening role, bringing stakeholders together to advance economic development goals. As they do, they would be wise to follow the lead of economic development organizations who work every single day to convene partners as champions for economic growth.
Featuring: Diane Palmintera, International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and Innovation Associates; Eileen Walker, Association of University Research Parks (AURP); Cameron McCoy, University of Oklahoma
Innovation ecosystems rely not only on great talent and great innovation, but also on creating great places to live, work, and play. Place development—through social, community, and cultural partnerships—is a critical element.
Featuring: Eva Klein, University Economic Development Association (UEDA) and Eva Klein & Associates; Lloyd Jacobs, University of Toledo; (additional guest TBA)
To make technology transfer happen in today’s innovation ecosystems, relationships must matter more than transactions. How universities interact with industry for technology transfer and development is changing, and so is the way relationships develop within the university.
Featuring: Jacob Johnson, innovosource; Valerie McDevitt, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM); Howard Grimes, Idaho State University
We hear all the time that government should just “get out of the way” and let the private sector innovate. Could it be, though, that government is the real risk-taker that allows partnerships to grow and flourish? Federal, state, and local policy may be at the heart of innovation ecosystems.
Featuring: Dan Berglund, SSTI; Susan Sloan, National Academies Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR); (additional guest TBA)
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Public-private partnerships come in different flavors. “Institutes for Collaboration” represent university-industry-government partnerships where innovation is “baked in,” and they are engaging in transforming sectors from the automobile industry to biotech and beyond.
Featuring: Mary Jo Waits, National Governors Association; Skip Rung, ONAMI; Fred Cartwright, CU-ICAR