Day 1: Monday, September 16th

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.      

Event Check-In / Registration

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1 p.m. – 5 p.m.   

UIDP Academy Workshop:
Data-Informed Decision Making

Pfahl Hall 202

Research publication and presentation data sets such as those contained within Scopus, Web of Science, and other systems provide the foundation to detail and characterize the research strengths of individual universities and to identify and validate individual subject matter experts. Multi-factorial analysis provides the ability to benchmark and compare the relative research strengths between universities.  Systems like Topics of Prominence allow universities to recognize and promote their research strengths to potential industrial collaborators. Other systems objectively profile individual researchers experts such that they can be easily identified and evaluated as potential research collaborators by academic researchers and industry.

Speakers: Tony Boccanfuso, UIDP, Brad Fenwick, Elsevier, Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Elsevier

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1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

UIDP Academy Workshop:
Innovation Districts and Research Parks in U-I Collaborations

Pfahl Hall 140

In 1951, the Stanford University Dean of Engineering launched the world’s first university research park as a place where companies and universities could work together. Since then the university research park model has expanded across the globe and morphed into fully mixed-use innovation districts, start up zones and tech towns, where universities and corporations live, work and play.   At this workshop you will learn from experts across the country how to find champions, funding and stakeholders for university research parks/innovation districts and how new models of university-engagement and place making are reshaping university-corporate partnering in fields from bio health to data science.

Speakers: Brian Darmody, AU, Dan Duncan, AURP, Kevin Byrne, TUFF, Greg King, Georgia Tech, Paul Moses, Purdue University, Alex Iams, Arlington Economic Development, Adam Gross, Ayers Saint Gross