Day 1: Monday, September 16th

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Event Check-In / Registration
Blackwell Ballroom Lobby

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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.

Facilitator: Brad Fenwick, Elsevier
Speakers: Tony Boccanfuso, UIDP, Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Elsevier, Oana-Maria Pop, Hype Innovation, Kara Moore, Rutgers University

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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 about how to find champions, funding, and stakeholders for university research parks/innovation districts and how new models of university-engagement and placemaking are reshaping university-corporate partnering in fields from bio-health to data science.

Facilitator: Brian Darmody, AURP
Speakers: Dan Duncan, AURP, Kevin Byrne, TUFF, Greg King, Georgia Tech, Paul Moses, Purdue University, Alex Iams, Arlington Economic Development, Adam Gross, Ayers Saint Gross, Patricia Bou, CannonDesign, Peter Dougherty, Peter William