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Regional Innovation: Higher Education Roles

Regional Innovation: Higher Education Roles

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Regional Innovation: Higher Education Roles -
7 Dec 2010 
Wayne H. Watkins
Associate Vice President for Research University of AkronPast President University Economic Development Association
Assessed opportunities,resources, & challenges inregion
Created appropriate structure tofacilitate university innovationsupport
Wide range of universityprovided innovation services
Focused on strategic assets:polymers
Case Study
University of Akron
Regional & GlobalInitiativesHost Industry Retirees asSenior Fellows &Entrepreneurship SupportUniversityTechnologyStart-upsIndustry-CentricInitiativesUARF For-ProfitsStrategic Reallocationof Regional AssetsTraditionalLicensingStudentDevelopmentCommunity Start-upsIndustrySponsoredResearch
Share resources
LibrariesBuildings & labsEquipmentPeoplePatents
Ohio ResearchFoundation as multi-institutional innovationservice providerInternational traininginitiativesLocal & regionaleconomic developmentJoint researchTesting servicesExecutive & innovationservicesOpen innovation
13 start-ups notbased on UAtechnology24 start-ups basedon UA technology37 active licenses115 projects
Mentoring & networkingStrategy & initiativesExecutive supportCorporate partnersIncubator servicesIncubator facilitiesAkron Innovation CampusUniversity InnovationVenturesAkron AcademyInternshipsIndustrial  assistantshipsEntrepreneurshipStudent venture fundIP Management Course
ARCHAngel InvestorNetworkLorain Innovation FundARCHAngel Venture Fund
UARF Innovation Services (to date)

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