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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

7:30 - 6:00 PM Registration Check-In Desk
7:30 - 5:00 PM SEE WHAT'S BUZZING IN THIS BEE HIVE!
BEE HIVE: Sponsor Display Tables Open
  • Visit and connect with our incredible conference sponsors
  • Elevate your network with discussions at our roundtables throughout the BEE HIVE. 
  • Meet me at the NESTS
    Sign-up for podium time at one of our two NESTS to share your project or case study. These small 'theaters in the round' will have an AV Monitor for plug and play showcase segments.
  • Speak with Vickie Palmer to sign up for your 5-minute theater segment or suggest additional roundtable topics.
7:00 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast in the BEE HIVE
It's a buzz of activity!
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

GENERAL SESSION
INNOVATION INFRASTRUCTURE: HOW CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE ARE SUPPORTING INNOVATION
Congress and the Biden Administration are proposing unprecedented funding opportunities for technology-based research clusters across the United States. New initiatives at the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), NIH (National Institutes for Health) and EDA (Economic Development Administration) offer incredible opportunities that research parks, innovation districts, universities, cities, and regions need to prepare for. Hear the latest developments from Washington DC based representatives on actionable ideas on how to leverage these opportunities.

  • Leslee Gilbert, Esq., Partner, Van Scoyoc & Associates
  • US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration
  • National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)

 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

GENERAL SESSION
ELEVATE: REIMAGINING THE 21ST CENTURY RESEARCH PARK

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

INTERACTIVE BREAK in the BEE HIVE!
AURP HOSPITALITY DESK & DINE-AROUNDS DIRECTORY
Last call to reserve your spot at one of our INFORMAL DINNER GROUPS this evening.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

FOSTERING OPEN INNOVATION THROUGH INDUSTRY ACADEMY COLLABORATION AT THE PIIT
This proposal will present a case study of the projects "Innovation and patent workshops with strategic clusters in Nuevo León" and "Research summer at PIIT", which bring industry and academy together for the creation and development of innovation projects. It will describe how the intersectoral collaboration makes these project possible, and how similar activities are needed consolidate the PIIT as a node for open innovation

  • Jamie Parada Ávila, PhD, Institute of Innovation and Technology Transfer of Nuevo León (Research and Technology Innovation Park), PIIT
  • Martha Silvia Leal González, PhD, Institute of Innovation and Technology Transfer of Nuevo León / Research and Technology Innovation Park, PIIT
  • Emma Alejandra Carlo Guerrero, Institute of Innovation Technology Transfer of Nuevo León / Research and Technology Innovation Park, PIIT

Facilitator: Allison Madden, MBA, Director of Research Foundation Operations, University of South Florida Research Park

METRICS FOR LIFE SCIENCE BUILDINGS: REPURPOSE OR BUILD NEW?
Panelists representing Boylston Properties and Ayers Saint Gross will review the importance of including life science buildings in innovation districts and will share valuable insights on what it takes to bring such a building to life from master plan to design and construction. Using case studies, the panelists will walk through building metrics, design considerations, and the importance for flexibility in design.

Facilitator: Julie Lenzer, Chief Innovation Officer, Director, UM Ventures, The University of Maryland

POSITIONING YOUR RESEARCH PARK FOR THE FUTURE: FORMULATING TRENDS AND STRATEGIES TO SUSTAIN AND ENHANCE YOUR CAMPUS
Hear from four research park professionals with unique perspectives and backgrounds (Owner/Operator, Consultant, Architect/Planner, and Developer) on future trends and strategies in research park / innovation district development. Gain firsthand knowledge on up-and-coming operations best practices which will define most successful communities of innovation.

  • Jonathon Bates, MBA, CPM Executive Director of Real Estate Administration, University of Utah Research Park
  • Mason Ailstock, MBA, Past President, AURP; Partner, HR&A Advisors
  • Geeti Silwal, Practice Leader & Principal, Perkins & Will
  • Joshua Woodbury, Vice President, Woodbury Corporation

Facilitator: Jared Everett, MBA, Managing Director University Partnerships, Greystar

16 TECH: CREATING AND INNOVATION COMMUNITY FROM THE GROUND UP
16 Tech in Indianapolis is the next model innovation district. Panelists representing the district’s owner-operator-master developer, partner developer, and master planner will share valuable insights for planning and building a community of innovation. Using the story of 16 Tech as a case study, the panel will focus on critical design considerations for creating an urban innovation district from scratch, the importance of community engagement and inclusion, and the key role of corporate, civic, and philanthropic partnerships.

  • Gintas Civinskas, AIA LEED AP, Senior Associate, Ayers Saint Gross
  • John F. Hirschman, JD, President and CEO, Browning Investments
  • Bob Coy, President and CEO, 16 Tech Community Corporation
  • Starla Hart, Director of Community Initiatives, 16 Tech Community Corporation

Facilitator: Jeff Smith, Director, University Corporate Research Foundation, Michigan State University

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM GROUP LUNCHEON SPEAKER PRESENTATION
RESEARCH PARK INCUBATORS & ACCELERATORS - IS YOUR DECK STACKED AGAINST THEM?
University research parks entice startups with proximity to campus and University support services, diverse tenants, social programming, and other benefits. It is only natural for startup incubators and technology accelerators to locate in them. University mandated covenants, policies, procurement regulations, even rules about internet access, however, can kill the best laid plans. Join Kimberly and Paul to hear how Texas Tech and the University of Utah successfully enhanced their research parks' capacity to host and support innovation infrastructure.
  • Kimberly Gramm, Associate Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Texas Tech University
  • Paul Corson, Deputy Director, Senior Director of Entrepreneurship, PIVOT Center, The University of Utah
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

GRAPPLING WITH GOVERNANCE? CORPORATE AND GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES FOR UPRS
University park developers and their stakeholders have options when financing and managing their real estate assets. Different corporate structures for post-development entities can present varying degrees of tax considerations, corporate governance requirements, decision-making hurdles, and intellectual property sensitivities. This panel will explore various practical and legal consequences of choosing particular corporate structures under which various stakeholders co-manage University research parks. Practical lessons learned on conflict management will be shared.

Facilitator: Mark Romney, Chief Industry Alliance Officer, Aggie Square - UC Davis

INNOVATION DISTRICT ECOSYSTEMS
Creating a dynamic, diverse and relevant ecosystem locally and nationally with a focus of global expansion with a focus of life sciences, med tech and advanced manufacturing.

Facilitator: Ariella Lukach, PhD, Vice President, Strategy & Positioning, Stiletto Consulting

ACCELERATING INNOVATION THROUGH NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
This workshop will share a proven model that equips innovation districts and diverse groups of community members, owners, and other stakeholders to collectively identify, engage, and attract new and emerging areas for innovation and growth. The case study explores three communities in two states that implemented this Community Innovation Design Model through an Innovator in Residence fellowship at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Facilitator: Greg King, Associate Vice President for Economic Development, Georgia Institute of Technology

FITZSIMONS INNOVATION COMMUNITY - A CASE STUDY IN ADAPTIVE REUSE DEVELOPMENT
A focus on the adaptive reuse of existing real estate as the vehicle to house one of the largest, and most innovative innovation communities of its kind. Once frequented by President Eisenhower’s recovering heart and golf swing, Fitzsimons Innovation Community is a community inclusive of a congress of new ideas and innovative solutions focused on education, knowledge, and exchange…housed at the intersection of real estate adaptation and a wellspring of sustainability and stimulation.

  •  April Giles, Vice President, Business Development, Fitzsimons Innovation Community
  • Gene Hodge, Vice President & General manager, Mortenson Construction

Facilitator: Will Germain, Senior Investment Officer, Research and Innovation, Ventas

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM INTERACTIVE BREAK
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSION

UNIVERSITY-ANCHORED, COMMUNITY-DRIVEN INNOVATION DISTRICTS: GEORGIA TECH'S TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISE PARK
University-anchored innovation districts, especially those found in large urban areas, do not exist inside a vacuum within a community. Without intentional action by both universities and industry to support and engage the surrounding neighborhoods, a district development plan lacks a crucial ingredient to long-term success. This session will provide lessons learned on community engagement and placed-based innovation from its continued development of Technology Square and expansion of Technology Enterprise Park (TEP), located on the southwest edge of campus.

  • Chris Burke, Executive Director of Community Development, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Sandi Platz, Community Program Management - Director, Microsoft ATL Hub
  • Merry Hunter Caudle, Associate Director for Economic Development, Georgia Institute of Technology

Facilitator: Greg King, Associate Vice President for Economic Development, Georgia Institute of Technology

BUILDING AN INTERNATIONAL SOFT LANDING STARTUP SUPPORT PROGRAM
Preparing international entrepreneurs and companies for success has a significant economic impact, benefiting your region’s local economy and entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as the economic opportunities that come from the entrepreneur’s home country. It may seem like a daunting challenge to build an international support program from scratch. However, there are many achievable steps that your center can take to attract and serve international entrepreneurs and rally your local community around this type of support. Due diligence on the front end, set the foundation, which leads into directed intention, strategy and the ability to facilitate the right connections.

  • Eric Smith, Executive Director, University of Arizona Center for Innovation
  • Anita Bell, Director, University of Arizona Center for Innovation
  • Additional panelists to be announced

Facilitator: April Young Bennett, Industry Director for Life Sciences and Healthcare, Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development

ACCELERATE INDUSTRY (A2I) WORKFORCE READINESS: UNIVERSITY / INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP MODEL
The NSF funded award winning A2i Program has become a national model in career readiness training and has become a template for university/industry partnerships. The program works best at Research Institutions with an active Research Park infrastructure. The presentation will share the tenets of starting this program as well as best practices from partner institutions. Participants will leave with a roadmap for how best to move university/industry partnerships forward to benefit multiple stakeholders.

  • Laura E. Demarse, PhD, Assistant Dean for Professional Development and External Relations, The Graduate School, NC State University
  • Joseph Aldinger, PhD, Director, A2i, The Graduate School, NC State University

Facilitator: Keisha Demps, Centennial Campus Partnership Office, NC State University

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM AURP HAPPY HOUR
6:00 PM

Depart for Group Dine-Arounds
Guests pay on own
Be in the Hilton Hotel lobby before 6:00 pm to connect with your group for a fun and informal dining experience - getting better acquainted with colleagues and peers.