Communities of Innovation 101

Pre-Conference Intensive Session - additional fees apply
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Gain insights from experienced park and innovation district executives as they cover basic elements of strategy and share their lessons learned along the way. Designed for those who are new to university research parks and innovation districts, this intensive pre-conference session will address park and innovation district organization and management with a special emphasis on development, funding, marketing and economic impact. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain these valuable insights from the pros!

 Introduction to Research Parks
• Research Parks - Working with Your University
• University Research Park Governance
• Master Planning A Park

 Research Park Economic Development
• Impact of Government Relations on the Innovation Environment
• Planning for Economic Impact & Measuring the Results
• Focus on Innovation Districts

Research Park Marketing & Business Development
• Marketing and Re-Positioning Your Park
• Incubators Programs for Growth and Success
• Business Acceleration Within the Parks

 Research Park Operations
• Financing Your Park


  Erin KoshutExecutive Director, Cummings Research Park       


Meet the Speakers!

Brian Darmody
Jason Boudreaux
Kevin Byrne
Stephen Coulston
Kate Engel
Mitch Horowitz
Stephen Frayser

Laura Frerichs

Jeff Johnson
Julie Lenzer

Jackie Kerby Moore