University Economic Development Association

Concurrent Session – University Research Parks and Innovation Districts: Building Communities of Innovation and Talent in San Antonio and Beyond

Speakers: Brian Darmody – Chief Strategy Officer, Association of University Research Parks (AURP)
Shawn Farrell – Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Engagement, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Bijo Mathew – Director, UTSA SBDC Technology Commercialization Center
Rod McSherry – Associate Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development, The University of Texas at San Antonio

University Research Parks have a 70-year history of success starting with Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto that planted the seeds of Silicon Valley. The Stanford model is being replicated in rural, suburban and urban settings across the U.S. anchored by universities and colleges. Learn how new federal, state, local and private investments can be leveraged to create innovation hubs in your region that attract and retain talent, support innovation from start up companies and develop new jobs and economic opportunities including how the University of Texas San Antonio is building community of innovation in this part of Texas.

October 11 @ 10:45
10:45 — 12:00 (1h 15′)