University Economic Development Association

Exploring the Federal Lab to Market Landscape

Speakers: Brittany Sickler (Moderator) – Networks Program Manager, U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Dr. Thyaga Nandagopal – Division Director of Innovation and Technology Ecosystems (ITE), National Science Foundation
Jennifer Shieh – Director of Ecosystem Development, Office of Investment and Innovation – U.S. Small Business Administration
Dr. Rukmani Vijayaraghavan – Innovation and Market Transformation Advisor, Water Power Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy


This exciting panel brings together some of the leading federal agencies working to make the country’s lab to market ecosystem more equitable and resilient.  Learn more about where their agency priorities intersect with the ARENI movement, and explore specific ways we can highlight strategic connections and opportunities for collaboration.

October 11 @ 10:30
10:30 — 13:45 (3h 15′)

Navarro Ballroom