University Economic Development Association


2022 Summit

October 9 - 12, 2022


Theme: Harnessing Your Region’s Energy
to Accelerate Innovative Futures


UEDA Summit 2022 Sponsors and Exhibitors

Thank you to all sponsors and exhibitors for supporting the 2022 UEDA Summit. It is through the generous support of organizations, such as you, that UEDA is able to achieve its mission of delivering economic development innovation through engagement with higher education. Thanks for your continued support.


Platinum Sponsor

Elsevier’s Research Intelligence portfolio provides reliable data and information, delivering insights to improve decision-making and answer critical questions. Research institutions, industry, funders and policy makers need actionable insights throughout the strategic research management workflow to build research portfolios, optimize funding flows, assemble collaborative partnerships, and manage and report on the full spectrum of research activities.

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Kauffman FoundationKauffman Foundation

Ecosystem Sponsor

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation works with communities to champion uncommon solutions that empower people to shape their futures and to be successful. The Foundation is proudly based in Kansas City, Missouri, and has approximately $2 billion in assets.

They are a private, nonpartisan foundation created by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. In the spirit of Mr. Kauffman, the Foundation aspires to eliminate barriers so that every person – regardless of their background – can take risks, achieve success and give back to their communities.

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Kansas State University

Spark Sponsor

The Kansas State University Research Foundation and Institute for Commercialization reaches into the university for innovation and out around the world to create economic and social benefits. Their mission is to facilitate technology commercialization, corporate engagement, encourage faculty engagement, advance economic prosperity, and promote the University’s strategic initiatives. This includes patent and technology licensing services, business attraction, strategic partnerships, new business creation, and more. They are dedicated to the start-up and expansion of technology based, high-growth enterprises and enabling the commercialization of university and under-utilized corporate intellectual property. This approach allows them to aide in advancing the Land Grant mission of Kansas State University.

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TrailBlaze Creative

Collaboration Sponsor

TrailBlaze Creative increases the competitiveness of nonprofits, businesses, and communities through image management. With expertise as marketing and communications strategists, we provide planning, management, and tactical support to organizations looking to embrace a growth mindset. We have a passion for creativity and strive to help those organizations who are working hard to make a difference.

Uniquely, TrailBlaze was formed at the request of our clients who were seeking a firm that a) places client needs first; b) establishes trust; c) embodies their brand; and d) provides creative strategic direction for sustainable organizational growth. We use these elements at the core of all of our client relationships.

We are honored to be UEDA’s Association Management firm.

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University Economic Development Association

PO Box 97930
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
216.200.UEDA (8332)