September 21 - 24, 2020
2020 UEDA SUMMIT THEME
Redesigning the Future Amidst Dynamic Change: A Virtual Economic Accelerator Summit
UEDA Summit 2020 Sponsors and Exhibitors
Thank you to all sponsors and exhibitors for supporting the 2020 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.
California State University – Northridge
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students and counts more than 350,000 alumni who fuel the greater Los Angles economy and beyond. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named CSUN an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University for university-wide efforts to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, advancing regional development through public service, engagement and outreach. Recognizing CSUN’s leadership in fostering diversity, CollegeNET named CSUN a Social Mobility Innovator for its transformative effect on students and the region.
Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern University, founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three
campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and online instruction. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities.
Georgia Southern is also committed to community engagement and economic development. For example, the Business Innovation Group (BIG) at Georgia Southern University’s Parker College of Business works to provide students and the community with the skills and training necessary to understand business principles, to recognize economic opportunities, and to successfully launch new business enterprises.
Invent Penn State
AM/PM Educational Sponsor
Invent Penn State, hosted in the Office of Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, is a coordinated effort that spans the university’s 24 campuses, all academic colleges, including the College of Medicine and Penn State Law, and our numerous institutes and centers. Countless Penn Staters, community leaders and industry partners have contributed to developing what quickly has become a burgeoning entrepreneurship ecosystem at Penn State, one that provides resources and support to faculty, staff, student and community innovators.
Jim Woodell & Company
Institutions of higher education are facing increased expectations around connecting their work to the economy and society. Jim can help through his service offerings.
Jim Woodell helps higher education institutions and their partners deepen, strengthen, and convey their economic and societal impact. Jim focuses on critical factors for defining and achieving outcomes in multiple impact domains.
Kansas State University
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.
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.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).