UEDA 2021


September 19 - 22, 2021



Transformation: Forward Thinking in a Changing World


2021 UEDA Summit Speakers

Rebecca Robinson

Rebecca Robinson

Chief Corporate Engagement & Economic Development Officer, Kansas State University Innovation Partners

Rebecca is the Chief Corporate Engagement & Economic Development Officer at Kansas State University Innovation Partners, where she leads the organization’s corporate engagement and economic development efforts, including the university/community economic development partnership, Knowledge-Based Economic Development, LLC in Manhattan, KS.

Ms. Robinson focuses on recruiting or expanding businesses to the region that have a research-based relationship with Kansas State University. In partnership with the community and university, she has participated in the recruitment of 23 technology-based companies to the Manhattan, Kansas region, creating over 700 new high-wage jobs and a projected economic impact of over $90 million. She has facilitated over $2M in corporate sponsored research and $85 million in investment capital raised.

Ms. Robinson earned her master’s degree in Business Administration and her bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Spanish, and Leadership Studies, both from Kansas State University.





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