Knowledge Network

2012 Awards of Excellence Finalists

Congratulations to the 2012 UEDA Awards of Excellence Finalists who will present their project for attendee voting at the 2012 Annual Summit in Chattanooga! Competition was very tough this year as the pool of applicants was very strong. These projects represent some of the best in the nation in their respective categories.

Community Connected Campus

Kemper Military School Redevelopment Project: Repurposing historic structures, maintaining community values
CATEGORY WINNER

submitted by University of Missouri University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UCIE)

SkySong – ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center

submitted by Arizona State University

East Stroudsburg University Innovation Center

submitted by East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Linking Innovation, Industry and Commercialization (LIINC)
CATEGORY WINNER

submitted by West Virginia University

PASSHE First Annual Student Business Plan Competition

submitted by Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Small Enterprise Economic Development (SEED)

submitted by NYS Small Business Development Center

Leadership & Collaboration

Kansas Opportunity Innovation Network (KOIN)
CATEGORY & JUDGES’ AWARD WINNER

submitted by Kansas State University / Advanced Manufacturing Institute

Indiana University Kokomo Regional Transformation Initiative

submitted by Indiana University – Kokomo

Economic Development Leadership Council

submitted by University of Georgia

Research & Analysis

Sustainable Economies Program
CATEGORY WINNER

submitted by Iowa State University, CIRAS

Indiana Community Asset Inventory and Rankings (Part of Indiana’s Statewide Initiative T21)

submitted by Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research

Indiana Toll Road Economic Development Corridor Study

submitted by Ball State University

Talent Development

Developing Analytics & Operations Research Practitioners
CATEGORY WINNER

submitted by Lehigh University – Enterprise Systems Center and Industrial & Systems Engineering Department

Backpacks to Briefcases (B2B)

submitted by NC State University

Lemonade Day Alaska

submitted by University of Alaska Center for Economic Development