Knowledge Network

2013 Awards of Excellence Finalists

Congratulations to the 2013 UEDA Awards of Excellence Finalists who will present their project for attendee voting at the 2013 Annual Summit in Pittsburgh! We received a record number of applications across all categories this year and have invited four finalists from each category to present at the conference. Annual Summit attendees will listen and vote on the category winners. These projects, both finalists and winners, represent the top university-based economic development initiatives in the country.

Community Connected Campus

Incubation and Outreach Program
CATEGORY WINNER

submitted by University of Wyoming / Wyoming Technology Business Center

SkySong – ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center

submitted by Arizona State University

The eFactory: Growing the Local Economy from Idea to Job Creation

submitted by Missouri State University

Collaborative Formation and Development of the Bioscience & Technology Business Center

submitted by University of Kansas / KU Center for Technology Commercialization

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dream Big Grow Here
CATEGORY WINNER

submitted by University of Northern Iowa / Regional Business Center Entrepreneurship Outreach

Research Commercialization Program

submitted by Innovation Works

Innovation Café©

submitted by Penn State College of Medicine

Entrepreneurial Fellows Center

submitted by University of Pittsburgh / Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Leadership and Collaboration

Research, Engagement, and Capabilities Hub of North Carolina (REACH)
CATEGORY WINNER

submitted by NC State University & UNC Chapel Hill

Economic Development Leadership Council (EDLC)

submitted by University of Georgia

e2e (Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur)

submitted by University of Wyoming / Wyoming Technology Business Center

Virginia’s University Based Economic Development Officers

submitted by Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development

Research and Analysis

The Iowa Business Concierge
CATEGORY WINNER

submitted by University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center Entrepreneurship Outreach

Manufacturing and Logistics Report

submitted by Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research

Primacy of Place™ Initiative

submitted by Building Better Communities at Ball State University

The Value-Chain of Colorado Agriculture

submitted by Colorado State University’s Office of Community & Economic Development

Talent Development

Lehigh’s Master of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship (MTE)
CATEGORY WINNER

submitted by Lehigh University

Beta Alpha Psi Mentor Program
JUDGES’ AWARD WINNER

submitted by Washington State University

Operation Reentry North Carolina: Tools for Advanced Manufacturing for Veterans

submitted by East Carolina University

UMD Teen Enterprise

submitted by University of Minnesota – Duluth, Center for Economic Development