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18 January, 2013 | (01 hr)

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Innovations in sustainable technologies offer benefits that go far beyond shareholders. They have a positive effect on broader stakeholders in that they affect social, environmental, and economic ecosystems. So it is natural for universities to maintain innovation centers where research experts, students, and problem solvers can work together with companies, foundations, and the government to create transformative technologies.

This webcast will cover:

  • Innovation centers—and the role of universities in public-private partnership (historic and present day)
  • Innovation center mechanics—mission, funding, intended outcomes
  • Who funds innovation centers? Collaborations between the government, industry, and foundation
  • How innovation can accelerate solutions to pressing issues such as energy, environment, and regional economic development
  • How innovation centers differ from traditional business R&D programs
  • Why connections with the government make a difference

Audience: Chief sustainability officers, directors of innovation, directors of external partnerships, heads of research and development, university offices of technology transfer, intellectual property lawyers


Rajiv Mongia

Rajiv Mongia
Principal Engineer, Program Director

Rajiv Mongia is a Principal Engineer and is a Program Director in the University Collaboration Office within Intel Labs. He has responsibility for the Social Computing ISTC centered in University of California, Irvine and the Sustainable and Connected Cities Lab centered in London. He obtained hi...Full Bio

Alex Portilla

Alex Portilla
Senior Cleantech Innovation Advisor and Project Manager
Innovation Center Denmark

Alex Portilla joined Innovation Center Denmark Silicon Valley in 2008 as the Cleantech Advisor and Project Manager where his main focus is helping Danish technology companies take advantage of the unique innovation ecosystem in Silicon Valley. Alex serves as a strategic consultant to clients rang...Full Bio

David Svensson

David Svensson
Videum Science Park

CEO Videum Science Park, Växjö, Sweden (since 2008)

Area Manager of Chamber of Commerce of Southern Sweden (1999 – 2008)

President of Student Union at Linnéus University (1998 – 1999)

BA in Social Science and a Degree in Informatics

Hav...Full Bio

David M. Hoffman

David M. Hoffman (Moderator)
Program Director
The Conference Board

Dave Hoffman is a Program Director for the Conference Board, producing conferences, seminars, and webcasts for the Leadership Practice. Dave has extensive experience developing large-scale professional conferences that create revenue streams and membership engagement tools for non-profits, magazi...Full Bio

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