Are university innovation initiatives improving surrounding communities? Can universities become incubators for innovators?
About this Event
The effort to remake institutions of higher education into Innovation Campuses has escalated dramatically during the past decade. The constant pressure on universities to engage in this endeavor stems from a variety of stakeholders, including students, parents, employers, & surrounding communities. Developing campuses that foster effective innovation & stimulate the regional economy is still an emerging process, & the benefits of these ventures to the intended stakeholders vary tremendously.
Are university innovation initiatives improving surrounding communities?
Can universities become incubators for innovators?
Is there a direct correlation between university entrepreneurial activity & city as well as regional economic well-being?
Our invited speakers will briefly address the aforementioned issues & their presentations will be followed by a roundtable discussion.
Prof. Kurt Becker, Vice Dean for Research, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship, New York University
Manfred Nettekoven, Chancellor, RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Tobias Friedrich, Chair, Algorithm Engineering, Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering
Moderator: Dr. Joann Halpern, Director, Hasso Plattner Institute, New York