Cultivating Regional Growthand Competitiveness through an Innovation-Driven Business Ecosystem    Kansas State University ...
How can rural American companies compete in the global innovation economy?Public Domain                        http://mini...
AMI spans Research to Commercialization              • Develop new productsESTD Agent              • Develop new processes...
AMI spans Economic Development Strategies                   Spur new businessIntermediary               • Innovation      ...
Kansas                                         Livestock                                        Foundation                ...
KOIN Tools and Techniques• Developing a sense of regionalism• Using what you have (but seeing it in a new  way)• Proactive...
Competition                              Coopetition                                                        http://minutem...
Developing a Broader Understanding             of Region• Workflow  – Shows where    people in the    region work    throu...
Regional Analysis - Interdependencies• Workflow  – Shows    where    people in    the region    work    through the    world
Understanding what you have:LQ Bursts as a Measure of Region Clusters
Regional Analysis – Where to Start?• Focus on traded  industries• What do we:   • Preserve ?   • Extend ?   • Combine ?• A...
Access to Business Detail
Connecting Through Competencies Business Profiles/Clusters not Based on Final Product/Service                Technical    ...
Mapping Potential IndustryMapping Social Connections                                   Connections
Regional Patent Networks• Expert Finding• Network  Building• Broadening  networks by  looking for out  of area  inventors ...
ESTD Agent: Helping to develop new  Accelerating Innovation through    products and Weaving         Network technologies  ...
Great Plains      Industrial Park       Development• Collaboratively develop a three year  strategic marketing plan• Virtu...
ESTD Agent               Innovation Intermediary              MFG.               Co.                                      ...
Next Challenge –Project 17: Rebuilding Southeast Kansas    A Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator ProjectPrimary Issues ...
Thank You!                                                                Brad Kramer:                                    ...
Business Profiling/Supply      KTEC Technology         Business Profiling and                         Chain Network Develo...
Ideas      Info Leadership Plans              Attract        Sprout                           Workforce                Gro...
AMI Wind Industry                                                          Manufacturing Supply                           ...
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  • RURAL INNOVATION BARRIERSTraditional clusters don’t exist and can’t easily be formedInnovation is a contact sportCompetition/IndependenceAccess to innovation resources is limitedNarrow ThinkingCompetition/IndependenceTraditional clusters don’t exist and can’t easily be formedInnovation is a contact sportAccess to innovation resources is limited
  • Developing a sense of regionalismIn flowSNAUsing what you got (but seeing it in a new way)Asset mappingActively connectingBusiness profiling
  • Project 17’s Socio-Economic Realities
  • UEDA Summit 2012: Awards of Excellence - Kansas Opportunity Innovation Network (Kansas State University / Advanced Manufacturing Institute)

    1. 1. Cultivating Regional Growthand Competitiveness through an Innovation-Driven Business Ecosystem Kansas State University UEDA Annual Conference October 21 – 24, 2012 Chattanooga, TN
    2. 2. How can rural American companies compete in the global innovation economy?Public Domain http://minimediaguy.org/2007/02/21/the-amish-approach-to-new-media/ Overcome Critical Mass Challenges with Critical Connection Strategies
    3. 3. AMI spans Research to Commercialization • Develop new productsESTD Agent • Develop new processes and Market Need technologies • Develop the means to bring products to market more rapidly • Develop the means to produce Technological Feasibility Business Viability products more efficiently. Technology Product & Process Research Development Development Commercialization
    4. 4. AMI spans Economic Development Strategies Spur new businessIntermediary • Innovation • Improve business competitiveness Market Need • Vet opportunities • Foster open innovation • Develop and leverage networks Technological Feasibility Business Viability Start Organic Regional New Incubate Recruit Growth Innovation
    5. 5. Kansas Livestock Foundation TEXASAMI Phosphorus Recovery AMANA FARMSTechnology Development TCFA
    6. 6. KOIN Tools and Techniques• Developing a sense of regionalism• Using what you have (but seeing it in a new way)• Proactively weaving connections
    7. 7. Competition Coopetition http://minutemantri.wordpress.com/“Cooperation … comes when it is in the best interests of all those involved.”“Collaborating is ultimately about relationships, and relationships do not thrivebased on a rational calculus of costs and benefits but rather because of genuinecaring and mutual vulnerability.” Peter Senge, The Necessary Revolution
    8. 8. Developing a Broader Understanding of Region• Workflow – Shows where people in the region work through the world
    9. 9. Regional Analysis - Interdependencies• Workflow – Shows where people in the region work through the world
    10. 10. Understanding what you have:LQ Bursts as a Measure of Region Clusters
    11. 11. Regional Analysis – Where to Start?• Focus on traded industries• What do we: • Preserve ? • Extend ? • Combine ?• Assess innovation readiness• Need to redefine clusters in rural regions• Visualization can reshape the discussion AMI.NCRPC.ORG
    12. 12. Access to Business Detail
    13. 13. Connecting Through Competencies Business Profiles/Clusters not Based on Final Product/Service Technical Business User Capabilities Expertise Understanding Repeatable R & D Ready Access to Programmatic and/or highest markets and system for gathering First Tier quality production capital, capable of and using new user capabilities serving new markets information Capable of either Competent using Collects existing high production or standard business customer data to Second Tier high precision methods and serving occasionally production existing market improves offerings Struggles with Struggles with Assumes customer production, hangs on forecasting and Third Tier actions are random to outdated resource or unchanging technologies management
    14. 14. Mapping Potential IndustryMapping Social Connections Connections
    15. 15. Regional Patent Networks• Expert Finding• Network Building• Broadening networks by looking for out of area inventors with local connections
    16. 16. ESTD Agent: Helping to develop new Accelerating Innovation through products and Weaving Network technologies MFG. MFG. Market Need Cos. Cos. Technological Business Feasibility Viability Eco Dev Innovation Agents Sources MFG. Cos.
    17. 17. Great Plains Industrial Park Development• Collaboratively develop a three year strategic marketing plan• Virtually extend market research and business development functions of staff• Build networks to accelerate the search for opportunities• Build recruiting team to respond to prospect opportunities• Explore feasibility of non-traditional strategies to address park’s previous mission • Rail Reuse Plan Kansas Army Ammunition Plant - • Remanufacturing Opportunities Parsons, KS
    18. 18. ESTD Agent Innovation Intermediary MFG. Co. Prospect Cos. TTCIMFG Tier 1Cos. Railroads
    19. 19. Next Challenge –Project 17: Rebuilding Southeast Kansas A Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator ProjectPrimary Issues Welfare/Poverty Cycle Need for Leadership Workforce Development Localism vs. Regionalism Readiness to WorkSecondary Issues Brain Drain Drug Abuse Property Taxes Quality Housing Downtown Pride and Entertainment
    20. 20. Thank You! Brad Kramer: bkramer@amisuccess.com (785) 532-3722 Jeff Tucker: jtucker@amisuccess.com (785) 532-3421 Dale Wunderlich dwunderlich@amisuccess.com (785) 532-0461Visit: www.innovateKansas.com email: innovateKansas@ksu.edu Follow: @innovateKansasThe Advanced Manufacturing Institute is supported by the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department ofCommerce, through its University Centers Program. “The mission of EDA is to lead the federal economic developmentagenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in theworldwide economy.”
    21. 21. Business Profiling/Supply KTEC Technology Business Profiling and Chain Network Development Cluster Strategy Innovation Networking Partner: KDOC Development Partner: North Central Partner: KTEC Regional Planning CommissionRegional ProjectsEnable “Learning byDoing” ApproachRegional Asset Mapping Regional Manufacturing Wind Supply Chain ID and Kansas Army AmmunitionPartner: Great Plains Park/Incubator IBED Strategy Pre-profiling Assessment Plant BusinessDevelopment Inc. and Business Development Partner: South Central Redevelopment Partner: Harvey County Kansas Economic Partner: Great Plains Economic Development Development District Development Authority Council
    22. 22. Ideas Info Leadership Plans Attract Sprout Workforce GrowLocalWealth
    23. 23. AMI Wind Industry Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative Wind FarmSupply Chains Additional Company 14 County Region Pre-Assessment Project Full Profiles

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