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UEDA Summit 2013 - Awards of Excellence - Community Connected Campus - SkySong – ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center

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In 2004 the City of Scottsdale, the ASU Foundation for a New American University and Arizona State University joined forces to create SkySong the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. A mixed use …

In 2004 the City of Scottsdale, the ASU Foundation for a New American University and Arizona State University joined forces to create SkySong the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. A mixed use development located on 43 acres just three miles north of ASU’s Tempe campus, SkySong brings together large companies, entrepreneurs, student entrepreneurs and ASU units in a collaborative environment that supports company growth. ASU SkySong acts as the connector to the university for both SkySong companies and the general business community. SkySong is an economic development driver for South Scottsdale and the university is a key player in the economic development landscape of the Phoenix metropolitan area.

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  • 1. Janice Kleinwort Director of Economic Affairs Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development Arizona State University ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT
  • 2. Arizona State University A New American University “ASU is committed to excellence, access, and impact. We measure ourselves by those we include, not by those we exclude.” ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT
  • 3. What is SkySong? ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center: A public-private partnership with an economic development focus Role: Community revitalization Business portal ASU connector ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBAL ENTERPRISE
  • 4. SkySong Connector • Centrally located • Easily accessible • Foundation for McDowell corridor redevelopment ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT
  • 5. SkySong Partnership ASU: Economic concept and vision, program and facilities support, anchor tenant Plaza Companies: Site development, design, construction, capital, marketing and asset management ASU Foundation for a New American University: Development partner City of Scottsdale: Land, infrastructure, initial investment Holualoa Companies: Primary capital for project development ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT
  • 6. SkySong Impact • $460 million economic impact for Greater Phoenix (projected $9.9 billion by 2030) • 300,000 sq ft office space – 96% leased • 800 jobs to South Scottsdale • 70 companies - 8 countries represented • 4 new programs for entrepreneurs • 5,500 business meeting attendees per month ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT
  • 7. 2013-2015 Development • Office – 300,000 sq ft • Residential – 750 units • Transportation connection ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT
  • 8. ASU SkySong • Home to entrepreneurs, student entrepreneurs and ASU employees • Soft landing location for international companies • Hub for innovation and economic driver for the university • Liaison for industry to connect with the university • Business meeting location ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT
  • 9. Corporate Engagement • Sponsoring research • Collaborating with faculty & students • Recruiting talent • Mentoring entrepreneurs • Joining industry consortia • Becoming a vendor • Licensing ASU technology ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT
  • 10. Economic Development Business Attraction and Retention Strategic Planning Program Development ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT
  • 11. Entrepreneurship Co-working and education space for entrepreneurs in public libraries. New model for company creation by fostering collaboration among diverse entrepreneurial stakeholders ASU’s student venture accelerator program providing funding, mentorship and office space. Accelerator launching new companies that commercialize discoveries from Arizona’s research institutions. “Pracademic” classes taught by experts covering a range of entrepreneurship- and startup-related topics ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT
  • 12. SkySong ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT
  • 13. SkySong ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center EXCELLENCE ACCESS IMPACT skysong.asu.edu ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT
  • 14. Janice Kleinwort Director Economic Affairs Office Knowledge Enterprise Development Arizona State University ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT