We will examine the role of Small Business Innovation Research grants – SBIRs are the federal government’s investment grant dollars in early, proof of concept projects. What we have noticed is that SBIRs are an initial indication of the entrepreneurial atmosphere in and around the science. As mapped above, SBIRs also track geographically – so that in a 20-30 mile radius around the Torrey Pines Mesa (San Diego’s life science location), there is economic benefit and clustering. Regional proximity for research can and will expand out to multiple locations in the Kansas City region – and this is good! You want a strong regional diversity of opportunities.
Richard Seline 3 19 09 Tech N A 2009 (2)
From the Stimulus Economy to the Knowledge Economy: Why Tec NA is even more critical ! Richard Seline CEO and Principal New Economy Strategies www.new-econ.com
The Guidance and Instructions on the Recovery Spend… <ul><li>As Tec NA has already discovered, the guidance, instructions, staffing, and distribution of the Recovery Act dollars is dripping out bit, by bit, by bit…and thus leaving much in doubt, confusing, and worse lowering expectations about what is required to obtain, use, and measure </li></ul>
Simple Agenda: NES Request of Tec NA <ul><li>ARRA – the Economic Stimulus Act requires in Titles 15 & 16 to measure performance – first against waste-fraud-abuse, second for economic recovery and job growth so as to advance competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>A consortia of national associations representing state-regional-elected officials, economic development, science and technology along with the National Academy for Public Administration is working with New Economy Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Intentions are clear – to ensure that the metrics for applying the nearly $1 Trillion in existing, emerging dollars creates sustainable economic competitiveness and innovation capacity building in every state, town, village and community </li></ul><ul><li>Information, knowledge, and data WILL drive the application, implementation , and ultimately the outcomes for success </li></ul><ul><li>Public and Private Sector CIOs are again critical to the Nation </li></ul><ul><li>NES asks that TechNA join the consortia to provide counsel, guidance, and input to the metrics, requirements for meeting expectations, and most importantly communicate with the IT, Software, Digital Media community! </li></ul><ul><li>Focus – The National Dashboard on Federal-Regional Economic Stimulus Impact </li></ul>
Kansas City Value Chain: Where is the Critical Infrastructure of Commercialization?
Clusters of Knowledge Industry Clusters <ul><li>Production Strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Build-What </li></ul>Industry and occupational employment remain the foundation for competencies and competitiveness: Occupational Clusters <ul><li>Skill Strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Know-How </li></ul><ul><li>Know-Whom </li></ul><ul><li>Know-What </li></ul>+ = <ul><li>“ Competencies” </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Aerospace engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer product dev. </li></ul><ul><li>Optics research </li></ul><ul><li>Drug design clinical trials </li></ul><ul><li>Bioinformatics </li></ul><ul><li>Materials logistics </li></ul>Competitive Competencies <ul><li>Additional databases: </li></ul><ul><li>Patents </li></ul><ul><li>R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Asset Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>VC </li></ul>Further refine Competency definitions or benchmarking
Clusters of Knowledge: Why the ARRA Places Bets on Skills Development Coupled with Innovation Contrast Competency Needs (U.S. cluster-wide) to Workforce Clusters available Locally:
Technology Drivers, Targets of Opportunity, & Areas for Industry Expansion: Case Study for A Southern State Advanced Systems & Materials / Polymers / Nanotechnology Biomedical Research Advanced Manufacturing Aerospace & Defense Transportation & Logistics UAVs / Sensors / Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems Biomedical Engineering / Diagnostics / Drug Development Military Technologies / Shipbuilding / Professional R&D Services Modeling & Simulation Technology Interdisciplinary & innovative engineering
Product and Facility Safety and Design Product Safety and Design Environmental & Alternative Energy Regional Health Infoplex (connecting knowledge with medical devices, rehabilitation and preventive medicine) Facility and Spatial Design Medical Devices and Rehabilitation Services Behavioral and Preventive Healthcare Targets of Opportunity Implementation Teams “ End Point” Economic Opportunities: Case Study for A Northeast City Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Disruptors: Economic Leadership “ End Point” Economic Opportunities – Recovery and Growth <ul><li>Gerontology </li></ul><ul><li>Community Health </li></ul><ul><li>Neurology </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital Facility Design </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Toy Safety and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Products Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal Management </li></ul><ul><li>Wind Power </li></ul><ul><li>Green Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient Design </li></ul>Underpinned by IT, Software and Digital Media
NES Business Intelligence Toolkit: The National Dashboard Components Unique Data-Sets - 28 million records of ALL federal funding grants and contracts in 600 categories driving the US economy coupled with papers-patents, venture capital, occupation and employment data Visual Analytics – Present data in new graphical and interactive, formats. Data extracts and drill-downs can be analyzed and manipulated in real-time. Competitive Assessments – Compare data on innovation inputs and performance across multiple regions. Cluster Analysis – Instantaneously view, contrast, and aggregate regional data on employment concentration and future output growth for any industry. Top Performers –Identify leading recipients of patent awards, Federal funding and venture capital to pinpoint a state or region’s economic engines and best innovators. Geographic Scope – Datasets are available at the county and zip code level across the nation.
Starting with the Traditional Clusters of Employment & Wage Concentration
NES Proprietary Data-Set on Federal Funding Economic Development Brownfields, Community Development Block Grants, Economic Development Support, Infrastructure, Military Base-Reuse, Native American Support, Poverty Amelioration, Public Works, Rural Development, Telecommunications-Broadband Deployment Workforce, Skills and STEM Adult Education, Continuing Education, General Employment and Training, K-12/Primary, Post Secondary, Senior Employment, Student Aid, Veterans-Military, Vocationsl Community Development Arts & Humanity, Housing, Indian and Minority Programs, Transportation (Aviation, Highway, Maritime, Rail, Ports, Security) Creative Community Federal Research & Development Advanced Computing, Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Materials, Aerospace, Agricultural Sciences, Defense, Environmental Technologies, Energy, Electronics, Life Sciences-Biotech, Telecommunications, Other S&T, Other Research, Support of R&D Activities Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Development Advanced Technology Program, Cooperative Agreements, Direct Loans, Direct Payments, Formula Grants, Guarantees, Project Grants, Small Innovation Research Grants, Performers: State, County, City Special Districts Tribes Public, Private Higher Ed Small Business Corporations Federal Labs Non- Profits Source Depts., Agencies: 90% of R&D $s from 5 Departments (DOD, DOE, NSF, NIH, NASA); Remainder of Funds from entire range - EPA to Interior, Justice to Commerce Source Datasets: FAADS CFDA NSF…the entire federal budget system minus classified, intelligence programs
Sourcing the Economic Drivers and Innovators Current & Future Trends in Your States and Communities as well as Washington DC Including Papers, Other IP Federal Funding of R&D 1996-2008 Patent Filings 2000-2008 Industry Partnerships, SBIRs, Commercialization Activities, Advisory or Board Positions on Enterprises “ 20% doing 80% of the Economy-building and Innovation “ <ul><li>Alignment with Market Drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration “Radar” </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipatory Translational, Applied R&D for Deal-Flow </li></ul><ul><li>Networks of Top Performers for Innovation-Focused Recovery </li></ul>Plus Specialized Equipment, Facilities, Operations
Utah’s Biotech, Information Technology : Case Study for Targeting $1 Billion in State Resources
An Interactive Network for the National Dashboard on the Stimulus
Catalyzing New Metrics on The National Recovery, Competitiveness and Innovation <ul><li>Beyond research, patents and license revenues, there are additional ways to measure performance of the discovery-development-delivery scenario among academic, non-profit and industry research activities </li></ul><ul><li>These metrics focus on relationships first , then transactions. The connectivity between individuals, interests, and innovation must be captured to tell the story of the research, engineering, industrial design, manufacturing, and logistics… beyond what any current survey defines. </li></ul><ul><li>By taking a leadership role, Tec NA defines the scenario for its membership, helps shape the larger environmental conditions for success from traditional funding AND the Stimulus, and assists industry-academia-entrepreneur-economic development pathways towards the Knowledge Economy: but now collaboratively, collectively the Stimulus Economy requires more intensive measures of results! </li></ul>
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