Presentation to Senate16 April 2012
ResearchEntrepreneurshipAcceleratingProsperityResearchEcosystem
StudentsMashupsDesign ThinkingPartnershipsStartups
Students  Paid Undergraduate     and Graduate   Drama, DAC, FineArts, English, Economic            sKI, Architecture, Comp...
Mashups in  IDEA Space    Christie Digital  GestureTek, Float    4, KommerzPairMobile, Apptui, blu       eRover          3...
Design Thinking  Agile and UX   Marketing  Lean Startup   Fellows   Mentors   Thinkering
Partnerships     SSHRC      CFI Christie DigitalQuarry IntegratedCommunications
StartupsVertical vs Horizontal    Acceleration       Disney      Cineplex        RIM
REAP To Date 15 Teams across    4 Faculties2 Student Startups $2M:Donations     Equipment     Mentorship    REAPNet
www.reapwaterloo.cajtomasso@uwaterloo.ca
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  • REAP is about research entrepreneurship (RE)getting good ideas out to where they can do a lot of good inside and outsidethe academy... accelerating prosperity (AP) not just moneywealth of collaborations, expertise, good will, and opportunitiesREAP more a research ecosystem than a project or program
  • How does REAP work? Living lab multidisciplinary teams of students innovative solutions using technology mashups, in (IDEA) space trained in design thinking to meet people’s needs drawing on the resources of our public/private partnerships to commercialize good ideas and spinoff student businesses,  Westudy best practices, deriving new models, influencing policy
  • Employs teams of studentsArts led but not Arts inclusiveDrama, Fine Arts, English, KI, Architecture, CS, Engineering, PlanningStudents here in photo 7 different departments, 3 different faculties
  • Effectuates innovative solutions using technology mashupsIDEA SpaceChristie CFI (GestureTek, Float4, etc.)Inventors (Apptui, Kommerz, PairMobile, blueRover)3M, Intel
  • Using design thinking to meet people needsFellow, MentorsAgile, Experience Design, Marketing, Leadership, Business start-upsThinkering 
  • Drawing on the resources of our public/private partnershipsSSHRC -- studentsCFI – technology infrastructureQuarry and the Felt Lab – hosted space and mentorsChristie donation – technology and funding
  • Commercializing good ideas and spinoff student businesses Vertical vs. horizontal model of accelerationCineplex,Disney, and RIM
  • REAP to DateJust over a year15 teams across 10 number departments and 4 faculties2 number of businesses spinning off next term2 million in donations, equipment, support, mentorship over the next 5 yearsREAPNet – national, international, Stratford Campus
  • Presentation to University of Waterloo Senate

    1. 1. Presentation to Senate16 April 2012
    2. 2. ResearchEntrepreneurshipAcceleratingProsperityResearchEcosystem
    3. 3. StudentsMashupsDesign ThinkingPartnershipsStartups
    4. 4. Students Paid Undergraduate and Graduate Drama, DAC, FineArts, English, Economic sKI, Architecture, Comp uterScience, Engineering, P lanning
    5. 5. Mashups in IDEA Space Christie Digital GestureTek, Float 4, KommerzPairMobile, Apptui, blu eRover 3M Intel
    6. 6. Design Thinking Agile and UX Marketing Lean Startup Fellows Mentors Thinkering
    7. 7. Partnerships SSHRC CFI Christie DigitalQuarry IntegratedCommunications
    8. 8. StartupsVertical vs Horizontal Acceleration Disney Cineplex RIM
    9. 9. REAP To Date 15 Teams across 4 Faculties2 Student Startups $2M:Donations Equipment Mentorship REAPNet
    10. 10. www.reapwaterloo.cajtomasso@uwaterloo.ca

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