Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership <br />UCAP<br />Cameron Martin, USHE<br />Rachael Stewart, DWS<br />Gary Harter, GOE...
Introductions<br />Cameron Martin<br />Associate Commissioner, Economic Development & Planning<br />Utah System of Higher ...
Managing Director, Business Creation
Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)
Rachael Stewart
Program Manager
Department of Workforce Services (DWS)</li></ul>2<br />
Agenda for Today<br />Initiative Background<br />Utah’s Industry Clusters and USTAR Initiative<br />Oversight and Funding<...
Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership(UCAP)<br /><ul><li>Utah
Statewide and regionally focused
Clusters
Identified by GOED + regional and talent component
Acceleration
Respond quickly; increase jobs and wages
Partnerships
DWS, USHE, GOED, USTAR and industry</li></li></ul><li>5<br />	The UCAP initiative is designed to capitalize on the positio...
UCAP History<br />Concept of Collaboration<br />Business Roundtable Meeting<br />Listen and respond<br />Don’t tell<br />U...
UCAP Objectives<br /><ul><li>Accelerate growth in strategic Utah industry clusters
Enhance USHE institutions as regionalhubs of economic activity and as a network of support and expertise
Integrate, align, and leverage resources (across higher education institutions; between USHE, DWS, GOED, USTAR and other s...
Establish a replicable model and templates</li></ul>7<br />
Utah’s Industry Clusters<br /><ul><li>Gary Harter
Managing Director, Business Creation
Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)</li></ul>8<br />
What are Economic Clusters?<br />Clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected companies, specialized suppliers...
Promote Growth in Cluster Industries<br />The Goal of the Clusters Initiative is to create a hypercompetitive region in fo...
Utah’s Economic Clusters<br />Aerospace and Aviation<br />Defense and HLS<br />Energy and Natural Resources<br />Financial...
USTAR Research Team Funding<br />Technology Outreach Program<br />USTAR Buildings &<br />Infrastructure<br />Utah Science ...
USTAR Research Focus Areas<br />BioDevice/ <br />BioPharma<br />Energy<br />nanoTechnology<br />Medical Imaging<br />and B...
Oversight and Funding<br /><ul><li>Rachael Stewart
Program Manager
Department of Workforce Services (DWS)</li></ul>14<br />
Oversight<br />Oversight Committee (OC)<br />Governs the direction of the UCAP initiative<br />Consists of the heads of US...
Oversight<br />Tolerant of ambiguity<br />Cannot enter with preconceived notions to bias the process – need to listen to i...
Funding<br />One-time grant funding <br />Seed funding<br />Industry/institutional obligation thereafter through repurpose...
Funding<br />Fiscal Year 2009-10 (inaugural year)<br />Three pilot projects<br />Sources<br />DWS’s ARRA funds<br />USHE b...
Funding<br />Fiscal Year 2010-11 (second year)<br />Seven new projects<br />Sources<br />DWS general funds<br />USHE base-...
Structure & Future of the UCAP Model<br />Cameron Martin<br />Associate Commissioner, Economic Development & Planning<br /...
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  1. 1. Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership <br />UCAP<br />Cameron Martin, USHE<br />Rachael Stewart, DWS<br />Gary Harter, GOED<br />2010 Annual Summit<br />November 8, 2010<br />Reno, NV<br />
  2. 2. Introductions<br />Cameron Martin<br />Associate Commissioner, Economic Development & Planning<br />Utah System of Higher Education (USHE)<br /><ul><li>Gary Harter
  3. 3. Managing Director, Business Creation
  4. 4. Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)
  5. 5. Rachael Stewart
  6. 6. Program Manager
  7. 7. Department of Workforce Services (DWS)</li></ul>2<br />
  8. 8. Agenda for Today<br />Initiative Background<br />Utah’s Industry Clusters and USTAR Initiative<br />Oversight and Funding<br />Structure and Future of the UCAP Model<br />Q&A<br />Feel free to ask questions throughout the presentation<br />3<br />
  9. 9. Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership(UCAP)<br /><ul><li>Utah
  10. 10. Statewide and regionally focused
  11. 11. Clusters
  12. 12. Identified by GOED + regional and talent component
  13. 13. Acceleration
  14. 14. Respond quickly; increase jobs and wages
  15. 15. Partnerships
  16. 16. DWS, USHE, GOED, USTAR and industry</li></li></ul><li>5<br /> The UCAP initiative is designed to capitalize on the position and contribution that institutions of higher education can make to the overall economic development of both their respective regions and the Utah state economy as a whole in accelerating the growth and capacity of key industry clusters and businesses by addressing their need for talent and innovation support. <br />Purpose Statement<br />
  17. 17. UCAP History<br />Concept of Collaboration<br />Business Roundtable Meeting<br />Listen and respond<br />Don’t tell<br />USHE<br />DWS<br />GOED<br />Industry<br />Network of<br />expertise &<br />resources<br />UCAP<br />USTAR Outreach Conversations<br />Stewards of Place Initiative <br />Regional approach<br />6<br />
  18. 18. UCAP Objectives<br /><ul><li>Accelerate growth in strategic Utah industry clusters
  19. 19. Enhance USHE institutions as regionalhubs of economic activity and as a network of support and expertise
  20. 20. Integrate, align, and leverage resources (across higher education institutions; between USHE, DWS, GOED, USTAR and other state agencies) with industry needs and opportunities
  21. 21. Establish a replicable model and templates</li></ul>7<br />
  22. 22. Utah’s Industry Clusters<br /><ul><li>Gary Harter
  23. 23. Managing Director, Business Creation
  24. 24. Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)</li></ul>8<br />
  25. 25. What are Economic Clusters?<br />Clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected companies, specialized suppliers, service providers, and associated institutions in a particular field that are present in a nation or region. Clusters arise because they increase the productivity with which companies can compete. <br />9<br />
  26. 26. Promote Growth in Cluster Industries<br />The Goal of the Clusters Initiative is to create a hypercompetitive region in focused industries. <br />The Economic Clusters Initiative is a catalyst to focus people, ideas and resources on the greatest opportunities for success.<br />The initiative aligns industry, research universities, capital, education and workforce, technology and government around emerging or mature industry sectors that possess the greatest competitive advantage. <br />10<br />
  27. 27. Utah’s Economic Clusters<br />Aerospace and Aviation<br />Defense and HLS<br />Energy and Natural Resources<br />Financial Services<br />Life Sciences<br />Outdoor Products<br />Software Development and Information Technology<br />11<br />
  28. 28. USTAR Research Team Funding<br />Technology Outreach Program<br />USTAR Buildings &<br />Infrastructure<br />Utah Science Technology and Research <br />The Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR) is a long-term, state-funded investment to strengthen Utah's "knowledge economy." This revolutionary initiative invests in world-class innovation teams and research facilities at the University of Utah and Utah State University, to create novel technologies that are subsequently commercialized through new business ventures.<br />12<br />
  29. 29. USTAR Research Focus Areas<br />BioDevice/ <br />BioPharma<br />Energy<br />nanoTechnology<br />Medical Imaging<br />and Brain Medicine<br />Imaging<br />Technologies <br />and Digital Media<br />13<br />
  30. 30. Oversight and Funding<br /><ul><li>Rachael Stewart
  31. 31. Program Manager
  32. 32. Department of Workforce Services (DWS)</li></ul>14<br />
  33. 33. Oversight<br />Oversight Committee (OC)<br />Governs the direction of the UCAP initiative<br />Consists of the heads of USHE, DWS, and GOED<br />Approves project proposals and budgets<br />Project proposals (Phases 1-2)<br />Outlines the scope of work<br />Identifies key constituents/leaders<br />Estimated budget<br />Acceleration plans (Phases 3-4)<br />Implementation Strategies<br />Stewardship (who’s doing what)<br />Estimated budget<br />USHE is the managing agency<br />15<br />
  34. 34. Oversight<br />Tolerant of ambiguity<br />Cannot enter with preconceived notions to bias the process – need to listen to industry leaders!<br />Use of principle-based framework to yield actionable and measurable outcomes<br />Anticipate outcomes per project<br />Assessment of industry/clusters<br />Acceleration plan developed within four to five months of funding (phases 1-2)<br />Funding for phases 3-4 contingent upon submission and approval by OC of industry/cluster assessment of talent and innovation support needs and the acceleration plan<br />16<br />
  35. 35. Funding<br />One-time grant funding <br />Seed funding<br />Industry/institutional obligation thereafter through repurposed funds<br />Flexible – funds able to be leveraged for additional grant monies<br />Funding flows in phases<br />Pre-phase funded separately<br />Phases 1-2 funded together<br />Phases 3-4 funded together<br />17<br />
  36. 36. Funding<br />Fiscal Year 2009-10 (inaugural year)<br />Three pilot projects<br />Sources<br />DWS’s ARRA funds<br />USHE base-funded economic development grant funds<br />Amounts (three pilot projects)<br />$900,000 by DWS<br />$60,000 by USHE <br />Total of $320,000 per pilot project<br />Building the model (Intellectual property)<br />Prepared for the unknown<br />18<br />
  37. 37. Funding<br />Fiscal Year 2010-11 (second year)<br />Seven new projects<br />Sources<br />DWS general funds<br />USHE base-funded economic development grant funds<br />Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (GOPB)<br />Amounts<br />$750,000 by DWS<br />$60,000 by USHE<br />$250,000 by GOPB<br />Funding per project no greater than $140,000<br />19<br />
  38. 38. Structure & Future of the UCAP Model<br />Cameron Martin<br />Associate Commissioner, Economic Development & Planning<br />Utah System of Higher Education (USHE)<br />20<br />
  39. 39. UCAP Phases<br /><ul><li>Phase I – Conduct an strategicassessment of the industry.
  40. 40. Phase II – Develop an acceleration strategy to meet the industry cluster’s needs
  41. 41. Phase III – Implement the acceleration plan with measures of accountability
  42. 42. Phase IV – Report outcomes including wage levels and job creation</li></ul>21<br />
  43. 43. UCAP Phases<br /><ul><li>Pre-Phase – A stewardship audit
  44. 44. Convened by institutional president
  45. 45. Identify institution’s capability to meet regional needs
  46. 46. Builds relationships between institution and stakeholders
  47. 47. Build USHE institutions’ network of services
  48. 48. Identify and prioritize specific cluster, talent (competency), regionally-based acceleration partnership projects </li></ul>22<br />
  49. 49. UCAP Convening Institutions<br />President’s invitation, attention, and involvement<br />Selection of consulting and facilitation services<br />Administrative support/front line<br />Facilitate the collaboration of public/private higher education institutions with industry leaders<br />Ensure higher education is listening and responding!<br />See<br />“Principles for Success” <br />handout<br />23<br />
  50. 50. UCAP Pilot Projects (2009-10)<br />Cluster: Aerospace and Defense<br />Convening Institution: Weber State University<br />Status: phase III (plan implementation)<br />Cluster: Energy <br />Convening Institution: Salt Lake Community College<br />Status: phase II (plan development)<br />Cluster: Digital Media<br />Convening Institution: Utah Valley University<br />Statue: phase I (industry assessment)<br />24<br />
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  54. 54. UCAP 2010-11 Projects<br />Four USHE projects<br />Southern Utah University<br />Dixie State University<br />Snow College<br />Utah State University–College of Eastern Utah<br />Starting with the Pre-Phase Stewardship Audit<br />Formalize relationships and roles<br />Yield a priority list of needs/opportunities<br />Adapting to regional nuances<br />28<br />
  55. 55. UCAP 2010-11 Projects<br />Two institutions will replicate the model with different industry clusters<br />Weber State University<br />Healthcare<br />Salt Lake Community College<br />In process of determining<br />Piloting co-convening with third-party non-profit<br />Utah Technology Council’s “BioVision” project with the University of Utah<br />29<br />
  56. 56. Outcomes and Lessons Learned<br />Presidential leadership is essential (power to convene)<br />Higher education institutions:<br />“Neutral ground” – ideal for convening<br />Sustaining power through cultural alignment<br />Industry needs to focus on its common ground, or the “rising tide that raises all ships”<br />Changing the culture of higher education at the state, institutional, and department levels<br />30<br />
  57. 57. Outcomes and Lessons Learned<br />Convening institution must be perceived as logical host to project focus<br />Educational participants must listen to industry (stop telling industry what to do!) <br />Industry must commit resources in partnership with higher education to sustain outcomes<br />Reducing the cost per project (model is built)<br />31<br />
  58. 58. Future of the UCAP Initiative<br />Every campus convening at least two UCAP projects per year<br />Establish a sustaining culture<br />Expand the model to include:<br />Statewide clusters focus<br />Regional focus<br />Talent (competency) focus<br />32<br />
  59. 59. Future of the UCAP Initiative<br />Broadly report outcomes and impact<br />Celebrate successes<br />leads into additional projects<br />Builds momentum<br />Seek increase of state base funding for the initiative<br />Continue to refine and replicate the model<br />33<br />
  60. 60. Future of the UCAP Initiative<br />Part of the state’s higher education 2020 strategic plan<br />Increase participation<br />Increase completion<br />Increase economic innovation<br />HigherEdUtah2020.org<br />Governor and legislature see the UCAP as a great return on investment<br />Included UCAP in 2010 State of State<br />Governor Gary R. Herbert<br />34<br />
  61. 61. Thank you!<br />35<br />
  62. 62. Building on the fly…<br />
  63. 63. Introductions<br />Cameron Martin<br />Associate Commissioner, Economic Development & Planning<br />Utah System of Higher Education (USHE)<br />Phone: 801-321-7111; Email: cmartin@utahsbr.edu <br /><ul><li>Gary Harter
  64. 64. Managing Director, Business Creation
  65. 65. Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)
  66. 66. Phone: 801-538-8784; Email: gharter@utah.gov
  67. 67. Rachael Stewart
  68. 68. Program Manager
  69. 69. Department of Workforce Services (DWS)
  70. 70. Phone: 801-526-9239; Email: rachaelstewart@utah.gov</li></ul>37<br />
  71. 71. Opening Graphic<br />

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