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UEDA 2015 Annual Summit - 9/29 - Network for Distributed & Sustainable Regional Development

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A unique consortium of regional and local economic and workforce development agencies; institutions of higher learning; and a business community representing 23 counties, have come together to leverage assets along the I-69 Innovation Corridor. This connected network seeks to distribute resources throughout their physical assets to enable and support a culture and environment of innovation leading to increased overall prosperity.
Mark Bernhard, Associate Provost for Outreach and Engagement, University of Southern Indiana
Ronald Rochon, Provost, University of Southern Indiana
Dr. Jason Salstrom, Manager of Technology Commercialization, University of Southern Indiana
Michael Thissen, Innovation Corridor Manager, Interstate 69 (moderator)
Daniela Vidal, Director, Opportunity Development, University of Southern Indiana
Cliff Wojtalewicz, Managing Director, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Purdue University

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UEDA 2015 Annual Summit - 9/29 - Network for Distributed & Sustainable Regional Development

  1. 1. Network for Distributed & Sustainable Regional Development Southwest Indiana & Northwest Kentucky
  2. 2. Panel Moderator: Mr. Michael Thissen I-69 Corridor Manager, USI Dr. Mark Bernhard Associate Provost, USI Dr. Ron Rochon Provost, USI Dr. Jason Salstrom Tech Comm. Manager, USI Mr. Cliff Wojtalewicz Managing Director, Burton D. Morgan Center Purdue University Ms. Daniela Vidal Director of Opportunity Development, USI
  3. 3. I-69 Innovation Corridor Regional Initiative to Drive Opportunity
  4. 4. Isolated Hubs • Limited coordination among regional assets • Sparks die out due to lack of critical mass • Competition for resources • Rural/Urban • 92.8% Workforce within region • 7 Metros in 5 Hours Bloomington / IU Jasper Crane Evansville / USI CEO Pike Co. PLTW Vincennes
  5. 5. www.headwaterseconomics.org 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 1970 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Index:1970=100 Population, Evansville MSA - agg Compared to United States Recession Evansville MSA - agg United States 0 50 100 150 200 250 1970 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Index:1970=100 Employment, Evansville MSA - agg Compared to United States Recession Evansville MSA - agg United States 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 1970 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Index:1970=100 Personal Income, Evansville MSA - agg Compared to United States Recession Evansville MSA - agg United States Population, Employment, and Personal Income Trends: Evansville MSA Compared to the U.S. 1970-2011 From 1970 to 2011, population in the Evansville MSA grew by 20 % compared to 53 % for the United States From 1970 to 2011, employment in the Evansville MSA grew by 56 % compared to 93 % for the United States. From 1970 to 2011, personal income in the Evansville MSA grew by 117 % compared to 168 % for the United States
  6. 6. IMCP Partnership • Coordination o I69 Innovation Corridor coordinates partnership between 23 organizations • Connectivity o Network for Distributed & Sustainable Manufacturing o National Exposure • Workforce o Additive Education Network • Infrastructure o Southwest Indiana Logistics Council – 80 projects identified and prioritized
  7. 7. IMCP Opportunity Next Gen Automotive Supply Chain Advanced Materials Electronics / Sensors (emerging) Batteries (emerging) I-69 Innovation Corridor Key Technology / Supply Chain (KTS)
  8. 8. IMCP Opportunity • Galvanized support around region’s Key Technology Cluster • Identified need to study the Next Gen Auto Supply Chain and regional gaps
  9. 9. Strategy • Build robust partnerships • Additive Education Network • Rural Technology Commercialization • Infrastructure for Connectivity
  10. 10. Partnerships Evolution of Regional Collaborations
  11. 11. Convened Leadership Team Phase 1
  12. 12. Established consortium around Business Case for Transformational Change Phase 2
  13. 13. TASKFORCES Brainpower Civic Collaboration Branding Experiences Quality, Connected Places Entrepreneurship & Innovation Networks INITIATIVES 2014 Technology Commercialization Academy CHAMPIONS Shared Strategic Framework Phase 3
  14. 14. Formalized Partnership Gears working together to create traction across the region 5 Regional Entities covering 23 Counties: • Radius Indiana • Southern Indiana Development Commission • Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission • Southwest Indiana Econ Dev. Coalition • Kyndle Kentucky Network Higher Ed Institutions: • University of Southern Indiana • Indiana University • Ivy Tech • University of Evansville • Vincennes University • Oakland City University • Henderson Community College • Advantage Kentucky Alliance – WKU • Purdue University
  15. 15. Integrating Initiatives
  16. 16. Additive Education Network Developing 21st Century Talent
  17. 17. Brainpower Vision Goal We build an education village environment that fosters a knowledge based, innovation economy. To advance our next generation regional workforce by encouraging lifelong learning and achieving 60% attainment* in post- secondary degrees & high quality credentials by the year 2025.” *As subscribed by the Lumina Foundation & Indiana Regional Workforce Councils
  18. 18. Modular & Stackable
  19. 19. Education Network …for distributed & sustainable development Access to a higher education facility in 20 minutes…from anywhere in the region
  20. 20. Technology Commercialization Academy • Leverage student talent to create commercial value from Crane IP • Provide experiential learning for students • Retain talent for our region
  21. 21. Rural Technology Commercialization Building an Innovation Ecosystem in a Rural Environment
  22. 22. Rural Tech Transfer Summit – Indianapolis, Dec 2014 Map the Value Stream
  23. 23. RITCI Rural Indiana Technology Commercialization Initiative FUNDED LEAD CONTRIBUTED
  24. 24. Deliverables • Support 2-3 pilot companies commercializing Crane tech • Document and develop model for value stream • Identify “low hanging fruit” of Crane related innovation for additional technology commercialization opportunities • Identify gaps and recommendations
  25. 25. 3 Pilot Start-ups From Crane Technology, ideas developed through USI programs, and assisted by EIA, Purdue and IU… to market! Mapping startup paths allowed to identify strengths and gaps
  26. 26. Components There are a lot more resources and programs available than previously realized
  27. 27. Additional Low Hanging Fruit
  28. 28. Identified Needs • An initiative with this many entities and services requires dedicated project management (intentional coordination and communication). • Business rules need to be established for more effective engagement and handoffs. • There is a need to establish a fund to help companies develop prototypes, access specialty services, have access to subject matter experts at the lab, etc
  29. 29. Recommendations • Establish a fund (State) to assist and support startups and existing companies who are attempting to commercialize DoD and other Federally funded innovation • Establish an external entity in the Westgate area to: o coordinate and identify other resources in the technology commercialization value stream; o establish an online TBED portal to value stream services; o manage and administer ‘funds’; o establish (or leverage existing) mentoring network; o host and coordinate applicable events and activities; o provide program management and coordination; o manage metrics. • Leverage the technology commercialization activities supported and/or funded by NSWC Crane, Office of Economic Development Defense Industry Adjustment, and Applied Research Institute; as well as seek other funding opportunities.
  30. 30. Infrastructure for Connectivity “Connectivity lays the groundwork for empowerment and the framework for innovation.”
  31. 31. Broadband • Broadband penetration in the corridor has increased by 45% between 2012 and 2015 • Several innovative approaches are being taken by different communities working with a variety of providers
  32. 32. Interstate Interchange Inventory • Working with local consultant, Barclay-Sebree Solutions to conduct a county by county full scale infrastructure inventory of the interchanges and key intersections of the corridor. • Partnering with LEDO’s and area utility providers
  33. 33. Results & Next Steps
  34. 34. USI is connector Gears working together to create traction across the region 5 Regional Entities covering 23 Counties: • Radius Indiana • Southern Indiana Development Commission • Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission • Southwest Indiana • Econ Dev. Coalition • Kyndle Kentucky Network Higher Ed Institutions: • University of Southern Indiana • Indiana University • Ivy Tech • University of Evansville • Vincennes University • Oakland City University • Henderson Community College • Advantage Kentucky Alliance – WKU • Purdue
  35. 35. Changing the Culture
  36. 36. Lessons Learned • Collaboration is the Key • Be Boundary Spanning • Entrepreneurship is essential for robust regionalism • Connectivity • Relationships and Partnerships useful beyond IMCP process • Advocacy • Ground Floor Leadership • Think Resiliency • Replicable Model
  37. 37. I-69 Innovation Corridor Regional Opportunity Consortium Communication, Collaboration, Infrastructure Innovation Talent Development Entrepreneurship Brainpower Tour of Opportunity Work Ethic Cert. B & P Exchange Strive Together Interchange Inventory I & E Network Tech on Tap Venture Capital Eagle Accelerator Co-Working and Makers Space TCA Celebration Events Advocacy Startup Activities “We Innovate Here” Youth Think Tank
  38. 38. Brainpower 2.0

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