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UEDA Presentation in 2008

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  1. 1. A National Strategy for Building America’s Communities of Innovation Brian Darmody Association of University Research Parks Board University of Maryland Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development UEDA—St. Petersburg, Florida November 10, 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>National governments abroad are building large research parks and science centers, attracting top U.S. researchers and corporate research dollars </li></ul><ul><li>Science and technology are now global commodities </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. private corporate research centers are greatly downsized or no longer exist </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate and federal support for R&D at universities is declining </li></ul><ul><li>We are in midst of global economic turmoil </li></ul>PAGE Technology Challenges Facing the U.S.
  3. 3. Asia’s “World Class” Campuses Comparison : Washington D.C. Total Office Market = 100 million square feet New Songdo City – South Korea – 60 million square feet
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  5. 5. PAGE Examples: China
  6. 6. Where has the Money Gone? Declining Industrial Support of Academic R&D NSF 06-328 | September 2006 Funding for academic R&D failed to outplace inflation for the last 2 consecutive years, for the first time in the 36-year history of the NSF survey. Corporate Support Declining Federal Support Declining
  7. 7. The Power of Place : Goals <ul><ul><li>Increasing the commercialization of U.S. Government R&D to help feed innovation to U. S. Communities of Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing domestic corporate research in the U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthening existing and developing new Communities of Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating, retaining and importing technology innovation start-ups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aligning Federal incentives and reforms with state technology development zones </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. PAGE <ul><li>Studies show physical proximity of researchers (along with patents), is an increasingly important pathway to tech commercialization </li></ul><ul><li>Science is becoming more inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional </li></ul><ul><li>Private industry collaborations with universities and federal labs account for an increasing share of U.S. innovations and tech start-up companies </li></ul><ul><li>State governments are experimenting with technology zones to support research parks and technology incubators, and to increase technology-led economic development clusters </li></ul><ul><li>The federal government does not have a comprehensive innovation zone strategy to take advantage of its innovation assets </li></ul>The Power of Place: Opportunities
  9. 9. Does Your Community Have: <ul><li>A university or college; </li></ul><ul><li>A research park; </li></ul><ul><li>A technology incubator; </li></ul><ul><li>A federal laboratory; or </li></ul><ul><li>Land adjacent to federal lab or installation </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Yes? <ul><li>Then You Have A Federal Innovation Zone </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Introduced by Senator Pryor [D-AR] and others last year </li></ul><ul><li>It offers for research and science parks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial funding for development of plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loan guarantees for development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for a focus on international partnerships and further park expansion </li></ul></ul>PAGE Building A Stronger America Act: America’s Infrastructure Solution
  12. 12. <ul><li>The American Innovation Zones should include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An enhanced federal corporate R&D tax credit in the zone; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reforms in IRS regulations affecting tax-exempt facilities to encourage more corporate-sponsored research and development in U.S.; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A focus point for federal infrastructure investments and loan guarantees and related responses to global economic crisis; </li></ul></ul>PAGE POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS: American Innovation Zones
  13. 13. <ul><ul><li>Incentives for creating green Communities of Innovation: supporting mixed used and residential ‘smart growth’ development strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal lab construction and leasing preferences in Innovation Zones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouragement of SBIR/STTR grants and SBIC support to companies located in the Zones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expansion of Enhanced Use Lease [EUL] authority to all federal agencies to increase Innovation Zones adjacent to federal laboratories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A national research center program with required state matching grants to focus on major national issues including: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Food Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Homeland Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Global Climate Change </li></ul></ul>PAGE POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS: American Innovation Zones
  14. 14. Develop National Federal Laboratory Foundation to help better commercialize the $20 billion of internal Research and Development spending within federal Labs in our communities PAGE Federal Labs: Communities of Innovation
  15. 15. The United States must support programs to encourage the move of technology companies and knowledge workers into the U.S. through HB-1 visas reforms. PAGE Importing Innovation, Reforming Immigration Laws
  16. 16. How You Can Help <ul><li>Support the Power of Place Coalition </li></ul><ul><li>Give the Coalition ideas on additional investments/reforms to take place within federal innovation zones </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your local Communities of Innovation and Coalition Sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Work with your state Congressional delegations to find sponsors/supporters </li></ul>
  17. 17. Details of Proposal
  18. 18. THE POWER OF PLACE ADVISORY COMMITTEE <ul><li>Association of Defense Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Council on Competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable </li></ul><ul><li>The National Academies </li></ul><ul><li>National Association of Seed and Venture Funds </li></ul><ul><li>The University Financing Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>State Science and Technology Institute </li></ul><ul><li>National Business Incubation Association </li></ul><ul><li>National Center for Smart Growth Research & Education </li></ul><ul><li>National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer </li></ul><ul><li>National Governors Association </li></ul><ul><li>Plus 24 Power of Place Sponsors </li></ul>
  19. 19. Brian Darmody Associate Vice President Research and Economic Development University of Maryland College Park [email_address] Power of Place PDF PAGE Thank You
  20. 20. Better Science; Better Innovation; A Better World PAGE