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  • Research and Innovation at NC State

    1. 1. Research & Innovation at NC State<br />Finance & Business Leadership Team Retreat<br />11 November 2010<br />Terri L. Lomax<br />Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation<br />
    2. 2. NC State – a Research University<br />We are classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a:<br />Research University (very high research activity)<br />Out of 4,391 U.S. institutions<br />only 94 receive this classification (list included in your packet) <br />only 2.2% of U.S. institutions of higher learning are Research Universities with very high research activity<br />Source: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/summary/basic.php<br />
    3. 3. Research University = Social Responsibility<br />Our Civic Responsibility: <br />To develop knowledge for the improvement of society, and to think about and act upon the public dimensions of our work.<br />Opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and administrators to use their many talents for the greater good must pervade every aspect of our work.<br />
    4. 4. Outline<br />NC State Research & Innovation that solves real problems in the real world!<br />What it takes to make & sustain a great research University today!<br />What we’re doing to increase our research and innovation impact!<br />Next steps / Goals<br />
    5. 5. Solving real problems in the real world!<br />Let’s start with some of NC State’s research & innovation successes that benefit society<br />Real challenges. Real solutions. A real difference.<br />
    6. 6. Challenge: Disease Prevention<br />The American Heart Association estimates that<br />80 million adults in the U.S. have heart disease,<br />making it the #1 killer of Americans. <br />50% of people who have had heart attacks<br />reported “normal” cholesterol numbers.<br />1 in 4 Americans have pre-diabetes and don’t know it.<br />Real challenges. Real solutions. A real difference.<br />
    7. 7. NC State Solution: LipoProfile®<br />NC State’s Dr. James Otvos- Professor of Biochem - discovered a method of using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to quantify lipoproteins in blood samples.<br />The startup company, LipoScience, was launched and developed:<br />LipoProfile® - a blood test clinically proven more effective at predicting heart disease risk than cholesterol tests.<br />LipoScience also offers an insulin resistance score (LP-IR) that may<br />help assess risk for developing type 2 diabetes.<br />Doctors and clinicians have administered over 5 million LipoProfile® tests to date.<br />Solution from NC State’s Department of Biochemistry: <br />Dr. James Otvos, now Liposcience Chief Scientific Officer/Founder/EVP<br />Real challenges. Real solutions. A real difference.<br />
    8. 8. Challenge: Climate Change<br />Scientists project disruption in water supplies, agriculture, ecosystems and coastal communities. Economists and scientists agree that the level of risk justifies an aggressive response.<br />In 2009 world leaders agreed on a dangerous climate threshold: an increase of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit from the average global temperature recorded just before the Industrial Revolution. (This translates into an increase of 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit above the Earth's current average temperature, about 59 degrees).<br />Real challenges. Real solutions. A real difference.<br />
    9. 9. NC State Solution: Institute for Climate & Satellites<br />2009: NC State and NOAA establish collaborative climate research institute: Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS) <br />“CICS clearly establishes our state as a major contributor to the understanding of climate change and its impacts on our planet and the lives of our citizens.”<br />Steve Leath, UNC System VP for Research<br />Otis Brown, Director, NC State’s North Carolina Institute for Climate Sciences.<br />Real challenges. Real solutions. A real difference.<br />
    10. 10. NC State Solution: Climate Science Center<br />Fall of 2010: U.S. Dept. of Interior selects NC State to lead a federal hub for climate change research in the Southeast: Climate Science Center<br />NC State’s Climate Science Center will not only impact the U.S. understanding of climate change, <br />it will also create jobs and provide opportunities for students, including a new climate-change curriculum.<br />Principal Investigator Damian Shea, Department Head of Biology. <br />For a full list of co-investigators see: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~nlmccoy/press_release.html<br />Real challenges. Real solutions. A real difference.<br />
    11. 11. Challenge: Advanced Materials<br />We need materials that are:<br /><ul><li>light-weight
    12. 12. as strong as steel
    13. 13. as elastic as bone</li></ul>For applications such as:<br /><ul><li>building infrastructure
    14. 14. automobiles
    15. 15. military applications
    16. 16. medical implants - knee and hip replacements</li></ul>Real challenges. Real solutions. A real difference.<br />
    17. 17. NC State Solution: Composite Metal Foam<br />Real challenges. Real solutions. A real difference.<br />Designing the Future:<br />http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/metalfoam.jsp<br />Solution from AfsanehRabiei, Ph.D. Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NC State<br />
    18. 18. What it Takes<br />to SUSTAIN & GROW<br />a GREAT <br />RESEARCH UNIVERSITY TODAY <br />What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />
    19. 19. What it Takes<br /><ul><li>Innovative Faculty
    20. 20. Outstanding Students
    21. 21. Strong Partnerships
    22. 22. Resources ($/equipment/facilities)
    23. 23. Coordinated Innovation Support</li></ul>What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />
    24. 24. What it Takes – Innovative Faculty<br />1,945 fulltime faculty*<br />1,388 tenured/tenure track faculty*<br />19 National Academy Members<br />124 Invention Disclosures (FY2010)<br />44 U.S. Patents Issued <br />naming NC State faculty as Inventor (FY2010)<br />4 Start-Up Companies Launched <br />Based on NC State technologies (FY2010)<br />$5.1M royalties received <br />from NC State inventions (FY2010)<br />What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />*IPEDS 2009 data<br />
    25. 25. Still Innovating – in a Difficult Economy<br />Total research award funding brought into NC State for the past 10 years.<br />30% funding awards increase from FY09 – FY10<br />What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />
    26. 26. What it Takes – Outstanding Students<br />NC State students win National Innovation Prize for <br />HydrEYECorneOasis Contact Lens! <br />Alex McGaughy, RoyaNezarati, Eli Pollack, Trinh Doan, and Elizabeth Kirk<br />This talented team was selected first place among more than 60 entries received from 30 universities across the nation.  This is a national student design competition for devices that aid people with disabilities in the workplace. <br /> Sponsored by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). http://nciia.org/bmestart for full story.  <br />
    27. 27. What it Takes – Partnerships<br />NC State partners with industry to help us move academic discovery to market, where it can make a real difference:<br />>110 better world products<br />from lab to market<br />72 start-up companies<br />attracting >$750M investment and 3,000 jobs <br />to the region<br />What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />
    28. 28. What it Takes – Partnerships<br />Centers & Institutes draw over 150 Industry partners to campus:<br />DuPont<br />ExxonMobil <br />Cisco<br />CREE <br />General Electric<br />Samsung <br />Toyota<br />Progress Energy<br />Procter & Gamble <br />Texas Instruments<br />RWTH Aachen University, Germany<br />Swiss Federal Institute of Technology<br />What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />
    29. 29. What it Takes - Partnerships<br />The Research Triangle Solar Fuels Institute is dedicated to solving the technical, environmental, economic, security and societal issues related to fossil fuels.<br />RTSF is a groundbreaking partnership between NC State, Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, and RTI aimed at making the Triangle area the leading scientific resource in the field of solar fuels.<br />What it takes to sustain a Research University.<br />
    30. 30. Built on the concept of innovation partnerships!<br />What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />
    31. 31. Academic honor and corporate growth can exist together. In fact, they must.<br />What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />
    32. 32. What it Takes – Resources<br />How do we fund all of NC State’s “high research” activity? <br />How do we purchase equipment for the innovation community? <br />How do we provide an environment where innovation can happen?<br /><ul><li>Extramural Support granted through the proposal process
    33. 33. State Appropriations
    34. 34. F&A
    35. 35. Royalties Generated from NC State Inventions
    36. 36. Testing & Service Agreements</li></ul>How can we increase these enabling resources for our innovation community?<br />What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />
    37. 37. Sponsored Programs Extramural Support ($)<br />Source: RADAR, NC State University<br />What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />
    38. 38. Sponsored Programs Extramural Support<br />Top Sources YTD September 30<br />Top Industry Sources<br />Top Federal Sources<br />75% of YTD <br />7% of YTD <br />Source: RADAR, NC State University <br />What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />
    39. 39. Strategic Use of Facilities and Administration (F&A)<br /><ul><li>F&A is a federally negotiated rate to cover the cost to the University of research that cannot be directly attributed to a specific research grant
    40. 40. Current rates (on-campus/off-campus):</li></ul>research = 49%/27%<br />instructional = 47%/26%<br />public service = 35%/20%<br /><ul><li>F&A is reimbursed after the direct costs are expended.</li></ul>What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />
    41. 41. How F&A is negotiated<br />uncapped<br />w/cap<br />final<br />General Administration 8.2 7.3 <br />Departmental Administration 16.92 15.1 <br />Sponsored Projects Administration 3.64 3.3 <br />Student Services Administration 0.3 0.3   <br />Subtotal: 29.06 26 26<br />Buildings 3.25 3.25 2.6 <br />Equipment 3.33 3.33 2.8 <br />Bldg Interest 2.25 2.25 1.9 <br />Operations & Maintenance 14.54 14.54 13.1 <br />Library 1.44 1.44 1.3 <br />Subtotal: 24.81 24.81 21.2<br />Utility Cost Adjustment 1.3 1.3 1.3    <br />On Campus Organized Research Rate 55.17 52.11 49 <br />What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />
    42. 42. 2008-2009 Funding Summary<br />Total research expenditures were $380 M<br />Sponsored program activity was $206M<br />Federally sponsored research was $135 M<br />Total F&A collected was $30M<br />Useful factors to estimate F&A:<br /><ul><li> F&A is ~8% of total research expenditures
    43. 43. F&A is ~15% of sponsored programs
    44. 44. F&A is ~22% of federally sponsored research</li></ul>What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />
    45. 45. F&A Distribution<br />(2010-2011)<br />included in your packet<br />
    46. 46. 2009-10 College F&A Allocations<br />
    47. 47. F&A Distribution by Colleges<br /><ul><li>Colleges vary greatly in how they distribute F&A based on the types of research they conduct.
    48. 48. Colleges with higher needs for expensive equipment, start-ups, and retentions tend to retain more at the college level.
    49. 49. Most of the College F&A comes back to benefit the faculty PIs.</li></ul>What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />
    50. 50. What it Takes – Coordinated Innovation Support<br />Service units that support discovery and innovation:<br /><ul><li>Proposal Development Unit
    51. 51. Integrated Support Service Center (NEW)
    52. 52. Springboard (NEW)</li></ul>Provides support for faculty producing large-scale proposals for graduate fellowships and multidisciplinary research. There is no charge for PDU services. The PDU supports multiple-investigator proposals over $1 million.<br />Created through realignment of existing resources, the ISSC provides direct research administrative services to University units that have historically lacked support. (e.g. 36 centers, institutes and units are not associated with a college research office, yet they generate over 18% of all funding dollars)<br />Springboard gives us a way to more readily connect people, ideas and resources. Springboard is a ‘one stop shop’ for NC State faculty, students AND external partners (existing and potential) interested in engaging in the vast innovation opportunities at NC State. <br />What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />
    53. 53. What We’re Doing to Increase Our Impact<br />and to ensure that NC State’s innovation community has the resources needed<br />How we can increase our impact.<br />
    54. 54. Issue: Increase Focus on Larger Awards<br /><ul><li>74% decrease in NCSU proposals between $1-2M from 2009 to 2010
    55. 55. 165% increase in NCSU proposals >$2M in 2009-10</li></ul>7<br />12<br />148<br />50<br />4<br />23<br />How we can increase our impact.<br />
    56. 56. Solution: Proposal Development Unit (PDU)<br />How we can increase our impact.<br />
    57. 57. Issue: SPARCS Unfunded Mandates<br /><ul><li>Conflict of Interest
    58. 58. Training Requirements
    59. 59. Increased Inspections
    60. 60. Additional Review Boards
    61. 61. Sub-award audits
    62. 62. Patriot Act and Enhanced Export Control Oversights
    63. 63. Deemed Exports in particular
    64. 64. FFATTA – and reporting requirements
    65. 65. COGR Compiled over 100 requirements from 25 schools in 2003</li></ul>How we can increase our impact.<br />
    66. 66. Issue: SPARCS – More Requirements, Less Staff<br />Volume vs. Staffing<br />What it takes to sustain a Research University.<br />
    67. 67. Solution: Integrated Support Service Center<br />What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.<br />
    68. 68. Issue: NC State Innovation Gaps<br /><ul><li> Entrepreneurship Initiative (Provost)
    69. 69. eGames
    70. 70. EntrprConcentr& Minor (COM)
    71. 71. Entrepreneurs Program (COE)
    72. 72. Entrpr& New Product Dev (COT)
    73. 73. TEC Program and Grad. Certificate (COM)
    74. 74. SBTDC (VCEEED)</li></ul>GAP<br />(education and training)<br /><ul><li>Industrial Extension Service (COE)
    75. 75. NC State Incubator</li></ul>GAP<br />(education and training) <br /><ul><li> Center for Innovation Management Studies (COM)
    76. 76. Global Health Case Competition (OIA)
    77. 77. Venture Pitch Competition (COM)
    78. 78. COM Leadership and Innovation Showcase</li></ul>GAP (relationship management and coordination)<br /><ul><li>Office of Technology Transfer (OTT): Inventor Resource Center
    79. 79. Technology Brokering and Intl Partnership
    80. 80. Intellectual Property Committee
    81. 81. Intellectual Property Licensing
    82. 82. TechRevolution Series
    83. 83. NC State Innovation Showcase
    84. 84. SBTDC
    85. 85. IES
    86. 86. CIMS (COM)</li></ul>GAP (Proof-of-concept, pre-seed, seed, and early acceleration funding)<br /><ul><li> Daugherty Endowment ($25K/yr)</li></li></ul><li>Issue: Innovation services & opportunities, spread across campus & beyond<br />Where we are today<br />Springboard Vision: 2010-11<br />Springboard Vision: 2011-12<br />Fully Integrated <br />Innovation Network: <br /><ul><li>Portal has become a network that provides point of entry for new researchers and new partners.
    87. 87. Also serves as catalyst for full integration, collaboration, and cross-linking of innovation components.
    88. 88. Those involved are freed up to meet more internal participants, bring in more partners, and participate in networking events and easily accessible training – to THINK, to RESEARCH, and to DISCOVER. </li></ul>Early Stage <br />Innovation Portal:<br /><ul><li>Strategic, structured framework
    89. 89. Single, comprehensive point-of-entry for external and internal engagement and collaboration to unify the innovation components.
    90. 90. Units can work toward full innovation capacity with structure, training, and services solidly in place.
    91. 91. The portal serves as the connection point.</li></ul>Innovation Components:<br /><ul><li>Innovation services, training, and facilities available w/o a structured framework.
    92. 92. Collaboration encouraged, but the responsibility of each innovation unit.
    93. 93. Components and opportunities available on and off campus, but may be difficult to find. </li></li></ul><li>Issue: Navigating our innovation components . . .<br />where would you start if you were an R&D exec or a new faculty member?<br />College of Management<br />Humanities & Soc Sciences<br />Center for Innovation Management<br />Agriculture & Life Sciences<br />Office of Research<br />Entrepreneurship Education Initiative<br />Office of Extension, Engagement, and Economic Development<br />Services and Production Innovation Management Initiative (SPI)<br />Office of Research Development<br />College of Vet Med<br />Sponsored Programs and Regulatory Compliance Services<br />Corporate and Foundation Relations<br />Physical & Math Sciences<br />Who would you contact to find:<br /><ul><li>Subject Matter Experts?
    94. 94. Research Sponsorship Opportunities?
    95. 95. Access to IP Portfolio?
    96. 96. Executive Education and Training?
    97. 97. Innovation Events and Networking?
    98. 98. Patentability of IP?
    99. 99. Business Plan Development Support?
    100. 100. Prototyping & scale up?
    101. 101. Startup company support?
    102. 102. Venture capital opportunities?
    103. 103. Seed funding?
    104. 104. Recruiting Grad Students?
    105. 105. Student Opportunities?
    106. 106. Innovation partners on Centennial Campus?
    107. 107. Research Center information?</li></ul>College of Education<br />College of Design<br />Natural Resources<br />Venture Capitalists 4<br />Angel Investors 4<br />Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) 4<br />NC Biotechnology Center (NCBC) 4<br />Research Triangle Institute (RTI) 4<br />Partner Universities 4<br />Potential Collaborators 4<br />NC State’s Graduate School<br />TEC Program: Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization<br />Office of Postdoc Affairs<br />Office of Technology Commercialization<br />Technology Incubator<br />College of Textiles<br />College of Engineering<br />Small Business and Technology Development Center<br />Centennial Campus Partnership Office<br />Engineering Entrepreneurs Program<br />Proposal Development Support and Training<br />
    108. 108. Solution: A framework for our innovation components . . .<br />What if there was one place that provided full access & integration?<br />
    109. 109.
    110. 110.
    111. 111. New Innovation Components<br /><ul><li>Office of Research and Innovation
    112. 112. Springboard Concierge – “one-stop shopping” and synergies for innovation
    113. 113. Partnership Council – internal network
    114. 114. Innovation Board - external network
    115. 115. Chancellor’s Innovation Fund – pre-seed and proof-of-concept funding
    116. 116. Faculty, Staff, Post-doc, and Graduate Student Training
    117. 117. Training for External Partners
    118. 118. New Analytic Tools – REACH NC (subject matter experts) and jStart(technology partners)
    119. 119. Streamlined License (FY2010 startup, Xanofi, Inc. negotiated their license in less than 30 days)
    120. 120. New Patent Policy
    121. 121. New campus culture – rewarding innovation (RPT, recognition through awards)
    122. 122. New Awards – Inventor of the Year (OTY), Entrepreneur OTY, Innovation Partner OTY
    123. 123. Innovation Enterprise Services – New emphasis for Industrial Extension Service
    124. 124. Proof-of-Concept Lab/Innovation Design Center
    125. 125. Accelerator</li></li></ul><li>Goals & Next Steps<br />Goals.<br />
    126. 126. How Can we Capitalize on our Opportunity?<br />
    127. 127. Activities and Programs Underway<br />
    128. 128. Research and Innovation Benchmarks<br />Since the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) was officially announced in September 2010, we have committed to:<br /><ul><li>Double the number of startup companies spun out of NC State by 2012 (goal = 8 companies)
    129. 129. Increase research awards to $401,173,165 by FY 2015.
    130. 130. Find new resources and creative solutions to equip the research and innovation community for success</li></ul>Goals.<br />
    131. 131. Our 5 Year Plan to Grow Research<br />GOAL: Increase Research Awards 50% by 2015<br />401,173,165<br />%50 or $133,724,388<br />increase over next five years<br />Goals.<br />
    132. 132. Next Steps<br /><ul><li>Address start-up/retention, instrumentation, and equipment needs -- no targeted funds available
    133. 133. Prioritized list, shared facilities
    134. 134. Advocacy, fund-raising
    135. 135. Facilitate the recommendations of the Research and Strategic Planning Taskforce.
    136. 136. Address limited time and support for faculty to engage in research and innovation activities
    137. 137. Identifying bureaucratic roadblocks, finding solutions
    138. 138. Proactively enhance partnerships both inside and outside of NC State</li></li></ul><li>Discussion – Key Issues for our Future<br /><ul><li>Shared research facilities can’t replace & maintain equipment due to inability to carry over funds (we have an aging instrumentation fleet)
    139. 139. No targeted funds available for start-ups, retention, equipment or instrumentation needs
    140. 140. Need prioritized list of research facilities, repairs and renovations
    141. 141. Need to grow our tenure track faculty
    142. 142. Looking for ways to recognize and support staff</li></li></ul><li>Questions/Discussion<br />Terri L. Lomax<br />Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation<br />Finance & Business Senior Leadership Team Retreat<br />11 November 2010<br />
    143. 143. Tech Transfer and Innovation Activity<br />What it takes to sustain a Research University.<br />

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