May 30, 2018 at 1pm ET
Connecting Research to Policy: The Broadband Research Initiative at Pew Charitable Trusts
Whether paying bills, earning a degree, or staying in touch with family and friends, our daily activities—either for convenience or out of necessity—are increasingly conducted online. Despite the growth of digital services, the FCC estimates that about 25 million Americans lack access to reliable high-speed broadband at home, and community anchor institutions across the country, including schools and hospitals, are similarly unconnected. Various levels of government have tried to close this gap, but increasing the number of “last mile” connections—the link to an end user at a home, school, or hospital—remains challenging. A new project at the Pew Charitable Trusts will provide research to help enhance broadband connectivity data-gathering efforts and examine promising state practices for expanding access in different areas and under different regulatory environments.
Please join GUIRR for a webinar with Kathryn de Wit of the Pew Charitable Trusts as she discusses this new initiative, the data challenges, and efforts to connect research to policy.
Free and open to the public.
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Strategies for Engagement of Non-Traditional Partners in the Research Enterprise
The Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations is an internationally recognized model for understanding entrepreneurship, the changing dynamics of universities, innovation, and socio-economic development. However, other organizations play pivotal roles in the research enterprise as well, including private foundations, disease-specific advocacy groups, NGOs, angel and venture capital groups. How and why might universities and industry engage with such non-traditional partners? Do these non-traditional partners offer enough space for investigator-initiated research and basic research? How do focused funding strategies impact the research enterprise, in terms of workforce development, research focus of individual investigators, and leveraging other federal and commercial research funds?
For GUIRR members only.
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