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July 25, 2018, 1pm ET
Public-Private Partnerships Supporting P-TECH Schools

October 16-17, 2018
GUIRR Meeting

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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?

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
2:00-3:00 pm GUIRR Executive Committee Meeting (closed session) – NAS 120
3:00-5:00pm GUIRR Council Meeting (closed session) - NAS 120
5:00-6:30 pm Networking Mixer - East Court

6:30-8:30 pm


Dinner and Keynote Address - West Court

  • Marilyn Simons, President of the Simons Foundation
  • Moderator: Laurie Leshin, GUIRR University Co-Chair and President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
8:00-8:15 am 

Welcome Remarks - NAS 120

  • Gordon England, GUIRR Industry Co-Chair and Chair of the Board of PFP Cybersecurity
8:15-10:30 am Philanthropic Support for Science and Innovation
  • Daniel Goroff, Vice President and Program Director at the Sloan Foundation
  • Marion Greenup, Vice President for Administration at the Simons Foundation
  • Marc Malandro, Vice President for Operations for Science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Bodo Stern, Chief Development and Strategy Officer at Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Kedest Tesfagiorgis, Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
10:30-11:00 am Break
11:00 am-12:15 pm De-risking Investments in Innovation Through Partnership
  • Kirstin Leute, Senior Vice President for University Relations at Osage University Partners
  • Mark Burns, Executive Director of Mcubed at the University of Michigan
12:15-1:30 pm Lunch - West Court
1:30-2:45 pm Mission-Driven Partnerships Throughout the Research Enterprise
  • Sally Rockey, Executive Director of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
  • David Hart, Senior Fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Alan Leonardi, Director of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
2:45-3:00 pm GUIRR Activity Updates
Webinars, Federal Demonstration Partnership, and International Research Collaborations Working Group
3:00 pm