OPEN Mini: Local & Regional Ecosystems

Rapid Prototyping the Future at San José State University
Gary Craig Hobbs, San José State University
Creating synergy through public, private, non-profit sector partnerships in higher education. An open conversation on multidisciplinary innovation at San José State University, and beyond.

Integrating University and Community
Nancy Mata, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Natalia Latsios, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
How Millersville University is connecting entrepreneurial students with resources and influential thinkers in the emerging entrepreneurial community in Lancaster City, Pennsylvania.

Stirring the Pot: Creating the Mindset of Entrepreneurism and Innovation in a Research-Focused Ecosystem
Michael Ryan, Texas Tech University
Kimberly Gramm, Texas Tech University
We will examine the complexities and obstacles that must be addressed when building an entrepreneurial ecosystem that incorporates elements of the local and regional economies as well as university resources.

Building Interdisciplinary Collaborations on Campus
Jerry Schnepp, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
In this session, we will share our work designing and programming the Collab Lab, a hands-on, creative space at Bowling Green State University where students, faculty, staff, and community members engage in collaborative work.


Gary Craig Hobbs, San José State University
Nancy Mata, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Natalia Latsios, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Michael Ryan, Texas Tech University
Kimberly Gramm, Texas Tech University
Jerry Schnepp, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

Moderator: Kathy Rocha, University of Connecticut

Track: Building Innovation

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