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Free Fall Webinars: Developing Social Capital with APLU

APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) Presents:

The Social Capital Webinar Series
APLU’s Commission on Innovation invites you to join us for a series of lively conversations about the most critical aspects of innovation ecosystem development—creating trust and building social capital. This unique program is more talk show than webinar, with emphasis placed on conversation over presentation. Don’t miss out—click this link to register for one or more of the Social Capital webinars today!: http://bit.ly/1g7UWTc

social capital [soh-shuhl kap-i-tl]: (1) collective or economic benefits derived from cooperation between individuals and groups; the idea “that social networks have value”; (2) trust.

Thursday, September 18, 2 – 3pm Eastern
Civic and Social Engagement: Why Community Development Partnerships Matter
Innovation ecosystems rely not only on great talent and great innovation, but also on creating great places to live, work, and play. Place development—through social, community, and cultural partnerships—is a critical element.
Featuring: Eva Klein, University Economic Development Association (UEDA) and Eva Klein & Associates; Lloyd Jacobs, University of Toledo; (additional guest TBA)

Thursday, October 16, 2 – 3pm Eastern
Evolution of a New Paradigm: Emerging Tech Transfer Partnership Models
To make technology transfer happen in today’s innovation ecosystems, relationships must matter more than transactions. How universities interact with industry for technology transfer and development is changing, and so is the way relationships develop within the university.
Featuring: Jacob Johnson, innovosource; Valerie McDevitt, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM); Howard Grimes, Idaho State University

Thursday, November 20, 2 – 3pm Eastern
Policies That Support Practice: What Government Does to Enable Innovation Ecosystems
We hear all the time that government should just “get out of the way” and let the private sector innovate. Could it be, though, that government is the real risk-taker that allows partnerships to grow and flourish? Federal, state, and local policy may be at the heart of innovation ecosystems.
Featuring: Dan Berglund, SSTI; Susan Sloan, National Academies Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR); (additional guest TBA)

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