2011 Know Your Region Training

Posted on: June 15th, 2012 by Matt Black

Conferences

2011 NADO Annual Training Conference

Regional CEDS and EDD Innovation Learning Lab (Part 1) Americana Salon 1
Growing Regional Innovation-Based Economies: The Kansas Opportunity Innovation Network This special workshop will explore an innovative partnership focused on increasing the number of globally competitive products and services produced in Kansas. As part of the Kansas Opportunity Innovation Network (KOIN), Kansas State University’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute, the state’s EDA Economic Development Districts, and other partners are working to create an environment that transcends geographic isolation, discovers new markets, innovates openly, and fosters global competitiveness to be at the intersection of great ideas and new opportunities.
• John Cyr, Kansas Association of Regional Development
Organizations
• Brad Kramer, Advanced Manufacturing Institute,
Kansas State University

Cyr and Kramer Presentation Slides (http://www NULL.slideshare NULL.net/nado-web/cyr-krameratc2011)

Regional CEDS and EDD Innovation Learning Lab (Part 2)
Regional Asset-Based Cluster Strategies: Mobilize Maine Mobilize Maine is a statewide asset-based approach to economic development centered on private sector engagement. Mobilize Maine takes a bottom-up approach to identifying
assets, including linking traditional workforce development and economic development planning. This process, coordinated by the state’s seven EDA Economic Development Districts (EDDs), emphasizes the regional nature of Maine’s economy. Representatives from two EDD pilot regions will discuss the planning and implementation processes that their organizations followed, including strategies to engage the private sector and align federal workforce and economic development resources.
• Michael Eisensmith, Northern Maine Development
Commission
• Elizabeth Sutherland, Sutherland Weston Marketing
Communications (ME)
• Moderator: Bob Thompson, Androscoggin Valley COG (ME)

Eisensmith Northern Maine (http://www NULL.knowyourregion NULL.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/EisensmithNMATC2011 NULL.pdf)

Eisensmith Eastern Maine (http://www NULL.knowyourregion NULL.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/EisensmithEMATC2011 NULL.pdf)

Regional CEDS and EDD Innovation Learning Lab  (Part 3)Assessing Your Regional Innovation Assets
Entrepreneurship. Technology. Innovation. Commercialization. These concepts are fundamental drivers behind the Regional Innovation Acceleration Network (RIAN). Funded by the U.S. Economic Development
Administration (EDA) and supported by the State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI), RIAN is a virtual networking tool that bridges together people, ideas, and resources as the basis for economic growth and development. Learn about the core principles of RIAN and receive in-depth training on the RIAN asset toolkit and how it can benefit your region.
• Mark Skinner, SSTI and Regional Innovation
Acceleration Network
• Moderator: TBA

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