Upcoming Webinar: Diverse Roles of Universities in Regional Innovation Ecosystems

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014 by Carrie Kissel

The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (http://ncrcrd NULL.org) (NCRCRD) at Michigan State University is excited to present the next webinar in its series “Innovations in Agriculture and Rural Development.” The next webinar will feature research from Dr. Martin Kenney (UC Davis) about the innovation process—specifically, university innovation systems.  The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development is one of  four regionally focused centers competitively funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Webinar Details:

  • Title: The Diverse Roles of Universities in Regional Innovation Ecosystems: Case Studies from University of California Campuses
  • Date: Tuesday October 28, 2014
  • Time: 12:30 PM ET/11:30 AM CT


Universities’ innovation systems play important roles in encouraging economic development at the local, state, regional, and national level. In this webinar, Dr. Martin Kenney’s will discuss his research into university innovation systems: the California knowledge economy, university-industry relations, the linear and other tech transfer models, the reality in other domains, who starts firms, and commercialization vs. engagement.  His presentation will include highlights from his and co-Author Dr. David Mowery’s most recent book titled Public Universities and Regional Growth: Insights from the University of California.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Martin Kenney is a Professor in the Department of Human and Community Development at the University of California, Davis, and Senior Project Director at The Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy. He has published extensively about university innovation systems.

Instructions to Participate:

To access the free webinar on Tuesday Oct. 28, go to: https://connect.msu.edu/newtech/ (https://connect NULL.msu NULL.edu/newtech/) and select “Enter as a Guest.” You will then be directed to the MSU Adobe Connect “New Tech” page. Currently, a flyer for the upcoming webinar is posted on the page. If you need technical assistance accessing the page, please contact MSU Adobe Connect at:  (517) 355-2345 or 1-800-500-1554.


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