6th Annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation
& Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

June 12-14, 2017 in Lowell, Massachusetts

Agenda

The 2016 Symposium Agenda

Note: times and topics are subject to change. Please check back periodically for the latest updates.

Monday, June 13, 2016
9:00-4:00pm Symposium Check-In in the Lobby of the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center (ICC)
11:00-5:00pm Tours of Boston / Cambridge Innovation Ecosystem: Harvard iLab, MIT Entrepreneurship Center, Greentown Labs Additional $30 Fee. Box Lunch will be provided. Depart from Inn & Conference Center Lobby
1:00-4:00pm Workshop A: Fostering and Sustaining Student Engagement Additional $50 Fee. Location: Lower Locks 1 Meeting Room Workshop B: Strategic Partnering; Why Collaborations Get Stuck – and What To Do About It Additional $50 Fee. Location: Hamiliton Room Workshop C: Diversity Drives Innovation; What Are You Doing About It? Additional $50 Fee. Location: Lower Locks 2 Meeting Room
5:30-7:00pm Welcome Reception at UMass Lowell's Innovation Hub Transportation will be available from the ICC - Information will be available at registration/check-in.
7:30 - 10:00pm Screening of The Millennial Dream documentary - Junior Ballroom
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
7:30-8:30am Symposium Check-In & Continental Breakfast - Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30-8:45am Welcome: Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney & Desh Deshpande
8:45-9:30am Morning Keynote: Ron Daniels, John Hopkins University
9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-11:00am
A1
Ecosystems
Democratization of Innovation: Developing Entrepreneurial Leadership across the Commonwealth
B1
Curriculum
Leveraging the Pathways to Innovation Community for Collective Impact
C1
Commercialization
Educating the Ecosystem on What Good Looks Like
D1
Trends
Statewide I Corps Program
11:15-12:30pm
A2
Ecosystems
Know, Measure, Tell, Engage: Strengthening the Ecosystem through the Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Program
B2
Curriculum
Combining Research and Co-Curricular Activities: The PITCH U Findings
C2
Commercialization
University Launch Programs: Accelerating Startup Formation and Incubation
D2
Trends
Female Academic Entrepreneurship
12:30-2:00pm Networking Lunch - 50 Warren Restaurant, Dining Hall and Lower Locks
2:00-3:15pm
A3
Ecosystems
Creating a Culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Across the University: The experience of Texas Tech University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B3
Curriculum
Fairleigh Dickinson University: Entrepreneurial Developments in the Arts
C3
Commercialization
Global and Local: Building a University Commercialization Effort that Brings Products to the World and Impacts Local Economic Development
D3
Trends
Innovation and the Maritime Economy - The Gloucester Higher Education Ocean Cluster
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:45pm
A4
Ecosystems
Blueprints to Building Successful University Centers: Innovations on Funding, Facilities and Purpose
B4
Curriculum
International Entrepreneurship Pedagogy
C4
Commercialization
Academics in Action: Tracking University Startups & Economic Impact
D4
Trends
Diffusing “Entrepreneurship Everywhere” – The Role of Boundary-spanners, Academic Entrepreneurs and Organization Builders in Modernizing Curriculum
4:45-5:45pm Break
5:45-6:30pm Reception - Grand Ballroom Foyer
6:30-8:00pm Symposium Awards Ceremony with Dinner - Grand Ballroom
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
7:30-8:45am Working Breakfast - Deshpande Symposium student experience discussion - Grand Ballroom
8:45-9:00am Break
9:00-10:15am
A5
Ecosystems
Entrepreneurship Where You Live: Innovative Programming and Entrepreneurial Living-Learning Communities
B5
Curriculum
Best Practices for Integrating Entrepreneurship within the Curriculum and Across Campus
C5
Commercialization
University Accelerators and Incubators: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
D5
Trends
Retaining International Student Entrepreneurs When They Graduate
10:15-10:30am Break
10:30-11:45pm
A6
Ecosystems
Managing and Leading in a Multicultural Organization
B6
Curriculum
Three Ways to Supercharge Your Students’ Entrepreneurial Development
C6
Commercialization
Real Companies Need Real Investment
D6
Trends
VentureWell’s ASPIRE: A Scalable Model for Supporting Hardware, Invention-Based Startup Success
11:45-1:00pm Networking Lunch - 50 Warren Restaurant, Dining Hall and Lower Locks
1:00-2:15pm
A7
Ecosystems
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset in Students and Faculty on Campus
B7
Curriculum
Getting Off The Ground - Resources and Strategies For Starting A Campus-Wide Entrepreneurship Program
C7
Commercialization
Accelerating Innovation: Proof of Concept Best Practices
D7
Trends
Cultivating Talent to Solve Social Problems – The Power of Experiential Learning in the Context of Higher Education
2:15-2:30pm Break
2:30-3:30pm Plenary Panel:
Future Role of Higher Ed in Promoting Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Grand Ballroom
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