Workshop 1: Assessment [COMPLETED]: October 5 – 6, 2015
Workshop 2: Action Plan: February 1 – 2, 2016
Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Translational Research
Venue: Planet Hollywood (Celebrity Ballroom 6)
3667 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Average room rate: $79.50 + taxes and fees per night (each night has a different charge)
Workshop 2 Participant Action Items:
Register for workshop attendance: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N6DZXGX
Self-Identification Survey for NSF (all responses are anonymous): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZYZXKTM
Hotel Registration: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SMTEN6
Overall Key Themes
- Development of an action plan to remove barriers and drive innovation as an outcome of these interconnected activities: directed research, technology commercialization, entrepreneurship & new venture and business development
- How to build partnerships to spur innovation and develop it into drivers for economic development
Workshop 2 Overview
DAY 1: Monday, February 1, 2016
Each state will present their prioritized SWOT analysis and first draft of their objective and action plan to the group. There also will be an open discussion about NSF EPSCoR community needs.
DAY 2: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Teams will be paired together to compare notes, exchange ideas, and then refine their action plans. Two teams will be selected to present to the group. Recommendations to NSF EPSCoR regarding community needs will be formulated.
Travel reimbursements (amount to be determined) will occur post-event (travel advances are not available). To receive reimbursement, please fill out, sign and return the Guest Traveler Worksheet with all original receipts and a copy of the Conference Agenda to Terry Crow (Business Manager, TN-SCORE, 2450 E J Chapman Dr., Knoxville, TN 37996) either via mail or at the Workshop. For mileage reimbursement, please include your odometer readings or attach a MapQuest of your route.
If your institution is reimbursing you for your travel and then invoicing UT for reimbursement, please do not submit any forms to Terry. Have your institution’s agent contact Terry directly.
Deadline for submitting reimbursement forms and receipts is February 28, 2016.
Click here for the University of Tennessee Travel Policy. Please refer to this site while making your travel arrangements.
Click here for the University of Tennessee Guest Traveler Form.
Please contact Joy Fisher with any questions.
We look forward to seeing you at the workshops!
Day 1 Schedule
|7:15 AM||Registration Open|
|8:00 AM||John Hopkins||Welcome and Introductions|
|8:15 AM||Uma Venkateswaran||NSF EPSCoR Welcome|
|8:30 AM||Joy Fisher||Setting the Stage|
|8:45 AM||Individual Team Discussions||Finalize details; presentation plan|
|9:00 AM||State Presentations||SWOT Snapshot, Objective, Action Plans|
|10:30 AM||State Presentations||SWOT Snapshot, Objective, Action Plans|
|1:00 PM||State Presentations||SWOT Snapshot, Objective, Action Plans|
|2:20 PM||State Presentations||SWOT Snapshot, Objective, Action Plans|
|4:00 PM||Teams||SWOT Snapshot, Objective, Action Plans|
|4:20 PM||John Hopkins||EPSCoR Community Needs|
|5:00 PM||Joy Fisher||Wrap-up|
|5:15 PM||Close (dinner-on -own)|
Day 2 Schedule
|8:00 AM||Joy Fisher||Results of Team Prioritizations|
|8:15 AM||Teams||First set of team pairings for discussion|
|9:00 AM||Teams||Second set of team pairings for discussion|
|10:00 AM||Teams||Refinement of final action plan|
|11:00 AM||Teams||Two selected team report-outs|
|11:30 AM||John Hopkins||EPSCoR Community Recommendations|
|12:00 PM||John Hopkins||Wrap-up|