December 2015
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli Proposes Research Park


The National Institute of Technology (NIT-T) has initiated the process for setting up a research park to take up collaborative research with industry, said S. Sundarrajan, Director, NIT-T, here on Saturday.
A proposal for setting up the park has been forwarded to the Centre and it was being evaluated.
The NIT-T, he pointed out, had set up a Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Incubation (CEDI), a Section 8 company, to support start-up companies of young entrepreneurs. Read More.

Battelle CEO Pens Op-Ed on the Importance of Federal R&D Investment

Silicon Valley is synonymous with transformational ideas. Recently, Ohio State University President Michael Drake and I traveled to that part of California - with others from the Columbus business and educational communities - to visit companies and universities and learn how they describe their creativity and success.

Columbus, too, is full of creative minds and critical thinkers. As leaders of Ohio State University, ranked as one of the world's most innovative universities, and Battelle, the world's largest nonprofit research and development organization, we see so many bright people who have found their professional homes in Ohio and within our institutions.

The next important discovery will start with engaged people imagining what could be, using ingenuity to create answers to problems we all share and taking solutions to scale through entrepreneurship. Read More.
Gladwell Gift Creates a Chicago Tech Legacy


When Chris Gladwin signed a lease with us in 2005, making his year-old company the first startup to move to University Tech Park, I felt this was the start of something big.

But there's no way I could have known that a decade later, Cleversafe would garner worldwide recognition - or that Chris would show his gratitude with a $7.6 million gift that will foster the next generation of computer science innovators here at Illinois Tech. Read more.
KAUST Holds Solar Future 2015 Symposium

KAUST welcomed a prestigious group of local and international solar energy sector experts from academia and industry to the University's Solar Future 2015 Symposium on November 7-11. The event focused on the most recent results in the field of solar energy conversion (photovoltaics). Representatives ranged from national laboratories, government institutions and universities. The three-and-half-day symposium featured keynote presentations, plenary talks and poster sessions. The event was organized by the KAUST Solar and Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center (SPERC), with the support of the KAUST Office of Sponsored Research and the KAUST Industry Engagement Office. Read more.
The Collider, Initiative to Grow Businesses in the Climate Sciences Industry, Announces New Leadership Team

After years of planning and concept development for a center of excellence in climate and environmental data, an Asheville project designed to grow businesses in the climate sciences industry is quickly gaining momentum with a new leadership team that includes an internationally recognized expert in the development of science and research parks.

The Collider, an initiative to develop high-tech products, services, solutions and educational programming related to global climate change, has named veteran research park executive Bill Dean as chief executive officer of the organization, opening in downtown Asheville in early 2016. Research Park consultant and advisor to universities, communities and architectural firms, Dean served as president of the Association of University Research Parks in Washington, D.C.; research park director of Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Ala.; and president of Idealliance, directing the expansion of the Piedmont Triad Research Park in Winston-Salem, N.C. Dean was also the first chairman of the North Carolina Research Parks Network, representing a coalition of seven leading research parks across the state.

Dean is joined by new executive director Marilyn McDonald, who most recently served as founding executive director of the Education and Entrepreneurial Development Foundation at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Among other roles during her 14-year career with A-B Tech, McDonald also served as strategic business development officer, responsible for management and strategic direction of the divisions within the Center for Business and Technology Incubation, including the Small Business Center, the Business Incubator, the Technology Commercialization Center, the Institute for Sustainability Technologies and the BioNetwork BioBusiness Center. More Here.
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Associate General Counsel

KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science & Technology) is seeking to hire 2 Associate General Counsel positions to join its campus on the Red Sea. KAUST is a rapidly-growing international, graduate-level research University dedicated to advancing scientific and technological education and research. The campus boasts exceptional standards for community residences and recreational facilities and a truly multicultural community environment. Expatriate employees enjoy exceptional packages, including tax-free salaries, relocation allowances, accommodation and other additional incentives. Please click here for further information on life at KAUST and to search & apply. 

Associate Vice-Principal (Innovation and Partnerships)
McGill University

McGill University is seeking an outstanding individual to lead its innovation and partnership strategy, agenda and operations. McGill is undergoing a process of transformation to become a more open and active partner in the global innovation ecosystem, with a focus on developing channels for broader translation of path-breaking research and novel ideas into solutions benefitting local, national and global society. The Associate Vice-Principal (Innovation and Partnerships) will be a catalyst for this transformation.

Vice President for Research
Kansas State University
Kansas State University ( in Manhattan, Kansas, seeks an experienced, innovative research strategist to serve as the Vice President for Research (VPR). The nation's first operating landgrant institution, K-State is internationally recognized for excellence in research, scholarly and creative activities, and discovery (RSCAD), undergraduate and graduate education, extension, and outreach.

Dean of the College of Engineering 
University of Akron 
The University is looking for a Dean of Engineering with the passion, plan, and track record to continue the COE's upward trajectory.

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