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October 2018

DISRUPTIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Higher Education Ecosystems as Engines of Change

October 21 - October 24
Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, 53202
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Economic change is happening rapidly. Regional ecosystems need to be able to adapt to changing forces, both internal and external, to discover success. By disrupting the normal trends of economic development, regions become more agile to these forces and can realize greater long-term, sustainable growth. Higher education is poised to serve as a leader in disruptive economic development-fostering cultures of innovation, creativity, design thinking, and entrepreneurship. While higher education institutions play a critical role in any economic ecosystem, in a…

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National NIH SBIR/STTR Conference

October 30 - November 1

This national conference is the cornerstone of the HHS’s congressionally mandated outreach efforts.   This three-day national HHS SBIR/STTR Conference is designed to educate attendees about the America’s Largest Seed Fund and how to apply for these research and development dollars.   With over $1 billion dollars of annual HHS funding, this is one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States.   The HHS’s SBIR/STTR programs allow US-owned small businesses to forge academic…

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