Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FW: University Innovation Systems - Webinar

The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) at Michigan State University is excited to present the next webinar in its series “Innovations in Agriculture and Rural Development.” Our next webinar will feature research from Dr. Martin Kenney (UC Davis) about the innovation process—specifically, university innovation systems.  


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 Our 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.


To access the free webinar on Tuesday Oct. 28, go to: 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.


Also, if you have any questions about the webinar you can email me or call my office phone (517) 353-2129.  Finally, I have included a link to my LinkedIn profile at the end of this email—I invite you to also connect with me there!


Thank you for all your help and interest!





John Mann, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Center for Economic Analysis, and

North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

Michigan State University

446 W. Circle Drive, Room 207

East Lansing, MI, 48824-1039

Office Phone: (517) 353-2129






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