SP1.4: Industry-Funded Research
This project aims to recruit the Southern Tier High-Technology Incubator director and convene an industry task force to develop recommendations to enable Binghamton University to significantly grow industry-funded research. The search committee for the director of the Southern Tier High-Technology Incubator has interviewed six candidates and invited three to campus for a second interview and to meet with stakeholders. The new director will work closely on the design and construction of the incubator to be best-in-class. The Industry Task Force will meet from January-April 2014 and issue its report to the vice president for research in May 2014.
Goals advanced under this project are:
- Become a Nationally Recognized University for Outstanding Doctoral Education
- Increase Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Profile to that of a Premier Public University
- Increase the Transformational Impact of the University’s Research, Scholarship, Creative Activities and Doctoral Education on Society
Indicators of success for these goals are:
- Faculty Citations
- Sponsored Program Expenditures (federal and non-federal) (RF and BUF)
- Royalty Revenue
- Number of Companies Participating in Binghamton’s Start Up NY Portfolio
- Measure of University’s Impact of University’s Research, Scholarship, Creative Activities and Doctoral Education on Society (Further discussion is required by the University community to arrive at measurable impacts
Milestones completed since last progress report:
- The Industry Task Force, composed of Binghamton faculty and staff, and industry partners, completed its charge in April, 2014 and issued its Report, Recommendations on Increasing Engagement with Industry, to President Stenger in June, 2014.
- The design of the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator is complete and groundbreaking is scheduled for Fall, 2014.
- The Incubator has been identified for inclusion in the Start Up NY and Hot Spot Initiatives and a team is working with companies eligible under this program to collocate them in the Incubator.
Last Updated: 9/11/14