Accelerating Talent Development and RD Partnerships at Aberdeen

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Accelerating Talent Development and R&D Partnerships at Aberdeen Proving Ground: Establishing the Business Case

Accelerating Talent Development and R&D Partnerships at Aberdeen Proving Ground: Establishing the Business Case Project Overview for Discussion with NEMD URP Battelle Technology Partnership Practice March 8, 2012 BUSINESS SENSITIVE 1

Battelle Who is Battelle? • The world’s largest non-profit independent R&D organization ($6+ billion

Battelle Who is Battelle? • The world’s largest non-profit independent R&D organization ($6+ billion in revenues) • Worldwide leader in development, commercialization, and transfer of technology • Conducts thousands of projects for government and industrial clients each year • Manages or co-manages six national laboratories for the U. S. Department of Energy and two international laboratories • Over 20, 000 employees worldwide Technology Partnership Practice is the economic development consulting organization for Battelle TPP Areas of Expertise: • • • Core Competency Cluster Analysis Benchmarking Strategic Planning Workforce Development Program Design and Implementation • Impact Assessment and Evaluation • Entrepreneurial Development/ Venture Financing • Technical Assistance and Problem Solving 2

Battelle’s Technology Partnership Practice Demonstrated track record in translating technology strengths into development strategies

Battelle’s Technology Partnership Practice Demonstrated track record in translating technology strengths into development strategies and designing and evaluating key initiatives from research parks to incubators to research centers n n Talent & Workforce Experience Connecticut Career Choices and Talent Based Strategy Maricopa Community Colleges – Arizona Bioscience Workforce Strategy & High Tech Manufacturing’s Future in Greater Phoenix Oregon Future Workforce Needs Assessment Key dimension of technology roadmaps – e. g. Pittsburgh Life Science Greenhouse, Nebraska Competitive Advantage, etc. Technology Assessment and R&D Partnerships n Ohio Third Frontier n Pennsylvania Ben Franklin Partnership n Massachusetts Technology Roadmap & Strategic Alliances n Connecticut SBIR n NAVSEA & HBCU Engineering Schools n Work with many universities … USC, Umass, University of Pittsburgh, Arizona n n n n Maryland Experience Maryland Bio 2020 East Baltimore Life Science & Technology Park UMAB Research Park Prince George’s County Workforce Development and Economic Generators Study Allegheny Ventures/Friendship Technology Park TEDCO Policy Development Former Technology Advisor for Maryland 3

Battelle TPP Also Brings Extensive Experience in Translating Technology Strengths and Opportunities into Research

Battelle TPP Also Brings Extensive Experience in Translating Technology Strengths and Opportunities into Research Park and Commercialization Centers Examples of Research Park Assignments • Rutgers University • WV Education, Research & Technology Park • Du. Page County Research Park, IL • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center/Biosciences Park in Aurora • The East Baltimore/Johns Hopkins University Life Sciences and Technology Park • USC Biomedical Technology Park • Pittsburgh Regional Technology Space Demand Site Development Assessment • AURP Study of Characteristics and Trends of North American Research Parks Examples of Commercialization Centers & Initiative Assignments • Carilion Biomedical Institute • Connecticut SBIR Office • Open Innovation Models at Penn State • Technology Commercialization Approaches for Cleveland Clinic • Bio-Generator in St. Louis • Iowa Entrepreneurial Support System Assessment & Recommended Actions 4

Project Objective • Fully maximize the opportunity for Aberdeen Proving Grounds to thrive and

Project Objective • Fully maximize the opportunity for Aberdeen Proving Grounds to thrive and be a world class technology hub for Maryland the nation. • Establish the “business case” for universityrelated talent and R&D partnerships with APG. 5

The Project Focus • Fact based assessment for aligning APG talent and R&D partnership

The Project Focus • Fact based assessment for aligning APG talent and R&D partnership opportunities with Maryland universities and colleges, as well as other leading universities. Project Objectives APG Talent & Research Needs Building a Unique Consortium & Partnership Maryland Universities & Colleges Capabilities • Identify specific technology focus areas at APG requiring university and college collaborations • Assess the capabilities and alignment of Maryland universities and colleges, as well as other leading universities • Set out the business case with identified strategic opportunities for collaboration 6

Project Methodology Assessment of APG Talent and R&D Requirements for University Partnerships Map Opportunities

Project Methodology Assessment of APG Talent and R&D Requirements for University Partnerships Map Opportunities for APGUniversity Collaboration Business Case Statement Benchmarking Leading Universities Collaborating with APG Assess Capabilities of Maryland Universities & Colleges 7 7

Linkage of this Effort to Addressing the Advancement of a Research Park This Study

Linkage of this Effort to Addressing the Advancement of a Research Park This Study will Address: • What are the likely targets of opportunity for the research park? – What potential anchor developments will best position a future research park for university development and partnerships? Other Key Questions – How can activities be staged and phased based on market development and economic viability and sustainability? – How can the research park be structured – organizationally and physically - to ensure availability of industry space and to ensure that development momentum translates into new facility development and economic impact? - What will be an effective governance and organizational structure to manage the research park? - What key functions are needed to ensure the success of the research park in building industry relationships leveraging the presence of research drivers? – What should be the approach for collaborating with private developers? - Should you seek a master developer relationship or phase by phase approach? - How should land leases and other terms be structured to work with private developers? - What other incentives and business arrangements will be needed to work with private developers? 8

Status: Assessment of APG Talent and R&D Requirements for University Partnerships • Continuing to

Status: Assessment of APG Talent and R&D Requirements for University Partnerships • Continuing to conduct interviews with APG Organizations and Contractors q Completed 13 interviews with staff at contractor organizations q Completed 4 interviews with APG Organizations … many still in the works • Developing a technology framework focused around key areas of talent and R&D requirements, such as: q Electronics, Sensors and Sensor Networks q Information & Communications Technology q Human Systems Integration q Testing and Evaluation q Materials Research q Infectious agents & detection and other medical research q Vehicle Technology q Power Systems • Identify specific technology capabilities that can be cross-walked to university setting to better assess alignment and potential partners • Extent of ongoing university collaborations 9

Status: Insights to Date on Assessment of APG Talent and R&D Requirements for University

Status: Insights to Date on Assessment of APG Talent and R&D Requirements for University Partnerships q Broad Issues: q Uncertainty of Do. D funding colors current environment, with few new hires in current environment, but recognized talent issues and “cliff” coming with many retirees in the years ahead. q Hard to aggregate demand across organizations at APG as well as across contractor organizations q Desire for more hands-on learning environment not just stand-alone courses – find ways to couple advanced education with ongoing project demands and applications development q Mixed opinions on importance of university co-location to address R&D requirements q. Examples of Initial Identification of Opportunity Areas: q Network science/systems engineering significant opportunity area – major area of collaboration with universities + major talent driver across many areas of APG q Unique requirements for cybersecurity/information assurance – go beyond simply computer science approach to integrating with devices and embedded systems q Growing demand for computational sciences to make use of High Performance Computing capabilities at APG … from materials research to testing and evaluation to mapping of networks 10

Status: Approach on Benchmarking • Community-wide benchmarking – Possible benchmarks: • University benchmarking –

Status: Approach on Benchmarking • Community-wide benchmarking – Possible benchmarks: • University benchmarking – Possible benchmarks: - Dayton region – Interactions of Wright Patterson with University of Dayton - Active Collaborative Technology Alliances with APG such as Network Sciences - Huntsville region – Interactions of Redstone Arsenal with University of Alabama, Huntsville - University of Maryland – Focus of benchmark case studies: - Development of university research activities related to Do. D presence - JHU - University of Delaware - Georgia Tech – Focus of benchmark case studies: - Specific talent interactions - R&D activities with APG - Role of specialized facilities, incubators and research parks in furthering collaborations with Do. D and industry - Talent activities with APG - Key success factors - Lessons learned - Possible ways to improve interactions 11

Contact Information Mitch Horowitz Vice-President & Managing Director Battelle Technology Partnership Practice Voice: (240)

Contact Information Mitch Horowitz Vice-President & Managing Director Battelle Technology Partnership Practice Voice: (240) 462 -5456 E-mail: [email protected] org 12