The New Idea Lab: Universities and Tech R&D

Mar 13, 2017

11:00am – 12:00pm CT

University research has always played a key role in developing new technologies, but shifts in funding, startup culture, and R&D resources have propelled academic institutions to engage in innovative new models and partnerships. From corporate and university partnerships to new accelerators and entrepreneur programs, universities are adjusting to have greater impact and drive major tech advancements to meet new opportunities and needs.

This panel brings together leaders from some of the nation’s most innovative university programs, and companies working in unique partnerships with universities, to discuss the challenges and advantages of these new models for tech research and development.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Leah Burton

North Carolina State University

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Nancy Harvey

The University of Chicago

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