Project staff for for the Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC) in conducting a review of business incubators in NYS, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and NYSTAR.

Project staff for Center for Economic and Environmental Partnership Inc. (CEEP) in managing a Network of Economic Development Officers in NYC Knowledge-Based Institutions, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and sponsored by the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR).

Benchmarked civic leadership-development programs in six regions for the Flinn Foundation (Phoenix), as part of a project to reposition its statewide grant-making in this area. Overall project resulted in creation of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership.

Benchmarked 13 university-based programs nationally in fields being considered as “platforms” by the state bioscience-development programs of the Flinn Foundation (Phoenix).

Benchmarked five regional arts and culture strategies for the Flinn Foundation (Phoenix), as part of a project to re-orient the foundation’s arts & culture programming so it could better support regional strategy.

Conducted extensive interviews with the board and stakeholders of the Flinn Foundation (Phoenix), over a multiyear period, to assess prospects for re-aligning the Foundation’s investment program to support its programmatic efforts in bioscience development.

Benchmarked seven state bioscience strategies (and their relationship to the largest cities in each state) and nine “captive” university technology-commercialization funds, as part of a statewide strategy for biosciences developed for the State of Missouri and commissioned by the Danforth and Kauffman Foundations.

Conducted a program review for the Blandin Foundation of the SOTA TEC Fund, an entity intended to commercialize technologies developed at University of Minnesota for the benefit of Grand Rapids, Minn., and other regions of rural Minnesota.

SOTA TEC

Conducted an in-depth benchmarking of 15 private foundations around the nation and their approaches to regional strategies for economic development, as part of a broader project for the (former) Danforth Foundation. This work underpinned the Danforth Foundation’s sponsorship of the St. Louis region’s strategy for leadership in the plant and life sciences.

Danforth