Conducted extensive stakeholder interviews as part of a broader project for the Ben Franklin Technology PArtners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, intended to provide strategic vision to its Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Alliance (MANA) funded under a U.S. EDA award.
List of my consulting engagements, in inverse chronological order, filtered by the type of client from the Experience tab above.
Benchmarked multiple state strategies to promote the formation of bioscience-focused university research parks in a project for the Georgia Research Alliance. Followed on a general bioscience strategy survey four years earlier.
Benchmarked for Black Hills (South Dakota) Vision three consortial R&D efforts in multiscale materials science and three more in bioproducts/bioprocessing.
Benchmarked seven biomedically oriented university research parks in a project for Georgetown University/MedStar to envision a Bio-Tech Research and Development Park at the Washington Hospital Center.
Benchmarked a dozen state strategies for development of clusters in advanced manufacturing and information technology, in a project for the State of Iowa.
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.
Benchmarked six regions around the nation with bioscience development strategies as part of a broader strategy project for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.
Benchmarked seven university-based translational-research initiatives for the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission.
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).
At the request of the Technology Alliance in Washington State, benchmarked the way private foundations in six other regions were contributing to state-level initiatives for biomedical research.
Benchmarked for Georgia State University six university research parks with economic-development facilities, as part of a project to plan a bio-incubator in Georga State’s own science park.
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.
Benchmarked six state-government-backed sustainability-sector initiatives as part of a larger design project for the Arizona Department of Commerce.
Benchmarked university research parks in six regions as part of a state-sponsored strategy project for East Baltimore Development Incorporated, resulting in strategy for a research park adjacent to The Johns Hopkins University medical campus.
Benchmarked six research parks based on agricultural research, as part of a broader strategy project for the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (the OSU agricultural science campus at Wooster) to develop what has become the BioHio Research Park.
Conducted extensive in-field stakeholder interviews as part of a bioscience cluster strategy for the Bio Economic Technology Alliance (BETA) hosted by the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts.
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 leading national programs in genetic epidemiology as part of a project to assist MetroHealth system in Cleveland (a teaching affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine) in expanding its capacity for translational research.
Benchmarked the solutions used by 10 universities to connect split campuses, in a project for the Portland Development Commission, ultimately informing plans for the Portland Aerial Tram.
Benchmarked six state strategies for science and technology-based economic development in a project for the (former) Ohio Department of Development that was designed to indicate a statewide strategy for Ohio.
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.
Facilitated a focus-group session convened by the Metropolitan Development Alliance (MDA) of Syracuse and Central New York (since reorganized into the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity) to assess potential strategies for a business incubator in environmental technology.
Benchmarked for Butler University (Indianapolis) three peer institutions in the areas of programming for undergraduate research, centers for technology entrepreneurship, and professional master’s and joint degrees.
Benchmarked state-university-system policies on intellectual-property ownership and management in 10 pairs of state/public universities, in a project for the Idaho State Board of Education.
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.
Conducted extensive benchmarking of competitive state and univeristy initiatives in both information technology (2000) and nanotechnology (2005) for the Connecticut Office of Workforce Competitiveness.
Conducted stakeholder interviews and other research for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), in a project conducted jointly by Battelle and Hammer, Siler, George Associates to identify the best location for a South Jersey research park.
Advisor (granted equity in exchange) in BullDog TeleWorks, a startup that engineered advanced business solutions on top of hosted IP telephony.
Consultant for the Vice President for Research at the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, providing a comprehensive management review of the university-wide, multi-school Center for Continuing Education.
Benchmarked 10 bioscience university research parks as part of a strategy project for the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, developer of what became the Colorado Bioscience Park in Aurora.
Independent Reviewer for the Technology Transfer Incentive Program of NYSTAR (one year only; discontinued to avoid potential conflicts of interest once incubator association was started).
Benchmarked the then-nascent technology transfer office of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation against those of six universities with large medical schools and three peer-competitor hospitals. This project led directly to creation of what is now the CCF Innovations tech transfer unit.
Benchmarked regions competing with St. Louis in the life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and information technology, as part of a 5-year series of projects for the St. Louis Commerce and Growth Association (now the St. Louis Regional Chamber) and its spinoff, the Coalition for Plant and Life Sciences (now BioSTL).
Benchmarked 10 research and technology parks nationally, as part of a project to sketch a conceptual design for what became the DuPage Airport Business Center technology park.
Benchmarked more than two dozen university technology-transfer and commercialization functions as part of a comprehensive project to help The Ohio State University redesign its office.
Consultant to the Director of Policy, Office of the Bronx Borough President (at that time, Hon. Fernando Ferrer), on economic-development issues.