Subcontractor to the NYU Wagner School on major grant from U.S. EDA to Wagner, ICMA, and JFF to assist in coordinating and harmonizing approaches to economic development across federal agencies. The project is intended to yield a one-stop platform to help communities make more effective cases for integrated federal support of complex regional partnerships for economic development.

Benchmarked six centers at leading universities elsewhere in the nation as part of a project to plan initiatives in both plant sciences and food processing at North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. NCSU-Plant Sciences NCSU FMI

 

Performed extensive data analysis and benchmarking on competing university efforts in Big Data science in preparation for The Ohio State University’s issuance of a call for proposals through its Discovery Themes competition.

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Benchmarked globally prominent agbioscience research institutions and regional competitors as part of a strategy project for La Trobe University and its R&D partner, the State of Victoria (Australia) Department of Primary Industries.

Benchmarked five major bioscience R&D institutes and several smaller programs for Indiana BioCrossroads (a cluster project of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership) as part of a strategy project to design what became the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute.

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Benchmarked the strategies of three other states that, like Nebraska, were considering integrating to some degree their departments of commerce or economic development and labor or workforce development.

Consultant to Edelman public-relations firm and its affiliate BioScience Communications, providing competitive intelligence they needed for a client in the research-institute sector.

Benchmarked five university-related research parks as part of a project to guide Rutgers University in reinventing its Livingston Campus as an Innovation Park.

Rutgers Innovation Park

Benchmarked bioscience sectoral development strategies in 23 non-U.S. nations in a project on “growth platforms for economies around the world” for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA).

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Benchmarked four national biotechnology strategies as part of a “Proposed National Medical Biotechnology Strategy and Action Plan for Jordan” cowritten by Battelle and UPMC.

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