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					UIC Innovation Center
Innovation
  Center
 Strategy
 UIC Innovation Center – Vision & Goals
Vision
  Develop an interdisciplinary environment that integrates
  human, technical and business factors into products,
  services, processes and commercial enterprises to
  further education and research.

Goals
  • Become National Leader in Educating for Innovation
  • Creating Breakthrough Integrative Designs and
     Technologies
  • Commercializing Technology and Ideas
Strategy Outcomes

This Center builds on our existing strengths in engineering,
 entrepreneurial studies and industrial design and offers the
 opportunity for the University of Illinois at Chicago to distinguish
 itself as a leader in educating for innovation through:

• New Product Development Methodologies

• New Technologies and Applications

• New Interdisciplinary, Professional Masters Degree

• New Student-Driven Ventures

• Create an Ecosystem for Technology Ventures
Innovation Center Services


                  Interdisciplinary                       Interdisciplinary
                      Research                               Education
                  New Knowledge                                IPD Course
                       Creation                           5 yr Master Program




     Interdisciplinary
                                      Interdisciplinary
      Product Design
       Design Studio                     Innovation
       Art and Design
                                                             Commercialization
                                                                IP Licensing
                              Interdisciplinary                Business Plans
                            Technology Centers
  Offering TODAY                  Consulting
                              Applied Research
  UIC Extension
 Interdisciplinary Research
WHAT
 • Research as a collaborative experience engaging
  students, faculty and non-university fellows
 • Creation of new Knowledge involving radical and
  discontinuous change
 • Interdisciplinary work bringing a Unique perspective to
  problem solving
 • Partnership with Industry to address Society’s most
  challenging problems
WHO
 • Corporate Partners by Industry
 • Key Venture Capital Partners
Education
 What
  • Continue to evolve and support the Interdisciplinary
    Product Development (IPD) program
  • One year integrated Master’s Program in
    Interdisciplinary Product Development for 2009


 Who
  • UIC Students
  • UIC Faculty
  • Corporate Partners
  • Early to Mid career Professionals
Commercialization
What
 • Establish rights to new Knowledge in the form of Patents
   and Licensing agreements
 • Center works with the Office of Technology
   Management (OTM) to select technologies that have
   been vetted by OTM analysis for commercial viability.
 • Provide resources at the Center and leverage existing
   strength at UIC
Who
 • Incubate start up companies grown out of education and
   or research programs
 • Venture Capital Partners
Interdisciplinary Product Design
What
 • College of Architecture and the Arts to lead the creation
   of a design studio to enable students to design and
   develop products.
 • Consumer research on interface (GUI) design.
 • Extend projects into IPD curriculum
 • Intern program supported by Professional community
Who
 • College of Architecture and the Arts students and
   Faculty
  Corporate Partnership Model
University
Resources


Innovation Center



Industry Focus      Wireless                   Computers                    Health                      Other?
                    Sponsor:                   Target Sponsor:            Target Sponsor:             Target Sponsor:
Industry             Motorola                      Dell                     -GE Medical                   Your Co.
Partners
                    Partners                   Partners                       -Baxter                 Partners
                         - Sprint                     - ??                Partners                         - You?
                           - HP                       - ??                     - Open

Education            IPD Course or               IPD Course or             IPD Course or               IPD Course or
Programs              IPD Masters                 IPD Masters               IPD Masters                 IPD Masters

Government          Interdisciplinary           Interdisciplinary             Medical
Programs/Funding         Grants                      Grants               Research Grants

                     -Dist. Architecture
                                               -Rev Gen Services          - Medical Devices
Key Concepts         -Virtual Prototypes                                                             -Next Gen Products?
                     -Next Gen Device


Business Model      - Sponsor / Partner Gift   - Sponsor / Partner Gift   - Sponsor / Partner Gift   - Sponsor / Partner Gift
                      - Funded Research          - Funded Research          - Funded Research          - Funded Research
                      - Funded Education         - Funded Education         - Funded Education         - Funded Education
 Gift Model: Sponsorship Program
Create and execute multilevel sponsorship program to attract
  gift money
    Targeted at corporate partners and UIC patrons

             Amount                        Type

             $100,000                      Underwriting Sponsor

             $50,000                       Official Sponsor

             $20,000                       Contributing Sponsor

             $10,000                       Friend
Sponsorship Levels
Underwriting Sponsor $100,000

• Priority access to state-of-the-art product development research and
    technologies
•   Primary access to students trained in interdisciplinary product development
•   Ability to sponsor customized research with intellectual property rights
•   Member of Advisory Committee for Innovation Center (To be establish)
•   Discount on renting the Innovation Center and its technical facilities for
    research activities or special events
•   Reduced rent on the prototype and consumer observation facility
•   Logo included at website
•   Recognition in all press materials
•   Inclusion as an Underwriting Sponsor a donor wall at the Center
•   Invitation and recognition at special sponsors’ reception
•   Invitation to relevant UIC events across campus
•   Special access to ongoing speaker’s series
•   Invitation for top executives to speak at “Thought Leader” events on campus
•   Recognition as a donor to the University of Illinois’ Brilliant Futures
    Campaign
    Sponsorship Levels
    Official Sponsor $50,000

•   Access to state-of-the-art product development research and technologies
•   Access to students trained in interdisciplinary product development
•   Ability to sponsor customized research with intellectual property rights
•   Ability to rent Innovation Center and its technical facilities for research activities
    or special events
•   Ability to rent the prototype and consumer observation facility
•   Logo included at website
•   Recognition in all press materials
•   Inclusion as an Official Sponsor on a donor wall at the Center
•   Invitation to special sponsors’ reception
•   Invitation to relevant UIC events across campus
•   Special access to ongoing speaker’s series
•   Invitation for top executives to speak at “Thought Leader” events on campus
•   Recognition as a donor to the University of Illinois’ Brilliant Futures Campaign
    Sponsorship Levels

    Contributing Sponsor $20,000

• Ability to rent Innovation Center and its technical facilities for research activities
    or special events
•   Ability to rent the prototype and consumer observation facility
•   Logo included at website
•   Recognition in all press materials
•   Inclusion as an Contributing Sponsor on a donor wall at the Center
•   Invitation to special sponsors’ reception
•   Invitation to relevant UIC events across campus
•   Special access to ongoing speaker’s series
•   Invitation for top executives to speak at “Thought Leader” events on campus
•   Recognition as a donor to the University of Illinois’ Brilliant Futures Campaign
Sponsorship Levels

Friend $10,000
• Inclusion as an Friend on a donor wall at the Center
• Invitation and recognition at special sponsors’ reception
• Invitation to relevant UIC events across campus
• Special access to ongoing speaker’s series
• Recognition as a donor to the University of Illinois’ Brilliant Futures Campaign
Summary

• UIC, Motorola and Other Parts to Create a New Bold Initiative through
 Private Philanthropy
• Dedicated Center as an Idea Incubator Enabling New Research
• Enlisting Other Industry Partners to Become Part of this Innovative
 Ecosystem
• Rich Resources available for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
• Innovative Educational Programs Already Created Like the
 Interdisciplinary
• Product Design Curriculum and New Master’s Degree in Product
 Design
• Located in the Heart of Chicago
• Great Cities Commitment

				
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