Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment

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Governor's Commission on
Higher Education Reform,
Innovation and Investment



Dr. Charles W. Steger

President


Forging effective public
-
private partnerships



and regional strategies




For business recruitment, workforce
preparation, and university
-
based research

Partnerships for University Research
and Economic Development


Research and Competitiveness

Innovation is and has been the strong underpinning
of this state’s and the nation’s economy.


To maintain our economic strength we need to
"protect our innovation ecosystem."


But we are losing this crucial competitive advantage.


Requires a mix of factors including research
universities, R&D centers, government funded
research, the venture capital industry and the free
enterprise system.

Virginia Tech ~

Quick Overview


Nine colleges and graduate school


65 bachelor's degree programs


145 master's and doctoral degree programs


30,000+ full
-
time students


Main campus ~ more than 125 buildings, 2,600
acres, and an airport


Computing and communications complex for
worldwide information access


Ranked 46th in university research in U.S.


Adjacent Corporate Research Center


FY 2009 Sponsored Expenditures from
All Sources

Actual NSF Expenditures 2000
-
2009

$192.7

$216.3

$232.6

$247.8

$268.7

$290.0

$321.7

$367.0

$373.2

$396.7

$0
$100
$200
$300
$400
$500
FY2000
FY2001
FY2002
FY2003
FY2004
FY2005
FY2006
FY2007
FY2008
FY2009
$ in Millions

Leading Indicators Show Accelerated Growth

Virginia Tech ~ Research


In FY 2008
-
09, Virginia Tech received 2,384 awards
to conduct research.




Support for these projects originates from an


ever
-
expanding base of sponsors.



This research led to 23 patents and 30 licenses
and option agreements in FY ‘09.

Intellectual Properties ~ 2010


148 Invention Disclosures



44 License & Option Agreements



96 U.S. Provisional Patent applications



37 U.S. Patents issued



7 Foreign Patents issued

CRC overview

Current:


140 Tenants;



2,200+ Employees;



Attracts about 20 new tenant companies per year.

Northern

Virginia/

National

Capital
Region

Ballston Research Facility


Major and visible Presence


Provide a Major Impetus to Tech’s Research Efforts


Create New Partnerships and Partnership Potentials
with Industry




Institute for Advanced Learning and
Research ~ Southside

Public
-
Private Partnership

For Research and Education Programs

One of Virginia Tech’s largest research
centers


Research to save lives, save time and save
money in the transportation field


Distracted Driver research: changing laws
and driving habits


National Tire Research Center

~ Southside


Virginia Tech Transportation
Institute (VTTI),


Department of Mechanical
Engineering,


Institute for Advanced
Learning and Research


General Motors (GM) Company


Virginia Tobacco
Indemnification Commission


$14 million project



Anticipated the NTRC will
generate more than $12
million in testing and
research expenditures
within five years



Create up to 183 new jobs
in the local economy by
2020.

National Institute of Aerospace
Facility ~ Hampton


New $11.9M facility



60,000 SF



National Institute of
Aerospace



NASA/University
partnership


Virginia Tech Carilion School of
Medicine and Research Institute


Charter Class


42
aspiring physicians


Public
-
Private
Partnership


Research


$100 Million+ in 5 years

Major Research Area ~ Energy


Solar


Smart Grid


Energy Efficiency


Energy Harvesting


Bio
-
Fuels


Energy Efficient
Computing


Power Electronics


Geothermal
technologies


Fuel Cells

Solar ~
Lumenhaus

o
Winner 2010 Solar
Decathlon Europe

o
Utilizes combination of
technologies, including
solar and geothermal.

o
More than 100
corporations, agencies
as sponsors/donors


from local to
international.

Hybrid Vehicles

o
Second place overall in
the international
EcoCAR Challenge

o
Runner up on Lowest
Petroleum Energy Use,

o
Runner up for Lowest
Tailpipe Emissions.

o
Used a 360
-
volt battery
pack, mounted in spare
-
tire compartment


Bio
-
Energy

o
Converting poultry litter,
switchgrass, and wood
into bio
-
oils and other
products

o
Production of bio
-
oils,
electricity, and heat from
biomass.

o
Developed exclusively
licensed process for
converting cotton
-
gin
waste and recycled paper
sludge into bio
-
ethanol.

o
Researchers at Virginia Tech,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(ORNL), and the University of
Georgia propose using
polysaccharides from biomass to
directly produce low
-
cost
hydrogen.

o

Integrating chemical engineering
principles with protein
biochemistry, microbiology, and
modern biotechnology to solve
crucial challenges for production
of biofuels


Power Electronics

o
National Science
Foundation
Engineering Research
Center


o
Develops advanced
electronic power
conversion
technologies for
efficient electric
energy utilization.

The CPES industrial
collaboration and
technology transfer
program:


1) Industrial Partnership Program



2) Research collaboration



3) Connectivity partnerships, and


4) Technology transfer


Public


Private Partnerships







Virginia Tech



Univ. of Virginia



Virginia State



Va. Community College System



Public


Private Partnerships

Oxford Diffraction, Ltd.


o
Invested $250,000 in CRI
funds

o
Received equivalent of
$1.65 million in new
equipment, upgrades, and
service contracts.


o
North American
Headquarters

Public


Private Partnerships

Micron Technology


Virginia Tech a Partner University




Virginia Microelectronics Consortium ~ fosters
education and research in support of the
Commonwealth’s microelectronics industry.

Six Virginia universities, the VCCS and two

microelectronics companies.





(Micron & Quimonda





VT, Wm. & Mary, ODU,





UVA, GMU, VCU & VCCS)

Value ~~


Every dollar the state spends on the
public higher education system generates:

o

$13.31 of economic activity and

o
$1.39 in increased tax revenues that flow
back to the State


~ University of Virginia, Weldon Cooper Center for Public
Service

Potential High
-
Growth Technologies

o
Biomedical Sciences and Health Care

o
Point of Care Diagnostics

o
Computational Technologies


o
Information Technology Services

o
Health IT

o
Cybersecurity


o
Chemicals and Materials

o
Nanomaterials

o
Biopolymers



Potential High
-
Growth Technologies

o
Clean Energy and Environment

o
Fuel Cells and Distributed Hydrogen

o
Carbon Capture and Storage


o
Transportation and Logistics

o
Radio Frequency Identification

o
“Smart Road”


~ Source: SRI


Issues & Challenges


State financial support for higher education
research in VA has been erratic.



Compared to the leading states, VA lags in
the use of its universities to promote
economic development.



VA ranks 41
st

in Academic R&D spending per
$1,000 of Gross State Product

Issues & Challenges

Based on Fiscal 2008 R&D Expenditures,

VT ranked 46
th

UVa ranked 70
th

VCU ranked 108
th


Direct State funding for research has been reduced
by almost two
-
thirds due to recent recessions…


FY 2007: $32.4m


FY 2011: $16.1m


FY 2012: $11.7m


Enhancing University
-
based
Research

o
Stable and Predictable Funding Source


o
Continued Collaboration among Universities,
where appropriate


o
Objective/Competitive Process


o
Public
-
Private Partnerships