6th Annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation
& Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

June 12-14, 2017 in Lowell, Massachusetts

Agenda 2017

The 2017 Symposium Agenda

Note: times and topics are subject to change. Please check back periodically for the latest updates.

Monday, June 12, 2017
8:00-4:00pm Symposium Check-In in the Lobby of the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center (ICC)
8:30-1:00pm UNH's First Generation Student Entrepreneurs Workshop and Lunch @ UTEC, 35 Warren Street across from the ICC
1:00-4:30pm Innovation Ecosystem Tours: UMass Lowell (including iHub), Lowell Makes, EForAll, UTEC
1:00-4:00pm Workshop A: Strategic Doing: Road to Successful Collaborations
Additional $75 Fee.
Location: Lower Locks 2 Meeting Room
Workshop B: DifferenceMaker: Developing and Scaling Cross-Campus Entrepreneurship Initiatives
Additional $75 Fee.
Location: Hamilton Room
Workshop C: EdTech Tools to Catalyze the Career Awareness DNA on your Campus: CLOSED

Location: Lower Locks 1 Meeting Room
5:30-7:30pm Welcome Reception – Networking and Cocktails at Lowell’s Mill No. 5
- Transportation will be available from the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center
- Information will be available at the symposium check-in

Built in 1873, Mill No. 5 is a historical textile mill now the home to small companies and startups. The old mill features a movie theater, Victorian lounge, boutiques and more in a space focusing on bringing innovation together into a campus-like community.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7:30-8:30am Symposium Check-In & Continental Breakfast - Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30-8:40am Welcome, Grand Ballroom
8:40-9:30am Morning Keynote: Jerry Engel, UC Berkeley - Grand Ballroom
9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-11:00am
A1
Ecosystems
Boundary Spanners Across Entrepreneurship Education
B1
Curriculum
A Multi-Institutional Approach to an Entrepreneurship Curriculum
C1
Commercialization
Higher Ed Drives Innovation: Maximizing Entrepreneurial, Funding, and Mentor Connections for Launching Start-Ups
D1
Trends
Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Pathways from the Classroom into the Community That Inspire Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurism
11:00-11:15am Break
11:15-12:30pm
A2
Ecosystems
21st-Century Approaches to Innovation at America’s Best-Kept Secrets
B2
Curriculum
Virtual Teams, Real Results: Teaching Entrepreneurship Online
C2
Commercialization
Providing Support to I-Corps Graduating Teams
D2
Trends
Four Differing Institutional Approaches to Changemaking and Social Innovation: Lessons Learned at Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses
12:30-2:00pm Networking Lunch - 50 Warren Restaurant, Dining Hall and Lower Locks
2:00-3:15pm
A3
Ecosystems
The Power of Partnerships for Community Entrepreneurial Success: Case Studies in Western Massachusetts and the Phoenix Metro Area
B3
Curriculum
Innovation in Higher Education Entrepreneurship: Tales from the Trenches
C3
Commercialization
Developing and Managing Mentor Networks in Curricular, Co-Curricular and Venture Acceleration Settings
D3
Trends
Philanthropy and Higher Ed
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:45pm
A4
Ecosystems
Partner or Peril: A New “Normal” for Universities
B4
Curriculum
Bridges and Pathways: High School, College, and Community Programs for Entrepreneurial Success and Regional Growth
C4
Commercialization
Community Collaboration Spaces Powered by Universities Are the Future of Strong Cities
D4
Trends
Creative Intersections: Different Approaches to Entrepreneurial Learning for University Arts Students
4:45-6:00pm Activities - TBD
6:00-7:00pm Poster Session with Networking Reception, Lower Locks/Patio
7:00-8:30pm 2017 Deshpande Symposium Awards Dinner & Celebration with a Special Cambodian Performing Arts Presentation by Lowell’s Angkor Dance Troupe, Grand Ballroom

The Angkor Dance Troupe is nationally recognized as one of the most accomplished and experienced U.S. based Cambodian traditional arts organizations. Lowell, Massachusetts is an epicenter for innovative Cambodian performing arts with the Angkor Dance Troupe at the core.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
7:30-8:30am Symposium Check-In and Continental Breakfast - Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30-9:45am
A5
Ecosystems
Designing and Implementing University-Based Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
B5
Curriculum
Opportunities and Challenges on the Road to Innovation Inside and Outside the Academy
C5
Commercialization
Evolution of Tech Transfer
D5
Trends
Engaging Alumni in University Entrepreneurship
9:45-10:00am Break
10:00-11:15am
A6
Ecosystems
Coordinated and Integrated Approaches to Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development: Perspectives from the University of California, Davis, Kansas State University and IIT Madras
B6
Curriculum
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education for the 21st-Century Workforce
C6
Commercialization
The Power of Three: Emerging Trends in the University Start-Up World
D6
Trends
Social Entrepreneurship on Campus: Methodologies and Models
11:15-11:45am Break
11:45am-1:15pm Luncheon Keynote: Laurie Leshin, WPI - Grand Ballroom
A buffet luncheon will be served.
1:15-1:45pm Break
1:45-3:00pm
A7
Ecosystems
Impact of Ecosystem and Culture in Creating an Entrepreneurial University
B7
Curriculum
Creating Problem-Solving Entrepreneurial Thinkers on Campus and Beyond
C7
Commercialization
Proof of Concept Funding: Impact on Innovation Culture
D7
Trends
Exploring Scalable and Sustainable Best Practices to Promote the Inclusion of Tech Entrepreneurs from Underrepresented Populations in National Innovation Ecosystems
3:00-3:15pm Break
3:15-4:00pm Closing Keynote: Bob Metcalfe (UT Austin) - Grand Ballroom
4:00-5:30pm Closing Reception - 50 Warren Street
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