Role of University Knowledge Enterprises in Driving Economic Development

As the United States' economy gains momentum, state leaders are focused on answering a few key questions. How can the U.S. sustain that momentum? Where should we place our bets and invest our resources to create long-term pathways to prosperity? This session brought together experts from government, academia and the private sector to discuss how best to collaborate in developing a long-term strategy to grow the economy and create quality jobs. Attendees also heard a fiscal and economic forecast for 2016 and received a briefing on the status of international trade agreements.

The Triple Helix: Government, Academia and the Private Sector Working Together to Create Jobs
Friday, December 11, 2015

Sponsored by the CSG Fiscal & Economic Development Public Policy Group

Presentation by Taylor Eighmy, Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, University of Tennessee, Knoxville




Speaker Biography:  

Eighmy is the vice chancellor for research and engagement and a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He serves on the UT-Battelle Liaison Committee to Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He also serves on the boards of Oak Ridge Associated Universities, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, the UT Research Foundation and Cherokee Farm Development Corp. Eighmy represents UT on the National Academies’ Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable and the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership, as well as the Technology Leadership & Strategy Initiative of the Council on Competitiveness.