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Creating and Showcasing Technology Maps as an Economic Development Tool


By David Schwartz
Published: November 30th, 2020

When the thought leaders at the University of Houston’s Technology Bridge set out to narrow the divide between the entrepreneurial activities at the university and the local start-up ecosystem, they first needed to map it out. Literally.

UH’s Technology Bridge launched an interactive map that serves as a tool to showcase the city’s robust innovation ecosystem – and the university’s contributions to it. This interactive, “living document” has well over 1,000 companies represented and it’s growing by the day. Feedback from the community has been overwhelmingly positive, and the TECH Map has solidified connections and promoted partnerships by showing the community, the state, and the nation what opportunities Houston holds for their fledgling companies.

Deploying such a tool in your region sounds like a daunting task, but UH’s Technology Bridge has done the extensive legwork and learned a lot of lessons along the way. Creating and Showcasing Technology Maps as an Economic Development Tool is a one-hour webinar, scheduled for December 17th,  that will guide you through the process so you can have a visual representation of your economic ecosystem and the opportunities it presents. It’s a tool that could ultimately bring scores of valuable connections, partnerships, licensees, and jobs to your university.

For complete program and faculty details or to register, click here.

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Posted under: University-Industry Engagement Week, Webinars

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