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Brown bag on March 4: Economic impact of university research

Jason Owen SmithUniversity research creates knowledge to address many of the challenges we face as a state and a nation. In addition, the act of conducting that research benefits local communities through economic activity.

In this brown bag sponsored by Institutional Research and Academic Planning (IRAP), Jason Owen-Smith will present efforts by the Institute of Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS) to demonstrate local economic impact of federally funding university research activities, including earnings of research employees and vendor spend activity, and how this is being used to advocate for federal research support. In addition, he will also share early work with census data to demonstrate where research employees get their next jobs and the kind of start-up activity they create.

DATE: Friday, March 4
TIME: 12 to 1 p.m.
LOCATION: Franklin 10325

If you’re unable to attend in person, you can dial in as follows:

ReadyTalk dial-in: 1-866-740-1260
Access code: 9879418
(Note: no web access)

Owen-Smith is the executive director of the Institute of Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS) and a professor of Sociology and Organizational Studies at the University of Michigan.

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