Research Parks, Innovation Districts, and Federal Labs: The Coming Convergence

2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Balcony B

Join speakers as they discuss how the development of research parks and open research environments have enabled discovery, cross-sector collaborations, and impacts to local communities and economies. Speakers will identify strategies to create innovative ecosystems and opportunities to incent cross-sector participation.


Brian Darmody,

Association of University Research Parks:

will discuss federal labs and university research parks and ways in which they capitalize on opportunity zones, enhanced use leases, and other resources

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Jackie Kerby Moore,

Sandia Science and Technology Park, Sandia National Laboratories:

will discuss collaboration with AFRL and SNL on the S&T research park.

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AnnMarie Martin,

Army Research Laboratory, DOD:

will discuss ARL Open Campuses strategy and extensions.

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Discussion Questions:

  • How do you measure the success of initiatives that you have started? Quantitatively? Qualitatively?
  • How and why do you incentivize partnerships from a Federal Laboratory perspective?
  • What is the one thing that you would change to overcome your biggest hurdle?
  • How can Federal Laboratories, universities, and the private sector best work together to improve the return on federal investment?