UB Partners Day 2012
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Convention Center Plaza, Buffalo, NY
8 AM - noon (free and open to the public)
Awards Luncheon and Speaker
Keynote Speaker: Bruce Katz, Brookings Institution
What's happening with the $1 billion for Buffalo challenge?
Noon to 1:30 p.m. ($65/person or $600 for a table of ten)
2012 UB Partners Day Award winners
UB Partners Day award winners have created new jobs and encouraged entrepreneurial enterprise. They have worked with the university to identify challenges, collaborate on solutions and support the redevelopment of Western New York's economy and its quality of life. They understand that partnering with a research university provides innovation with an impact, reaching others to make our state globally competitive.
Vital Partner: Kaleida Health
Reaching Others: To be announced
Faculty Entrepreneur: To be announced
University Community Partners: Joseph A. Gardella, Jr. and Buffalo Public Schools
8:30 - 9:10 a.m.
9:30 - 10:10 a.m.
10:30 - 11:10 a.m.
Success in Leveraging UB Resources (Applied Sciences Group / UB STOR)
UB STOR is uniquely positioned to see new and exciting technologies and to identify resources, engaging local companies to assist in development. Thanks to collaborations with UB, Applied Sciences Group grew 20% in 2011 and expects to exceed that growth in 2012. It’s an upward spiral of success: when they sell more engineering services, they hire more people. Successful ASC/UB ventures include: finding funding for the VA Talker and Eyecan Vision System; collaborating with incubator client Programmable Equipment Company, and development of UB technologies Hickey Cardiac Monitor, ISOVENT and Talker. Learn how your small business can take advantage of UB’s resources. Presenters: Kim Grant, Marketing Communications Manager, Applied Sciences Group, Inc. Kimberly Rohring, Business Manager, UB STOR
Using Supercomputing to Aid Animation (Center for Computational Research)UB's Center for Computational Research (CCR) has partnered with IBC Digital, a local animation company, to develop a system for the rapid turnaround of computer rendered animation projects. IBC Digital has vast experience creating animations for feature films, commercials, and TV shows. By using a system developed by CCR staff, content created by IBC Digital artists can leverage the computing capacity at UB to provide a finished animation in a much shorter time frame than a traditional render farm. Due to the rapid and iterative nature of this system, greater fidelity can be achieved in the finished product. This presentation will describe the process as well as show several animations which resulted from this collaboration. Presenter: Ben Porcari, Founder, IBC Digital
Maximizing community returns through social entrepreneurship (Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership)
The U Community Health Organization, Inc. and Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. are two examples of organizations actively working to maximize community returns to private and public investments in housing, education, the environment, and community health. This workshop will describe how concepts such as the triple bottom line, social entrepreneurship, and community economics are being put into practice in Buffalo and beyond, and how new laws, such as New York’s new B (Benefit) Corporation legislation, are providing even more opportunities for organizations to reconcile profitability and social and environmental missions. We will also explore the many UB resources and networks that social entrepreneurs can draw from, including UB Law Clinics and the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Presenters: Michelle Bennett Stieglitz, Executive Director, U Community Health Organization, Inc.; Trina Hamilton, Assistant Professor, UB Department of Geography; Stephanie Simeon, Executive Director, Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc.
Partnering with the Life Sciences Industry to Improve Health and the Economy (CoE / UB CAT)
It takes expertise, guidance and means to successfully navigate concepts from lab to market. UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CoE) and UB’s Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT) connect university resources with the life sciences industry to make it happen. Learn more about the CoE’s entrepreneurial environment and how success means both innovation and more jobs for the Buffalo Niagara region. Hear from industry representatives who have successfully navigated product development and funding with critical help from the CoE and the UB CAT, and find out what it can mean for you and your company.
Hosts: UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences; UB Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology
Presenters: Marnie LaVigne, PhD, UB Associate Vice President for Economic Development
Workforce Preparation: Keeping Pace in a Digital Environment (UB Educational Opportunity Center / UB Community Relations)
It is essential in today’s workplace that employees have good computer skills. It is equally important that employers have an effective way to assess the level of the computer proficiency of new hires. This workshop will introduce employers and workforce development professionals to the standard and customized computer training and award-winning industry certification programs available from UB Educational Opportunity Center.
Social Work: Gateway to the Community (School of Social Work / UB Community Relations)
Professional social workers can be found in almost every aspect of our society in Western New York. You find them working in government offices and for elected officials, the district attorney’s office and all levels of the court system. Professional social workers are also in businesses, not-for-profits, nursing homes, hospitals and counseling centers – an essential part of the team in any office that serves people, ages 0 to 100. UB students join the professionals as interns, learning how to work with individuals and groups, providing the equivalent of nearly $1.8 million in volunteer hours annually. By partnering with the community, the students and professional social workers have a huge impact, creating positive change in people’s lives. Presenter: Zoe Koston, Field Education Coordinator, IB School of Social Work
Improving Health Care for Western New Yorkers from Lab to Market
UB and Kaleida Health are partnering in a way that promises better health care for Western New Yorkers. The newly opened Gates Vascular Institute / Clinical & Translational Research Center is unique in bringing clinicians and researchers together in the same building with an emphasis on improving vascular health. The collaborative environment promises new opportunities for developing medical products and processes bringing innovation to life sciences research. The other partners in the building include the UB Biosciences incubator and the Jacobs Neurological Institute. Find out what’s happening with these newest downtown neighbors on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Presenters: Dr. Timothy F. Murphy, UB Distinguished Professor, Sr. Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
21st Century Communities: Crossing over the Digital Divide (UB's Educational Opportunity Center)
Computers, cell phones (smart or otherwise), I Pads, IPods, and e-readers like Kindles, are all part of the digital environment. Communities are more connected than they think and people often more digitally literate than they realize. This workshop will introduce community members to the variety of programs offered by the UB Educational Opportunity Center. EOC has programs for everyone -- from the person who is computer-shy to someone who is ready to tackle industry certifications for employment in the Information Technology industry.
Creating a Vision for Information Infrastructure and New Product Development (NYSCEDII / UB TCIE)
UB TCIE and the NYS Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation (NYSCEDII) are collaborating on the development of a course on e-Enabled New Product Development. The critical perspective for this course is that firms not only create new products through systematic processes, but also produce new knowledge that should be captured and re-used effectively in the short and long term. This seminar will provide a mini-lecture drawn from content in the overall course, as well as a Q&A session to encourage discussion among potential collaborators.
Presenter: Andrew Olewnik, Research Associate, NYS Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation (NYSCEDII)
Doing Business with UB (Procurement)
Sherman Washington is a small businessman who now has a cleaning contract with UB. Hear his story and discover how working with the university’s procurement office got him started. Learn more about UB’s Supplier Diversity Program, designed to broaden UB’s network of business partners because committing to supplier diversity is good business and benefits our community. Find out what your company needs to be a competitive bidder.
Presenters: Sherman Washington, title, 1 Accord Services Inc.; Dan Vivian, Assistant VP Procurement Services
Energy and Environment: Partnering with the community through UB’s new shale center (UB Shale Resources and Society Institute)
What happens when you develop shale as a potential energy resource? To help the public, policymakers and other stakeholders better understand the issues, UB has created a new Shale Resources and Society Institute. Learn more about the institute and its four focus areas: fractures, fluids and migration; groundwater and surface environmental impacts; society impacts; and policy and regulation.
Presenters: Ecology and Environment; John P. Martin, Director, UB Shale Resources and Society Institute
Navigating the UB Internship Process (UB Career Services; School of Management Career Resource Center)
Learn strategies for connecting with UB internship offices and how to establish or improve a successful internship program at your organization. Guidelines regarding paid vs. unpaid internships will be discussed and you will learn tips on how to get the most from your interns.
Presenter: Bob Orrange, Associate Director, UB Career Services
Applied Sciences Group
Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE)
Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC)
Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP)
Center for the Arts (CFA)
Center for Assistive Technology (CAT)
Center for Computational Research (CCR)
Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (School of Management CEL)
Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)
Empire State Development (ESD)
Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA)
BEAM (Buffalo-area Engineering Awareness for Minorities)
Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
Graduate School of Education (GSE)
Habitat for Humanity
Hauptman Woodward Institute (HWI)
Liberty Partnership Program
Management: Career Resource Center
Management: Center for Executive Education
Medicine: Department of Family Medicine
Medicine: Nuclear Medicine
Millard Fillmore College (MFC)
New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation (NYSCEDII)
New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CoE)
Nursing (UB School of Nursing)
Office of Economic Development
Optoelectronic Nanodevices (OPEN)
Public Health and Health Professions
The Randforce Associates
Regional Institute (UBRI) / Urban Design Project
Robitaille Relocation & Real Estate
Roswell Park Institute
Small Business Association (SBA)
Smile Team (UB School of Dental Medicine)
South Campus Instrumentation Center
STOR: Office of Science, Technology and Economic Outreach
STOR: Directed Energy
Three Pillars Catering
UB Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT)