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Advance and Accelerate Economic Development

Create public-private partnerships that build a sustainable future and strengthen the state's economy through engaged education, collaborative research, workforce development, and the acceleration of new technologies to market.  Alongside faculty, students participate in innovative projects that prepare them to become the next generation of entrepreneurs.

STRATEGY 7.1: LEAD THE ADVANCEMENT OF NEW MEXICO'S INNOVATION ECONOMY

Metric: Annual report of progress on Innovate ABQ master development plan

Objective 7.1.1: Begin construction on initial Innovate ABQ building and remain on track for Fall 2017 completion. Completion Target: Fall 2017, Responsibility: Harris

Objective 7.1.2: Complete Innovate ABQ phase 2 master plan and begin sanctuary renovation.  Completion Target: Summer 2017, Responsibility: Harris

STRATEGY 7.2: ENHANCE UNM’S CULTURE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH THE INNOVATION ACADEMY AND RELATED PROGRAMS

Metric: Annual progress on US patents issued and start-up companies created

Objective 7.2.1: Generate 1,000 SCH through fee-for-credit partnership with Disney College Program. Completion Target: Summer 2017, Responsibility: Abdallah

Objective 7.2.2: Grow Innovation Academy to more than 500 Innovation Scholars. Completion Target: Summer 2017, Responsibility: Abdallah