University & Privately Sponsored Business Incubators and Collaborative Workspaces
Please join us for a partnered event between MEDC and NEDA to discuss “University & Privately Sponsored Business Incubators and Collaborative Workspaces” as part of the NEDA Best Practice Learning Lab Series.
During this program you will learn:
- What innovation centers bring to an economy.
- What benefits innovation centers bring to those local and regional economies.
- How an economic development organization that doesn’t currently have an innovation center can go about creating one.
12:15 Welcome and Luncheon Speakers
Michael Bevilacqua, Assistant Vice President – Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
Steven F. Tello, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor of Entrepreneurship & Economic Development – UMass Lowell
1:45 Panel Discussion
Helena Fruscio, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology and Director of the Creative Economy, EOHED
Robert O’Brien, CEO – CI Works (formerly Chestnut Innovation Center)
Tom O’Donnell, Director – Innovation Hub at UMass Lowell
Toby Stapleton, Director – Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at UMass Dartmouth
3:00 Tour (Optional)
Take a tour of the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub
Thank you to our generous sponsors!