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Entrepreneurship Community of Practice
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Description

UTEP’s Entrepreneurship Community of Practice (ECoP) is composed of educators, practitioners, and innovators advancing entrepreneurship education, startup company formation, intellectual property management, and/or research. The ECoP works to track, unify, and promote entrepreneurship endeavors and resources on campus, such as courses, workshops, programming, and centers. The ECoP seeks to leverage the entrepreneurial capabilities in research, education, and commercialization and cross-promote resources.

Aspirations

The Entrepreneurship Community of Practice aspires to enrich educational experiences related to entrepreneurship and to more generally contribute to a regional culture of innovation. The ECoP will clearly articulate UTEP’s vision of entrepreneurship to connect local, national, and international industry and institutions with campus expertise. The UTEP Entrepreneurship Community of Practice aspires to: 1. Lead and Unify, Across the Community - Be the “One-Stop-Shop” for leadership, information, support, services, education and funding focused on Joint Research, Education, and Development in the arenas of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 2. Furnish End-to-End, Persistent Infrastructure - Create, operate, and evolve a support infrastructure that guides and assists research faculty and students from end-to-end in ideation, through development, to commercialization of Intellectual Property, that results in new business creation, licensing opportunities, and enhanced follow-on research/funding opportunities. 3. Develop and Recommend Facilitating Policy - Embody its best practices and developments in written policy that is embrace, espoused, articulated, funded and developed by our President, her administration, and the campus at large, and 4. Inform and Advise form a position of unique Expertise - Inform the local Administration and campus community, local and regional business community, and ultimately the national governmental/business forum on finer aspects of Entrepreneurship and Innovation that are unique to the border region encompassed and influenced by the University.

KEYWORDS

  1. Commercialization
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Innovation

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Biotechnology & Nanotechnology
  2. Cross-cutting: Emerging Technologies
  3. Education for the 21st Century Demographic
  4. Global Enterprise and Border Studies

COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Conwell, Bill
Advocate
Specialist - Faculty
Business Administration - Marketing and Management
Board of Directors, Entrepreneurship, International Experience, Manufacturing Operations, Product Management, Strategic & Business Planning

Staff
Center/Other Units - Research and Sponsored Projects (Office of)
commercialization, patent, patent licensing, patent marketing, startup support, Technology Transfer

Professor
Engineering - Metallurgical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering (MMBME)
biomaterials, inkjet printing, tissue engineering

Staff
Business Administration - Mike Loya Center for Innovation and Commerce
Entrepreneurship, innovation, Product Development, Technology Commercialization, Venture Development

Professor
Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Energy Engineering, Propulsion and Aerospace Systems

MEMBERS FROM PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

Related Efforts

Center for Hispanic Entrepreneurship
UTEP Related Effort
Contact: Denisse Olivas

The Center for Hispanic Entrepreneurship (CFHE) at UTEP is a research entity within COBA whose mission is to generate and disseminate innovative information on Hispanic Entrepreneurship to further enhance economic development in the El Paso del Norte Region. The goal of the center is to focus on assisting the development of Hispanic businesses, provide the necessary information and training, and support the business community of professionals, students, and scholars.

UTEP Office of Technology Commercialization
UTEP Related Effort

UTEP’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) manages UTEP’s intellectual property and facilitates the transfer of technologies into commercial products. OTC works closely with UTEP innovators to evaluate patentable inventions, and develop patent prosecution strategies for complex portfolios of inventions. Through marketing campaigns and outreach programs, OTC identifies potential licensees and start-up opportunities to promote UTEP intellectual property to industry.

Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center
UTEP Related Effort
Contact: Amit Lopes

TMAC is a local Texas resource to address the challenges of today's hyper-competitive business environment. Cut cost. Be efficient. Achieve profitable growth. TMAC’s cost effective services give you the tools to be competitive. Whether it is a spot solution or total transformation, all technical assistance and training is customized to fit your objectives.

Center for Faculty Leadership and Development
UTEP Related Effort
Contact: Kathleen Cox

CFLD takes a leading role in bringing individuals and groups together on campus to promote collaboration and synergy towards achieving our institutional goal of student success. CFLD offers professional development opportunities in a variety of areas including Teaching and Learning, Scholarship and Mentoring, Leadership and Engagement, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Medical Center of the Americas
UTEP Resource
Service

MCA is creating a world class medical center within the MCA Campus in south central El Paso, Texas along with a regional biomedical industry that will foster and accelerate innovation, creating new employment opportunities. The Cardwell Collaborative is a “tech park” in one building, bringing together researchers, students and private industry – along with a state-of-the art, highly configurable infrastructure to create biomedical innovations.

NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)
Education

The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory, and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded, basic-research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization.

Steve Blank: How to Build a Startup
Education

In an introduction to the basics of the famous Customer Development Process, Steve Blank provides insight into the key steps needed to build a successful startup. The main idea in this course is learning how to rapidly develop and test ideas by gathering massive amounts of customer and marketplace feedback.

Clerky.com
Service

The easiest way for startups to get legal paperwork done safely. Clerky is 100% focused on helping startups get legal paperwork done safely, going far beyond simply providing forms. Get your legal paperwork done with confidence, so you can get back to building your company.

DIALOG SOURCES

I3 Move Communities provide a way to share expertise, resources, and community information to the general public. There are numerous tools available, both open source and proprietary, for engaging in dialog and sharing information and knowledge within a closed group.

Communities have access to IBM SmartCloud, a tool that provides a Cloud Computing solution for sharing files, defining activities, creating blogs, developing wikis, and promoting ideas. To request an account and training on IBM SmartCloud, contact econnect@utep.edu.

This community engages in dialog as follows:

None specified to date.