Strategy 1: Readying Jayhawks for the Kansas workforce
We will enhance curricula, career support, and experiential opportunities for students. Where appropriate, we will align these initiatives with the guidance of local companies. These strategic community partnerships will allow us to better prepare Jayhawks for the needs unique to our state’s workforce, fostering stronger incentives to stay in Kansas and contribute to our economy.
Strategy 2: Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship
We will create an institutional culture that celebrates and supports entrepreneurship and socially powerful research. Jayhawk innovation and KU-led startups continue to positively affect the Kansas economy. Our mission is to communicate that influence and provide a supportive infrastructure that encourages students and faculty toward their own entrepreneurial initiatives.
Strategy 3: Partnering with industry, community and federal agency leaders
We will stimulate market-driven research through stronger partnerships with government, industry, and our regional communities. Sponsored research and technology advancement keep KU on the cutting edge. Additionally, building on our already-strong relationships with our external partners reinforces our role as a leader in innovation.
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To learn more about our office’s mission and how you can help, contact Tricia Bergman at email@example.com or 785-864-3303.Email us