Major benchmarks be met in order to reach the ultimate goal
Initial Research/Mapping of Resources:
- Survey of what companies are involved, government entities, National Labs; who will want to be a part of this? (people, companies)
- Document strengths & gaps in the State, research capabilities, etc. (capabilities)
- What are the equipment and machines we have that will be usable for this? Testing services, other resources, etc. (equipment)
- Identify resources (such as labs) that are available to offer, use, etc.
- Expert base, tool base, to help small/large industry workforce education innovation pipeline (ex: clean room at UNM, only in state available for use by small & large businesses; lab space available for small businesses & entrepreneurs; etc.)
- Define just what the goals of the “center of excellence” are: to attract students? to fund/support entrepreneurs? to benefit existing companies? Danger of getting too general & vague.
benchmark: Map out the resources available (space, expertise, tools) within ~3 months.
- Increase federal & state funding of academic research in photophyscial & photo? sciences
- Come up with a funding model - university funded?
- Identify funding need to fill gaps
- 1 year for prototype model to be developed & implemented
benchmark: Generate a model for the “center of excellence” itself, including funding model, within 1 year
- Science, Engineering, Network, Solar, Energy, Innovations (SENSEI)
- Identify entrepreneurial experts who will commit effort (probably outside the state)
- Conference to gauge interest from various stakeholder groups
benchmark: continued interest of participants, attendance at the conference
1. Map & Generate prototype model
Map out the resources available (space, expertise, tools) and needs of industry, within ~3 months.
2. Conference & Feedback
Hold a conference within 6 months that would include all interested stakeholders to review the generated model and give feedback from the experts in the field.