Accession Number : ADA426289


Title :   The California Central Coast Research Partnership: Building Relationships, Partnerships and Paradigms for University-Industry Research Collaboration (Abridged Version)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 3 Jun 2002-31 Dec 2003


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIV SAN LUIS OBISPO


Personal Author(s) : Opava, Susan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a426289.pdf


Report Date : 21 Apr 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 365


Abstract : The mission of the California Central Coast Research Partnership (C3RP) is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and skills between the higher education sector and the private sector in San Luis Obispo County, and to encourage the growth of high-tech companies in the region, thereby enhancing economic development and quality of life. The partnership is a long-term plan to create a dynamic and self-supporting university- industry-government partnership that capitalizes on the strengths and mutual interests of the educational and technology-based business sectors. The plan recognizes the key role of higher education in preparing a highly skilled work force and transferring new knowledge to practical uses. The outcomes of this partnership, when fully realized, will be the expansion of current and the creation of new University technology R&D activities; the development of existing technology-based businesses and the creation of new ones; and the generation of opportunities for job training and research and development activities for University and Community College students and faculty in areas of interest to the Department of Defense and national security. The project will eventually lead to the construction (with private financing) of a technology park on the California Polytechnic State University campus that will provide state-of-the-art space for private technology companies engaged in research and development activities, as well as a business incubator that will provide all of the support services needed by start-up, technology-based companies. At this stage, the project involves planning, analysis, relationship-building and pilot research projects related to development of the long-term partnership and its research foci.


Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *INDUSTRIES , *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , NATIONAL SECURITY , INFORMATION EXCHANGE , EDUCATION , JOB TRAINING , DYNAMICS , UNIVERSITIES , PILOT STUDIES , LIVING STANDARDS , ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE