The Rensselaer Idea Bank is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted an idea! Our strategic planning committees have reviewed the submissions and will reflect on these thoughtful ideas and respond as appropriate in their final reports. We hope to release these final committee reports to the Rensselaer community in early September, with a goal to complete the Rensselaer Forward Plan by December 2023.

Most Recent Ideas

Commercialization Support

Submitted by morgat5 on Mon, 05/22/2023 - 10:42 AM

The University of Queensland, Australian created a commercialization corporation (UniQuest) several decades ago. Its purpose is to facilitate technology transfer through licensing, partnering and startups. It is staffed to serve the needs of university researchers wanting to move their ideas to the commercial world. Over the years it has expanded to include labs, databases and fabrication technology.

This model has been implemented by others such as the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 
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Central Business Office

Submitted by eisgrt on Fri, 05/19/2023 - 4:04 PM

Create a Central Business Office (CBO) where all business staff and business processes reside. Procurement, AP, Payroll, Travel, any other area that Researchers/Students need to be succefsfull here ar RPI.  A 'one stop shop' for all things business.  This would promote cross training opportunities, OOO coverage, and create the opportunity to streamline all business processes. 

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