New leadership, a reorganized administrative structure and new initiatives have augmented research and innovation and entrepreneurship efforts at Stevens. Initial activities in Year 1 show promise for significant impact in the future.
Owners: Provost George Korfiatis, Faculty Senate, Vice President Randy Greene
A new organizational structure was created to strengthen Stevens’ research impact, headed by Vice Provost for Research Mo Dehghani. The preliminary FY15 budget includes an allocation of research support to academic units and principal investigators based on their success in securing research funding in prior years. Specific criteria and guidelines for administering this allocation are being developed.
Year 2: Develop and staff new organizational structure focused on research, with emphasis on scaled growth of research enterprise and achievement of strategic goals. Continue to develop infrastructure and systems to support research.
Owners: Provost George Korfiatis and Vice President Robert Maffia
A Year 2 goal, planning has begun to conceptualize the mission and facilities requirements of this research laboratory.
Year 2: Continue to develop the IDL concept.
Owner: Provost George Korfiatis
This is a Year 2 goal. Since the strategic plan was adopted, research expenditures increased from $25.6 million in FY12 to $30.9 million in FY13. The Center for Complex Systems was established, as was the Center for Healthcare Innovation. In addition, in early Fall 2013, the Systems Engineering Research Center contract renewal, totaling $60 million over five years, was completed.
Year 2: Continue to develop infrastructure and strategies to support principal investigators in identifying and winning competitive awards.
This is a Year 2 priority. Work toward this goal has not started yet.
The Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been reorganized under a Vice Provost Christos Christodoulatos. Technology commercialization and IP management directors have been named, and an advisory board has been created. A process has been developed to identify opportunities for SBIRs, STTRs and industry contracts.
Year 2: Continue to develop infrastructure and processes to promote entrepreneurial activities.
A Year 1 priority, this goal has been advanced through a series of activities managed by the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, including: the Innovation and Design Expo; the Scholl Lecture Series by Visiting Entrepreneurs; the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summer Scholars program; an I&E mentorship program; an updated Ph.D. curriculum; and others.