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June 2 & 3, 2011 -- ALERUS CENTER - GRAND FORKS

Preliminary Agenda

Day One - June 2

7:45 – 8:30       Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 – 8:50       Welcome and Opening Remarks

Renewable Materials Summit: Emerging Markets in the Upper Midwest

Renewable Materials provides exciting opportunities for economic growth across the Midwest, from the agriculture and forestry communities through manufacturing and retail. Renewable Materials Summit: Emerging Markets in the Upper Midwest will highlight and explore the developing and established markets for renewable materials, while exploring the issues yet to be confronted.

Event Date: 
Apr 27 2011 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Event Location: 
Courtyard Moorhead Hotel 1080 28th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

VCSU, NDSCS Establish Technical Education Partnership


Valley City State University (VCSU) and the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) are entering into a unique articulation agreement in which students who complete an Associate in Applied Science degree in Technical Studies–Journeyworker can seamlessly apply their credits to a Bachelor of Science degree in Career and Technical Education. The agreement is the first of its kind in North Dakota.

Dr. Bruce Gellin to Keynote Life Sciences Action Summit


The Red River Valley Research Corridor is pleased to announce that Dr. Bruce Gellin will be delivering the keynote address at the upcoming Life Sciences Action Summit on April 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fargo. The 4th Life Science Action Summit is co-hosted by U.S. Senator Kent Conrad and the Red River Valley Research Corridor.

Dr. Gellin is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director, National Vaccine Program Office within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Navigating Federal Business Opportunities in the New Budget Landscape Workshop

The Red River Valley Research Corridor is hosting two workshops on April 1st to talk about strategies and steps that can be taken by businesses, universities and other organizations to sell their capabilities and products to the Federal government. These 2 workshops are being organized in response to the gloomy national budget outlook that has companies, universities and organizations of all types wondering about the future of funding or contracting opportunities with the federal government.

Event Date: 
Apr 1 2011 - 8:30am - 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Hilton Garden Inn - Fargo - 8:30 - 10:30 am Hilton Garden Inn - Grand Forks - 12:00 - 2:00 pm

UND sustainable energy event, Cleantech 2011, issues call for abstracts


The Cleantech 2011 Workshop and Action Summit, which will be held June 19-21 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, is now accepting abstracts for breakout session presentations.  Technical presentations in all areas of clean technology, sustainable and renewable energy, and energy conservation are solicited.  Business related presentations in the areas of venture capital and angel investments in energy technologies, and doing business on native lands are also encouraged.  For a full session list and details on submission, please visit the conference Web site.

George Korch to be featured speaker at Life Sciences Action Summit on April 18


The Red River Valley Research Corridor is proud to announce George W. Korch Jr., Ph.D., to be a featured speaker at the 2011 Life Sciences Action Summit in Fargo, ND. Dr. Korch is a Senior Science Advisor with the Office of the Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

NDSU Classified as one of Nation's Top Research Universities


The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recently issued the first update to it's higher education institutional classification system since 2005. North Dakota State University was one of only 108 institutions nationwide to receive a classification of "Research University/Very High Research Activity".

Research Corridor News Updates: ND 13th in Bioscience, UAS Airspace, Life Sciences Summit


Life Sciences Summit Scheduled for April 18

The Red River Valley Research Corridor Life Sciences Action Summit 2011 will focus on developing and strengthening the Red River Valley’s burgeoning life sciences industry and advancing our nation’s call to develop responses to some of our most pressing public health threats. 

This year’s theme – Biopreparedness – will examine an entire spectrum of important measures our nation must consider and prepare for to better address the threat of new strains of disease, pandemics, and biological warfare.

Study Measures Economic Impact of NDSU Research & Technology Park


A recent study conducted on behalf of NDSU's Research and Technology Park found that the park has experienced strong job growth over the past four years, and now directly supports almost 900 jobs, with another 550 being indirectly supported. Revenue entering the park's various businesses increased 51.8 percent from 2007 to 2010, from $95.8 million to $145.5 million, and is projected to increase to $172.8 million in 2011.

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