City Innovate ( STIR Labs ) is a national applied research program funded by the National Science Foundation that connects governments and academic teams to co-develop and apply research that offer solutions to the critical issues that communities face utilizing a Challenge-Based Approach.
Our annual summit is held to share what was learned throughout the year and create space for dialogue around best practices in navigating government academic partnerships. Topics include advancing critical research, broadening the number and diversity of researchers working within communities, and promoting integrative research.
Join us for a mix of keynotes, project presentations, and panels that delve into the latest insights from newly formed government academic partnerships.
Kamran founded City Innovate in 2015 with a mission to help governments solve problems through collaboration with the private sector. Kamran has been a serial entrepreneur for more than 12 years, on three continents. He will guide the morning session which consists of project presentations followed by in-depth panel discussions and an audience Q&A session.Register
Jay created STIR in 2013 while serving as the first Chief Innovation Officer of San Francisco, where he worked for more than a decade. In that role he was named an Obama White House Champion of Change and established the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation. He will guide the afternoon session which consists of project presentations followed by in-depth panel discussions and an audience Q&A session.Register
Experts and veterans in the field of government academic partnerships
30+ members from 16 government-academic teams will share their projects and what they've learned
( STIR Labs ) relies on our community members to help direct the next frontier of community-centered projects. We hope you'll join us in co-creating solutions to the critical issues that communities face. Register with your email to join our community and receive additional benefits.
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