Chancellor appoints advisory group to advance innovation ecosystem

Chancellor Daniel Diermeier has appointed an advisory group to explore ways Vanderbilt University can bolster the innovation economy in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. This group aims to enhance Vanderbilt's research and innovation efforts to support local needs, attract entrepreneurial talent, and expand regional innovation capacity. They will assess infrastructure needs, collaboration programs, and ways to cultivate a culture of innovation. Diermeier emphasized Vanderbilt's role as a research hub, noting the benefits of a strong local innovation economy for job creation and inclusive prosperity. The group, comprising faculty and staff from across the university, will leverage existing initiatives and seek collaboration opportunities to apply Vanderbilt's research to real-world challenges. Their initial tasks include reviewing best practices from universities globally. Congratulations Jonathan Sprinkle in this important appointment.

Read the full article here.