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TRX Webinar – Unlocking Funding: Strategies for Financially Empowering Innovation Centers, Entrepreneurship Programs and Makerspaces

October 09, 2024 | Categories: AM Event, Industry Event

TRX Webinar - Unlocking Funding: Strategies for Financially Empowering Innovation Centers, Entrepreneurship Programs and Makerspaces

When

Oct 9, 2024    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Type

Securing Resources for Educational Innovation Centers, Entrepreneurship Programs, and Makerspaces: Strategies and Solutions
Educational innovation centers, entrepreneurship programs, and fab labs are essential for fostering creativity, learning, and technological advancement. However, these centers face significant financial challenges that can hinder their sustainability and growth. Managers of these programs often spend significant portions of their time not managing their centers or engaging with students and faculty, but instead seeking funding and resources for their departments. These programs often exist as unbudgeted entities within their institution and require constant work to ensure continued health through each budget cycle.

This seminar aims to discuss problems and solutions surrounding key issues hindering development such as limited funding sources, competitive grant environments, internal resource allocation, and relationships with institutional foundations and administrators. We will attempt to demystify approaches to grant funding, foundational engagement, and help participants understand the value-driven mindset every university administrator must adopt for these programs.

Key Areas Covered:

  • Understanding the Funding Landscape
  • Developing a Compelling Case for Funding
  • Grant Writing and Proposal Development
  • Building Relationships with Funders
  • Internal Funding Strategies

Register HERE.