Key short term goals
- Establish clear roles & responsibilities and MOAs between the ARCTIC partners and key stakeholders in the program.
- Diversify organizational funding beyond Office of Naval Research.
- Improve collective communications and collaboration and cohesive storytelling.
- Establish broader Department of Defense “stakeholder relationship”.
Establish Resiliency Map and identify current global market leaders & gap analysis.
Entrepreneurship, Incubation, Acceleration Activities
Licensing, improved capacities for Proof of Concept, SBIR/STTR leverage, and student accelerator and market analysis of similar microgrids.
Education, Research, Exchange
Resiliency Pipeline map, Establish UA industry liaison, create industry intern program, plan for certificate to masters programs around Energy and Grid resiliency.
Ecosystem or “Resiliency Pipeline” map, identification of current “global” market leaders and gap analysis
Key mid-term goals:
- Develop contemporary research parks in Anchorage and Fairbanks.
- Establish new finance mechanisms
Entrepreneurship, Incubation, Acceleration
- Increased licensing, tech transfer, and create businesses.
Education, Research and Exchange
- Advance a culture of innovation and excellence
- Increased UA research funding partnered with industry
- Expanded available education and research talent through attraction and retention
- Increased manufacturing
- Reduced economic leakage
Long term goals:
- Adopted a progressive energy policy in support of new innovation and project development
- Research park established and financially self-sustainable
- Suite of financing options readily available to private firms
- Active global partnerships resulting in new revenues to Alaska
- Recognized global microgrid and ARCTIC leader