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1 The Enterprise and Empowerment Foundation of Norfolk State University (E 2 F) Dr. Kim Luckes Acting President, Norfolk State University and Member, E 2 F Board of Directors Mr. Terry Stokes Executive Director, E 2 F

2 R=Research I=Innovations & to S=Support E=Empowerment

3 Executive Summary The RISE Campus: a 12.5 to 25-acre research and technology park Predominantly privately held and governed by E 2 F Privately held facilities to be developed by public-private partnerships Home of the RISE SuperNode SM : a private synchronous optical network providing broadband bandwidth from DS-1 to OC-192 Internet Service, via the RISE SuperNode SM, provided to: NSU at OC-3 as client (increased bandwidth at lower cost) Speeds from 1.5 megabits per second (DS-1) up through multiple 10 Gbps (10,000 megabits per second) Services available to private industry; discounts provided to RISE Campus tenants Additional revenues to support NSUs mission

4 The RISE Model InnovationsTechnology Research UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES Researchers Graduate Programs Intellectual Property INDUSTRIESInfrastructure Venture Capital Entrepreneurs REGIONAL COMMUNITIES AND GOVERNMENT Homeland and Maritime Security Community Organizations Military THE RISE CAMPUS

5 The Enterprise and Empowerment Foundation of Norfolk State University (E 2 F) Founded in 2001, E 2 F is an independent 501(c)(3) affiliate of Norfolk State University. Our mission is to provide products and services that promote applied research and technological innovations that, in turn, contribute positively to the economic strength of the Hampton Roads region and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Foundation is the organizational power behind E 2 F Real Estate, E 2 F Research, the RISE Campus, and the RISE SuperNode SM.

6 E 2 F Brands and Business Units E 2 F Broadband, LLC E 2 F Research, LLC E 2 F Student Housing I, LLC E 2 F Real Estate, LLC

7 The RISE Campus A Catalyst for Economic Development

8 The RISE Campus, when fully developed, will be a strategic hub for applied research and the generation of technological innovations that will position Norfolk State University, the City of Norfolk, and the entire Hampton Roads region to become a key high-technology gateway for the southeastern United States.

9 The RISE Campus RISE SuperNode SM Marie V. McDemmond Center for Applied Research The RISE Campus

10 RISE SuperNode SM Marie V. McDemmond Center for Applied Research The RISE Campus Light Rail Station

11 The RISE Campus Location of RISE SuperNode SM Marie V. McDemmond Center for Applied Research City of Norfolks Light Rail System with dedicated station for the RISE Campus

12 The Marie V. McDemmond Center for Applied Research

13 Build an applied research environment that stimulates and encourages innovation and technology commercialization Increase the number of entrepreneurs undertaking high-technology ventures Develop human capital from underutilized resources and latent potential Create digital opportunities Provide lifelong learning opportunities Mission of the RISE Campus

14 Why the RISE Campus is important * Dr. Andrew C. Brod of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. NSU presently contributes $527.8 million annually to the region. To NSU -Strengthens students preparation for life beyond college -Strengthens academic/research programs -Creates new sources of revenue To the Region -Supports technology-led economic development infrastructure -Creates a projected economic impact between $60 million and $122 million annually * -Builds workforce competencies for higher wage jobs To the State - Responds to Higher Education metrics -Contributes to economic development and technology strategy To the Nation -Taps latent potential for job creation -Responds to national security interests -Creates an HBCU technology development model

15 Our E 2 F Real Estate brand and its affiliated business units, E 2 F Real Estate, LLC and Student Housing I, LLC, serve as the deed repositories of land acquisitions and real property holdings made by the Foundation. Examples of such holdings are parcels that make up the RISE Campus and the Spartan Suites residential apartments.

16 E 2 F Student Housing I, LLC 600-bed Apartment Community Spartan Suites

17 Our E 2 F Research brand and affiliated business unit, E 2 F Research, LLC, serve to promote and support research-oriented start-ups, as well as, established small businesses, most notably, those that were founded by and/or owned by alumni of Norfolk State University. E 2 F Research creates and develops opportunities to increase the research activities of these companies; and, we promote the eventual conversion of their research results and Intellectual Properties into technological innovations and patented commercial products.

18 Materials Research, Engineering, Computer Science, Gaming, and Criminal Justice RISE Research Pillars Labs, Industry, Higher Education Faculty, Students, & Staff Scalable Broadband Infrastructure Energy Nanotechnology Spintronics Photonics Sensor Integration Net-Centric Operations Forensics Secured wireless networks Modeling & Simulation Quantum Computing Grid Computing Supercomputing Sensor Fabrication Photonic Devices Communications Image Processing Advanced Materials Information Assurance Computational Science Advanced Technology Gaming and Simulation Educational Gaming Virtual Reality 3-D Animation Data and Visual Analytics

19 Four distinct sections: Class 100/1000 Clean Room, Testing, Characterization, and Future Growth. Clean Room programmed for next- generation photolithography, metals and thin film deposition, wet and dry etch, and future capability of ion implant. Testing facility allows for base-line optical and electrical testing of devices. Also equipped with basic packaging tools such as dicer and bonders. Characterization bay equipped with standard metrology, surface science, and magnetic test equipment as well as Focus Ion Beam for device integration, repair and TEM sample preparation. State-of-the-art CLEAN ROOM in the Marie V. McDemmond Center for Applied Research

20 The RISE SuperNode SM, via our affiliated business unit, E 2 F Broadband, LLC, provides premier regional access to all major Points- of-Presence (gigaPOPs). The RISE SuperNode SM is a private synchronous optical network (SONET) with ultra-high capacity, fault- tolerant design, offering speeds from 1.5 megabits per second (DS-1) up through multiple 10 Gbps (10,000 megabits per second) Lightwave networks. Powered by Level 3 Communications premium fiber optic network, the RISE SuperNode SM offers high-end broadband services with features such as 24/7 monitoring, reliable backup power, and redundant connectivity, and it connects to the Internet2 research network.

21 Regional Private Network Scheme Gateway Diversely Routed SONET Ring To Level 3 Communications Local and Long-haul Networks

22 About Our Partner: Level 3 Communications Over 54,000 intercity route miles; over 27,000 metro route miles Delivers services to over 250 major markets across the United States and Europe Customer scope: 18 of the worlds top 20 telecommunications companies 9 of the 10 largest carriers in Europe Top 5 U.S. Wireless Service Providers 9 of the top 10 Internet Service Providers in the U.S., which combined serve more than 65 million online users 9 of the 10 largest U.S. cable companies 3 of the top 4 telecommunications companies in Asia International wireless companies with more than 260 million subscribers

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25 Example Connectivity via The RISE SuperNode SM Diverse path OC-12(622Mbps) private SONET Ring OC-3POS (155Mbps) NSU Internet Level 3 Communications IP Based Service T-1, DS-3, or Future Clients

26 Contact Information: The Enterprise and Empowerment Foundation of Norfolk State University (E 2 F) Dr. Kim Luckes NSU Acting President and Member of E 2 F Board of Directors 700 Park Avenue Norfolk, Virginia Mr. Terry Stokes Executive Director, E 2 F 520 West 21st Street, Suite G-2 Norfolk, Virginia (757)


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