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October 9, 2013. 1. Targeting outreach marketing to companies doing business with APG organizations, including SBIR companies and those involved in C4ISR.

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1 October 9, 2013

2 1. Targeting outreach marketing to companies doing business with APG organizations, including SBIR companies and those involved in C4ISR and Chem/Bio initiatives. 2. Establishing commercialization services to promote homegrown technology development among the base of inventors residing in the Aberdeen Region. 3. Supporting the proposed educational partnership with APG to aggregate and serve as a clearinghouse and program development facilitator 4. Advancing specialized institutes in high priority skills development and R&D areas requiring university collaborations, such as cybersecurity and chem/bio defense. 5. Developing a talent connector to graduates of nearby universities and high skilled residents for meeting the demands for STEM-related workforce. 6. Advancing transit-oriented mixed use development hubs for growing the Aberdeen Region’s Technology District. Growing Regional Technology Industry Base Fostering High Value Place Strategy Advancing Workforce Development

3 Program Activities Drivers (Governance ) Operations Funding Approaches Estimated Funding Needed Enhance Defense Contractor activity and numbers EDAB Increase Contract dollars to Harford County Existing economic development funding Commercialization services to APG Regional Inventors EDAB URP Board NMTC NMHEAB OED SADBO—APG SBIR/STTG Funding for startup, SBIR and ongoing research $250,000 annually Educational Partnership Clearinghouse / increase number of students in programs NMHEAB URP APG University Center at HEAT / Graduate programs APG and local with specific project support from State State and local support provided with existing resources Advancing Specialized Institutes for Cybersecurity and Chem/Bio University Collaborations URP Board in conjunction with APG Organizations Identify university lead with guidance of APG Possibly house as part of CERDEC technical support lead APG, with specific project support from State and local government sources and industry $50,000 for URP consulting, travel etc

4 Program Activities Drivers (Governance ) Operations Funding Approaches Estimated Funding Needed Talent Connector for Students and Residents University / NMHEAB URP, SWN, APG, Army Alliance, NMTC Harford First Initiative Market opportunities in our “backyard” Industry, NMTC and public funds $50,000 initially Advancing transit- oriented mixed use development hubs for growing the APG Region’s Technology District. Aberdeen, Edgewood and Perryville TOD EDAB Aberdeen Cecil County OED Perryville, EAGB, Army Alliance,Central MD Transit Alliance Coordinate local, State and Private investments for TOD expansion Each of the planned TOD efforts would involve its own mix of federal, state, local and private investment. Cost and allocation of federal, state, local and private investment varies for each project

5 Action ItemFunctionNotes Building our Brand Identify what is unique about Harford County Attract Millenials Create a Sense of Place - establish a Tech Corridor Steps to build the Silicon Bay Greater Baltimore Region Leverage Ft. Meade, NIST, UMD, Johns Hopkins… Targeted Outreach Marketing to Companies Support growth of existing companies Encourage companies with a local presence to expand their on site activities Attract new companies with existing local contracts Identify barriers to entry into the region Low hanging fruit--SBIR Commercialization Services/ entrepreneurial growth Development of the Creative Culture Identify funding sources for proof of concepts, angel funding and early stage development Track start ups Develop network of Tech Experts

6 Action ItemFunctionNotes Advancing Specialized Institutes for Cyber security and Chem/Bio University Collaborations Leverage UMD/Hopkins research maintain focus of stand alone institutes through URP APG has to be a player Any University may step into this role Talent Connector for Students and Residents Coordinate programming and jobs programs. Maintain Futures 11, STEM Forum and STEM Outreach Program Out commuters present opportunity for talent growth Harford First Initiative Advancing transit-oriented mixed use development hubs for growing the APG Region’s Technology District Coordinate with Cecil, Aberdeen and Perryville seek State/federal support Creating place for the next generation Public infrastructure and connectivity to DC/NYC critical Focus on Route 40 and Route 22 corridors

7 IssueStakeholder(s) Leading the Charge Notes Harford County Visionary Advisors—team of resident experts in tech development OED/HBIC/Ground floor Entrepreneurs Edge URP APG TEDCO OED/URP Create a network of business leaders to assist start up firms. Outreach to inventors and small business OED Entrepreneurs Edge URP DBED NMTC SBDTC APG OED Enhance outreach efforts to track and expand inventors network NMTC establishing inventors network Identify and connect to funding sources OED Entrepreneurs Edge URP DBED, APG, TEDCO URP Use existing sources (i.e. TEDCO, Enterprise fund, MIPS) OED assist with Staffing

8 IssueStakeholder(s) Leading the Charge Notes Establish a certified service provider program to provide assistance OED/HBIC/Groundfloor Entrepreneurs Edge URP OED Tech Commercialization expert has been brought on contract Future funding needed Establish a competitive Tech Commercialization fund to address tech validation and proof of concept funding EDAB OED URP TEDCO OED/TEDCO Leverage future funding for start up investment (EDOF) Formalize the Harford Angel Network OED Entrepreneurs edge TEDCO DBED EAGB OED Angel Investment Study completed

9 IssueStakeholder(s)Leading the ChargeNotes Establish an educational clearinghouse with APG & University Center URP APG NMHEAB University Center APG/NMHEAB Create one stop shop for degree requirements and aggregating demand from APG Create a sustainable presence of high quality undergrad and certificate programs URP NMHEAB University Center NMHEAB Funding requires state and local support Seek to fully engage tech-related defense contractor community OED URP NMHEAB University Center URP Solicit needs from contractors for degree programs

10 IssueStakeholder(s)Leading the ChargeNotes Create stronger linkages with nearby Universities who excel in cyber security OED URP APG URP Promote Cyber talent in the Region Develop Cyber security certificate programs to raise competencies of existing cyber workforce on APG OED URP APG NMHEAB University Center Large contingent of Cyber specialists in the Region Create an integrated cybersecurity leadership education and training institute URP NMHEAB URP Leverage Cyber work at both APG and Ft. Meade Chem Bio institute created with a focus on raising collaboration applications with military research and civilian university URP NMHEAB URP Possibly house as part of MRICD technical support lead Leverage close proximity of unique facilities and pathogens at APG URP Outreach to Universities with linked interests

11 IssueStakeholder(s) Leading the Charge Notes Promote high quality mixed- use development in the APG region EDAB/ Landuse committee Army Alliance Central MD Transit Alliance EDAB Aberdeen/Edgewood Train TOD Public Private Partnerships Edgewood MARC station: create a mixed use development EDAB County Government MTA/ AMTRAK Harford County: Administration/ Community Services/ OED Strategic Location and proximity to ECBC/ PEO-CBD Aberdeen MARC Station create a mixed use development EDAB OED City of Aberdeen MTA/AMTRAK Aberdeen Creates a TOD/HUB for future development Perryville MARC StationPerryville/ Cecil OED MTA/AMTRAK Cecil County EDC Link Greenways to development

12 APG Region Technology Hub Cecil & Harford County Government Community Business & Industry APG Higher Education Partners for Success University HEAT Northeast Maryland Higher Education Advisory Board


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