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1  Dr. Jorge A Prozzi - The University of Texas at Austin

2  Michigan State University (lead University)  The University of Texas at Austin  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  University of Minnesota  University of Hawaii at Manoa  North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

3  The University of Texas share of the Center = $600k  Funding Diversification  Created: International Center for Partnered Pavement Preservation  Ongoing TxDOT proposal on pavement preservation  CAF Latin American Development Bank pledged $150k  Meet with Deputy Director (Mr. Barton), Director for Research, and Director of Maintenance Division  Outcome: 4-year contract $300k/year

4  Heavy Vehicle Simulator (HVS)  Cost = $1,800,000  1,000 load applications per hour  Approx. 500,000 a month  Meet Department Chair and VP for Research  Meet Associate Dean for Research, then VP and CFO  Business Plan = 20 cents per load application  3-year proposal for $3.5 million

5  Leverage  Use UTC funds to maximum advantage.  The Center needs to leverage all its key resources  Matching Funds  Respond to sponsor needs, i.e. find a solution to their transportation problems  Do not take no for an answer  What else can we do? What do you recommend?

6  Thank you for your attention  Any tips from your side?


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