Presentation on theme: " Dr. Jorge A Prozzi - The University of Texas at Austin."— Presentation transcript:
Dr. Jorge A Prozzi - The University of Texas at Austin
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
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
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
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?
Thank you for your attention Any tips from your side?