Center Evaluator: Otto Doering, Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
On the basis that economic losses resulting from arthropod-mediated damage and disease are second only to losses resulting from natural disasters, we propose to streamline the efforts of industry and academia toward management of arthropod pests through creation of a unique center: We plan to partner with NSF and industry for formal establishment of a center. A proposal for a National Science Foundation Industry / University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) was submitted on March 4, 2013. A Planning Meeting for the proposed NSF Center was held in Ames, IA September 5-7, 2012. Please see CAMTech Planning Meeting for further information. Representatives from prospective member organizations attended this meeting.
Leveraged investment in strategic research for competitive advantage
Board membership to influence research priorities with a diverse research team
First rights to developments
Pipeline to outstanding and well trained personnel
Short videos about the NSF I/UCRC program and its centers can be found here.