Mason to Collaborate on Regional Research Initiatives

Posted: June 5, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason joined four other universities this week in a partnership directed at improving the Washington, D.C., region’s ability to transfer research into products and businesses.

Called the Chesapeake Crescent Innovation Alliance, the group currently consists of Mason, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland and Virginia Tech.

The universities participated in a summit on Wednesday with other public and private sector leaders to examine the barriers to improving innovation performance in the region and finding ways to deal with them.

Representatives from such organizations as the National Institutes of Health, the Marino Institute and the Carlyle Group also attended the summit held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in the District. President Alan Merten represented Mason.

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