Park Points – November 6, 2023

Welcome back to the third edition of Park Points. Get a quick recap of news, information and events relevant to the mission and vision of KU Innovation Park.

ICYMI – KC region named Tech Hub

From more than 370 applications, the U.S. Economic Development Administration chose 31 Tech Hubs to apply for funding through the Chips and Science Act of 2022. The KC region, including Lawrence, earned a designation.

Economic Impact of AAU Universities

The University of Kansas is a member of the Association of American Universities, a prestigious organization comprised of the country’s leading research universities.

The Art of Data

Data isn’t just for labs. A pilot course called Community Data Labs through the Kansas Data Science Consortium (KDSC) connected a KU senior with the Lied Center to share data analysis with the performing arts center.

  • Student Nikita Kuzin analyzed the Lied Center’s ticket sales data to figure out how audiences find out about performances, buy tickets and their preferred performances.
  • The KSDC hopes to fill the need for machine learning and data analytics for small businesses, townships and nonprofits that don’t have the expertise to do it themselves. The overall goal is to help boost economic development in Kansas.
  • The KDSC is seeking organizations for spring 2024. Learn how to partner with them by clicking here.

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