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(Source: PBS Insights) UH Innovation Initiative highlighted on "Island Insights"
Host Dan Boylan and guests look at the road ahead for the University of Hawai‘i. Guests talk about how UH is improving oversight, refocusing on its strategic goals and bolstering programs and initiatives for job creation, community partnerships and economic growth. Guests include: M.R.C. Greenwood, UH President; John Holzman, UH Board of Regents Member; Allen Uyeda, Hawai‘i Business Roundtable Chair; Leslie Wilkins, Maui Economic Development Board VP and Director of Workforce and Education Programs.
M.R.C. Greenwood And the UH You Don't Know
UH-Manoa is much more than a four-year college. It’s the hub of a statewide system in which 60,295 students are currently enrolled on 10 campuses. It’s also a world-class research facility that through the new Hawaii Innovation Initiative expects to bring a billion research dollars into the system in the next decade, which UH President M.R.C. Greenwood says will require hiring up to 50 new scientists and create new jobs off campus, too. If you care about UH, this is a story that will make you proud.
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UH's Innovation Initiative is talking real money
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Managing Editor's Notebook
by Jim George
Building Hawai'i's Innovation Economy
In 2011, the University of Hawai‘i partnered with the National Academies Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy to convene a major conference to build Hawai‘i’s innovation strategy. This conference drew together the state’s politicial, academic and business leadership, along with federal officials and national experts to identify key steps toward meeting the objectives of President M.R.C. Greenwood’s Innovation Council. Get the report
Voter Viewpoint: Economic Development
Panelists Peter Quigley, Jeanne Unemori Skog and Mitch D'Olier discuss the University of Hawai‘i Innovation Initiative and why the growth of our research industry is critical to Hawaii's economic diversification and development. Moderated by Kelli Abe Trifonovitch.


  • The University of Hawai‘i can be the new driver to create new businesses in biofuels, geothermal, wind; continuing development of technologies of use to the military; and biomedical advances. We have the entrepreneurs, the commitment and the partners to do it. The UH is going to be in the lead and I couldn’t be happier to make my complete commitment to it.”
    Neil Abercrombie, Governor, State of Hawai‘i
  • I am pleased to support the University of Hawaii’s Innovation Initiative. Please join me in expanding Hawai‘i’s research industry for a better and brighter tomorrow for the generations to follow.”
    The late Daniel K. Inouye, United States Senator
  • There is huge economic opportunity in growing our research sector. We need to seize the day and support the University of Hawai‘i Innovation Initiative.”
    Walter A. Dods, Jr., Chairman of the Board, Matson Inc.
  • The local business community has long recognized that research and innovation need to be part of Hawai‘i’s future.”
    Gary Kai, Executive Director, Hawai‘i Business Roundtable
  • Hawai‘i needs a strong research university to fully realize the potential of our knowledge-based sectors.”
    Jeanne Unemori Skog, President and CEO, Maui Economic Development Board
  • The University of Hawai‘i Innovation Initiative is an effort we hope the community will support, because it could determine the future of the state.”
    M. R. C. Greenwood, President, University of Hawai'i