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Hawaii Innovation Initiative Tabloid Hawaii Innovation Initiative Gets Under Way

Eagle-i Consortium
The eagle-i consortium, led by Harvard University, comprises 26 research universities dedicated to the idea of developing a robust, comprehensive data query system supporting investigators’ needs in discovering invisible research resources at the University of Hawai’i and across research universities in the United States. Marc Le Pape, PhD from JABSOM guided UH Manoa's involvement in this project. Marc is currently Associate Director, COBRE Bioinformatics Core and Assistant Director, RMATRIX Biomedical Informatics Key Function at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa's John A. Burns School of Medicine, The University of Hawaii's Resource Navigator identified over 30% of all research resources available under eagle-i, more than any other contributing university. This repository of unique research resources is growing everyday, facilitating access to previously invisible research resources, fostering intra and inter institutional research collaborations and more.


  • 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