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UPCOMING & PAST EVENTS

View our upcoming & previous events below. If you are interested in attending any of our upcoming events, please feel free to RSVP as well.

Upcoming Events

INLAND
EMPIRE Data Summit
Health & Well-Being

Data is essential to the work we do. From better planning, to better service delivery, to achieving our collective goals for inclusion, sustainability, and equity–we need to build a strong data and research community that can:

  1. Share insights and resources
  2. Support each other in our work
  3. Help produce better decision making on investments and policies

Join us to hear about recent and important research in health and well-being from our region and explore data tools that can be instrumental in strengthening our communities.

This continuing series of events will showcase research findings from across our region and provide a data tool demonstration for novice and expert data users to learn from.

Confirmed Speakers:

Jasmine Hutchinson, MPSH, Director of Community Benefit and Associate Director of Institute for Community Partnerships, Loma Linda University Hospital, 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment

Helen Dowling, MPH, Director of Data Initiatives, Public Health Alliance of Southern California, Health Places Index

Past Events

IE Innovation Homecoming

INLAND EMPIRE INNOVATION
homecoming

The Inland Empire is a land of innovation, and much of that innovation centers around the people who were born and raised in the region. Some of our innovators have made a name for themselves in the region, while many others have distinguished themselves in other parts of the state or across the country.

What if we had an alumni reception for our innovators, not for any particular high school or university, but for the entire region? Join us as we welcome back and celebrate our alumni entrepreneurs and innovators at the inaugural Inland Empire Innovation Homecoming!

This event is an opportunity to recognize and showcase alumni from the Inland Empire who have had an impact in the field of innovation. Although we will not be crowning a “king” and “queen” at this homecoming, we will be awarding outstanding innovators and entrepreneurs in different categories. We will do so through a comprehensive nominations process, enlisting the help of institutions, alumni, and professional networks.

What does it mean to be an alumni of the region?

  1. We require that nominees have had some part of their education in the two county region; they can be current residents of the Inland Empire, but are not required to currently live or work in the region.
  2. We require that nominees have a strong passion for the region, it’s people, and culture. We want nominees to be champions of innovation and the Inland Empire.

What does it mean to be an innovator?

  1. Innovation means doing things differently or doing things that have never been done before. An innovator embraces this idea and creates new products, services, processes, or organizations that challenge the status quo, push boundaries, and achieve growth.
  2. The innovation creates new value and helps to lift up our regional core values of resilience, inclusion, sustainability, and equity.
  3. Innovation can happen in any sector, including, but not limited to: aerospace, agricultural technology, biotechnology, clean technology and natural resource management, community organizations, creative arts and music, development and construction, education, financial services, government, health and healthcare, information technology, micro-enterprises, real estate, social innovation and enterprise, and many more.

INLAND EMPIRE
Data Summit

Data is essential to the work we do. From better planning, to better service delivery, to achieving our collective goals for inclusion, sustainability, and equity–we need to build a strong data and research community that can:

  1. Share insights and resources

  2. Support each other in our work

  3. Help produce better decision making on investments and policies


Join us to hear about groundbreaking research in our region and explore data tools that can be instrumental in strengthening our communities.

This first-ever event will:

  1. Showcase research findings from across our region, 

  2. Provide breakout sessions of data tool demonstrations, and 

  3. Culminate with a design and strategy session, to collectively build a data hub that can serve our diverse region and sub-regions. 


The input from leaders like you will be critical for making this resource as successful as it can be! 

Research Showcase Speakers:

Stacy Cumberbatch, Managing Director, Blended Impact, State of Innovation in the Inland Empire

Jenna LeComte-Hinely, CEO, HARC, Inc., Riverside County COVID-19 Needs Assessment for Public Health

Veronica Terriquez, Director and Professor, UCLA Chicano Studies Resource Center, Emerging Youth Power in the Inland Empire

Ángel Mendiola Ross, PhD Student in Sociology, UC Berkeley, Governing Inequities Through Police in the Inland Empire

Michael Stull, Program Director, CSUSB Center for Entrepreneurship, State of Entrepreneurship in the Inland Empire, 2021

Jennifer Kane, Executive Director, Arts Connection, State of the Arts – San Bernardino and Riverside Counties

Data Tool Demonstration Speakers:

Jacob Rosalez, Senior Public Administration Analyst, Data Dissemination, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, AskCHIS, California Health Interview Survey

Liberty Van Natten, Education Research & Evaluation Administrator, California Department of Education, DataQuest, California Department of Education

Kimberly Mundhenk, Education Research and Evaluation Administrator, California Department of Education, California School Dashboard, California Department of Education

Kelsey Ranjbar, Research Scientist, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, CalEnviroScreen4.0, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Matthew Trujillo, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, Advancement Project California and Leila Forouzan, Manager, Researcher, and Data Analysis, Advancement Project California, Race Counts

Michael McCarthy, Founder, Radical Research, Warehouse City

 

Co-sponsors and partners include: IE RISECSI-UCRParkview Legacy FoundationCHAISRHARCIECC

INLAND EMPIRE
Innovation Ecosystem REport Launch

Thank you again for attending and participating in the release of our State of Innovation in the Inland Empire report. The April 21 event was a great success, bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders and leaders from across Southern California.

One recurring theme was highlighting the important need, and opportunity, that we have to build a more collaborative engine for innovation that harnesses and grows the power of innovation champions—in industry, academia, government, and community.

CSI-UCR is happy to keep the momentum going, and will host a design session on June 21, on ways to strengthen the IE’s Innovation Ecosystem. As a leader in innovation in the region, we invite you to participate in this collaborative design session.

INLAND EMPIRE
Innovation Ecosystem REport Launch

The Inland Empire Innovation Ecosystem Report (IE-squared) is an action-oriented report that includes a history of innovation in the region, plus contemporary qualitative and quantitative data. The report takes a deep dive into the local innovation ecosystem, exploring different aspects and components. 

There will also be a comprehensive directory of innovation incubators and accelerators in the region. In addition, we will develop an “innovation ready” framework involving jurisdictions, firms, and educational institutions in the region. After the report is completed there will be a multi-faceted marketing campaign, with the goal of both attracting investors and opportunities from within the region, but also reaching out to funders looking to be impactful in the Inland Empire. 

Context

  1. Inland Empire Growth and Opportunity provides a roadmap for economic and workforce development connected with middle-skill jobs that don’t require a college degree
  2. The Inland Empire has significant assets in innovation-related enterprises, jobs, R&D, and other activities, but this information has not been compiled in a comprehensive manner
  3. In addition to providing a compelling narrative and comprehensive guide to innovation sector-related assets in the region, we have the opportunity to innovate in the designation of “innovation champion” jurisdictions and institutions