Economic Development Trends in Nevada with Robert Rippee, Executive Director of UNLV’s Black Fire Innovation Hub
This episode is the fourth in a new podcast series, where we will visit with different leaders striving to grow economic development in their areas or regions of interest. We discuss new initiatives, new models, the interest and investment in Technology Parks, Incubators and Accelerators as well as other creative economic development platforms being implemented throughout the country within public and private initiatives.
Robert Rippee joins the show to talk about economic development trends in Nevada and how Black Fire Innovation (a unique public-private partnership between Caesar’s Entertainment corporation and the University of Nevada Las Vegas) is driving innovative concepts in the gaming & hospitality market. Robert also touches on how the pandemic has impacted innovation and reflects on how he engages UNLV students and supports their goals to lead innovative projects and solutions.
Leading the conversation is Scott Marty, Ph.D., a partner in the firm’s Atlanta office. Scott is a registered patent attorney who counsels clients on technology commercialization including all aspects of biotechnology patent prosecution, diligence, patent litigation and licensing.
A recording transcript will be available shortly
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