Aloha, and welcome to ,
The University of Hawai‘i is building the state’s research industry in partnership with the community through the UH Innovation Initiative. The University of Hawaii’s strategy is to build a $1 billion research enterprise in partnership with community and business groups. The university plans to drive the growth of the industry by hiring and developing top scientists in focused areas over the next decade.
According to the University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization (UHERO), “In addition to the large positive expected return on investment—as high as 96.0% in the best-case scenario, other benefits include thousands of new jobs in the state, new discoveries, new support businesses and opportunities. The Win-Win outcome for UH and the State stems from the fact that the research industry amplifies investment into multiple benefits. Research activity requires support staff, equipment, and materials, which in turn boost local businesses. At the same time, new businesses are nurtured by the Hawai‘i research 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. View presentations by keynote speakers and expert panels at that symposium.
This symposium drew together the state’s political, academic and business leadership, along with federal officials and national experts to identify key steps toward meeting the objectives of the University of Hawai’i Innovation Council. A summary of the symposium was published by the National Research Council in 2012. Get the report
The University of Hawai’i Innovation Initiative builds upon the recommendations of the Innovation Council and the National Research Council.
We invite you to join us in supporting and in the critically important task of building Hawaii’s research industry.