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Sustainability Training

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Gateway Focus Workshop

Looking to build a sustainability plan for your science gateway? Planning to write your next funding proposal? 

Join us at the next Focus Workshop to create your starter sustainability toolkit!

The Gateway Focus Workshop, offered by the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI), is an intensive 2.5 day in-person workshop designed for innovative research teams to work together on producing a strong sustainability plan. You’ll leave the Focus Workshop with a clearer definition of your project's value, its audience, and its positioning in the competitive landscape along with tools you can use to continue as your project continues to mature. Take the time to step away from your desk and invest in your future!

The next session takes place December 5-7, 2022 at Howard University.

Thanks to the generous support of NSF, we are able to offer this workshop at no cost to attendees. Attendees will only need to cover their own travel, lodging, and meal costs.

The Focus Workshop application is open with rolling acceptance!
Space is limited – the last day to apply is November 11, 2022.



Sustainability trainings are taught by our lead instructors, Juliana Casavan and Nancy Maron. 


Juliana Casavan is a program designer and facilitator and teaches others how to build and implement strategies for success.

Currently, she is a program manager for MatchBOX Coworking Studio, the leading coworking space in Greater Lafayette, Indiana, where she coaches local startups and entrepreneurs through strategic planning and product development.

Prior to joining MatchBOX, Juliana was a founding member of the Purdue Foundry, an internationally recognized leader in university startups and technology transfer. During her time, she created Firestarter, the premier startup workshop of Purdue University, leading over 500 teams of researchers and students through the ideation process.





Nancy Maron is founder and principal of BlueSky to BluePrint, a strategic research and consulting organization. She is the author of several research reports and guides on business strategy and sustainability including A Guide to the Best Revenue Models and Funding Sources for your Digital Resources (2014), Sustaining the Digital Humanities: Host Institution Support Beyond the Start-up Phase (June 2014) and many case studies of sustainable initiatives. She created and regularly leads workshops in sustainability and business strategy, including the Sustaining Digital Resources course.



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