Please join us April 19, 2018, for a special event for the future of American innovation.
We are inviting top thought leaders from across government, industry, and academia to gather in Washington, D.C., to discuss how we can work together to address systemic barriers to catalyze the full potential of American innovation. The United States invests about $150 billion each year on federal R&D, but are the American taxpayers reaping the full benefit of that investment?
The Unleashing American Innovation Symposium is about highlighting the nation’s journey to a new level of innovation performance. This path will seek the best models and approaches for converting the results of federally-funded R&D and intellectual property into new companies and jobs as well as entirely new industries that bring new products, technologies, and better healthcare to the American people. The symposium will also explore barriers that limit industry’s access to federal R&D and ways to maximize the economic, security, and societal benefits to the nation.
Welcome and Introduction: Honorable Dr. Walter G. Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, “Unleashing American Innovation”
Opening Address: Honorable Wilbur L. Ross, Secretary of Commerce, “Accelerating American Leadership”
Leadership Perspective: Honorable Margaret Weichert, Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget, “The President’s Management Agenda”
U.S. Innovation: Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, “Cross Agency Priority: From Lab-to Market”
If you are interested in sponsoring the coffee and continental breakfast, please contact Mary Lou Norris, NIST Conference Services, at 301-975-2002 or by email at Marylou.norris [at] nist.gov.