Summit Federal Policy for the New Millennium
 Summit on Innovation:
 Federal Policy for the New Millennium
Tuesday, November 30 Wednesday, December 1, 1999

George Washington University's Marvin Center
Washington, DC



Nationally recognized public- and private-sector leaders will convene at the George Washington University on November 30 and December 1, 1999 for a national summit on directions and priorities for Federal support of innovation. The findings of the Summit, sponsored by the White House's National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) in association with several key national stakeholder organizations, will instruct the NSTC in developing and implementing an action plan for Federal policy and regulatory reform that will enhance innovation in the new millennium.

The Federal role in supporting scientific and technological innovation has received growing attention. Recent years have seen a number of reviews and articles on the innovation process and the Federal government's role. The Summit will be the first attempt to develop a specific national action plan and to establish priorities for the Federal role.

The summit will bring together high-level experts on the innovation process from a broad range of organizations: business, government, non-profit institutions, and the research community. Drawing on these disparate perspectives, it will examine both obstacles to and opportunities for enhanced innovation in areas such as:
 
 

· Trade Policy Agenda for Innovation  · Partnerships, Antitrust, and Fostering Competition
· Procurement Obstacles to Technology Innovation  · Intellectual Property and the National Innovation System
· Public-Private Cooperation in Standards Development  · Peer review, Priorities, and Performance in R&D
· Support for Research and Development · Awards and Leadership Groups as an Incentive to Innovate 
· Harmonization of Policies Across Spheres of Governance  · Government, Data, and Innovation
· Capital Barriers and Opportunities · Using the Internet to Foster Innovation
· Talent Pool for Innovation 

 

NSTC is sponsoring the summit in association with the Council on Competitiveness, the Industrial Research Institute, the Science and Technology Policy Institute at RAND, the State Science and Technology Institute, the Woodrow Wilson Institute, and the Center for International Science and Technology Policy at the George Washington University.

Final  Agenda
(November 19, 1999)
 

Tuesday November 30, 1999

8:30 a.m.  Welcome Stephen Trachtenberg,
   President, George Washington University

8:45a.m.  Opening Remarks - Dr. Neal Lane,
   Assistant to the President for Science and Technology

9:00 a.m.  Keynote Driving Innovation in the Post-Cold War Era
Dr. John Young
   Former CEO and President, Hewlett Packard Corporation, and
Co-Chair, President's Committee of Advisors for Science and Technology

9:30 a.m.  Keynote - Innovation in the 21st Century: New Opportunities
Martin Baily
Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors, The White House

10:00 a.m. Keynote Global R&D: A Model for Innovation and Economic Leadership
 Gordon Brunner
 Chief Technology Officer
 The Procter & Gamble Company

10:30 a.m.  Break

10:45 a.m.  Panel Discussion
   Moderator: Dr. Nicholas Vonortas
Center for International Science and Technology Policy
The George Washington Univeristy

   Confirmed  Panelists:

Mr. Gary Bachula, Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce, Technology
Dr. Ruth Kirschstein, Deputy Director, NIH
Mr. Ronald Blackwell, AFL-CIO
Dr. Shirley Jackson, President, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute
Dr. Adam Jaffe, Brandeis University
Dr. Peter Levin, Techno Ventures Management

12:15 p.m.  Q&A

12:45 p.m.  Lunch

1:45 p.m.  Policy Formulation Session I
   Breakout topics:
 

· Trade Policy Agenda for Innovation  · Partnerships, Antitrust, and Fostering Competition
· Procurement Obstacles to Technology Innovation · Capital Barriers and Opportunities 
· Public-Private Cooperation in Standards Development · Talent Pool for Innovation 
· Support for Research and Development  · Peer review, Priorities, and Performance in R&D
· Harmonization of Policies Across Spheres of Governance · Government, Data, and Innovation
· Using the Internet to Foster Innovation   · Intellectual Property and the National Innovation System
· Awards and Leadership Groups as an Incentive to Innovate

3:15 p.m.  Break

3:30 p.m.  Policy Formulation Session II
   (repeat of Session I breakout topics)

5:00 p.m.  Conclude Sessions

5:15 p.m.  Reception in Indian Treaty Room, Old Executive Office Building
 

Wednesday December 1, 1999

8:30 a.m.  Welcome -- Dr. Duncan Moore
   Associate Director for Technology
   Office of Science and Technology Policy

8:35 a.m.  Opening Remarks Mr. Mortimer Downey
Deputy Secretary, Transportation
 

8:45 a.m.  Reports from Policy Formulation Sessions
   Moderated by  Mr. Mortimer  Downey
Deputy Secretary, Transportation

10:30 a.m.  Break

10:45 a.m.  Reports from Policy Formulation Sessions (continued)

12:00 p.m.  Wrap-up Discussion of Findings and Recommendations
   Dr. Lewis Branscomb, Harvard University

12:30 p.m.  Summit Concludes
 
 


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Summit Federal Policy for the New Millennium

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