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A AGENDA GROWING INNOVATION CLUSTERS FOR AMERICAN PROSPERITY Organized in Cooperation with the Center for American Progress 3 June 2009 Lecture Room National Academy of Science 2100 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 8:45 AM Welcome Charles Wessner, The National Academies 8:50 AM Opening Remarks Susan Crawford, National Economic Council, The White House 9:00 AM Keynote Address: The Role of Research Universities in the Formation of Regional Innovation Clusters: The Impact of Arizona State Universityon Metropolitan Phoenix Michael Crow, Arizona State University 9:20 AM Panel I: Why Clusters Matter: Innovation Clusters and Economic Growth Moderator: William P. Kittredge, Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce 125
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126 GROWING INNOVATION CLUSTERS FOR AMERICAN PROSPERITY Cluster Development: A Path to Growth Maryann Feldman, University of North Carolina Stimulating Regional Economies Andrew Reamer, The Brookings Institution 10:00 AM Coffee Break 10:15 AM Panel II: Regional Innovation Clusters: The Obama Administration’s Innovation Initiative Moderator: Jean Toal Eisen, Department of Commerce The Geography of Innovation: The Federal Government and the Growth of Regional Innovation Clusters Jonathan Sallet, Glover Park Group New York’s Nano Initiative Pradeep Haldar, Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC), Albany, New York The Technology Innovation Program: Connecting the Dots Marc G. Stanley, National Institute of Standards and Technology 11:15 AM Coffee Break 11:30 AM Panel III: State and Regional Initiatives Moderator: Ed Paisley, Center for American Progress Clusters Growing in Pennsylvania Rebecca Bagley, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
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127 APPENDIX A Building and Branding Clusters: Lessons from Kansas and Philadelphia Richard Bendis, Innovation America Virginia Industry Cluster Analysis John Mathieson, SRI International The Washington State Innovation Economy Egils Milbergs, Washington Economic Development Commission 12:45 PM Lunch 1:45 PM Luncheon Address Karen Mills, Small Business Administration 2:00 PM Panel IV: The University Connection Moderator: Robert Samors, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities The Akron Model Luis M. Proenza, The University of Akron The South Carolina Innovation Ecosystem David McNamara, South Carolina Research Authority California Initiatives Ed Penhoet, Alta Partners 3:00 PM Coffee Break
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128 GROWING INNOVATION CLUSTERS FOR AMERICAN PROSPERITY 3:15 PM Panel V: Filling the Gaps: The Role of Foundations Moderator: Jim Turner, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities How Innovation Clusters Are Reviving the Economies that “Urban Renewal” Destroyed Christina Gabriel and Bomani Howze, The Heinz Endowments Building the Workforce and the Universities George W. Bo-Linn, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation 4:00 PM Roundtable: Key Issues and Next Steps Forward Moderator: Charles Wessner, The National Academies Luis M. Proenza, The University of Akron William P. Kittredge, Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce Jim Turner, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities R. Lee Cheatham, Washington Technology Center 5:00 PM Adjourn