Appendix A

Agenda
Meeting Global Challenges: German-U.S. Innovation Policy

Organized jointly by the German Institute for Economic Research and the U.S. National Academies

May 24-25, 2011

Berlin

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Day 1—May 24, 2011

9:15 AM Welcome

  Gert G. Wagner, Chairman, Executive Board, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) Alan Wm. Wolff, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and Chair, U.S. National Academies Committee on Comparative National Innovation Policies

9:45 AM Opening Remarks for Germany

  Georg Schütte, State Secretary for Education and Research

10:00 AM Opening Remarks for the United States

  The Honorable Philip Murphy, U.S. Ambassador to Germany

10:15 AM Keynote Address

  John Fernandez, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Economic Development Administration

10:45 AM Coffee Break



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Appendix A Agenda Meeting Global Challenges: German-U.S. Innovation Policy Organized jointly by the German Institute for Economic Research and the U.S. National Academies May 24-25, 2011 Berlin Day 1—May 24, 2011 9:15 AM Welcome Gert G. Wagner, Chairman, Executive Board, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) Alan Wm. Wolff, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and Chair, U.S. National Academies Committee on Comparative National Innovation Policies 9:45 AM Opening Remarks for Germany Georg Schütte, State Secretary for Education and Research 10:00 AM Opening Remarks for the United States The Honorable Philip Murphy, U.S. Ambassador to Germany 10:15 AM Keynote Address John Fernandez, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Economic Development Administration 10:45 AM Coffee Break 177

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178 MEETING GLOBAL CHALLENGES 11:00 AM Panel I: Current Trends in Innovation Policy Moderator: Jens Schmidt-Ehmcke, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) U.S. Innovation Policy: New Initiatives Ginger Lew, Senior Counselor, White House National Economic Council New Initiatives in German Innovation Policy Dietmar Harhoff, Chairman, Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation Policy Initiatives at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Discussion 12:00 PM Lunch 12:45 PM Keynote Address Werner Hoyer, Minister of State at the Foreign Office (Auswertiges Amt) 1:15 PM Panel II: Competition and Cooperation in a Global Economy Moderator: Katharina Schlüter, Finance-Magazin Chinese and Indian Investments and Economic Strategy Carl Dahlman, Henry R. Luce Associate Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and Member, U.S. National Academies Committee on Comparative National Innovation Policies Innovation and Trade Alan Wm. Wolff, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and Chair, U.S. National Academies Committee on Comparative National Innovation Policies Discussion

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APPENDIX A 179 2:15 PM Panel III: Human Resources, Competition for Manpower, and the Internationalization of Labor Moderator: Irwin Collier, John F. Kennedy Institute, Free University Berlin (FU Berlin) The Human Resource Challenge Klaus F. Zimmermann, Director, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) A Microsoft Perspective on the United States and Europe Jan Muehlfeit, Chairman Europe, Microsoft Corporation Discussion 3:00 PM Coffee Break 3:15 PM Panel IV: Growing Universities for the 21st Century Moderator: Reinhard Grunwald, Director, Zentrum für Wissenschaftsmanagement e.V. Speyer (ZWM) Challenges and Changes for German Research Institutions Karl Ulrich Mayer, President, Leibniz Association Growing the New Akron University Luis Proenza, President, The University of Akron German Universities and the Role of the Excellence Initiative Andreas Pinkwart, Dean, Leipzig Graduate School of Management, (Handelshochschule Leipzig) Discussion 4:15 PM Roundtable— “Competition and Cooperation: Systematic Challenges” Chair: Peter Engardio, Senior Writer, BusinessWeek (retired) Alan Wm. Wolff, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and Chair, U.S. National Academies Committee on Comparative National Innovation Policies Engelbert Beyer, Head of Directorate for Innovation Strategies, Federal Ministry of Education and Research

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180 MEETING GLOBAL CHALLENGES Carl Dahlman, Henry R. Luce Associate Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and Member, U.S. National Academies Committee on Comparative National Innovation Policies Thomas A. Curran, Senior Vice President for Technology and Innovation, Deutsche Telekom AG 5:00 PM Adjourn Day 1 Day 2—May 25, 2011 9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks Klaus F. Zimmermann, Director, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) 9:15 AM Panel V: Helping Small Business: Current Trends and Programs Moderator: David Audretsch, Director, Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University The “Mittelstand” Programs and Innovation in Germany Rainer Jäkel, Head, Directorate for Technology and Innovation Policies, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) Small Business Innovation: Federal Investments to Cross the Valley of Death Charles W. Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, The U.S. National Academies Discussion 10:15 AM Coffee Break 10:30 PM Panel VI: Early-Stage Finance and Entrepreneurship Moderator: Alexander Kritikos, Research Director, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) New Initiatives in Early-Stage Finance in Germany Peter Terhart, Chairman, German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK)

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APPENDIX A 181 The Clash of Innovation Cultures: The United States and Germany Eran Davidson, Managing Partner, Hasso Plattner Ventures Trends and Challenges for Venture Capital in the United States Arati Prabhakar, Partner, U.S. Venture Partners Discussion 11:30 PM Panel VII: Policies and Programs for CO2 Reduction Moderator: Claudia Kemfert, Head of Energy, Transportation, and Environment Department, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) The “Morgenstadt” Concept Frauke Lohr, Senior Partner, Grolman.Result GmbH U.S. Carbon Reduction Policies Charles Ebinger, Director, Energy Security Initiative, The Brookings Institution Climate Change and Innovation: Mitigation and Adaptation Measures Reinhard F. Hüttl, Scientific Executive Director, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam/GFZ, and President, acatech, the German Academy of Science and Engineering Discussion 12:45 PM Lunch 1:45 PM Panel VIII: Building Electric Vehicle Industries Moderator: Andreas Möller, Head of Division Policy and Social Consulting, acatech, the German Academy of Science and Engineering U.S. Battery Initiative for Electric Drive Vehicles Ed Owens, Supervisory General Engineer for Vehicle Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy

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182 MEETING GLOBAL CHALLENGES German Developments in Electric Vehicles Dirk Arnold, Deputy Head of Division, Environmental Innovation and Electric Mobility, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) 2:20 PM Discussion 2:30 PM Panel IX: Medical/Biomedical Innovation for the 21st Century Moderator: Charles W. Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, The U.S. National Academies Advancing Innovation and Convergence in Cancer Research Jerry S. H. Lee, Deputy Director, Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives, U.S. National Cancer Institute Medical/Biomedical Innovation for the 21st Century Joachim Giesekus, Strategic Marketing, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) Discussion 3:30 PM Coffee Break 4:00 PM Panel X: Policies and Programs to Build Solar Industries Moderator: Peter Strunk, WISTA Management GmbH and Adlershof Science Park, Berlin The German Solar Industry Karsten Neuhoff, Director, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI-Berlin) U.S. Initiatives in Solar Energy Policy Minh Le, Chief Engineer, Solar Energy Technologies Program, U.S. Department of Energy Discussion

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APPENDIX A 183 4:45 PM Roundtable— “Energy Change: What are the Consequences for the German and U.S. Innovation Systems?” Chair: Tim Stuchtey, Director, Brandenburgisches Institut für Gessellschaft und Sicherheit Seth Winnick, Counselor for Economic Affairs, Embassy of the United States Sylvia Kotting-Uhl, Green Party; Member, Committee for Education, Research, and Technology Assessment Albert Rupprecht (CSU) Committee for Education, Research, and Technology Ernst Dieter Rossman, Social Democratic Party, Shlezvik Holstein (SPD); Member, Committee for Research, Education, and Technology Arati Prabhakar, Partner, U.S. Venture Partners 5:45 PM Closing Remarks Alan Wm. Wolff, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and Chair, U.S. National Academies Committee on Comparative National Innovation Policies Klaus F. Zimmermann, Director, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) 6:15 PM Adjourn