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Appendix A

Agenda

Building the Arkansas Innovation Economy

A Symposium Organized by
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences
in cooperation with
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock

March 8-9, 2010

Clinton Presidential Center
Little Rock, Arkansas

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DAY 1
2:00 PM Welcome and Introductions
Mary Good, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2:15 PM Session I: The Global Challenge and the Opportunity for Arkansas
Moderator: Mary Good, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The Innovation Imperative: Global Best Practices
Charles Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The National Academies
Innovation Infrastructure at the State and Regional Level: Some Success Stories
Richard Bendis, President and CEO, Innovation America
Innovation and Commercialization Successes in Oklahoma
David Thomison, Vice President of Enterprise Services, Innovation to Enterprise (i2E)


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Appendix A Agenda Building the Arkansas Innovation Economy A Symposium Organized by The U.S. National Academy of Sciences in cooperation with The University of Arkansas at Little Rock March 8-9, 2010 Clinton Presidential Center Little Rock, Arkansas DAY 1 2:00 PM Welcome and Introductions Mary Good, University of Arkansas at Little Rock 2:15 PM Session I: The Global Challenge and the Opportunity for Arkansas Moderator: Mary Good, University of Arkansas at Little Rock The Innovation Imperative: Global Best Practices Charles Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The National Academies Innovation Infrastructure at the State and Regional Level: Some Success Stories Richard Bendis, President and CEO, Innovation America Innovation and Commercialization Successes in Oklahoma David Thomison, Vice President of Enterprise Services, Innovation to Enterprise (i2E) 143

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144 BUILDING THE ARKANSAS INNOVATION ECONOMY California's Innovation Challenges and Opportunities Susan Hackwood, Executive Director, California Council on Science and Technology Evolution of Innovation in Arkansas Watt Gregory, Executive Committee Chair, Accelerate Arkansas 4:00 PM Session II: Cluster Opportunities for Arkansas Moderator: Paul Suskie, Chairman of Public Service Commission Arkansas and the New Energy Economy Paul Suskie, Chairman of Public Service Commission Federal-State Synergies Gilbert Sperling, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), U.S. Department of Energy The Wind Energy Industry in Arkansas: An Innovation Ecosystem Joe Brenner, Vice-President for Production, Nordex USA Arkansas's Role in Energy Transmission Management Nick Brown, President and CEO, Southwest Power Pool 5:40 PM Adjourn DAY 2 8:30 AM The State of Technology and Innovation in Arkansas The Honorable Mike Beebe, Governor of Arkansas 8:50 AM Session II: Cluster Opportunities for Arkansas (continued) Moderator: Charles Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The National Academies Research in Advanced Power Electronics: Status and Vision Alan Mantooth, Director, University of Arkansas's National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission (NCREPT), University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

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APPENDIX A 145 Regional Innovation Clusters (RIC) Ginger Lew, National Economic Council, The White House Agriculture and Food Processing Carole Cramer, Director, Arkansas Biosciences Institute, Arkansas State University Information Technology Jeff Johnson, President and CEO, ClearPointe Nanotechnology Greg Salamo and Alex Biris, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville 10:10 AM Session III: Federal and State Programs and Synergies Moderator: Barry Johnson, Senior Advisor and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce The Role of the Economic Development Administration Barry Johnson, Senior Advisor and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce Initiatives of the Manufacturing Extension Program Roger Kilmer, Director, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology University-Industry Partnerships Marc Stanley, Deputy Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology University-Federal Government Partnerships Donald Senich, Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, Directorate of Engineering, National Science Foundation From University Research to Start-ups: Building Deals for Arkansas Michael Douglas, Director, UAMS BioVentures, University of Arkansas Medical Services 11:30 AM Lunch

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146 BUILDING THE ARKANSAS INNOVATION ECONOMY 12:15 PM Session IV: Universities and Regional Growth Moderator: John Ahlen, President, Arkansas Science and Technology Authority Arkansas STEM Coalition Activities Michael A. Gealt, UALR dean of College of Sciences and Mathematics, President of Arkansas STEM Coalition State Initiatives for Research Funding and Their Role in Economic Development William Harris, President and CEO, Science Foundation Arizona 1:15 PM Session V: Arkansas R&D Capacity: Universities, Research Labs, and Science Parks Moderator: John Ahlen, President, Arkansas Science and Technology Authority Infrastructure for High-Performance Computing Amy Apon, High-Performance Computer Center, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and Division of Computer Science, Clemson University Research Parks in Arkansas Jay Chesshir, President and CEO, Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Understanding the Batelle Study Jerry Adams, President and CEO, Arkansas Research Alliance 2:45 PM Adjourn