Appendix A

Agenda

Building The Ohio Innovation Economy

A Symposium Organized by
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences in cooperation with
The University of Akron, NorTech, Case Western Reserve University, David Morgenthaler, and Richard Pogue

25-26 April 2011

Founders Ballroom
Intercontinental Hotel
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

DAY 1: APRIL 25

9:00 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Richard Pogue, Senior Advisor, Jones Day

Mary Good, Founding Dean, College of Engineering and

Information Technology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

 
9:30 AM  

Keynote Address

Luis Proenza, President & CEO, The University of Akron



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Appendix A Agenda Building The Ohio Innovation Economy A Symposium Organized by The U.S. National Academy of Sciences in cooperation with The University of Akron, NorTech, Case Western Reserve University, David Morgenthaler, and Richard Pogue 25-26 April 2011 Founders Ballroom Intercontinental Hotel 9801 Carnegie Avenue Cleveland, Ohio DAY 1: APRIL 25 9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction Richard Pogue, Senior Advisor, Jones Day Mary Good, Founding Dean, College of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock 9:30 AM Keynote Address Luis Proenza, President & CEO, The University of Akron 139

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140 BUILDING THE OHIO INNOVATION ECONOMY 9:45 AM Panel I: The Ohio Innovation Economy in the Global Context Moderator: Richard A. Stoff, President, Ohio Business Roundtable Challenges and Opportunities for the Ohio Innovation Economy Ross DeVol, Executive Director of Economic Research, Milken Institute Meeting the Global Innovation Imperative Charles Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, The National Academies 11:00 AM Coffee Break 11:15 AM Panel II: Stimulating Manufacturing in Ohio Moderator: Sridhar Kota, Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing, Office of Science and Technology Policy, White House Innovation and U.S.-Based Manufacturing Sridhar Kota, Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing, Office of Science and Technology Policy, White House The State Manufacturing Challenge Eric Burkland, President, Ohio Manufacturing Association Stimulating Manufacturing in Ohio: An Industry Perspective James Griffith, President & CEO, Timken Company Reviving Manufacturing: The Role of NIST Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services, National Institute of Standards and Technology 12:30 PM Lunch 1:30PM Panel III: Innovation Clusters and Economic Development Moderator: Lester Lefton, President, Kent State University Clusters and the Next Ohio Economy: What is Needed Lavea Brachman, Executive Director, Greater Ohio Policy Center

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APPENDIX A 141 Infrastructure for the 21st Century: How EDA Might Help John Fernandez, Assistant Secretary, Economic Development Administration Economic Development in Ohio: The Role of Community Foundations Ronn Richard, President & CEO, Cleveland Foundation 2:45 PM Coffee Break 3:00 PM Keynote Address: Investing in Ohio James Leftwich, Director, Ohio Department of Development 3:30 PM Panel IV: State and Regional Innovation Programs Moderator: Richard Bendis, Innovation America Current Trends and Challenges in State Innovation Programs Dan Berglund, President & CEO, State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI) The Role of NorTech: Promoting Innovation and Economic Development Rebecca O. Bagley, President & CEO, NorTech 4:15 PM Panel V: The New Energy Economy in Ohio Moderator: Gary Leidich, Executive Vice President, FirstEnergy The Ohio Energy Economy: Needs, Opportunities, and Initiatives David Wilhelm, Founder & President, Woodland Venture Management ARPA-e Initiatives Jonathan Burbaum, ARPA-e Building Clean Energy Companies in Ohio: What Needs to Be Done Lorry Wagner, President, LEEDCo 5:00 PM Adjourn Day 1

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142 BUILDING THE OHIO INNOVATION ECONOMY DAY 2: APRIL 26 9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction David Morgenthaler, Founding Partner, Morgenthaler Ventures 9:15 AM Panel VI: 21st Century Universities: Drivers of Regional Growth & Employment Moderator: William Harris, President & CEO, Science Foundation Arizona Relevance, Connectivity, and Productivity: The Akron Model Luis Proenza, President & CEO, The University of Akron The Economic Impact of a Major Comprehensive Research University: The Case Western Reserve University Model W. A. “Bud” Baeslack III, Provost and Executive Vice President, Case Western Reserve University 10:15 AM Coffee Break 10:30 AM Panel VII: Biomedical Growth Opportunities Moderator: Baiju Shah, BioEnterprise Biomedical Research and the Health Care Industry Frank Douglas, President & CEO, Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron Bringing Medical Innovations to Market Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, President & CEO, Cleveland Clinic Advancing Cancer Research Anna Barker, Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute, ret. 11:30 AM Panel VIII: Growing the Ohio Flexible Electronics Industry Moderator: Byron Clayton, Vice President, NorTech The Genesis of a New Cluster John West, Professor of Chemistry, Kent State University

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APPENDIX A 143 Role of Regional Academic Institutions in Flexible Electronics Development Miko Cakmak, Distinguished Professor of Polymer Engineering, The University of Akron Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing of Flexible Displays Albert Green, CEO, Kent Displays Manufacturing of Curved Liquid Crystal Devices Bahman Taheri, CEO, AlphaMicron 12:30 PM Lunch 1:00 PM Luncheon Keynote Address The Honorable Rob Portman, United States Senate 1:15 PM Panel IX: Early-Stage Finance and Entrepreneurship in Ohio Moderator: Lisa Delp, Technology Investment Coordinator, Ohio Department of Development Stimulating Entrepreneurship: The Lorain County Model Roy Church, President, Lorain County Community College Angel Investing: The ARCHAngel Experience Barry Rosenbaum, Senior Fellow, The University of Akron Research Foundation Innovation Capital and Entrepreneurship in Ohio Ray Leach, CEO, JumpStart 3:00 PM Adjourn