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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