|Adapting to the 21st Century Innovation Environment|
October 16-17, 2018
A meeting to consider the characteristics of the 21st century innovation environment; to examine the ways in which industry, government, and universities have adapted to the accelerated pace of innovation in an open information age; and to explore how cross-sector partnerships can strengthen U.S. competitiveness as a leader in science and technology in the global economy.
|Strategies for Engagement of Non-Traditional Partners in the Research Enterprise|
June 12-13, 2018
A meeting to explore the engagement models, goals, incentives, and risk tolerance of some non-traditional research partners including philanthropic foundations, venture capital and seed funders, and non-profit organizations to discuss how efforts intersect with those of the federal government, universities, and industry.
|Data Matters: Ethics, Data, and International Research Collaboration in a Changing World|
March 14-16, 2018
A workshop planned by GUIRR's International Research Collaborations Working Group to explore the changing opportunities and risks of data management and use across disciplinary domains to examine advisory principles for consideration when developing international research agreements in the pursuit of highlighting promising practices for sustaining and enabling international research collaborations at the highest ethical level possible.
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Accelerate Translational Research|
February 13-14, 2018
A meeting to consider the challenges and opportunities of developing and using artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in research and commercialization in medicine and across sectors.
|The Role of State Governments in Economic Development and R&D Competitiveness|
October 17-18, 2017
A meeting to consider what role states should ideally have in influencing the R&D agenda; how regional cluster development can drive innovation and economic growth; and how a coordinated effort to support research between state governments can contribute to the federal R&D agenda and national innovation competitiveness.
|Beyond Patents: Assessing the Value and Impact of Research Investments|
June 27-28, 2017
A meeting to consider the value of patents as a proxy for measuring innovation, how patents fall short as a metric for assessing research impacts, and what other metrics can better serve the need to assess research value and impacts.
Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive Research (HIBAR) Workshop
June 27, 2017
GUIRR hosted a half-day workshop to consider strategies to more reliably produce "HIBAR" research - fundamental research carefully linked to real-world problem contexts, which may produce stronger theories and more societally valuable results.
|Examining Mistrust of Science|
February 28-March 1, 2017
A meeting to consider the trends in public opinion of science, examine potential sources of mistrust both internal and external to the science community, and explore the ways in which cross-sector collaboration between government, universities, and industry may improve public trust in science and scientific institutions in the future.
|Thriving in the Innovation Economy through Collaborations Between Governments, Universities, and Industry|
February 28, 2017
GUIRR held a workshop to discuss Innovation Network Mapping and how to build regional collective intelligence to drive innovation and economic growth with Gary Markovits, cofounder and CEO of Innovation Business Partners, Inc.
|The Fourth Industrial Revolution|
October 25-26, 2016
A meeting to discuss the technological characteristics of emerging industrial technologies and consider the economic and social implications of a ‘fourth industrial revolution’ that builds on the digitization breakthroughs of the past several decades.
Building Smart Communities for the Future
June 21-22, 2016
A meeting to explore common characteristics of smart communities, the role of connectedness and sustainability in developing smart communities, the partnerships between governments, universities, and industry that are integral to advancing smart community development, and the challenges, opportunities, and policy implications associated with the roll-out of intelligent systems.
March 21-22, 2016
A public workshop to explore innovative models that foster and develop “T-shaped” characteristics and how higher education, industry, and government can collaborate to cultivate the talent development required for the 21st century workforce. Co-hosted with the University Industry Demonstration Partnership, IBM, Michigan State University, and Virginia Tech.
Critical Infrastructure Security:
The Role of Public-Private Partnerships
February 23-24, 2016
A meeting to explore the state of critical infrastructure security in the United States and identified R&D priorities, as well as how pending legislation impacts physical and cyber infrastructure security.
The Disruption Myth and Gaps in the Innovation Ecosystem
October 20-21, 2015
A meeting to discuss what disruptive innovation and disruptive innovators look like today; how patterns of disruption and business dynamism are changing in a modern world; and how the study of disruption can affect the structure of innovation ecosystems.
|Angel Investing: |
Helping Innovators Bridge the Valley of Death
October 20, 2015
A joint workshop with the Angel Capital Association to discuss the role of angel investing in an innovation ecosystem.
|Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Use and Regulation|
June 23-24, 2015
A meeting to consider practical policy strategies to manage and safely deploy commercial, public, and private unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in U.S. airspace, and to explore the potential applications for recent technological advances in UAS.
|Cross-Sector Impact of the Smart Grid|
February 9-10, 2015
A meeting to identify the successes and challenges that the energy sector has encountered in the integration of new power technologies for accommodating countless sources of power generation on the electrical grid, and to consider the technologies' application to other areas.
|Big Data: What Does it Mean for Research?|
October 14-15, 2014
A meeting to consider how big data is changing the way we do science, looking particularly at the challenges of working with and analyzing big data sets, ethics and privacy concerns, workforce and training issues, and opportunities for public-private partnerships.
|Convergence: Optimizing Cross-Sector & |
June 2-3, 2014
A meeting to consider how convergence - the merging of previously distinct disciplines to create new disciplines which promote rapid innovation and the emergence of new scientific principles - is created and what it has delivered to disciplines to date.
|Ideas to Innovation: |
Workshop to Develop a Research Agenda for Service Innovation
*Co-Hosted by UIDP*
April 10-11, 2014
| ||Novel Financing for Innovation|
February 24-25, 2014
A meeting to consider new financing models and mechanisms designed to leverage resources and more efficiently convert the nation’s research assets into economic assets, thereby increasing the nation’s overall competitiveness.
| ||Understanding Research Globalization in the Context of National Security and Prosperity|
October 21-22, 2013
A meeting to consider how research globalization is impacting U.S. R&D within the context of ensuring national security and economic prosperity, and what roles the government, university, and industry sectors may play in this new globalized environment.
|Catalyzing University-Industry Engagement to Promote the Nation's Competitiveness|
*Co-hosted by UIDP*
October 30-31, 2013
|Infrastructure: The Cost of Doing Nothing|
June 24-25, 2013
A meeting to explore the potential implications of underinvestment in infrastructure, as well as the role that public and private sector entities may play in succeeding or failing to provide optimal infrastructure for robust economic growth and achievement of America's science and technology research goals.
| ||Ideas to Innovation: |
Stimulating Collaborations in the Application of Resilience Engineering to Healthcare
*Co-Hosted by UIDP*
June 13-14, 2013
|A Patent System for a New Innovation Ecosystem|
February 11-12, 2013
A meeting to consider the dynamics of the U.S. patent system, and to investigate whether patents are essential for technology development and commercialization in certain industries but an innovation inhibitor in others.