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Companies know exactly what they spend on research, but knowing exactly what they get for their money is a persistent problem. Without a good way to measure value, research—especially innovative fundamental research—can be viewed as a cost that can be cut to boost near-term earnings (supposedly without long-term consequences). The number of patents is one metric for measuring the value of research, but that information is not necessarily useful without knowing the business value of those patents in the marketplace.  What other metrics serve to highlight the value of research and innovation?

Meeting Materials

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

6:30-8:30 pm


Dinner and Keynote Address

  • Anne Marie KnottProfessor of Strategy, Olin Business School at the Washington University in St. Louis 
  • Moderator: Laurie Leshin, GUIRR University Co-Chair; President of Worcestor Polytechnic Institute
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
8:00-8:15 am


Welcome Remarks 

  • Gordon England, GUIRR Industry Co-Chair; Chair of the Board, PFP Cybersecurity and V1 Analytical Solutions
8:15-9:15 am 

How valuable are patents as a proxy for innovation? 

  • Rafael Escalona Reynoso, Lead Researcher at the Global Innovation Index, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
  • Carol Robbins, Senior Economist, Science and Engineering Indicators Program at the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation
9:15-10:15 am 

Where do patents fall short as a metric for assessing research impacts?   

  • Petra Moser, Associate Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business at New York University
  • Bhaven Sampat, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University
10:30-11:00 am
 Science of Science and Innovation Policy
  • Maryann Feldman, Heninger Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina and Director of the Science for Science and Innovation Policy Program at NSF
11:00-11:45 am Small Group Discussions  
11:45 am-12:00 pm Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive Research Workshop Update
  • Ben Shneiderman, Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland
1:00-2:30 pm What other metrics can better serve the need to assess research value and impact?
  • Diana Hicks, Professor in the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Lee Fleming, Faculty Director, Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, UC Berkeley
  • Julie Carruthers, Senior Science and Technology Advisor at the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy
2:30-2:45 pm 

Mapping Innovation Ecosystems Pilot Update

 2:45-3:00 pm GUIRR Activity Updates
Webinars, Federal Demonstration Partnership, and International Research Collaborations Working Group
3:00 pm

Keynote Presentation by Anne Marie Knott
Professor of Strategy at Olin Business School at the Washington University in St. Louis

Anne Marie Knott on Assessing the Value and Impact of Research Investments from The National Academies on Vimeo.