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Innovation Policy Forum
U.S. India Roundtable on Manufacturing Innovation
2101 Constitution Ave NW
Room 120
Washington, DC
September 9, 2015
For more information, contact Natacha Montgomery at

The Supply Chain for Middle-Skill Jobs Committee Meeting

500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC
September 10, 2015

Christine Mirzayan
Science & Technology
Fellowship Program

STEP will host a Mirzayan fellow beginning January 2016. Apply today.

For more information, contact Paul Beaton at

Senior Program Officer
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy

Sujai Shivakumar directs the Academies’ assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program, its review of The Supply Chain for Middle-Skill Jobs, and its study of National Innovation Programs for Flexible Electronics.   He also directs the Innovation Policy Forum of the Academies, a focal point for a national and international dialogue on innovation policy.

Since joining the Academies’ Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy in 2001, he has been the lead researcher in the Academies evaluation of public-private technology partnerships, its multi-part analysis of the drivers of the information technology-led productivity growth, and its  comparative review of innovation policies around the world and among U.S. states and regions.

Dr. Shivakumar’s analyses highlight the important role of institutions in fostering successful cooperation among small and large technology firms, universities, venture capital companies and other actors needed to commercialize new technologies within complex innovation ecosystems. 

Dr. Shivakumar holds a doctorate in economics from George Mason University and has written extensively on innovation policy and on the political economy of development assistance.