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Rebuilding the Transatlantic Bridge:
U.S. - Polish Cooperation on Science, Technology, and Innovation

 

Presentations

Opening Session:

--Welcome
Charles Wessner, The National Academies

--Introduction
Alan Wolff, Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP
and Chair, Committee on Comparative Innovation Policy, STEP Board

Panel I:  U.S.-Polish Cooperation on Energy and the Environment:

--Poland’s Energy Strategy: Clean Coal and Renewables
Piotr Moncarz, Stanford University 

--Environmental Effectiveness: Eliminating Hazardous Waste
Ryszard  Parosa, President of the Supervising Board, ATON

 Panel II:  Advancing Health Research in Poland and the United States:

--New Opportunities in Cancer Research
Anna Barker, Deputy Director, U.S. National Cancer Institute

--Joint Action on Cardiovascular Disease and the Implications for the
Comparative Effectiveness Approach for Patient Treatment

Tomasz Zdrojewski, Health Advisor to the President of Poland

--Research in Poland: Opportunities for Cooperation
Jerzy Maksymowicz, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
and former Minister of Health

Panel III:  Science and Innovation in the 21st Century University:

--Building Regional Strength: The Akron Experience
Luis Proenza, President, University of Akron, Ohio

--Gdansk Technical University and its Regional Opportunity
Jan Hupka, Vice-Rector, Gdansk Technical University

Panel IV:  New Frontiers: Emerging Opportunities for Cooperation:

--Energy Efficiency: The Hidden Opportunity
Krzysztof ?mijewski, Warsaw Technical University
and Advisor to the Polish Ministry of Economics

--National Laboratories and International Cooperation
J. Stephen Rottler, Chief Technology Officer and
Vice President of Science and Technology, Sandia National Laboratories

Panel V: New Initiatives in National Innovation Policy:

--Early Investment Trends in the U.S.
Ginger Lew, White House National Economic Council

--The Challenge of the Valley of Death and the SBIR Program
Charles Wessner, The National Academies

--Meeting Critical National Needs: The Role of TIP at NIST
Robert Sienkiewicz, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology

--Poland’s New Innovation Initiatives
Krzysztof Gulda, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland 

 Panel VI: Energy and Environment:

--Clean Fossil Fuel: Opportunities for Cooperation
Robert Romanosky, U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory

--Innovation and Polish Transport
Anna Dabrowska, Malopolskie Voivodship

--The ICT Contribution: New Applications for Infrastructure
Bartlomiej  Michalowski, Cisco Systems, Inc. 

Parallel Sessions:

Bio-Medicine, Health Care, and Food Products:

--Bio-Medicine, Health Care, and Food Production
Ryszard Górecki, Vice Chair of the Sante Commision of Science, Education, and Sport 
and Member of the Commission on Health

--The Model of Sustainable Development of Technologies and the Market in the Food Economy
Bo?ydar Zió?kowski, Polish - Warsaw Technical University

Space and Aviation Applications:

--Polish Aerospace Activities
Piotr Wolanski, Warsaw Technical University

--Space Research in Poland
Marek Banaszkiewicz, Warsaw Technical University

 

 Audio Recordings

Introduction with Opening Remarks from Professor Michal Kleiber, President, Polish Academy of Sciences
and Dr. John Holdren, Director, White House OSTP

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Panel I:  U.S.-Polish Cooperation on Energy and the Environment

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Panel II:  Advancing Health Research in Poland and the United States

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Panel III:  Science and Innovation in the 21st Century University

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Panel IV:  New Frontiers: Emerging Opportunities for Cooperation and Roundtable Discussion 

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Remarks from Dr. Nina Fedoroff, Science advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State
and Panel V: New Initiatives in National Innovation Policy

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Panel VI: Energy and Environment

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--Parallel Session on Bio-Medicine, Health Care, and Food Products

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--Parallel Session on Space and Aviation Application followed by Conference Concluding Remarks

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