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UPCOMING EVENTS

Medical Device Innovation
September 10, 2014
Washington, DC
Staff Contact:
kkonarzewska@nas.edu

High-Skilled Immigration
Policy & the Global
Competition for Talent

September 22-23, 2014
Washington, DC
Staff Contact:
kkonarzewska@nas.edu


Building the Arkansas Innovation Economy

 

 Presentations

 Session 1: The Global Challenge and the Opportunity for Arkansas

--The Innovation Imperative and Global Practices
Charles Wessner, The National Academies

--Evolution of Innovation in Arkansas
Watt Gregory, Executive Committee Chair, Accelerate Arkansas

 Session 2: Cluster Opportunities for Arkansas

--Arkansas and the New Energy Economy
Paul Suskie, Chairman of Public Service Commission

--Federal-State Synergies
Gilbert Sperling, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy

--Research in Advanced Power Electronics
Alan Mantooth, Director, University of Arkansas’s National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission

--Arkansas’s Role in Energy Transmission Management
Nick Brown, President and CEO, Southwest Power Pool

 Session 2: Cluster Opportunities for Arkansas (Continued)

--The Obama Administration Cluster Initiative 
Ginger Lew, White House National Economic Council

--Nanotechnology
Greg Salamo, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Session 3: Federal and State Programs and Synergies


--The Role of the Economic Development Administration
Barry Johnson, Senior Advisor and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Economic Development Administration

--Initiatives of the Manufacturing Extension Program
Roger Kilmer, MEP Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology

--University-Industry Partnerships
Marc Stanley, Deputy Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology

--University-Federal Government Partnerships
Don Senich, Industrial Innovation and Partnerships Division, National Science Foundation

Session 4: Universities and Regional Growth  

--Arkansas STEM Coalition Activities
Michael Gealt, UALR dean of College of Sciences and Mathematics
President of Arkansas STEM Coalition

Session 5: Arkansas R&D Capacity: Universities, Research Labs, and Science Parks

--Infrastructure for High Performance Computing
Amy Apon, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

--Results and Lessons Learned from Batelle Study
Jerry Adams, President and CEO, Arkansas Research Alliance