Skip to Main Content
Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy
The National Academies
The National Academies
Home About Us Members and Staff
Quick Links


 

Meeting Global Challenges:

US-German Innovation Policy

 

Organized jointly by the National Academies

and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)

in Cooperation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

 

1 November 2010

 

The Ballroom

The National Press Club

529 14th Street, NW

Washington, DC

 

 

 

8:30 AM          Welcome

Alan Wm. Wolff, Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP, and Chair, National Academies Study

of Comparative National Innovation Policies

 

Klaus F. Zimmermann, President of the Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (German Institute for Economic Research)

           

9:00 AM          Opening Remarks

John Holdren, Science Adviser to the President

& Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

 

                        The Honorable Klaus Scharioth, German Ambassador to the United States

 

9:30 AM          Panel I: Current Trends in Innovation Policy

Moderator: Charles Wessner, National Academy Scholar and Director of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, The National Academies

 

U.S. Innovation Policy: New Initiatives

Ginger Lew, Senior Counselor, White House National Economic Council

 

New Initiatives in German Innovation Policy

Engelbert Beyer, Head of Directorate for Innovation Strategies, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung)

 

10:15 AM        Coffee Break 

 

10:30 AM        Panel II: Energy Policy: Lessons and Opportunities

Moderator: Ken Zweibel, Director, The George Washington University Solar Institute

                       

Building an Industry: German Solar Policy

                        Bernhard Milow, Director, Energy Program, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

 

                        New Initiatives in U.S. Solar Energy Policy

John Lushetsky, Program Manager, Solar Energy Technologies Program,

U.S. Department of Energy

 

11:15 AM        Panel III: Building the Electric Vehicle Industry

Moderator:  Kevin Hurst, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

 

                        U.S. Battery Initiative for Electric Drive Vehicles

Patrick Davis, Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

 

                        German Perspectives on Electric Vehicles

Richard Steinberg, Electric Vehicle Operations and Strategy, BMW of North America

 

12:15 PM         Lunch and Discussion in the Ballroom

 

1:15 PM           Panel IV: Manufacturing and Trade: Lessons in Export Policy

Moderator: Michael Czinkota, Professor of Business, Georgetown University

                                   

                        Germany’s Support for Manufacturing and Export Performance

Klaus F. Zimmermann, President of the Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (German Institute for Economic Research

                       

U.S. Initiatives to Stimulate Manufacturing

Ron Bloom, Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy, Department of the Treasury

 

2:00 PM           Panel V: Helping Small Business: Perspectives from the U.S. and Germany

Moderator: Alexander Kritikos, Vice-President, Deutsches Institut für Wirschaftsforschung (German Institute for Economic Research)

 

The Fraunhofer Network: R&D for SMEs

Dr. Roland Schindler, Executive Director of the Fraunhofer, CSE

 

The U.S. Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program

Roger Kilmer, Director of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

3:00 PM           Coffee Break

 

 

3:15 PM           Panel VI: Universities for the 21st Century

Moderator:  Dietmar Harhoff, President of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation

 

                        U.S. University

Mark Allen, Senior Vice Provost for Research and Innovation, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

                        German University

Andreas Pinkwart, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of North RhineWestphalia

 

4:00PM            Roundtable

Chair: Alan Wm. Wolff, Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP, and Chair, National Academies Study of Comparative National Innovation Policies

 

Engelbert Beyer, Head of Directorate for Innovation Strategies, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung)

 

Carl Dahlman, Henry R Luce Associate Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Member, NAS Committee on Comparative National Innovation Policies

 

Dietmar Harhoff, President of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation

 

Charles Wessner, National Academy Scholar and Director of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, The National Academies

 

4:45 PM           Closing Remarks

Klaus F. Zimmermann, President of the Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (German Institute for Economic Research)

 

5:00 PM           Adjourn to Reception in the First Amendment Lounge