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Building The Ohio Innovation Economy  

Presentations 

25-26 April 2011

 

DAY 1

9:00 AM           Welcome and Introduction

Richard Pogue, Senior Advisor, Jones Day*

Mary Good, Founding Dean, College of Engineering and Information Technology,

University of Arkansas at Little Rock*

 

9:30 AM           Keynote Address

                        Luis Proenza, President & CEO, University of Akron*

 

9:45 AM           Panel I:  The Ohio Innovation Economy in the Global Context

                        Moderator: Richard Stoff, President, Ohio Business Roundtable*

                       

                       Challenges & Opportunities for the Ohio Innovation Economy

Ross DeVol, Executive Director of Economic Research, Milken Institute*

                       

Meeting the Global Innovation Imperative

Charles Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, The National Academies* 

 

11:00 AM         Panel II: Stimulating Manufacturing in Ohio

                        Moderator: Sridhar Kota, Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing, White House

Office of Science and Technology Policy*

 

                        The State Manufacturing Challenge

                        Eric Burkland, President, Ohio Manufacturing Association*

 

                        Reviving Manufacturing: The Role of NIST

                        Phil Singerman, Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services, NIST*      

 

Industry Perspectives: Problems, Needs, Solutions, and Progress

                        James Griffith, President & CEO, Timken*                      

 

1:15PM             Panel III: Innovation Clusters and Economic Development                      

 

                        Clusters and the Next Ohio Economy: What is Needed

                        Lavea Brachman, Executive Director, Greater Ohio Policy Center*

           

Infrastructure for the 21st Century: How EDA Might Help

                        John Fernandez, Assistant Secretary, Economic Development Administration*

 

                        Economic Development in Ohio: The Role of Community Foundations

                        Ronn Richard, President & CEO, Cleveland Foundation*

                       

2:30 PM            Coffee Break

 

2:45 PM            Panel IV: State and Regional Innovation Programs

                        Moderator: Rich Bendis, Innovation America*

 

                        Current Trends and Challenges in State Innovation Programs

                        Dan Berglund, President & CEO, SSTI*

 

The Role of NorTech: Promoting Innovation and Economic Development

                        Rebecca O. Bagley, President & CEO, NorTech*

 

3:45 PM            Panel V: The New Energy Economy in Ohio

                        Moderator:  Gary Leidich, Executive Vice President, FirstEnergy*

                       

                        The Ohio Energy Economy: Needs, Opportunities, and Initiatives

                        David Wilhelm, Founder & President, Woodland Venture Management*

 

                       Federal Initiatives for the New Energy Economy

                        Jonathan Burbaum, ARPA-E*

                       

                        Building Clean Energy Companies in Ohio: What Needs to Be Done

                        Lorry Wagner, President, LEEDCo*                       

 

DAY 2

9:00 AM           Welcome and Introduction

                        David Morgenthaler, Founding Partner, Morgenthaler*

           

9:30 AM           Panel VI: 21st Century Universities: Drivers of Regional Growth & Employment

                        Moderator: William Harris, Science Foundation Arizona*

 

                        Relevance, Connectivity and Productivity: The Akron Model

                        Luis Proenza, President & CEO, University of Akron*

 

                        The Economic Impact of Research Universities: The Case Western Reserve Model

W.A. “Bud” Baeslack III, Provost and Executive Vice President, Case Western Reserve

University*           

 

10:45 AM         Panel VII: Biomedical Growth Opportunities

                        Moderator: Baiju Shah, Bioenterprise*

 

                        Biomedical Research and the Health Care Industry

                        Frank Douglas, President & CEO, Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron*

 

                        Bringing Medical Innovations to Market

                        Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, President & CEO, Cleveland Clinic Innovations*

 

                        Advancing Cancer Research

                        Anna Barker, Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute, ret.*

 

11:30 AM         Panel VIII: Growing the Ohio Flexible Electronics Industry

                        Moderator: Byron Clayton, Vice President, NorTech*

 

                        The Genesis of a New Cluster

John West, Professor of Chemistry, Kent State University*

 

Role of Regional Academic Institutions in Flexible Electronics Development in Ohio

Miko Cakmak, Distinguished Professor of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron*

 

Roll to Roll Manufacturing of Flexible Displays

Albert Green, CEO, Kent Displays*

 

Manufacturing of Curved Liquid Crystal Devices

Bahman Taheri, CEO, AlphaMicron* 

 

1:15 PM            Panel IX: Early Stage Finance and Entrepreneurship in Ohio

Moderator: Lisa Delp, Technology Investment Coordinator, Ohio Department of

Development*

 

                        Angel Investing: The ARCHAngel Experience

                        Barry Rosenbaum, Senior Fellow, University of Akron Research Foundation*

                       

                        Innovation Capital and Entrepreneurship in Ohio

                        Ray Leach, CEO, Jumpstart*

                       

                        Stimulating Entrepreneurship: The Lorain County Model

                        Roy Church, President, Lorain County Community College*