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Advanced Manufacturing
Partnership 2.0 Report
Washington, DC
October 27, 2014


 

 

 

 

New York’s Nanotechnology Model: Building the Innovation Economy

 

A Symposium Organized by

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences

in cooperation with

Hudson Valley Community College, the Center for Economic Growth,

GlobalFoundries, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

Agenda

 

3-4 April 2013

 

Bulmer Telecommunications Center

Hudson Valley Community College

80 Vandenburgh Avene

Troy, NY

 

 

Day 1

 

1:00PM            Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Drew Matonak, President, Hudson Valley Community College*

 

The Honorable Robert Duffy, Lieutenant Governor of New York+

The Honorable Paul Tonko, U.S. House of Representatives*

 

1:45PM            Keynote Address

Ajit Manocha, CEO, Global Foundries*

 

2:15PM            Panel I: Innovation and Growth: Regional, National, and International Dimensions 

Moderator: Jason Miller, Special Assistant to the President for Manufacturing Policy, National

Economic Council*

                                               

The U.S. Innovation Strategy – The NIST Contribution

Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services, National Institute of Standards and Technology*

 

Challenges and Opportunities for the New York Innovation Economy

Darren Suarez

 

The Global Innovation Imperative

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

 

3:30 PM           Coffee Break

 

3:45 PM           Keynote Address

Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute*

 

 

4:15 PM           Panel II: The New York Nanotechnology Cluster

                        Moderator: Rex Smith, Editor, Times Union*

 

The New York Innovation Economy and the Nanotechnology Cluster: The Role of SUNY

Timothy Killeen, President, Research Foundation for SUNY and Vice Chancellor for Research, The State University of New York*

           

                        The Economic Impact of the Albany Cluster

Ken Adams, President & CEO, Empire State Development*   

 

Building the New York Cluster: Lessons Learned and New Opportunities

Pradeep Haldar, Head of Nanoeconomics Constellation, College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering, State University of New York at Albany+

 

5:15 PM           Adjourn to Reception

 

Day 2

 

9:00 AM          Welcome and Introduction

Drew Matonak, President, Hudson Valley Community College*

 

9:15 AM          Panel III: Growing the Semiconductor Industry in New York: Challenges and Opportunities

                        Moderator: Charles Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, The National

Academies*

 

Breaking New Ground: The New York Advantage

                        Mike Russo, Director of Government Affairs, GlobalFoundries*

 

IBM’s Strategic Alliance Partnerships

Gary Patton, Vice President, Semiconductor Research & Development Center, IBM*

 

The SEMATECH New York Experience

                        Daniel Armbrust, President and CEO, SEMATECH *

                                           

 

11:00 AM        Coffee Break

 

11:15 AM        Panel IV: 21st Century Universities: Drivers of Regional Growth and Employment

Moderator: Luis Proenza, President, The University of Akron*

                       

The Power of SUNY

Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, The State University of New York*

 

Universities as Economic Anchors

Donald Siegel, Dean, School of Business, State University of New York at Albany*

 

Technical Training for Innovation-Driven Employment

Drew Matonak, President, Hudson Valley Community College*

 

Building Innovation Infrastructure: The Role of EDA

Thomas Guevara, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs, Economic Development Administration*

 

12:15 PM         Lunch

 

1:15 PM           Keynote Address

Alain Kaloyeros, Senior Vice President and CEO, College of Nanoscale Science

& Engineering, State University of New York at Albany*

 

1:45 PM           Panel V: Building Advanced Manufacturing Industries in New York

Moderator: Frank Murray, President and CEO, NYSERDA*

 

Manufacturing and Innovation in New York: The GE Perspective

Stephen Biller, General Electric

 

Advanced Manufacturing for New Energy Technologies    

                        Minh Le, Director, Solar Energy Technologies, Department of Energy*

 

University-Industry Partnerships for Next Generation Manufacturing

John Wen, Director, Center for Automation Technologies and Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute*

 

Lessons Learned to Date in the New “Tech Valley”

Michael Tucker, President & CEO, Center for Economic Growth*

 

3:00 PM           Coffee Break

 

3:15 PM           Panel VI: Nanotechnology and Biomedical Sciences

Moderator: David Rooney, Senior Vice President, Center for Economic Growth*

 

Innovation in Cancer Research: The Nanotechnology Opportunity

Larry Nagahara, Director, Physical Sciences-Oncology, National Cancer Institute*

 

Advancing Nano-Biotechnology

Jonathan Dordick, Vice President for Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute*

 

Opportunities Through Collaboration Between the Semiconductor, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industries

Brian Toohey, President, Semiconductor Industry Association*

 

4:15 PM           Closing Roundtable: New York’s Innovation Future

Moderator: Charles Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, The National

Academies*

 

Michael Liehr, Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, State University of New York at Albany*

W. Clark McFadden, Senior Counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Committee Member, National Academies Committee on State and Regional Innovation Initiatives*

Taffy Kingscott, Senior Director for Strategic Partnerships, IBM*

Jonathan Dordick, Vice President for Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute*

Mike Russo, Director of Government Affairs, GlobalFoundries*

Johanna Duncan-Poitier, Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline, State University of New York*

Luana Iorio, Technology Leader – Manufacturing Technologies, General Electric* 

 

5:00 PM           Adjourn