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The Role of Research and Technology in the Changing Ocean Economy

Past Meetings & Meeting Summaries
Archived presentations from meetings are available within corresponding meeting Agendas.
Meeting summaries available directly through the National Academies Press.

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October 2019 meeting slider-smallUsing Research and Technology to Address Compounding Disparities
October 15-16, 2019

A meeting to consider how federal and state governments, academia, companies, and other actors can take institutional and collective action to identify and address the compounding effects of disparities in income, health, education, and digital connectivity.
June 2019 GUIRR meeting slider - smallThe Transformational Impact of 5G
June 11-12, 2019

A meeting to consider the state of research, development, and deployment of 5G technologies, the challenges of securing 5G networked devices and infrastructure, the global landscape of competition on 5G deployment, and the importance of collaboration and coordination between government, universities, and industry to advance the nation’s leadership in wireless communication.
February 2019 slider smallAuthenticity, Integrity, and Security in a Digital World
February 19-20, 2019

A meeting to consider how emerging technologies are impacting the ability to assess and ensure authenticity, integrity, and security of information in the digital environment, explore the collaboration between government, universities, and companies in the development of these emerging technologies, and examine the role of partnerships in investigating and protecting authenticity, integrity, and security in a digital world.
October 2018 slider smallAdapting to the 21st Century Innovation Environment
October 16-17, 2018

A meeting to consider the characteristics of the 21st century innovation environment; to examine the ways in which industry, government, and universities have adapted to the accelerated pace of innovation in an open information age; and to explore how cross-sector partnerships can strengthen U.S. competitiveness as a leader in science and technology in the global economy. 
June 2018 slider smallStrategies for Engagement of Non-Traditional Partners in the Research Enterprise
June 12-13, 2018

A meeting to explore the engagement models, goals, incentives, and risk tolerance of some non-traditional research partners including philanthropic foundations, venture capital and seed funders, and non-profit organizations to discuss how efforts intersect with those of the federal government, universities, and industry.
Data Matters slider smallData Matters: Ethics, Data, and International Research Collaboration in a Changing World
March 14-16, 2018

A workshop planned by GUIRR's International Research Collaborations Working Group to explore the changing opportunities and risks of data management and use across disciplinary domains to examine advisory principles for consideration when developing international research agreements in the pursuit of highlighting promising practices for sustaining and enabling international research collaborations at the highest ethical level possible.
February 2018 Meeting Slider SmallArtificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Accelerate Translational Research
February 13-14, 2018

A meeting to consider the challenges and opportunities of developing and using artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in research and commercialization in medicine and across sectors.
October 2017 Slider SmallThe Role of State Governments in Economic Development and R&D Competitiveness
October 17-18, 2017

A meeting to consider what role states should ideally have in influencing the R&D agenda; how regional cluster development can drive innovation and economic growth; and how a coordinated effort to support research between state governments can contribute to the federal R&D agenda and national innovation competitiveness.
June 2017 Slider smallBeyond Patents: Assessing the Value and Impact of Research Investments
June 27-28, 2017

A meeting to consider the value of patents as a proxy for measuring innovation, how patents fall short as a metric for assessing research impacts, and what other metrics can better serve the need to assess research value and impacts.
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Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive Research (HIBAR) Workshop
June 27, 2017

GUIRR hosted a half-day workshop to consider strategies to more reliably produce "HIBAR" research - fundamental research carefully linked to real-world problem contexts, which may produce stronger theories and more societally valuable results.

Feb 2017 Slider SmallExamining Mistrust of Science
February 28-March 1, 2017

A meeting to consider the trends in public opinion of science, examine potential sources of mistrust both internal and external to the science community, and explore the ways in which cross-sector collaboration between government, universities, and industry may improve public trust in science and scientific institutions in the future.
Feb 2017 Workshop Slider SmallThriving in the Innovation Economy through Collaborations Between Governments, Universities, and Industry
February 28, 2017

GUIRR held a workshop to discuss Innovation Network Mapping and how to build regional collective intelligence to drive innovation and economic growth with Gary Markovits, cofounder and CEO of Innovation Business Partners, Inc.
October 2016 Slider - SmallThe Fourth Industrial Revolution
October 25-26, 2016

A meeting to discuss the technological characteristics of emerging industrial technologies and consider the economic and social implications of a ‘fourth industrial revolution’ that builds on the digitization breakthroughs of the past several decades.
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Building Smart Communities for the Future
June 21-22, 2016

A meeting to explore common characteristics of smart communities, the role of connectedness and sustainability in developing smart communities, the partnerships between governments, universities, and industry that are integral to advancing smart community development, and the challenges, opportunities, and policy implications associated with the roll-out of intelligent systems.

T-Summit Logo smallT-Summit 2016
March 21-22, 2016

A public workshop to explore innovative models that foster and develop “T-shaped” characteristics and how higher education, industry, and government can collaborate to cultivate the talent development required for the 21st century workforce. Co-hosted with the University Industry Demonstration Partnership, IBM, Michigan State University, and Virginia Tech.
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Critical Infrastructure Security:
The Role of Public-Private Partnerships

February 23-24, 2016

A meeting to explore the state of critical infrastructure security in the United States and identified R&D priorities, as well as how pending legislation impacts physical and cyber infrastructure security.

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The Disruption Myth and Gaps in the Innovation Ecosystem
October 20-21, 2015

A meeting to discuss what disruptive innovation and disruptive innovators look like today; how patterns of disruption and business dynamism are changing in a modern world; and how the study of disruption can affect the structure of innovation ecosystems.

ACA logo smallAngel Investing:
Helping Innovators Bridge the Valley of Death

October 20, 2015

A joint workshop with the Angel Capital Association to discuss the role of angel investing in an innovation ecosystem.
June 2015 Meeting-small
Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Use and Regulation
June 23-24, 2015

A meeting to consider practical policy strategies to manage and safely deploy commercial, public, and private unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in U.S. airspace, and to explore the potential applications for recent technological advances in UAS.
Smart Grid Meeting Image - February 2015

Cross-Sector Impact of the Smart Grid
February 9-10, 2015

A meeting to identify the successes and challenges that the energy sector has encountered in the integration of new power technologies for accommodating countless sources of power generation on the electrical grid, and to consider the technologies' application to other areas.
October 2014 CoverBig Data: What Does it Mean for Research?
October 14-15, 2014

A meeting to consider how big data is changing the way we do science, looking particularly at the challenges of working with and analyzing big data sets, ethics and privacy concerns, workforce and training issues, and opportunities for public-private partnerships.
June 2014 CoverConvergence: Optimizing Cross-Sector &
Interdisciplinary Partnerships

June 2-3, 2014

A meeting to consider how convergence - the merging of previously distinct disciplines to create new disciplines which promote rapid innovation and the emergence of new scientific principles - is created and what it has delivered to disciplines to date.
Ideas to Innovation 2014Ideas to Innovation:
Workshop to Develop a Research Agenda for Service Innovation

*Co-Hosted by UIDP*
April 10-11, 2014
 February 2014 GUIRR Meeting LogoNovel Financing for Innovation
February 24-25, 2014

A meeting to consider new financing models and mechanisms designed to leverage resources and more efficiently convert the nation’s research assets into economic assets, thereby increasing the nation’s overall competitiveness.
 Meeting Logo Oct 2013Understanding Research Globalization in the Context of National Security and Prosperity
October 21-22, 2013

A meeting to consider how research globalization is impacting U.S. R&D within the context of ensuring national security and economic prosperity, and what roles the government, university, and industry sectors may play in this new globalized environment.
Catayzing Meeting SummaryCatalyzing University-Industry Engagement to Promote the Nation's Competitiveness
*Co-hosted by UIDP*
October 30-31, 2013
Meeting Logo June 2013Infrastructure: The Cost of Doing Nothing
June 24-25, 2013 

A meeting to explore the potential implications of underinvestment in infrastructure, as well as the role that public and private sector entities may play in succeeding or failing to provide optimal infrastructure for robust economic growth and achievement of America's science and technology research goals.
 Ideas to Innovation Healthcare ResillianceIdeas to Innovation:
Stimulating Collaborations in the Application of Resilience Engineering to Healthcare

*Co-Hosted by UIDP*
June 13-14, 2013
Meeting Logo Feb 2013A Patent System for a New Innovation Ecosystem
February 11-12, 2013

A meeting to consider the dynamics of the U.S. patent system, and to investigate whether patents are essential for technology development and commercialization in certain industries but an innovation inhibitor in others.

 Meetings Held in 2012 and Earlier