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The Innovation Policy Forum

"Growing the Caribbean Innovation Economy"

The Lecture Room
The National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
(Attendees may also enter building via rear entrance at 2100 C Street, NW)
Washington, DC


September 15, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM



AGENDA





 
9:00 AMWelcome 
David Hart, Co-Chair, Innovation Policy Forum (View Presentation)
9:05 AM

Keynote: The Grand Anse Initiative and its Objectives (View Keynote Address)
The Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada

9:35 AMPanel I: S&T Opportunities for the Caribbean
ModeratorDavid Hart, Co-Chair, Innovation Policy Forum
  • Science and Innovation Cooperation for Development
    Vaughn Turekian, Department of State
     
  • Innovating in the Caribbean: Challenges and Opportunities (View Presentation)
    Arnoldo Ventura, Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology
     
  • Universities as Drivers of Knowledge-based Development (View Presentation)
    Luz Longsworth, University of the West Indies
10:30 AMCoffee Break
10:45 AMPanel II: New Dynamics in Innovation
Moderator: Kathleen Kingscott, IBM

  • Sparking the Entrepreneurial Impulse (View Presentation)
    Ingrid Riley, Start-up Jamaica

     
  • Leveraging the Caribbean Diaspora (View Presentation)
    Cardinal Warde, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

     
  • Broadband as a Tool of Innovation (View Presentation)
    Ignacio de León, Inter-American Development Bank
     
  • Delivering Accelerator Services Online (View Presentation)
    Charles Maynard, ACI Avantor Commercial Incubators
12:00 NoonLunch
1:30 PM
 
Luncheon Keynote: Driving Innovation and Competitiveness in the Caribbean
H. E. Dr. Neil Parson, Organization of American States
1:50 PMPanel III: Cooperation on Research and Development
Moderator:  E. William Colglazier, AAAS
  • Meeting the Caribbean's Resilience Challenge (View Presentation) 
    José Holguín-Veras, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
     
  • The Islands Energy Program (View Presentation)
    Leslie Labruto, Clinton Climate Initiative
  • Securing Innovation through Trade and IP (View Presentation)
    César Parga, Organization of American States 
3:00 PMCoffee Break
3:15 PMPanel IV: Fostering Innovation Ecosystems
Moderator: Maryann Feldman, National Science Foundation
  • Elements of Innovation Ecosystems
    Jean-Louis Racine, World Bank 
     
  • Growing an Innovation Ecosystem in the U.S. Virgin Islands (View Presentation) (View Narrative)
    Gillian Marcelle, University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park
     
  • Financing Green Ecosystems for Innovation
    Doug Lawrence, 5 Stone Green Capital 
4:15 PMPanel V: Moving the Agenda Forward
Moderator: The Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada

  • Innovation Benchmarks, Assessments, and Learning (View Presentation)
    Sandra Wint, Independent Consultant 
     
  • Perspectives from the Online Generation
    Gillian Marcelle, University of the Virgin Islands (View Flyer)
    Charles Charles Maynard, ACI Avantor Commercial Incubators
    Ingrid Riley, SiliconCaribe
     
  • Next Steps for Grand Anse Generation (View Presentation)
    Arnoldo Ventura, Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology
5:30 PMAdjourn to Reception in East Court
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