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The Innovation Policy Forum

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The Academies Innovation Policy Forum acts as a focal point for a national and international dialogue on innovation policy.  The Forum brings together representatives of government, industry, national laboratories, research institutes and universities -- foreign and domestic -- to exchange views on current challenges and opportunities for U.S. innovation policy and to learn about the goals, instruments, funding levels, and results of national and regional programs and discuss their lessons for U.S. policy and potential impact on the composition of the U.S. economy.  The Forum provides the opportunity to regularly exchange information on current and potential policy initiatives to advance innovation and the development of the knowledge economy in the United States and abroad.

Forum Members
Thomas Guevara, Co-Chair
Director, Indiana University Public Policy Institute
Lecturer, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

David M. Hart, Co-Chair
Director, Center for Science and Technology Policy
George Mason University

William Bonvillian
Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

E. William Colglazier
Visiting Scientist
Center for Diplomacy
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Frank DiGiammarino
Executive Vice President, Innovation Strategy
Booz Allen Hamilton

Maryann P. Feldman
Distinguished Professor, Department of Public Policy
Professor of Finance, Kenan Flagler Business School
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Andre Gudger
Founder and CEO

Kathleen Kingscott
Vice President, Strategic Partnership
IBM Research
Michael Russo
Vice President, Global Industry Advocacy

Rebecca Keiser (Ex Officio Member)
Head, Office of International Science and Engineering
National Science Foundation

Phillip Singerman (Ex Officio Member)
Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services
National Institute of Standards and Technology


Meeting & Events

Applications of AI in Government and Industry
September 26, 2019
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Revisiting the Manufacturing USA Institutes
November 14, 2018, Washington, DC
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Entrepreneurship in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
October 22, 2018, Washington, DC
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Advancing Economic Development and Workforce Readiness in Micropolitan Areas
April 25, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
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Workshop on Government Decision-Making to Allocate Scientific Resources
January 8-9, 2018, Washington, DC
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Securing Manufacturing in the United States: The Role of Manufacturing USA: Highlights from the Workshop
October 31, 2017, Washington, DC
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Symposium on Securing Advanced Manufacturing in the United States:
The Role of Manufacturing USA
May 23, 2017
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Returns to Federal Investments in the Innovation System
December 15, 2016
Washington, DC
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The Labor Market and Human Resource Management Implications of Entrepreneurship
October 14, 2016
Washington, DC
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Growing the Caribbean Innovation Economy
September 15, 2016
Washington, DC
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National and International Intellectual Property Rights Practices & Policies
December 11, 2015
Washington, DC
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U.S.-India Roundtable on Manufacturing Innovation
September 9, 2015
Washington, DC

Learning from Each Other: U.S. and European Perspectives on Small Business Innovation Programs
March 19, 2015
Washington, DC
Agenda and Registration

Meeting of the Innovation Policy Forum (CLOSED)
February 10, 2015
Washington, DC

Reinventing U.S. Advanced Manufacturing: A Review of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 Report
October 27, 2014
Washington, DC
Agenda and Webcast

Medical Devices Innovation: Opportunities, Threats, and Challenges
September 10, 2014
Washington, DC
Agenda and Presentations

Meeting of the Innovation Policy Forum
March 25, 2014
Washington, DC

Workshop on Evaluating the Implications of the MIT Final Report on Advanced Manufacturing
November 1, 2013
Washington, DC
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Workshop on U.S.-China Policy for Science, Technology, and Innovation
October 23, 2013
Washington, DC
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Meeting of the Innovation Policy Forum (CLOSED)
July 8, 2013
Washington, DC
Meeting Global Challenges - U.S. Innovation Policy
June 10-11, 2013
Berlin, Germany
Advancing International Innovation: The Role of the State Department
May 2, 2013
Washington, DC


Forum Staff

Gail Cohen (Email)

Program Officer
David Dierksheide (Email)

  • Office of Naval Research (Founding Sponsor)
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Department of Defense
  • IBM