Continental Breakfast Served
Dr. Albert H. Teich
AAAS Science & Policy Programs
|8:45-9:00 a.m.||KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The Honorable Vernon Ehlers
Vice Chairman, House Science Committee
|9:00-10:15 a.m.||PLENARY 1: Overview of the S&T Innovation Process
This session will address how S&T institutions, R&D investments, and policies contribute to the overall innovation process and how they must adapt to a changing world.
Role of Government, Industry, & Academia
Balancing Basic and Applied Research Funding: Two
R&D Policy, Innovations, and Competitiveness
|10:30-12:00 N||PLENARY II: The Changing Paradigm
The relationships between traditional S&T institutions are changing to adapt to limited resources and heightened competition. This session will address benefits and risks of these new partnerships.
University/Industry Partnerships: Myths & Realities
Federal/State Partnerships: Risks & Barriers
Role of Federal Laboratories: Benefiting from Past
Role of Small Businesses: A Venture Capitalist's
|12:00-1:30 p.m.||BUFFET LUNCH (Move to Room 2325)
Introduction: The Honorable Constance A. Morella, Chairwoman, House Technology Subcommittee
Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Robert E. Kahn, President of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and Co-Creator of ARPANet.
|1:30-2:30||PLENARY III: Measuring Performance
The contribution of R&D to technological advancement is widely recognized, yet difficult to measure. This session will address examples of benchmarking and the strengths and limitations of indicators utilized for measuring performance.
Trends in Industrial R&D Funding and Management
How to Measure Return on Investment
A State Case Study: The Massachusetts Economy
|2:45-4:00||PLENARY IV: Policy Implications
This session will address how existing policies to facilitate S&T innovation may need to change to adapt to needs of the next century.
Tax Incentives for Research: Benefits and Impediments