8:30AMWelcome and Introduction
Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University
Jay Walsh, Northwestern University
9:00AMOpening Keynote: The Illinois Innovation Opportunity
The Honorable Patrick Quinn, Governor of Illinois
9:30AMPanel I: The Overall Innovation Challenge
Moderator: Alicia Loffler, Northwestern University
The Global Innovation Imperative
Charles Wessner, The National Academies
An Overview of Federal Cluster Policy
John Fernandez, SNR Denton
10:30AMCoffee Break
10:45AMPanel I Continued
Challenges and Opportunities for the Illinois Innovation Economy
Mark Harris and Edward Fetters, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition
A Perspective from the IT Industry
Dennis Roberson, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
11:45AMKeynote: Innovation and the Clean Energy Challenges
Eric Toone, Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E)
12:15PMWorking Lunch:
How to Improve the Northwest Nano Cluster
1:15PMPanel II: Federal R&D Strategies
Moderator: Tyrone Taylor, Capitol Advisors on Technology
New Innovation Models at the National Science Foundation
Thomas Peterson, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation
ONR: A Unique Innovation Organization
Chris Fall, Office of Naval Research
The National Cancer Institute Innovation Strategy
Jerry S. H. Lee, Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
2:30PMCoffee Break
2:45PMPanel III: Illinois Innovation Initiatives
Moderator: William Testa, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Inspiring Innovation
Julio Ottino, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University
Engaging the Public in Support of Science and Technology
David Mosena, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
Driving Entrepreneurship in Illinois
Robert Wolcott, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Disruptive Environments that Seed Discovery and Promote Translation
Thomas O’Halloran, Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, Northwestern University
The Bench to Bedside Story of Oncofertility
Teresa Woodruff, Northwestern University
4:30PMClosing Keynote: Bringing Innovations to Market
Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University

From: Appendix A, Agenda

Cover of Building the Illinois Innovation Economy
Building the Illinois Innovation Economy: Summary of a Symposium.
National Research Council (US) Committee on Competing in the 21st Century: Best Practice in State and Regional Innovation Initiatives.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2013.
Copyright © 2013, National Academy of Sciences.

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