Catalyzing Growth through Regional Innovation Clusters
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 :: Building Foundations for RICs
Senator George J. Mitchell
Impact of Innovation on Solving Global Issues
In his distinguished career, DLA Piper’s Chairman Emeritus George J. Mitchell
served as U.S. Senate Majority Leader, brokered the historic Good Friday
Agreement as U.S. Special Envoy for Northern Ireland, and served as U.S.
Special Envoy for Middle East Peace.
Session 1: State of Innovation - national initiatives to stimulate regional innovation clusters
Leaders from government and private and public research institutes will share their respective strategies for stimulating the health of the innovation economy, including national initiatives to stimulate regional innovation clusters. While the global economy has made growth and prosperity challenging everywhere, there are
geographic regions that are making great strides despite the obstacles. This session will share the lessons learned and available resources on which to capitalize.
Moderator: David Fransen - Consul General of Canada
Richard C. Atkinson, Ph.D. - Former president and regent, University of California, former chancellor, UC San Diego; former director, National Science Foundation
Peter Cowhey, Ph.D., Dean and Qualcomm Professor of Communications and Technology Policy at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, UC San Diego
Graham Harrison - CEO, SETsquared Partnership (UK)
Moderator: Peter Cowhey, Ph.D., Dean and Qualcomm Professor of Communications and Technology Policy at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, UC San Diego
Joel Ayala - Director, California Governor's Office of Economic Development
Philip LIM Feng - CEO, Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd. (Agency for Science Technology And Research, Technology Transfer Office, Singapore)
Timothy Tardibono, Esq. - Vice President, Public Policy and Chief Counsel, CONNECT
Lunch with Keynote: Suren Dutia - Senior Fellow of the Kauffman Foundation
The Key to Economic Transformation: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
As a core American value, entrepreneurship is critical to the country’s long
term success and it’s time to step up our nation’s game. Mr. Dutia will discuss
the way grassroots, entrepreneur-led initiatives can serve as a rallying point
to bring all the elements of a vibrant entrepreneurial community together to
transform entire economies.
Qualcomm Ventures: Financing Options for Early Stage Start ups
Nagraj Kashyap - Vice President, Qualcomm Ventures
In his role at Qualcomm, Nagraj Kashyap serves as the global head of the
group and oversees the Company’s strategic investments in wireless-industry
ventures. In addition, he provides direction and guidance to the Qualcomm
Innovation Network team and oversees business development activities for
R&D programs such as Augmented Reality, Indoor Positioning and Personal
Session 3: New Financing Models (Part 1A)
Technology corporations nurturing early stage innovation
Three major technology corporations will take you behind the scenes as they share their unique models and venture funds for engaging early stage innovation as well as describe the role they play in the regional and global innovation ecosystems.
Moderator: Sean Barr - Vice President, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, former lead developer, LEAP!
Zac Backlin- Member, EMC Ventures
Daniel Docter - Sr. Investment Manager, INTEL Capital
Michael Harries, Ph.D. - Sr. Director, Chief Technologist, Citrix Startup Accelerator
Session 3: New Financing Models (Part 1B)
Life Science corporations nurturing early stage innovation
Three major pharma corporations will discuss their respective innovation objectives and how they collaborate with other life science companies and the broader community toward building a more sustainable innovation model.
Moderator: Jeff Baglio - Partner, DLA Piper
Alex Fayne - Chief Operations Officer, Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic Innovation
Diego Miralles, M.D. - Head, Janssen Healthcare Innovation, Johnson & Johnson
James M. Schaeffer, Ph.D. - Executive Director, Worldwide Licensing and External Research-West Coast, Merck Research Laboratories (invited)
Thursday, December 8, 2011 :: Exploring Business Models
Lunch with Keynote -
Matt Erskine -
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Chief Operating Officer for Economic Development
Update on the U.S. EDA's Activities to Stimulate Regional Innovation
Prior to his appoint to the Department of Commerce in September 2011,
Matt Erskine was Senior Vice President at the Greater Washington Board of
Trade and Executive Director of the Greater Washington Initiative, a privatepublic
regional economic development effort that has helped to position the
Washington region as a premier business destination.
Moderator: Greg Horowitt, Co-Founder, Global CONNECT, Founding Partner & Managing Director, T2 Venture Capital
Karin Jacob, Ph.D. - Head, Bio-M
Rhett Morris - Director, Center for High Impact Entrepreneurship (CHIE)
Melinda Richter - Founder & CEO, Prescience International
Friday, December 9, 2011 :: Celebrating Innovation
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