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Knowledge Transfer of Tomorrow

February 15, 2007 // 7:00am4:30pm
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7:30 – 8:15 Registration and Continental breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 Opening Remarks
Woodrow Wilson Center Representative
German University Liaison Offices Representative – Ralph Blessing

8:30 – 9:30 Opening Addresses
Congressman Vernon Ehlers
The Honorable Sherwood Boehlert

9:30 – 10:30 Panel I: Fundamental Questions of Technology Transfer, Creating a Culture of Innovation

Robert Cresanti, United States Undersecretary of Commerce for Technology
Volker A. Erdmann, Institute for Chemistry/Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin
Merrilea J. Mayo, Director, Government- University- Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR), National Academies
Christoph Schneider, Former Head of Department for Scientific Affairs, German Research Foundation

Chair:
Norbert Jesse, Computer Science Department, University of Dortmund
Co-founder and Managing Director of QuinScape GmbH

10:30 – 11:00 General Discussion/Q & A

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:15 Panel II: Globalization of Science and Economy

Michael Ryan, Director, Creative and Innovative Economy Center, George Washington University School of Law
Alfred Schillert, Managing Director, PROvendis, North-Rhine-Westphalia
Gerrit Stratmann, Coordinator, Technology Transfer Network Hessen, Hessen Agentur GmbH
Carl Dahlman, Georgetown University (invited)

Chair:
Ludger Viehoff, Head of Department, Fundamental Questions of International Cooperation, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

12:15 – 12:45 General Discussion/Q & A

12:45 – 13:45 Luncheon Address
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (invited)

14:00 – 15:00 Panel III: Financing of Technology Transfer

Lita Nelsen, Director, Technology Licensing Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael Anton, Transfer & IPR Office, Wiesbaden,
Dietmar Harhoff, Director, Institute for Innovation Research and Technology Management (INNO-tec), Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
Dr. Kesh Narayanan, Director of the Industrial Innovation and Partnerships Division, National Science Foundation

Chair:
Tony Stanco, Director, Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer and Commercialization, The George Washington University

15:00 – 15:30 General Discussion/Q & A

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:45 Panel IV: The Role of Higher Education in Knowledge Transfer: A Policy Question

Rainer Janisch, Präsident, Fachhochschule Brandenburg
José Luis Encarnação, INI-GraphicsNet, Darmstadt, Hessen
Christopher Mustain, Governmental Programs, IBM

Chair:
Hans Jürgen Prömel, Vice President for Research, Humboldt Universität, Berlin

16:45 – 17:15 General Discussion/Q & A

17:15 – 17:30 Summary Remarks

17:30 – 19:00 Reception

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