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Third Brazilian Congressional Study Mission on Innovation

March 24, 2013 // 9:00pmMarch 28, 2013 // 5:00pm

In April 2011, the Brazil Institute organized and hosted the first annual Brazilian Congressional Study Mission on Innovation. The initiative was held in partnership with Brazil’s Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association – Interfarma, who represents 42 companies operating in Brazil. Through seminars with experts from academia, government and industry, the missions aim at promoting the understanding of innovation policies and best practices. Beginning in April 2011, eighteen members of the Chamber of Deputies and the Federal Senate took part in conferences hosted at the Wilson Center, the Department of State, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The second Brazilian Congressional Study Mission, with eleven senators and deputies in attendance, was held in Europe in April 2012. It opened with a seminar hosted by the Brazil Institute of King’s College London. The third Mission will take place in California in partnership with the Institute of the America's in San Diego.

8:40 a.m.        Members of the Congressional Mission are escorted from the Estancia Hotel to the Institute of the Americas by Mr. Paulo Sotero and Mr. Michael Darden.

WELCOME REMARKS

9:00 a.m.        Amb. Charles Shapiro, President, Institute of the Americas, and Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International      Center for Scholars (Amb. Shapiro introduces CONNECT video.)

9:10 a.m.       CONNECT video (run time 3:14 minutes.)

9:15 a.m.       Amb. Shapiro introduces Dr. Mary Walshok.

CONVERSATION WITH SAN DIEGO'S EARLY INNOVATORS

9:15 a.m.       Moderator and Speaker: Mary Walshok, Associate Vice Chancellor, Public Programs; Dean, University Extension, and Co-Founder CONNECT at UC San Diego (confirmed)

 

Jeffrey Steindorf, Chief Operating Officer, Sanford Consortium (confirmed)

Ron Roberts, Supervisor, San Diego County Board of Supervisors (invited) David Hale, Chairman and CEO, Hale BioPharma Ventures (confirmed) Ivor Royston, M.D., Managing Member, Forward Ventures (confirmed)

10:30-10:45 a.m. Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.     Dr. Walshok introduces Joseph Panetta (if agrees to moderate following panel). COMMITMENT TO SUCCESSFULLY COMMERICIALIZE RESEARCH:

HOW SAN DIEGO TAKES A DISCOVERY FROM THE LAB TO THE MARKETPLACE

10:45 a.m.     Moderator and Speaker: Joseph Panetta, Chief Executive Officer, BIOCOM (confirmed)

Claudio Joazeiro, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Cell Biology, The Scripps

Research Institute (confirmed)

Brent Jacobs, Executive Director, Global Life Sciences Practice Group

Cushman & Wakefield of San Diego, Inc.  (confirmed)

Magda Marquet, Ph.D., Co-Chairman and Founder, Althea (confirmed)

11:55 a.m. Amb. Shapiro asks guests to move to Deutz Room in the Copley Center

INNOVATION AND TRADE

12:00 Noon  Amb. Shapiro welcomes lunch guests and introduces Chancellor Khosla.

12:00 Noon  Lunch Keynote Speaker: Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor, UC San Diego (confirmed) CONVERSATION WITH RESEARCH INSTITUTE LEADERS ON MULTI-DISCIPLINARY

APPROACH AND COLLABORATION, FUTURE TRENDS (limit to 3 or 4 speakers)

1:45 p.m.       Larry Smarr, Founding Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and

Information Technology (Calit2) (confirmed)

Larry Goldstein, Scientific Director, Sanford Consortium (confirmed) Kristiina Vuori, M.D., Ph.D. President and Interim Chief Executive Officer, Sanford

Burnham Institute (confirmed)

2:45-3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks: Paulo Sotero and Charles Shapiro

3:30 p.m.       Congressmen go on site tour of Calit2 (pending)

 

 

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