Bringing Emerging Technologies into Legacy Sectors: Examples from Europe and the U.S. | Wilson Center
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Bringing Emerging Technologies into Legacy Sectors: Examples from Europe and the U.S.

Major legacy sectors – such as energy, transport and manufacturing – make up over half of the economy and are often in need of “disruptive innovations” with the potential to generate economic growth and employment. In their new book, authors William Bonvillian and Charles Weiss identify the shared features and underlying obstacles to innovation in these sectors and ways to overcome them. The authors will discuss legacy sectors as a global problem, detailing legacy challenges in European economies – particularly Germany and France – in comparison to those in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

Speakers

  • Kent Hughes

    Public Policy Fellow
    Former Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • William Bonvillian

    Director, Washington Office, MIT
  • Charles Weiss

    Retired Distinguished Professor, Science, Technology and International Affairs, Georgetown University