Webcast Recap

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

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)

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

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

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