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The Start-Up Act 2.0 and American Innovation

Senator Chris Coons is part of a bipartisan group of Senators that recently introduced the Startup Act 2.0 in the Senate. He will provide a keynote address on the Act followed by a panel discussion that will focus on key aspects of the Start-Up Act 2.0. There will be a special focus on the provisions designed to accelerate the commercialization of university research, the broadening of opportunities for temporary immigrants with post-graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for visas for permanent residency, and the proposal to assess the impact of regulations.

Date & Time

Thursday
Jun. 28, 2012
9:00am – 11:30am ET

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

Senator Chris Coons is part of a bipartisan group of Senators that recently introduced the Startup Act 2.0 in the Senate.  He will provide a keynote address on the Act followed by a panel discussion that will focus on key aspects of the Start-Up Act 2.0.  There will be a special focus on the provisions designed to accelerate the commercialization of university research, the broadening of opportunities for temporary immigrants with post-graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for visas for permanant residency, and the proposal to assess the impact of regulations.

Keynote:

Senator Chris Coons, Delaware

Panelists:

Michael Waring, Executive Director, Federal Relations, The University of Michigan

Joseph Kennedy, Former Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Commerce

Peter Mueller, Director, Government Relations, Intel Corporation

Moderator:

Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy

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