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.
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)