10:40 am – 11:00 am
Dialogue and Discussion: The Ideal Ecosystem – Where Does Innovation Happen and How Does it Spread?
Innovation can happen anywhere, but the locus remains at universities and in industry. We examine how ideas spread across sectors, and how men and women contribute to the innovation agenda in STEM.
Laura Furstenthal, PhD
McKinsey & Company
Brian Frank, JD
Vice President, Global Sales Operations
11:00 am – 11:15 am
11:15 am – 11:40 am
2:1 Interview: Creating Environments that Foster Innovation: A Roadmap for Inclusion
Inclusion is critical for future innovation. We explore how companies can create STEM environments that allow everyone’s innovative ideas to flourish.
Vasudev Bailey, PhD
Christie Smith, PhD
Justin Siegel, PhD
Interim Faculty Director
Innovation Institute for Food and Health
1:00 pm – 1:20 pm
2:1 Interview: Stimulating Creative Partnerships to Support Entrepreneurial Scientists
Fostering innovation must start early on; university-industrial partnerships are crucial to the process. We will discuss best practices that are in existence to support entrepreneurial scientists.
Mary Croughan, PhD
Research Grants Program Office
Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Office of the President, University of California
1:20 pm – 1:50 pm
Panel: Show Me the Money: Funding Future Innovators
Taking an idea from the bench to the marketplace is a long and expensive process, which often overwhelms early-stage inventors. Finding new ways to finance the entire arc of innovation is important for inclusivity, and we highlight innovative funding models.
Mary Rozenman, PhD
Senior Vice President
Corporate and Commercial Development
Nat Goldhaber, PhD
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Claremont Creek Ventures
Christopher Haskell, PhD
Head, US Science Hub