AGENDA


March 5, 2012


9:00 AM    Welcome


Petr Kaiser, Special Envoy for Science and Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs    ---- text ----
Robb Wilcox, Associate Director and Innovation Lead, U.S. Office of Naval Research Global


9:15 AM    Opening Remarks


Tomáš Dub, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Norman Eisen,
Ambassador of the United States
           
9:45 AM    Keynote Addresses

Education, Research, and Innovation: A Czech Perspective   PDF
Petr Fiala, Chief Scientific Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister
   
Meeting Global Challenges through Innovation and Cooperation
E. William Colglazier, Science Advisor to the Secretary of State, U.S. State Department

10:30 AM    Coffee Break

11:00 AM     Panel I: Meeting the Global Innovation Challenge
Moderator: Karel Aim, Vice-Chairman, R&D&I Council, Member of the Academy Council of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Innovation Policy in the Czech Republic
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Martin Tlapa, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Trade and Industry

A Global Perspective on Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities
   PDF
Charles Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, U.S. National Academies   

The Innovation Challenge
   PDF
Miroslava Kopicová, 1st Vice President, R&D&I Council

Opportunities for Cooperation on Science and Innovation
   PDF
John Szymanski, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Discussion

12:15 PM    Lunch

1:15 PM    Panel II: Promoting Cooperation for Innovation
Moderator: Chris Fall, Innovation Fellow, U.S. Office of Naval Research
       
U.S.-Czech Cooperation on Innovation: Examples of Best Practice
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Vladimír Mařík, Head of the Department of Cybernetics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University       

Opportunities for Cooperation: Current Initiatives at the U.S. National Cancer Institute    PDF
Jerry S. H. Lee, Deputy Director, Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives, National Cancer Institute

Innovation Programs and International Frameworks at the National Science Foundation
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Kesh Narayanan, Deputy Assistant Director for Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation

Innovations as an Important Element of Czech-U.S. Economic Relations
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Vlastimil Tesař, Acting Director General, Division for Economic and Country Promotion, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Discussion

2:45 PM    Coffee Break

3:15 PM    Panel III: Innovation Lessons from Universities and other Research Organizations
Moderator: Robb Wilcox, Associate Director and Innovation Lead, U.S. Office of Naval Research Global
 
A Case of Best Practice? Universities in the Czech Innovation System
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Rudolf Haňka, Cambridge University
   
Improving University Innovation in the United States
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Luis Proenza, President & CEO, The University of Akron

The Science and Innovation Strategy of the Czech Technical University
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Vojtěch Petráček, Vice-Rector for Science & Research, Czech Technical University

Role of a University Affiliated Research Center - The Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University
Jerry Krill, Chief Technology Officer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Discussion

4:30 PM    Concluding Keynote

Innovation in Government: An ONR Perspective
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Michael Kassner, Director, Office of Research, U.S. Office of Naval Research


4:45 PM    Closing Remarks

Charles Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, U.S. National Academies

5:00 PM    Adjourn to reception

6:00 PM    Reception hosted by the U.S. Embassy, Office of Naval Research and CTU
                 Kaiserstejnsky Palace, Malostranské náměstí 23/37, Prague 1
 

March 6, 2012

 


9:00 AM    Welcome


Vojtěch Petráček, Vice-Rector for Science & Research, Czech Technical University
Walter Jones, Executive Director, U.S. Office of Naval Research

9:15 AM    Keynote Addresses

Jiří Drahoš, President, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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Stuart Graham, Chief Economist, Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Ivan Wilhelm, Deputy Minister for Research and Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports   PDF

10:15 AM    Coffee Break

10:45 AM    Panel IV: Innovation Frameworks and Funding to Promote Entrepreneurship
Moderator: Miroslav Janeček, Deputy Chairman, Czech Technology Agency

Crossing the Valley of Death: The U.S. SBIR Program
   PDF
Charles Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, U.S. National Academies   

Current Trends in Angel and Venture Investing in the U.S.
   PDF
Jim Jaffe, National Association of Seed and Venture Funds

Policies to Support Small and Medium Businesses
   PDF
Petr Očko, Director General, EU Funds, Research and Development, Ministry of Trade and Industry

Discussion

11:45 AM    Student Perspectives on Innovations and the University
Moderator: Pavel Ripka, Dean, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University

Jan Hajný, Brno University of Technology
Adam Kořený,
Mendel University Brno
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Pavel Jetenský, University of Pardubice   PDF
Josef Dvořák, University of West Bohemia Plzeň   PDF
Richard Pokorný, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague   PDF

12:45 PM    Lunch

1:45 PM    Panel V: Industry Perspectives on Collaborative Innovation
Moderator: Jiří Krechl, Director of R&D Support, CzechInvest

University-Industry Cooperation: The IT4Innovations Center of Excellence
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Ivo Vondrák, Rector, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava

Technology and Manufacturing for the Global Market
   PDF
Martin Sekanina, Country Business Leader, Industry and Transportation, 3M Czech Republic

The Role of Prizes as a Driver for Innovation in the Czech Republic
   PDF
Simon Schneider, CEO, OmniCompete

A Case of U.S.-Czech Cooperation: The Meopta Story
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Vítězslav Moťka, Vice President, Meopta - optika, s.r.o.

Discussion

2:45 PM    VI Roundtable: Cases of Successful University Innovation and Opportunities for Cooperation
Moderator: Luis Proenza, President, The University of Akron
       
Vojtěch Petráček, Vice-Rector for Science & Research, Czech Technical University
Martin Bareš,
Vice-Rector for Development, Masaryk University
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Michal Kotoul, Vice-Rector for the Development of Science and Research, Brno University of Technology   PDF
Ivo Vondrák, Rector, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava

3:45 PM    Coffee Break

4:00 PM    Panel VII: Opportunities for Cooperative Research and Funding
Moderator: Pavel Bulant, Director, Armaments Division, Ministry of Defense

US Army International Technology Center Atlantic Overview
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COL Cindy Bedell, Commander, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command – Atlantic

Office of Naval Research Global Overview
   PDF
Clayton Stewart, Technical Director, Office of Naval Research Global

The International Technology Alliance Program
   PDF
Peter Waggett, IBM: The International Technology Alliance Program

Cooperation in R&D and Innovation between US Defense Agencies and University Research Center
Michal Pěchouček, Director of Agent Technology Center, Czech Technical University in Prague

5:00 PM    Closing Remarks

Vojtěch Petráček, Vice-Rector for Science & Research, Czech Technical University
Charles Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, U.S. National Academies

5:30 PM    Adjourn to reception
 
6:30 PM    Reception at Ministry of Foreign Affairs
                 Czernin Palace, Loretánské náměstí 5, Prague 1