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March 5, 2012

Welcome

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


Opening Remarks


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

Education, Research, and Innovation: A Czech Perspective  
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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

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Panel I: Meeting the Global Innovation Challenge


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

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

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

Discussion

Panel II: Promoting Cooperation for Innovation
       
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  
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

Panel III: Innovation Lessons from Universities and other Research Organizations
 
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

Concluding Keynote

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

Closing Remarks

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


March 6, 2012

Welcome

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

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

Panel IV: Innovation Frameworks and Funding to Promote Entrepreneurship

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

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

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

Discussion

Student Perspectives on Innovations and the 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

Panel V: Industry Perspectives on Collaborative Innovation

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  
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Martin Sekanina, Country Business Leader, Industry and Transportation, 3M Czech Republic

The Role of Prizes as a Driver for Innovation in the Czech Republic  
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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

VI Roundtable: Cases of Successful University Innovation and Opportunities for Cooperation
       
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
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   ---Vojtěch Petráček, Vice-Rector for Science & Research, Czech Technical University

   ---Ivo Vondrák, Rector, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava

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  
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Clayton Stewart, Technical Director, Office of Naval Research Global

The International Technology Alliance Program  
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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

Closing Remarks

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