Foreign Participation in National Technology Development Programs

Saturday, February 19, 2011: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
145B (Washington Convention Center )
Governments around the world are actively subsidizing and otherwise supporting private sector research and innovation of new technologies in pursuit of economic development, energy and climate sustainability, effective and low-cost health care, and other national goals. A key policy and political issue around such programs is whether and how to engage foreign companies and researchers. Panelists will address the pros and cons of prohibiting or encouraging foreign participation from the perspective of countries of different sizes and at different stages of development. They will also address mechanisms and approaches to maximizing national benefits from foreign participation, and they will address diverse approaches to defining which entities are domestic and which are foreign.
Christopher Hill, George Mason University
George R. Heaton Jr., Technology Policy International
and David Cheney, SRI International
Christopher Hill, George Mason University
Peter Westerstrahle, Embassy of Finland
and Marc G. Stanley, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Astrid-Christina Koch, Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the United States
Encouraging Foreign Participation in the EU Framework Program
Atsushi Sunami, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Toward the Creation of an Asian Research Area: The Initial Step
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