Driving Productivity and Prosperity at the Frontiers of U.S. Innovation

Knight Conference Center Room 704

Building on over two decades of leadership in the innovation space, the Council will release its final report capturing insights from a two-year collaboration with the National Science Foundation and announce a major new initiative to capitalize on U.S. ingenuity, imagination, creativity, entrepreneurship, and risk-taking—in other words, our ability to be a nation of extreme innovators.

Exploring Innovation Frontiers Initiative: Lessons Learned and A Path Forward

  • The Honorable France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Holden Thorp, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Dr. Kim Wilcox, Chancellor, University of California, Riverside

Launch of the National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness—Innovation at the Convergence of the Digital, Genomic, Atomic and Cognitive.

  • Dr. Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University; and Vice Chairman for University, Council on Competitiveness
  • Dr. Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer for Global Research and Development, PepsiCo; and Vice Chairman for Industry, Council on Competitiveness

Moderator: The Honorable Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President & CEO, Council on Competitiveness