National Expert Panel Recommendations from the White House/NIH L2M Summit
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
White House Lab-To-Market Inter-Agency Summit -- National Expert Panel Recommendations from the White House/NIH L2M Summit
Diane Palmintera, President, Innovation Associates
On May 20, 2013, the White House Lab-To-Market Inter-Agency Summit was held in Washington, D.C. Organized by the White House OSTP and the NIH Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Summit gathered 20 national experts to recommend ways to increase the ROI of federally-funded R&D. Diane Palmintera (the speaker) and Joseph Allen Co-chaired the Summit.
The Panel’s major, unanimous recommendation was the creation of an Office of Innovation and Federal Technology Partnerships within OMB that would leverage and coordinate R&D and commercialization programs across agencies. Other recommendations involved: Testing new vehicles including partnerships with philanthropic foundations, creating a national early-stage “fund of funds,” and expanding successful programs for accelerating the development of early-stage technologies; Expanding mentoring and entrepreneur-in-residence programs; Creating “technology translators”; Allowing more SBIR/STTR funding to be used by awardees for commercialization activities; and others. On August 6th the Panel officially submitted the recommendations to the White House. At the upcoming forum you will hear about the recommendations, engage in lively discussion, and perhaps suggest some of your own.
Diane Palmintera is founder and President of Innovation Associates. For more than 30 years she has been a national leader in innovation-based economic development, and is best known for leveraging universities and national laboratories to stimulate regional economic competitiveness. She has guided federal, state and local leaders, university presidents, federal labs, and international organizations on innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer and commercialization, and public-private partnerships. She has provided services and/or assessed best practices in numerous states throughout the U.S. and more than 16 countries.
Ms. Palmintera also is a well-known author. Endorsed by national and international leaders, Technology Transfer and Commercialization Partnerships (NSF) provides a
roadmap for academic institutions to launch technology startups. She is the author of
other nationally acclaimed work: Accelerating Economic Development through University Technology Transfer, Developing High-Technology Communities (SBA), Partners on a
Mission: Federal Laboratories Contributing to Economic Development (OTA), and Best Practices in U.S., European and Asian Innovation Development (EDA). Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, (UK) Financial Times, and other media.
Prior to founding IA in 1988, Ms. Palmintera held positions with the National Governors Association, U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Alliance of Business, and the Urban Institute. She serves on the Board of Directors for the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). More on Innovation Associates can be viewed at www.InnovationAssociates.us and Ms. Palmintera can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and through LinkedIn