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Were there innovators in Utopia? – Creating environments and infrastructures that foster innovation and entrepreneurship

German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH)

Friday, September 7, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)

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Abstract

The days, when San Francisco and Silicon Valley were the only viable places for young entrepreneurs to try their luck are long gone. In the US and Germany many cities and regions compete to become the next hot spot for innovators and thought leaders. Moreover, new players like Tel Aviv and Beijing are claiming their place in the startup economy.

But what, indeed, makes a city or a region so suitable for innovation and entrepreneurship? What constitutes an effective innovation ecosystem? What would the innovators’ Utopia look like? What can regional and national administrations do to create such an environment? What is the role of the academe and what is the role of the private sector? Why are some places more successful than others?

This GAIN TEN event will pursue these questions by facilitating a dialogue between experienced entrepreneurs, policy makers, and other experts from both the US and Germany. Guests from other countries active in the Boston area will offer additional perspectives.

 


  

Featured Speakers

Industry and Research Initiative, USADr. John Hallinan, Chief Business Officer, MassBio

Industry and Research Initiative, USADr. Lucie Rochard, Liaison for Scientific & Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Innovation Services, MassBio

Government Initiative, Switzerland: Dr. Christian Simm, CEO, Swissnex Boston

State Government, USA: Dr. Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Business Development & International Trade, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Institutional Perspective, Public Research Institution, Germany: Dr. Duska Dragun, Director of Biomedical Innovation Academy, Berlin Institute of Health

Institutional Perspective, Public Venture Program, Germany: Dr. Thorsten Lambertus, Fraunhofer Venture, Company Building and Venture Incubation, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V.

 


 

Moderation

Government Initiative, Germany: Dr. Gerrit Rößler, Program Manager, DWIH

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Boston Marriott Copley Place
Room “Simmons”
110 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

Friday, September 7, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)


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German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH)

The German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York facilitates transatlantic collaboration by bringing together leaders in science, the humanities, and technology. The DWIH provides a platform to foster creativity and enhance innovation in a rapidly changing world.

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